Whose Closet Is It Anyway?
September 21, 2013 9:51 AM   Subscribe

Whose Closet Is It Anyway?
A game where you're shown an outfit and have to guess the owner. Includes characters from TV, film, gaming, and the darkest corners of pop culture. Made by repurposing the DIY costume guides from Carbon Costume.
Role: programmer, designer
posted by thomaspark (3 comments total)

First time I played, I saw the same person twice. Also, I am not good at this game. I like it, though.
posted by box at 8:20 AM on September 22, 2013

I dig the idea, but after one playthrough it felt both too easy and too hard:

Too obvious: Wolvie, Joker, and Selina Kyle all featured merchandise stills of stuff with their faces/bodies on 'em. Not shocking that character gimmick merch would show up, but e.g. Joker as a collection of green and purple wardrobe without Heath Ledger looking out from the label of a spraycan would make a better hint.

What's His Name: I knew instantly that Brad Pitt's character from Burn After Reading was the answer, but had no idea what his name was; I only got to Carl Feldheimer by process of elimination. Which isn't precisely unfair—it's a pop culture quiz, after all—but it felt at that part sort of like the game I was actually playing was "cross off the wrong answers" rather than "identify whose wardrobe this is". Same for the antagonist from Up, for me.

Losing Points For Not Being A Robot: the score range is presented as points out of one hundred, since you get 10-n points for each right answer where n is the number of seconds it takes you to select the correct answer, the only way to get one hundred points would be to answer every question in literally less than a second each. Which for a proper twitch game is fine, but even knowing the answer immediately I wasn't pulling that off; I had to glance at outfit, glance through list, find the right button, and click. Might be worth doing something like making the timer 3-5 seconds longer, making that excess a grace period where 10+ seconds is all worth 10 points, and then subtracting accordingly from there.
posted by cortex at 7:22 AM on September 23, 2013

yea, it would be really nice to have enough time to actually read the answers before you start losing points. I got a lot of the right answers, but a very low score. Other than that it's a fun idea, I'll probably play it again tomorrow
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 4:35 AM on September 26, 2013

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