The world is more digitally connected than ever, yet how are we disconnected from one another?
Yesterday I went to Coronado island in San Diego to set up a play stand and demo the game with strangers. It was a very eye-opening experience. About 90% of the people I asked to play a game with me gave a hard no!
👉 Is it because they thought there were strings attached?
👉 Were they in a rush?
👉 Too weird to play a game with a stranger?
What I thought would be an exciting and social day turned out to be somewhat of a flop. Don’t get me wrong, there were a few people (literally 3) out of the 100+ that I asked that said yes. And those 3 experiences were a lot of fun!
But this leads me to my main point…
Will we make a digital version of “I’m Right You’re Wrong”?
People ask me this often. While resources are the immediate hurdle, the truth is that Derek and I don’t know if we want to do this.
We started Right Wrong Game Co to bridge gamers and non-gamers, but more importantly, to bring people physically together. To connect for the sake of mental wellness and community.
It’s one thing to laugh over a screen, it’s another to be in the physical presence of others – something we have missed over the past few years with Covid.
In this overly digitized world, I believe we need human connection more than ever. Let’s bring the human back into being human.
The essence of being human & connecting.
I want to walk down the street and exchange smiles with strangers. To sit at a park bench and have conversations with a neighbor. Or even share laughter over a game of cards at the beach.
Whenever we say yes to one thing, we say no to another, so contemplating the idea of a digital game could possibly take us away from something aligned with our greater purpose.
I say yes to real human connection, in-person communities & friendships, and embodying our quest in being a mental health game company.June 27, 2022