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Say The Same Thing is a game backed by the band OK Go in some way that isn't entirely clear. It's a social turn-based experience where you try to get your brain to sync up with another person's as you both call out random words. It's actually more fun than it sounds.

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Each round starts with both parties entering a random word. They probably aren't the same one, so you have to pick another word that's related to what you both said. You continue in this fashion until both of you say the same thing, hence the title. But it's probably best you watch this very funny demo video to get a fuller understanding.

Not everything is golden in Say The Same Thing, though. It is free to download, but after you've played 50 rounds, the game forces you to buy more bananas (the in-game currency) to continue playing. Edit: apparently you can get a few bananas without paying, but this supply limits the free rounds you can play. It also requires a Facebook log-in – there is no way to play without going through Facebook. The upshot is you can play against Facebook friends in addition to random strangers from the internet. It's a fun game, but I'm not sure $0.99 for 20 matches is going to seem worth it to most people.

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/kreatoorn Umut Tan

    I encountered serious connection problems while playing this game. They have patched 3-4 times but still that problem continues

  • jonathan3579

    The trailer was entertaining but I suspect it'd wind up like Draw Something for me - not played. Furthermore, I would NOT not in a million years consider buying additional rounds so the chances of me downloading this game just to try out 50 are slim to none.

  • Stefan

    On reddit, the dev explained how you get a few free bananas each hour, up to 12 in 6 hours. (So if you use those 12 in that 6 hour time frame, you can theoretically get 48 bananas in 24 hours.)

    You *can* keep playing for free, on low intensity.

    Still far from perfect, I'd prefer paying for an ad-free experience and I'd accept paying for the in game stickers (which I wouldn't do). But not allowing your players to get enthusiastic and addicted to your game is silly.

    People who advertise the game among their friends are now punished, because their bananas run out more quickly.

  • http://twitter.com/TheChrisGlass Chris Glass

    On iOS you can eschew FaceBook for GameCenter. Still the same 50 banana limit until you run out. Really terrible microtransactions here. They need to rework it to grow.

  • mldi

    Fun idea, but if this thing thinks I'm going to be merely renting a game, they can go f**k themselves. And then I need a FB account? Pfffft.

    Especially when it's so easy for a copycat to come in and, well, copy the mechanic.

  • WHO?

    Wait why would I ever say the same word as someone else randomly? The video was very....um... dry, gay, boring, confusing.. Yea i think i will skip this one.

  • primalxconvoy

    "... the game forces you to buy more bananas (the in-game currency) to continue playing... needs Facebook..."

    Nurse, I need 20cc's of gethefeckouttahereasineand the shock pads set to maximum, STAT!

  • Celebith

    They've been playing this "game" on Comedy Bang Bang for at least a year or so, without the app or anything else. It's a lot funnier IRL.

  • http://my.opera.com/rafaelluik Rafael

    What do you win? What's supposed to be fun about this game?

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