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Since I realized (late!) that the Stackoverflow data is available, I thought of creating a game based on that data, and borrowing look and feel elements from the SO site. I cannot code it right now, and the SO community would be way too exigent to play something half-baked. Hence I've turned my proposal into a question: how could you make an interesting game with the SO data?

My game looks like this (broad strokes):

You choose a category and it shows you a question and the answers. You have to choose which answer got marked best answer (if any), one which was downvoted to rest somewhere below zero (if any). (Or something like that... as I said, the ideas are quite rough). You would earn badges like Skeet or Coding Horror.

Anyway, how would you make a game with the SO data? Also, is it true that any game based on the data would automatically be Creative Commons as well?

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You are awaken in a motel room. On the north wall, you see "How do I break this script. [closed]" painted in blood. There is a door to the east.

Looking through the window, you see an officer of the Exact Duplicate Police patrolling on the street.

>_

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you have been pwned by a grue –  Rich Seller Jan 18 '10 at 14:22
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Nice adventure old-school. –  Yar Jan 18 '10 at 14:23
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on the door you see "min. rep. 200" –  Carlos Heuberger Jan 18 '10 at 15:43
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> Answer Question #36092 you see the error message Jon Skeet has already received the accepted answer. –  Dexter Jan 18 '10 at 17:55

Whatever you do, be sure to get some sponsoring.

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Monkey Island FTW! –  Stefano Borini Jan 18 '10 at 16:32
    
Well, sponsoring will surely be easier to get than upvotes on a QUESTION. –  Yar Jan 18 '10 at 17:39

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