Shadow Surfing

From Ludocity
Shadow Surfing
Shadow surfing.jpg
Designer: Invisible Playground
Year: unknown
Players: 1-many
Stuff required: none
Crew required: 1
Preparation: none
Time required: 4-15 minutes
Place required: places with a reasonable density of pedestrians that walk in various directions
Activities: commuting, tailing, assess the direction pedestrians are heading
This is a playable game - it's finished, tested and ready to play.
This game is made available under an Attribution-Noncommercial Creative Commons licence. (What does this mean?)

Learn a completely new way to traverse the complex worlds that make up Nyugati. Use your knowledge of the secret paths through the underworld and your intuition on which people go where to reach your destination before everyone else. Telepathic powers may help you speed things up.


Players have to get from a starting point to a designated finish location by following people. Players can follow any pedestrian that walks past them, but no other players. The number of players that can follow a single pedestrian is not limited. Players must always stay in a three steps range of their target in order not to be discovered by the persons followed. In case the followed pedestrian stops or is heading in an unfavourable direction, players can stop and wait on the spot until they find a new target walking by. The goal is to reach the finish in the shortest possible time by having followed the smallest amount of people. Players have to honestly count the people they have followed.

If a player is noticed and addressed by the target she is following, she must stop and wait for a new person to follow. Please remain polite at all times.

When explaining the rules, the crew sets a maximum amount of pedestrians to be followed and a maximum playtime after which the players just have to stop surfing and walk to the finish.

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