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Post  amatobahn on Tue Sep 20, 2011 2:33 am

I don't want anything that necessarily has "Levels." I.E. Mario. Most games that people pick up now-a-days, especially in the mobile platform era, is one with replayability. This is where I would like to create a game with character, creativity, and to show versatility as a programmer and as an artist so that when used as a resume builder, key fundamentals are used, mainly ones that are smiled upon.

The idea behind this is , hypothetically, the game can go on forever--as in you can't win. Base it on a high score, have it uploaded to a leaderboard and that is where the replay factor comes in. I say this because of most old coin-op arcade games are based upon the leaderboard system, and they were popular [back then; stoneage]. I have a few ideas of games that could potentially fill this realm, but I am open to a discussion.
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Post  Pugovitz on Tue Sep 20, 2011 11:42 am

This could certainly work. I know games like Helicopter are super addicting; so simple yet somehow so fun to play. Thinking in the confines of this group, too, this game would be more feasible with our limited time and resources.

Granted, a "never-ending game" could be interesting with more modern graphics and play styles. I'd like to see someone make an arcade, leaderboard style game but with more modern sensibilities.

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Post  amatobahn on Tue Sep 20, 2011 11:48 am

I can make next-gen work. It's merely an idea that is needing to be implemented. Something witty, fun, funny perhaps. Something that would grab attention.
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Post  IAmSerge on Tue Sep 20, 2011 5:17 pm

Have you seen/played the game "Self Destruct" by Terry Cavanagh?

This is a quality example of difficult, but not hard, replayable, quick and easy to pick up, arcade like, and it has a high score list.

Not suggesting that it would be something to copy, but if you want to research, play that, and see how you feel.
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Post  amatobahn on Tue Sep 20, 2011 5:28 pm

Self-Destruct is a very simple game to replicate, i've only seen about 4 classes of enemies, a few powerups and a tiled background. Razz

simple is good.
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Post  IAmSerge on Tue Sep 20, 2011 5:32 pm

amatobahn wrote:Self-Destruct is a very simple game to replicate, i've only seen about 4 classes of enemies, a few powerups and a tiled background. Razz

simple is good.

I said I wasn't suggesting copying it, but if that's your goal, sure... (but maybe I misunderstood you =P)

It was more of to give you a goal on how it feels to play an arcade style game.

And it has so many more enemies >=) Such a fun game =D
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Post  evanafter on Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:15 pm

Speaking as a veteran of the arcade machines of the so-called stoneage: Yes, please.

But with an ending. One of my favorite portable games recently is an iPhone game called Radiant. It's an updated space invaders clone and it's hella fun. Very addictive, very challenging-but-simple. It has an ending, and it's true that I stopped playing it very often once I reached that ending, but I like the finality. I still have it and will probably never delete it from my phone. It incorporates the high score board but it has that happy-making ending, you know?

I don't like games that it's impossible to win. I don't mind if the ending is far-flung and you have to be a freaking beast to reach it; I don't mind if I will never personally get there, I just want it to be possible to win.

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Post  amatobahn on Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:21 am

Just as i was getting excited about this, i got hired on for a UK based game. :O

i will still make the gfx if someone comes up with a stellar idea. Very Happy
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Post  IAmSerge on Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:24 am

amatobahn wrote:Just as i was getting excited about this, i got hired on for a UK based game. :O

i will still make the gfx if someone comes up with a stellar idea. Very Happy

Congrats!
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Post  amatobahn on Wed Sep 21, 2011 11:35 am

Well I've always wanted to do a rail-shooter. Smile it has an ending.
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Post  Pugovitz on Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:01 pm

amatobahn wrote:Just as i was getting excited about this, i got hired on for a UK based game. :O

i will still make the gfx if someone comes up with a stellar idea. Very Happy
Fantastic! That's the point of this club, to get hired irl. You're way ahead of the curve.

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Re: Simple Game Idea

Post  amatobahn on Mon Sep 26, 2011 1:37 pm

I think Friday night I'm going to coop up in the library (since its 24hr) and try and knock out a one nighter game - top ortho space shooter, using unity.

If anyone else would like to join in the fun, let me know.
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Post  Break Man on Mon Sep 26, 2011 1:49 pm

I remember next to nothing of programming, but it sounds like fun. I'm up for it.

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Post  amatobahn on Mon Sep 26, 2011 1:53 pm

I'm going to pre program some of the classes, like weapons, enemy spawning and movement, etc. it's mainly getting a collab of people involved.
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Post  Pugovitz on Mon Sep 26, 2011 2:20 pm

I work on campus until 11pm on Fridays. It sounds fun, I'll try to swing by.

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Post  Dariel00 on Mon Sep 26, 2011 3:16 pm

What time?
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Post  amatobahn on Mon Sep 26, 2011 3:29 pm

Uhmmm I'm not sure yet. It'll be in the latter part of the afternoon. I'll post when j have a more definite time.
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Post  amatobahn on Fri Sep 30, 2011 4:48 pm

I'm going to have to call off meeting today at the library. This past week i've been getting sick and I want to not pass it on to anyone else. So this is on a temporary hold. Cheers.
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