The busy environment of big cities like Cairo has influenced the social behavior so much that people stopped listening to each other besides the lack of opportunities to get to know new friends outside your circles.
Moreover, people now tend to stereotype and generate an easy image of each other based only on social media and not through deeper communication.
According to a survey from The Economist and the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF), more than two in ten adults in the United States (22%) and the United Kingdom (23%) say they always or often feel lonely, lack companionship, or feel left out or isolated. Figures like these have been ubiquitous in the press lately, with alarming statistics about loneliness now accompanied by equally alarming warnings that it’s stunting our lives and outright killing us.
We noticed the lack of variety in party/adult games especially in Egypt that tackle the creation of meaningful conversation and social interaction.
Didi Asks is a card game to be upgraded into a mobile application that aims to enhance communication through a journey of questioning and sharing answers while motivated by the joy of playing.
We believe that this type of communication we implement by our game creates safe spaces for people to express themselves away from being judged, create an inclusive environment for strangers to make friends, provide a less tense atmosphere for daters (crushers) to know each other better.
It is a multiplayer game and it can be played by two only as we recommend using it in the dating phase.
The cards are as following:
1- Questions in different categories (Ice breakers, self-awareness, love and relationships, public opinions, intense experiences, friendships, group-shared)
2- Star cards: a set of privileges and actions to be performed by the players
3- Game instructions: to redirect the order of playing to keep the dynamics
The first version of Didi Asks Family cards was released in Cairo on 20th of November 2019 for social gatherings, dating and training icebreaks - It is available in Arabic and English.