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New game, main character ninja or a thief... any suggestions?

10-22-2011, 02:40 PM
#1
Joined: Jun 2011
Location: Brighton, UK
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New game, main character ninja or a thief... any suggestions?

Hello everyone,

Now our first game is out, we were already working on the 2nd one...

Game play mechanics are mostly complete and it will be a very unique one.

It's not a tower defense, platformer, physics puzzler or something like that. I haven't seen (hope it stays that way till our release) a game with similar game play.

Initially, we were thinking about using a thief character but recently decided using a ninja would suit the game much better.

But since there are lots of ninja (and zombie) games out there, we're not so sure... Getting lost on the ninja games sea, etc.

So, any suggestions or opinions are welcome...

We will also be looking for beta testers (about a week before the release), you may also post here if you are interested in testing such a game...

Thank you!

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10-22-2011, 02:49 PM
#2
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Well this way i have no idea what kind of game is this... It's hard to tell what would be better... a ninja or thief..

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10-22-2011, 03:04 PM
#3
Joined: Jun 2011
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You're right about that but the problem is, I cannot reveal more of it at this point...

I can say is that chosen character will be in pursuit...

Actually, rven just knowing which one of them would attract your attention more would help...

Fx, if we decided to go with the ninja, what would be your first thought?
"Nah, another ninja game..." or "Ahh, another ninja game!'


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10-22-2011, 03:09 PM
#4
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More likely "Nah.. another ninja game".. There are really too much of them, just like the zombie games...

A thief would be better overall..

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10-22-2011, 03:56 PM
#5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by PixelEnvision View Post
I can say is that chosen character will be in pursuit...
If he is pursuing, then a ninja, if he is pursued, then a thief, imo.
10-22-2011, 04:19 PM
#6
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Originally Posted by PixelEnvision View Post
Fx, if we decided to go with the ninja, what would be your first thought?
Quote:
"Nah, another ninja game..."
that's my reaction

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10-24-2011, 07:11 AM
#7
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Location: Brighton, UK
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Thanks for posting your opinions, it sounds like we should try to stay away from the ninja theme...

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10-24-2011, 07:14 AM
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If I'm getting this right, you basically want a 'stealthy' character... I'm sure there are other ideas you can use besides ninjas and thieves, aren't there?



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10-24-2011, 08:53 AM
#9
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Another vote for 'no' to a ninja ! Everything seems to be Ninja in the app store at the moment (or zombie), ridiculous !
10-24-2011, 12:01 PM
#10
Joined: Jun 2010
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Trouble is getting the look of the thief right. Unless you plan to give him a "just broke out a prison" or a "on the way to loot a bank" look... it's not going to be very obvious that your character is a thief. On the other hand... ninja is far too abused in app store. Sorry for throwing in a problem without a solution.

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