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For decades, on Friday nights, families would gather 'round a table in preparation of "Game Night". Tonight, so will we. For the next 7 days (and 3 hours), your job will be to write a 5-12 page script by writing a script with a game that is integral to the plot.
Don't bother writing a script that opens with a couple kids playing hopscotch as a vanload of ghosts pulls up to heist a bank (besides, that's my idea, now). The story should not be able to exist without said game.
In addition to this, the game should be real and should not be made up for your script. No Jumanji 2 scripts and no made-up games like Shabbadabblooie. If it exists in the real world before your script is written, you're golden (and I remember the Jumanji board game, okay? I owned it. That still doesn't count).
T-minus 171 hours until your OWC script is due.
Topic: Game Night Genre: Open Budget: Open
You have seven days to write a screenplay between 5 and 12 pages. The screenplay must be properly formatted and in PDF format. The scripts are due on Friday, January 22nd at 11:59PM EST and must be submitted to: SimplyScripts.com/owc.
There will be a Writer's Choice wherein the participants (and only the participants) will be asked to select the three scripts he or she likes the best.
January 15th at 9:00PM EST - Theme and Genre announced.
January 22nd at 11:59PM EST - Scripts are due.
January 29th at 5:00PM EST - Names and writer's choice revealed.
5 - 12 pages (nobody's going to come after you if it's a shade shorter or a shade longer. But, if it's 20 pages, there may be a couple pissed off people).
Properly formatted & saved as a PDF file.
This isn't a contest. There are no prizes.
Free to submit.
One entry per person.
No pissers, please (you know who you are...).
You can revise your script as many times as you wish up until 11:59PM EST on January 22nd.
Participants are strongly encouraged to read and comment/review on the scripts submitted.
Do not put your real name on your script. However, please use your real name when submitting your script. (After the challenge closes you can either have your script removed or resubmit with your script with your name on it.
Good to have a specific theme for a change, though some more requirements would make it more cool. I will have to prolly get this done by Tuesday night as I'm flying down to Melbourne the next day and I don't wanna quite trust the Ipad to upload a script or whatever.
Ironically I am a huge gamer and am playing online right now
Maybe a group of people would get together to play pre- 2015 games whilst getting pissed, before going on a night out? A gathering of family members over a festive season. A birthday or a Ouija board job.
The online frenzy might be a common "hook", being cut off from a connection mid-game etc...
We have done on plenty of occasions. Worms is an excellent game to play with the kids. Scrabble and Monopoly are also playable on a console.
Do families get together to play hopscotch? The only reason we shouldn't write a script about hopscotch is when it isn't integral to the plot.
Must we also write about a family?
Would a ouija board be considered a game? I'd certainly consider it so, yet others might consider something like that to be dangerous and nowhere near a game. What about playing chicken with cars? Run out in front of speeding cars and see who doesn't die. Great game for the kids, that one.