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June 9, 2004 at 1:08 pm #3243AnonymousInactive
Originality is the key to getting noticed in any profession. If the Irish game scene is to make (more) waves in the world games industry, it needs ideas and plenty of them.
How practical is it to set up a brainstorming thread on this site? Would people share their ideas? How would they get credited/paid for them?
If it could be organised properly, I think it could be a great resource. I’m sure every member of this forum has at least one idea for a new genre/variation of game. I sure have.
Anyone else feel the same?
June 9, 2004 at 2:45 pm #12598AnonymousInactive
Indeed, I’ve always wanted to do a take on the FPS genre, something like Halo but with my own influences, this is a great idea,really and it should be discussed!
While playing Halo I realised that the transition from 1st to 3rd person(via man to vechicle)was faultless…I then began to think of a FPS game were you say had a squad of 10 men, on the outset you could control all of them via strategy style gameplay, but when combat arised or when the player felt the need, you could switch to 1st person for a bit of solid action. Now I realise this would require a massive engine and some svage programming skill but I think personally it is a savage idea, you may on the other hand find fault with it, I shall develop this idea for futher posts.
June 9, 2004 at 2:48 pm #12599AnonymousInactive
I forgot to mention that while you can indeed switch to 1st person obviously this is not possible with 10 men, so you may have control of only 1 marine or captain at a time, this would make the game alot more strategic and partially eliminate dumb founded A.I
June 9, 2004 at 3:14 pm #12600AnonymousInactive
Good idea! I’ll bite….
How about if you could control one of your enemys to sabotage their efforts or learn about their plans. Obviously, there would have to be a small penalty for doing so. Another problem could be one of the enemy could be “spiked” by your opponent so that if you control him you’ll loose valuable health or something else.
There are so many games out there though, I wouldn’t be surprised if this has been done already. :p
June 9, 2004 at 6:53 pm #12610AnonymousInactive
How practical is it to set up a brainstorming thread on this site? Would people share their ideas? How would they get credited/paid for them? [/quote:2b501af61a]
Whilst brainstorming is a wonderful thing and should always be done, if you have any intention of trying to bring these ideas to light yourself, I would advise you to not use a public forum. Once posted you have no comeback should someone decide to implement these ideas into a game, in one form or another.
Credit/pay….no chance, you’re in public domain.
June 9, 2004 at 7:03 pm #12611AnonymousInactive
Right, so this is like open-source, or something like that. Posting ideas here says they are free for everyone to use or work with.
June 9, 2004 at 7:12 pm #12612AnonymousInactive
Someone who reads a public forum finds and idea and goes off and builds a game around it. How can you prove that they got their idea from reading yours? There is no comeback and hence zero chance to get credit either in economical sense nor even simple praise.
June 9, 2004 at 8:03 pm #12614AnonymousInactive
Yeah. That’s what I was wondering. The only way around it I could see is to have a section where you have to physically log in to use it. Registering for that section would require some sort of agreement to not use an idea without the originators approval. Probably more trouble than it’s worth though. Shame.
June 9, 2004 at 8:56 pm #12615AnonymousInactive
I still think it’s a good thing. If you have a work in progress, you probably shouldn’t bring it up here, but if you have many different ideas and feel you’ll never get around to making anything out of some of them and would like to give them out for the benefit of others, or at least just get feedback and test the waters with some of the ones twirling around in your mind, this is the ideal place to bring it up.
Here’s an idea of mine to help things along:
An adventure game where you are stranded in a foreign country and in order for you to move forward you must gradually learn the local language. Possibly has educational value, especially if used with a microphone with voice recognition.
June 10, 2004 at 6:43 am #12619AnonymousInactive
I’m not too bothered about patenting my idea yet lads, it’s just food for thought, it’s nice to rack up a fantacy like this and elaborate with fellow “gamers”….
Ken: how about a Co-Op mode where one player controls the overall squad of 10 men(from a strategy point of view), while the other player controls one marine in 1st person. this would evoke some massive “teamwork”, and would definatly eliminate stupid A.I
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