SpyParty is a spy game about human behavior, performance, perception, and deception. While most espionage games have you spend your time shooting stuff, blowing stuff up, and driving fast, SpyParty has you hide in plain sight, deceive your opponent, and detect subtle behavioral tells to achieve your objectives.
Unlike the suave and confident spies you might find in films or books, most spies in spy games are more like super powered commandos--more Rambo than James Bond. By contrast, SpyParty is a new and quite different game about the more interesting and deeper aspects of being a spy.
This build involved a lot of weird and specialty parts: the bricks on Balcony are so prominent as to constitute a key feature of the design, so regular red Lego bricks wouldn’t cut it. Luckily, Lego makes masonry-style bricks. There are also improvised glasses on the end table and simulated throw pillows on the two-toned couches. My favorite bit is that the five large window frames are actually jail cell bars painted black.
The final community donation goal on the Animal Welfare Charity Streamathon was labeled “CENSORED VIDEO” which, cheekily, turned out to be quite literal. Presenting Unnecessary Censorship: SpyParty Edition, wherein we demonstrate what the human mind can be made to do with a few simple audio effects.
The big charity streamathon is close (two days: Saturday, May 8th!), so here’s a quick rundown of the planned schedule, as well as the specific charities donations will be going to (with reasoning for each). We’ll also be personally matching every dollar. Please do stop in, either to help support a great cause or just to hang around, chat, and amplify the fun. All happening at twitch.tv/spypartyfans. UPDATE: the entire 10.5 hour stream is now available on Twitch!