If the Discovery Channel can dedicate an entire week to shows about sharks, I think it’s about time to have a theme week over here on the A Startup A Day blog. And as much fun as it would be to come up with five consecutive shark-related iPhone or Facebook apps (Sharkster, anyone?), I’m going to be focusing my ideas this week around games for the new Xbox community games platform.
I’ve been playing around with some of those games, and along with being a fun side project for hackers, there’s actually a pretty good mechanism to allow developers to get paid. And with the ad-based revenue models starting to shrivel up, this is one of the few areas where users are conditioned and willing to pay real money for some electrons whirling around on a screen.
Also, if anyone has any game ideas they’d like to throw out to the community, just let me know and I’d be happy to post it up.