The Failstate Whale: Tweet Trumps

I'll admit I was tempted to try it until I got a pair who were the most famous people who were following me on twitter, just for wanky name-drop-iness. I am terrible. I do like this one, because Marc Ellerby ALWAYS loses.

I forget who mentioned this at GameCamp, but I’ve finally tried it out. It’s Tweet Trumps! As in, it’s Top Trumps… but with twitter. Basically, it looks at any given username and works out who is mutually following who, and then presents the statistics about those accounts in the Top Trump format. I’m pleased with my ability to work out which of my friends are actually sweariest. Go try.


  1. AndrewC says:

    Bad bad bad bad Booooo! It’s like that talk Jesse Schell did – ‘Design outside the Box’ – coming true!

    • Kieron Gillen says:

      The game I’ve tried to talk people into making for ages is a Guess Who? app for Facebook. 2 player, with boards based on your mutual friends, etc.

      The only reason I can’t work out it isn’t made is the problem of monetizing it.


    • AndrewC says:

      Become a purveyor of large ginger moustaches?

    • Jon says:

      Either use ads to support it or make it an app for iPhone/Android

  2. Isometric says:

    “Not enough mutual friends” I fail at social networking.

    • Wordy says:

      If there’s anything you should feel proud of failing at, that would be it.

  3. Phoshi says:

    So, I’ve had a lot of people tell me I don’t have enough friends, but this is the first time a webapp has said so :(

  4. Dom Hodgson says:

    Its okay, you can put someone else’s name in to play (and pretend you have enough friends)

  5. Samuel Bigos says:

    Pfft. Twitter.

  6. panik says:

    Top Twat

  7. Thants says:

    I’ve tried so hard to understand what the value of Twitter is, but I can’t seem to do it.

    • Vinraith says:


      Its sole use, as far as I can tell, is that it allow you to ask question when the RPS guys are recording the Electronic Wireless Show. You know, if they ever DO that again.

    • TeeJay says:


    • Tom OBedlam says:

      I think that’s the problem there, you’re trying to see value where there isn’t intended to be any. Its just twittering.

    • Kieron Gillen says:

      Generally speaking: low level social interaction with people you like. I mean, I’m not exactly sure why people still bemused about it.