A video game based on popular board game Apples to Apples has been announced. THQ promises Apples to Apples will be available for download on the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live this holiday season. It will feature social gaming connectivity capabilities, "allowing family and friends to share or play anytime, anywhere - in the same room or on opposite sides of the world."
“We are thrilled to work with Mattel to bring Apples to Apples to the digital gaming space – it’s the perfect fit for social and mobile play,” said Martin Good, Executive Vice President of PlayTHQ, the company's division for kids, family and casual games. “We built a truly dynamic digital environment for Apples to Apples and can’t wait to deliver it to the fans.”
Usually, "family" games aren't in our wheelhouse here at TheFeed, but Apples to Apples is such a favorite with so many people, I thought I'd share. But then I started thinking about why, exactly, I have such fond memories of playing this game with friends and family. It was fun because it's a creative game that makes everyone laugh. I'm not sure a video game can do the same thing.
The fun of Apples to Apples is all in the interactions with other people, so I wonder how that kind of strictly social play mechanic can work in the online space. After all, Apples to Apples is a game about communication, and a lot of communication is non-verbal.
Am I the only one out there who loves Apples to Apples?