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Which Genre Would You Like To See

09-22-2009, 04:57 AM
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Which Genre Would You Like To See

Hi.

I was thinking about making a reasonably simple game. Which genre would you prefer to see.

Tower Defense?
Survival Shooter?
Side Scrolling Shooter?
Platformer?
Adventure? ( Gameplay would be shorter as this would take much longer )

Please reply with your opinion and feedback.
09-22-2009, 09:49 AM
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Originally Posted by itman View Post
Hi.

I was thinking about making a reasonably simple game. Which genre would you prefer to see.

Tower Defense?
Survival Shooter?
Side Scrolling Shooter?
Platformer?
Adventure? ( Gameplay would be shorter as this would take much longer )

Please reply with your opinion and feedback.
If you don't have an original idea for a game, I would say that each of these categories has been played out. I won't buy a TD, Survival, side-scrolling, or platformer game right now if it doesn't blow me away.

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09-22-2009, 09:55 AM
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Time Management!

... My GF would buy it for sure! ... anything like Farm Frenzy she will lap it up.

For me .. I think a nice puzzle adventure - anything like the old Dizzy games would be great and with swipe controls please :-)
09-22-2009, 10:04 AM
#4
Definitely TD!

I'm always up for a new TD :=).
09-22-2009, 01:00 PM
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turn-based strategy is under-developed on this platform.
09-22-2009, 02:21 PM
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Thank you

If I went thriugh with adventure I would approach gameloft or chillingo.

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"Survival shooters" (by which I take it you mean "multidirectional shooters") are released in droves on this platform nowadays. The competition is BRUTAL in this genre as you've really got to come up with a polished and deeper longer lasting game for it to be taken seriously. Minigore, for example, has the former but not the latter as compared to Alive 4-Ever, for instance, and, well...you see the backlash against Minigore nowadays. Backlash = bad word of mouth =bad press, which = murder on any sort of marketing effort you may have for your game. While "bad press is good press" is an old saying, the fact is that you'd have to spend a lot of time trying to overcome the bad press.

Similar deal with tower defense. There's a new one released almost every week now, old ones with many updates, and you'd have to get it right, well, right off the bat for it to find an audience with growing power.

Platformers...you'd have to pull off something special. There are few platformers on this platform, or rather few really good ones for very good reason. It's a very difficult genre to pull off well.

I think adventure games are under represented, but you'd have to pull of something VERY special, and as this is a very niche genre unless you have a really special game or a game with a known brand (ala Dexter, Monkey Island, or Myst), I don't think it would take off in terms of sales numbers. And it really is a time consuming genre to develop (I know because I'm on again, off again writing an adventure game I hope to perhaps develop for this platform).

Side scrolling shooters? Do you mean vert shmups (think R-Type) or side scrolling run 'n gun (think Contra or Metal Slug)? Not too many of these around either way, but with vert shmups it's because of the controls on iPhone/touch not being as "exact" as physical controls. So I'd actually stay away from that type of shooter. But side scrolling run 'n guns might actually do well. It may be a more niche genre on this paltform, but I think that is mainly to do with not a lot of entries into this genre on iPhone/touch. I think if you are able to pull off a Metal Slug or Contra esque side scrolling run 'n gun...you might very well find a nice large niche audience that would be very appreciate of the effort.

So, yeah...I vote for run 'n gun.
09-22-2009, 02:31 PM
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Yeah, id like a side scrolling shooter. I cant get enough of them

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09-22-2009, 02:32 PM
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I'm amazed you didn't make this a poll.

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09-22-2009, 02:33 PM
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I haven't seem many simulation games like Animal Crossing yet...
09-22-2009, 02:34 PM
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I'm amazed you didn't make this a poll.
Lol . itman, i think you should make a sidescrolling shooter, but concentrate on the art. Make really cool characters. Then people will buy the game just for thte characters

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