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January 27, 2010 at 1:37 pm #7594AnonymousInactive
I’m thinking about the next spare time project I want to start in a month or so.
The iPad is a likely contender as platform. But I might make the game as a web App to enable cross platform from the get go rather than using the whole iphone sdk.
First thought is a turn based strategy game with touch path drawing, prob with a space theme and an vector art style like a sci-fi radar (Like in Battlestar series). Sound good?
Any suggestions out there for other concepts or volunteers to help make above.
January 28, 2010 at 12:31 am #45216AnonymousInactive
a magic the gathering clone perhaps?
a 3D star trek chess perhaps?
January 28, 2010 at 10:05 am #45217AnonymousInactive
"magic the gathering"
Card trading with use of the compass to flick cards to other pads and iphones around a table would be cool. Has no one made a non flash magic the gathering game for a browser yet? Seems like someone would have tapped that market by now.
"a 3D star trek chess perhaps? "
Yeah a strategy game is where I want to go all right. A new battle chess would be fun too.
2 players sharing the screen seems like a good mechanic to exploit. So you know the air hockey games are going to flood in. Flick Subbuteo football seems like a winner too.
January 28, 2010 at 11:28 am #45218AnonymousInactive
Your post got me thinking about an article that I read a while ago about a game for the iPhone called "The Hidden Park" http://www.thehiddenpark.com/
It might be worth a look if you wanted to get some inspiration, outside of the box, so to speak. I was just thinking of what you could design to make sure that you would not be in the same area as something like the Microsoft Surface, i.e. what can you do physically and from a design point of view with the iPad that you cannot do with the Surface…
It would be cool if you could use some of the features like GPS, so that the game could take place in a real world environment (like in Hidden Park). I am sure that there are "loads" of reasons why this would be a non-runner but it might give you some inspiration?
I suppose its something that would be more of a runner when the iPads were in widespread use and "some people" would not feel the urge to rob your iPad if you were using it outdoors :lol:
January 28, 2010 at 12:13 pm #45219AnonymousInactive
You could do something interesting by combining multiple iPhone/iPod Touch devices and an iPad and use GameKit to get them all talking to each other.
Simple example – a game of scrabble where your letters are shown on your iPhone and the game board is shown on the iPad.
January 28, 2010 at 1:09 pm #45220AnonymousInactive
Use of multiple devices is a good idea, will have to ensure though that the game / a game segment can be played on a single device in isolation so as not to reduce the market.
Funny I just went on rock paper shotgun and saw a 3D game in dev similar to the concept I was thinking about in 2D. Well there’s the game design work done. :)
January 28, 2010 at 1:29 pm #45222AnonymousInactive
I like the idea of using the iPad as a command interface – it suits an element of personal roleplaying – and particularly suits any "war game" table top simulation. I think the 2d physics games that are popular as of late will adapt well – e.g. world of goo, crayon physics – the idea of a play area controlled by touching. Hidden object (zoom and pan) and match 3 games / block swap games could do well too.
I think theres more scope for functional (less games orientated) apps than the iphone, the big interface suits it better.
January 28, 2010 at 1:32 pm #45223AnonymousInactive
You forgot Dash games Greenbean, they’re gonna rock on it :)
January 29, 2010 at 10:52 pm #45226AnonymousInactive
Damn it, I should have patented that scrabble idea…
January 30, 2010 at 9:46 am #45227AnonymousInactive
Gees yeah that link is verbatim. I think we’re being watched. Stay cool everyone, I’ll handel it. "I think haze would sell like hot cakes on the ipad" and "iPhotocopyMyAss for ipad could be the greatest achievement in software since save".
January 30, 2010 at 12:30 pm #45229AnonymousInactive
It would be interesting to know if Apple have given / sold / released any iPads into the wild yet. As in developers of the top 10 apps/games? Any chance one of these developers is on gd.ie – not that they could answer that question anyway ;-)
January 30, 2010 at 11:48 pm #45231AnonymousInactive
Hrmm Dunno if the touch is responsive enough but
Air hockey could be fun? Put the ipad on a small table and 2 players sit on opposite ends.
I mean.. I know its just pong :oops: but you could have special moves the player could activate by pressing an icon. Like .. magnetising their puck.. or a curve shot….
March 22, 2010 at 9:04 am #45506AnonymousInactive
Here is the first concept for my RTT. Just at the stage working out what I will do with the UI and nailing down what I want from the gameplay.
March 22, 2010 at 3:41 pm #45511AnonymousInactive
Huh, that is nuts! It’s an interesting approach, could make porting to other platforms much easier. I’d be interested to hear what the performance is like and what weird issues come up (e.g. how do you handle multi-touch, audio, data persistance, …). I guess HTML 5 helps a lot.
Are you planning to do the whole game as a WebApp or just use an embedded UIWebView for rendering in a regular app?
March 22, 2010 at 4:15 pm #45514AnonymousInactive
Yep with all the tablets coming to market I wanted to make something where most if not all of solution is instantly portable so web tools seemed the way to go. Art is super quick to make, just load illustrator, doodle and export to svg. And as true vectors the game will scale to any resolution. No waiting if I want to push an update too.
Persistence will just be a dump to html5 clientside database at the end of a battle (not continuous) with the number and state of the ships you have left and some stats. The game assets will not need to be downloaded each play either as html supports a cache:
Don’t ask about multiplayer as have no idea what I am doing there yet, just that I want it. :)
I will keep a note on what I come across during dev.
March 22, 2010 at 9:49 pm #45516AnonymousInactive
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That’s really pretty. REALLY really pretty. Hoping to get an iPad here in Ireland around the 7th April so would be great to see that demo’ed!
March 23, 2010 at 9:41 am #45518AnonymousInactive
That’s really pretty. REALLY really pretty. Hoping to get an iPad here in Ireland around the 7th April so would be great to see that demo’ed![/quote:de2558a3ce]
I have no problem doing a 5min Apps.ie / x-cake demo in the science gallery but won’t have much more done by April as just bought an apartment and doing it up.
March 24, 2010 at 9:23 pm #45533AnonymousInactive
Cool David, looking forward to seeing how you get on with this!
April 20, 2010 at 9:41 am #45661AnonymousInactive
Just found this demo of the new features in HTML 5, pretty impressive.
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