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teh internets Idea Contest!

10-13-2009, 06:05 PM
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teh internets Idea Contest!

It's a hard knock life on teh internets, and it's about to get crazier. I posted awhile ago an early development video of what I've done so far (see the earlier upcoming games thread here). I've done a lot of work on it since then and I promise I'll post more video soon (like, probably later this week). But in the meantime, I need more ideas for things in my game!

In short, teh internets WILL BE THE MOST EPIC GAME of the 21st century! You fly your trusty roflcopter through teh internets, interacting with various objects. Your roflcopter is full of lollerskaters, and you can collect more lollerskaters for extra lives. You're chiefly concerned with picking up lolcats, but teh internets is a dangerous place so you also have to dodge popup windows, not to mention the place is crawling with trolls! You get points for feeding them cheezburgers, but you have to be careful because there are different types of trolls. The average trolls get smaller with each cheezburger, the ruthless trolls get bigger with each cheezburger, and then there are flaming trolls who get huge when you feed them, and they shoot insults at you.

The game is falling into place very well. I'm envisioning the gameplay to end up being basically a lot like in Run!, where you try to survive teh internets for a period of time and at regular intervals a new object (internet meme) gets introduced to the mix. The problem is, I need more good ideas for game objects.

So here comes the contest. I have 10 promo codes with your names on them! (Technically I don't have them yet, but I will once the game is in the App Store.) Post your ideas for objects in this thread and if they're clever, I'll use them in the game. If I use your idea I'll make sure to save a promo code for you when the game is released. And to keep things interesting, I'm limiting it to 10 good ideas, and I'm ending the contest at the end of next week, so Friday Oct 23.

What are you waiting for? I'm sure you've all picked up a thing or two in your time roaming the mean streets of teh internets, so put your knowledge to good use! Post your ideas here.

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Last edited by micah; 10-21-2009 at 01:41 AM. Reason: added video
10-13-2009, 06:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Nudgenudge View Post
Hi, you seemed to be lost on the Internets.
This is TouchArcade, where 2$ for a game is too much, 5$ is an outrage, and 10$ or more is putting sugar in their car tanks whilst killing puppies.

10-13-2009, 06:12 PM
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What about firewalls or viruses? I like the idea of viruses that automatically chase after you, or a firewall that you must pass through as quickly as possible, or you'd die/you'd have to figure out how to get past it (Puzzle element!!)

Firewall: You could also jump above it/under it. (Helicopter, JetmanJack etc...)
10-13-2009, 06:13 PM
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-pop ups you have to dodge that proclaim you're the "1 millionth visitor, click here to claim your prize!!!"

-LOL or WTF type messages if you die

Originally Posted by sizzlakalonji View Post
I don't want to alarm anyone, but I just played this, felt a tingle, rushed to the bathroom, and urinated rainbows and glitter.
Originally Posted by sammysin View Post
Yesss, I'm off for a leak to see if the same happens for me.
10-13-2009, 06:13 PM
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How about longcat as one of the bosses? He or she is so long that you'll have to fly up for a long time while shooting the body.
There could be two or three stages to the boss:

First stage: The feet are trying to stomp you and occasionally the longcat falls down trying to smash you. (feet could be weak spot)

Second stage: The hands/arms are swiping at you and the body is moving a lot so you'll have to dodge the body and the arms while shooting the arms (arms could be weak spot)

Third stage: Finally the head after a long flight upwards. Longcat is shooting lasers from it's mouth at you and is swiping you a bit from the bottom of the screen. (weak spot could be mouth or eyes)

Just an idea.
10-13-2009, 06:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Devilishly Good View Post
-pop ups you have to dodge that proclaim you're the "1 millionth visitor, click here to claim your prize!!!"
This ^^^^

Also my lame suggestions...
-Nigerian scam mail messages.
-Cartoon Steve Jobs and bill gates fighting in the background with steeve ballmer cheerleading.

Last edited by ImNoSuperMan; 10-13-2009 at 06:38 PM.
10-13-2009, 06:41 PM
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the numa numa guy should be a boss.
10-13-2009, 07:50 PM
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10-14-2009, 01:30 AM
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This is great! I love the viruses and firewalls idea, I think I'll probably add them both! (thanks DGH94, you'll get a promo code)

I'm still pondering the other ideas... while I think that the longcat is hilarious, I'm not sure that this game will actually have bosses. But if I do decide to include bosses I'll definitely consider.

Keep the ideas coming!

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Cryptose (TA) - Skeleton Key (TA) - Skeleton Key HD (TA link) - Aeropack (TA)
10-14-2009, 02:46 AM
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Maybe the trolls can shoot badly constructed english at you (that takes away a lollerskater of course) like:

"1 am teh ubah hax, feel teh maxxx ov mah skillzzz!"

Also, lolcats will have to be incorporated somehow...