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Most Underserved Genre

06-26-2009, 10:31 PM
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: America
Posts: 1,012
Most Underserved Genre

Hello there,

My name is Kris Jones and I am the founder and executive producer of Pocket Monkey Games.

We are curious to what the general consensus is on the most under served genre of games. Everyone knows that Match-3 is WAY overused, but what is underused?

Once we get enough answers, I will create a poll. This is useful to us, other developers, and to you as gamers as we can better serve your interests.


Game Designer and Producer of Trenches, Evertales, and more!

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06-26-2009, 10:35 PM
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Ontario Canada
Posts: 1,502
2D sidescroller.


06-26-2009, 10:37 PM
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 6,509
Hello, Kris Jones

I am Kamazar, senior member of Touch Arcade. I believe platformers are among the the most underserved genres. I do ever so hope this is useful to you and that you continue catering to our interests.

Kindest Regards,
06-26-2009, 10:46 PM
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 323
I agree on platformers.

Also, pro wrestling games. A 2D MMA game would be awesome.
06-26-2009, 10:57 PM
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 980
Real Time Strategy. While a lot of people have tried and failed, no one has done it right yet. If you want to see an example of amazing RTS check out Machines At War. Someone should do something like that. Also first person shooters haven't been done right yet.
06-26-2009, 10:57 PM
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 1,418
A good RPG. Apart from Zenonia, RPGs are are in short supply, well, GOOD RPGs.

Currently Playing: Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer, Summoner Wars

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06-26-2009, 11:12 PM
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: America
Posts: 1,012
Great stuff.

RTS (Quantum Collapse, Warfare Inc)
FPS (Wolfenstein)
Side-Scroller (Sparta, Zombieville)
Platformer (Bounce On, Castle of Magic)
RPG (Zenonia)

What else ya got?

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06-26-2009, 11:30 PM
Joined: Feb 2009
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RPG and RTS games, especially since none of them have online multiplayer. Both are extremely hard genres to make though. For RTS, you have to make multiple races that are all balanced together with plenty of units (think of Starcraft); for RPG, you have to make an intriguing story and a fun (hopefully deep and enjoyable) combat/gameplay system that is full of action.

Maybe a Touchgrind 2 or an actual GTA clone thats fun.

Last edited by SoCal_Sponger; 06-27-2009 at 09:38 AM.
06-26-2009, 11:33 PM
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 1,140
Role Playing Games. The only good one I know of is Zenonia.
06-26-2009, 11:53 PM
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 301
Here's the top three most neglected genres in order...

1. Politics simulation games. Something like Power Politics or The Political Machine and what not. Your goal is to please the people, get more political capital, get your core agenda passed, and win reelection and such.

2. Multiplayer Business Simulation games.No, not games like lemonade tycoon. I mean games like Zapitalism. Games that involve the stock market, taking out advertising, buying treasury bonds, bidding on building permits and expanding your business by selling different products, constructing bigger stores, and all done in a fun light hearted way like Zapitalism did.

3. RTS games. The only top notch one is Warfare Inc. And it uses very poor graphics from cellphones back in 2000. Quantum Collapse isn't much better either. We could use a high quality polished graphically astounding RTS game.

Last edited by wikoogle; 06-27-2009 at 12:05 AM.