Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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"Watch The Dot"

World's most boring video game.
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“Watch The Dot” is just a red dot on the screen that you stare at while the camera monitors how still you're sitting by tracking facial and body movement. The timer shows how long you’ve been watching it and constitutes your score. The computer camera would watch you and make sure you’re just sitting there and not cheating by hitting “play” and walking away.

The list of top players would be displayed like “Johan from Sweden watch the dot for 12 hours, 46 minutes and 22 seconds. Points are also given for lack of movement that the camera would measure as well.

doctorremulac3, Jan 30 2021

Wii Fit: Zazen aka Lotus Focus https://www.youtube...watch?v=FEvJAc4cxoM
Watch the candle... [zen_tom, Jan 30 2021]

Yup. Watch the dot dot com is already taken. https://www.watchthedot.com
[doctorremulac3, Jan 30 2021]

Looks like we're already here. https://www.youtube...watch?v=NWIlScfHwOU
All the dot com names are taken. [doctorremulac3, Jan 30 2021]


       There's a "game" for the NeuroSky brainwave-sensing headset that pretty much does exactly this.   

       Also, // World's most boring video game. // is Baked - anything with a golf theme.
8th of 7, Jan 30 2021

       Have you played "Golf War"? That's a game where you use your club as a weapon, drive your golf cart over your enemies, use exploding golf balls etc.   

       Probably not because there's no such game. Yet.
doctorremulac3, Jan 30 2021

       The Wii people effectively did this using a balance board you had to sit on cross-legged and watch a candle flame. The idea was to sit perfectly still and focused - the wobblier you got, the more the flame would flicker and eventually, game over. Longer concentration times meant sweet high scores. It was strangely compelling.
zen_tom, Jan 30 2021

       The balance game sounds a lot more complicated than the dot game
pocmloc, Jan 30 2021

       Yes, but this has a dot.   

       OK, let me make it worse.   

       You can also switch to a version that's just a red dot with a timer and the rules allow you to walk away. When you come back it might say "Keep it up! You've had the dot on your screen for 4 hours, 32 minutes and 24, 25, 26 seconds and counting.
doctorremulac3, Jan 30 2021

       This is not so different from the immensely profitable Pachinko.
4and20, Jan 30 2021

       No I meant simpler is better. I like the dot
pocmloc, Jan 30 2021

       I like the dot. Might become an internet thing. Clickbait link titled "Game where you just stare at a dot hits the market." people go to watch the dot dot com and... let me see if that's available... aaaaand of course it isn't! (link)
doctorremulac3, Jan 30 2021

       <Jedi hand-gesture/>   


       "These aren't the dots you're looking for... "   

8th of 7, Jan 30 2021

       Add a camera for pupil-tracking, and move the dot to follow (precisely) the saccades. This results in the dot disappearing as the retinal cells get over-loaded (may only work for 1 eye at a time). So you can be staring at a dot that you can't see, but (for example) anyone else who walks past can.
neutrinos_shadow, Jan 31 2021

       See? Now THAT'S an exciting Friday night!
doctorremulac3, Feb 01 2021


       "Yes, the long winter evenings must simply fly by ..."   

8th of 7, Feb 01 2021


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