What Is #IDARB?
#IDARB is a constantly-evolving, crowd-sourced, minimalist game mechanic sketchbook.
#IDARB is a chaotic 8-player eSport jumping jetpack future arena ball game that is as inspired by Bomberman and Smash Bros. as it is by cans of soda, paint-by-number books, and driving five miles faster than the speed limit.
#IDARB started as a picture of red box. We asked Twitter what we should do with that red box. Twitter answered. We listened.
Michaelangelo once said that in every block of marble, he saw a statue imprisoned inside, waiting to be freed.
If you gave Michaelangelo a red box, he’d see #IDARB.
#IDARB is a collaborative work between two distinguished groups: Other Ocean and the people of the Internet.
Other Ocean has been making games for a long time now; some of us made Game Boy games! We recently shipped NBA Rush, a game where basketball stars defend the Earth by slam-dunking on Martian UFOs. We also made a first-person shooter (Duty Calls) about how boring first-person shooters are, and once we made Jimmy Fallon lie for us on national TV for a game called Dark Void Zero.
The people of the Internet like to exchange pictures of cats and be really angry with each other. These activities are usually, though not always, unrelated.
Mike Mika, Chris Larkin, Kevin Wilson, Glen McKnight, Jeff Nachbaur, John Mathis, Ian Sherman, Frank Cifaldi, Norm Badillo, Twitter.com