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retro-looking FPS game with RPG elements

09-19-2009, 11:29 PM
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retro-looking FPS game with RPG elements

Hello, like the title says, I have a game project currently in the making which is more or less that in a nutshell. I would like to know if you would pay for a game like that, and how much? This is a serious project, I'm pushing forward with it, btw.
09-19-2009, 11:47 PM
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like system shock... I would pay alot of money if it was like system shock mixed with fallout 3.( the environment mixed with gameplay...)I would pay 10$ for that game.I like retro graphics too, as in like System shock 2s graphics.

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09-20-2009, 12:02 AM
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Ah, thank you for your reply! Well, those games you mention are amazing, specially the atmosphere of them. Im glad you said fallout 3 and not fallout 1 or 2 gameplay-wise. That amount of gameplay variety and complexity is just not in the scope of this game, at least not for now. This game is supposed to have RPG elements like NPC characters you can talk to, being able to communicate remotely with your ally NPCs, more or less like system shock 2. But visually, I was thinking more in the likes of System Shock 1, which is an amazing game too btw.
09-20-2009, 12:06 AM
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Oh, your reply also brings me to another question. What about the setting of the game, it's not exactly post-apocalyptic like fallout, or scifi like system shock, there are no asteroids falling on earth and mutants roaming around. It's actually modern day based, with a few slight changes. It's not ghost recon either.
09-20-2009, 12:29 AM
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I honestly dont mind system shock 1s graphics, but im wondering by rpg elements do you also mean statistical upgrades and not just npcs. Post apocolyptic setting is probably my favorite... but it sounds like you might be going with district 9 type setting which is also cool xD.
Also i hope it is a free roaming game... free roam just adds many many hours of replayability to a game.

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09-20-2009, 12:40 AM
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Well, by RPG elements i meant weapon upgrades, being able to communicate with friendly NPCs back and forth, sticking to your orders or going with your gut, and such. For replayability, I was planning on having the player choose from a number of levels to go to. Either of his choices will let him finish the game, but s/he may want to try the other levels after finishing the game.

Hmm, I dont know if the iphone has enough muscle for a free-roaming game, like fallout 3 or oblivion...


Hmm, yeah, District 9 sounds about right, in the sense that it's not typically what you expect from the genre. But there arent aliens here either.

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09-20-2009, 12:51 AM
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well look at ravensword, i think it has enough power, especially with system shock 1s graphics... yea im positive.

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09-20-2009, 12:55 AM
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This is something interesting, and call me stupid if you feel like, i kinda do. Well, one of the main aspects in this projects is finding the source of funds for it, to put in all the cool features you would like it to have, which take time and talent to make. Then, i remembered that Gabe Newell several months ago mentioned something about he would like to see community funded games.

http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2009...ing-for-games/

Most of the response then was that it wasnt a good idea, that people would get in the way, and demand changes to their liking, and it was impossible for a 20 million dollar budgetted game to generate that amount on just community interest. I was thinking, would that idea work for a smaller scale game, like one for the iphone, for example? Just tossing Gabe's modified idea out there.
09-20-2009, 12:59 AM
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well look at ravensword, i think it has enough power, especially with system shock 1s graphics... yea im positive.
Im looking at it, wow, is that game out yet, it does look amazing. Almost worries me.
09-20-2009, 01:08 AM
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its getting submitted oct. 15, but it lets me down cause theres no character customization, although i have suggested it, even teh ability to choose between male and female, no summoning abilities... Im still going to buy it, but i want a free roam game with guns...

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