Hydra Games

No I’m not talking about a gaming company. I’m talking about a type of game that can be played in many different ways. For example, within one game you could have both FPS and RTS aspects to in the same game. If you want to see a good example of this check out the Spore gameplay video which is an up and coming game by Will Wright. Pretty amazing stuff. This is exactly what I’d like to see in next generation games but taken even to the next level.

You see in reading this post on Addicting Entertainment about Passive Web Gaming, I realized this idea fits perfectly in with this hydra game concept. For example, imagine a massively multiplayer game that basically had different gameplay aspects to it so you could interact with the game in different ways. I mean I’ve always thought it strange for example that the World of Warcraft doesn’t have a web aspect to it where you can manage your guild from there and see who’s online without actually having to enter the game. Imagine if this web aspect to your WoW guild was a sort of metagame in itself though. You could theoretically play the game from anywhere and whenever you feel you had the time, just as the Addicting Entertainment article indicated.

This would be very nice to see, as it would open up online gaming to a whole different audience of people. Even more so, it would allow friends to play collectively in the same game but in each their own preferred play style.