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ricardomilnio
 United Kingdom
The productivity enforcer! Printer Friendly Version
OK I don't know about everyone else but i have major problems pulling myself away from computer games to do work, I easily rack up 3 hours on a game when i tell myself I'm only going to play for 15 mins or something.
So my idea is to have a computer program running that prevents me from opening a game. Sounds simple enough but as it stands anyone with a brain cell can work out how to get around it. There's one key element to this program: When you install it on your PC, you choose 3 (could be more, this is all hypothetical) passwords, I'll come back to this later. Then the installer scans your hard disks, and finds programs identifiable as games (presumably by looking up the program launchers on a website like theigdb.com or similar). The program then encrypts these launchers, or moves them to an encrypted directory, or edits the launch parameters to stop the program executing normally.
Now comes the exciting bit. You will also edit these parameters in the installer. The game files that the program locked earlier only become available every (again, hypothetically) 30 minutes. When the 30 minutes is up, you can try opening the program. When you do, you will be presented with a password box. The password to open the game will be one of the 3 passwords you chose earlier. If you get it wrong, it's back to work for another 30 minutes.
To sum up, this program gives you a 1 in 3 chance every half hour of escaping from work to have a quick session wasting time on your favourite game. Obviously you could change all these settings, but this would also require 1 of the 3 passwords from earlier. You would also need the password to uninstall the program!
Reward: productivity- lol 

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Michellespell
 USA
Lighting tool for artists Printer Friendly Version
There may already be something like this out there, but how about an app and/or program that allows one to create or upload a 3d shape, and experiment with different lighting sources on it? They could pick the direction the light source(s) are coming from, along with the color, intensity, and size of the lighting. The texture/reflectiveness of the target object could also be modified. This would be an invaluable resource for people who like to draw/paint from imagination, but need some additional reference.
Reward: Satisfaction of having a good point of reference. 

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Steve
 Austria
Concert "shooter" Printer Friendly Version
There have been a lot of discussions in the last couple of years about "ego shooters" and their bad influence on kids, especially in the context of real-life shootings in various schools.
Why not develop a similar line of games that is just as exciting but less violent? For example, when we were kids we used to try to get into various pop concerts for free - it was very exciting and involved skills like swimming, hiding, jumping, runnig... and of course the ability to analyse a certain situation and try to find the best solution. Why not make a game out of it? The result would be an exciting ego-type game as well, only without dead bodies lying around. The kids would learn something useful for their real life, and I'm sure that there are similar settings that would work just as well.
Reward: Free copy of the game 

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