First of all, thanks to everyone who has volunteered to help us build a band.  We’re excited about seeing the results and we’re glad to hear you are too.  We’ve taken a look at what everyone volunteered to do and we’ve decided to assign the various tasks to the following players:

1.  Band Name – TMTYF and FuriousGrace

2.  Band Genre w/ explanation of the genre – ChildofAlma

3.  Band Tagline – theHoseman

4.  Band Image/Logo – frizbee and formerwageslave

5.  Band Members/Equipment – Tyman

6.  Band Bio – algoreyou

Okay, I hope everyone is happy w/ their assignments.  Since everything builds on itself, we though it would be wise to build the band step by step, so we’ll ask that each participant not start their task until the previous task has been completed.  We’ll start with TMTYTF and FuriousGrace coming up with the band’s name.  When they have completed that task we’ll post it here on the blog and the next player(s) participating will be on the clock.  Each task has a week and a half to complete their task, so TMTYTF and FuriousGrace have until February 9th to get us the name, but you can send it in before that if you get it done sooner.  Please send everything related to your task (the actual assigment, any explanation, etc) to us at customerservice at figment.cc If you need more time to finish your assignment you can also just let us know.  As each of you complete your assignment you’ll receive 500 pieces of Lucre for participating.

We can’t wait to see this band slowly come together.  It’s going to be a fun exercise, and we look forward to seeing each step of the process unfold.  Let us know if you have any questions.

Let’s Build A Band!

January 24th, 2012

Figment is all about creating fake bands, and nobody can build a fake band better than our players!  So we thought it would be fun to see if we could try a little crowdsourcing experiment.  We want to build a band with you!

So how is this going to work?  Well, let’s start by assigning tasks.  We need the following:

1.  A Band Name

2.  Band Genre

3.  Band Tagline

4.  Band Image

5.  Band Members

6.  Band Bio

Let us know what you are interested in working on as a comment below and we’ll divvy up the assignments to everyone.  If we have multiple people interested in doing a specific task then you’ll need to be willing to share your email address with the other players who will be participating.  Don’t worry, we’ll contact you before sharing it to make sure you are still interested, and it will only be shared with those players who are participating.

Once we’ve got an idea of what everyone wants to work on then we can move forward with the actual creation of the band.  We’ll give those players selected a week to create each step of the process (maybe 2 weeks for the bio?) and post a blog post with info regarding the completed task.

What do you think?  We hope you’ll embrace the idea, because we think it’s a fun exercise.  Oh and did I mention that we’ll reward everyone involved with lucre rewards for participating?  Better yet, when it’s all said and done we will have created a band.  Then we can get started on their first album!

Cover-sation

January 13th, 2012

Cover-sation is a new feature here on Figment News where we’ll post an album cover from Figment and ask you what you think of it.  Good, bad, indifferent?  What do you like about the cover’s design?  What don’t you like?  How might you have approached the same cover?  In short, we’ll have a conversation about an album cover design…a Cover-sation if you will…

I’d like to thank Figment player frizbee for suggesting this feature.  It was an idea he hatched while going through his Figment album collection and listening to older albums.  While doing it he realized how much he appreciated the design work that went into so many covers on Figment and thought, I’d love to be able to talk to other players about some of the covers I think are great.  So thanks frizbee for suggesting such a great feature, and since he came up with the idea we thought it only fair that he get the first opportunity to suggest an album cover (in subsequent Cover-sations we’ll ask other players to do the same).  So what was his choice?

So let’s have a Cover-Sation!