What if... you were to get a "positive post" message from someone instead of a request for gold or to water plants or give some missing piece of equipment or whatever. Wouldn't that "positive post" brighten your day?
That's the idea behind the newest Facebook app called "A Better World". It officially launches in December in full game mode, but right now you can get a sneak peek at it by going to http://on.fb.me/abw_app_page.
There's enough violence and greed in our world and in our games. How refreshing to find a game that focuses on positive thoughts and deeds! Create your avatar however you like --
At the Gratitude Grotto, you can see what others are grateful for and even vote yes/no on how well those thoughts express real gratitude in the spirit of the game. Every time you vote you earn "do good gold" which can be used when the full game launches to buy things in the town for yourself, your family, your home, etc.
At the Gratitude Grotto you can also add your own grateful thoughts and others will vote on them, also adding to your "gold" supply. (From what I understand, the "gold" accumulated in the sneak peek will also carry over to the full game when it launches!)
I can't wait to see what the full-blown app looks like. And I've got $200 in "do good gold" already just from participating in the two available activities. So if you're looking for something that is totally different from the run of the mill Facebook games and apps, give "A Better World" a try. I think you'll be as pleasantly surprised as I was.
And be sure to send me a Positive Post. :)