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if there's an app about Chinese legends and fables...

11-25-2009, 09:05 PM
#1
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: Nanjing, China
Posts: 326
if there's an app about Chinese legends and fables...

Hello, everyone!
I want to develop an app about Chinese legends and fables, but I don't know if you guys will be interested?
11-25-2009, 09:10 PM
#2
back you!

I'm always interested in Chinese culture. Actually, I just come back from China.

11-25-2009, 09:15 PM
#3
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: USA WA
Posts: 1,282
Depends of what kind of game is it. I would be in for a TD game based on Chinese Legends.

Now Playing Broken Sword
11-25-2009, 09:44 PM
#4
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 4,404
If you ever do one, please make sure it stays true to the chinese look & feel, not the westernized chinese look & feel if you know what I mean. That way, people actually feel like they're buying something genuine from someone who really knows what he's doing well and not just another guy exploiting the rich chinese culture.

For me, Ancient Wonderland has a somehow beautiful chinese feel to it and Zen Bound has a very japanese zen to it, whereas Sun Wukong warrior feels a bit more westernized.
11-25-2009, 09:53 PM
#5
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: 夣胧桃源
Posts: 1,869
An app or a game?
Unless you're Chinese it's extremely difficult to develop a game that accurately incorporates Chinese culture. Most of the attempts in the past are utter failures, which may seem satisfactory to the westerner but shunned by most Chinese and sometimes even taken as an insult. The only game in the store I could think of that successfully reflects Chinese culture is RTK Touch, which is a near-perfect simulation of the events in the novel (though the novel is fictional to start with).
What ideas do you have so far?
11-25-2009, 10:19 PM
#6
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: Nanjing, China
Posts: 326
Thanks for your advice. In fact, I am a chinese, so what you worry about will be avoided.
11-25-2009, 10:21 PM
#7
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 3,248
Will the app be a game? I'm Chinese, by the way. If it's game and correctly portrays fables, legends, and history, then I have to say: 太好了!
11-25-2009, 10:23 PM
#8
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: Nanjing, China
Posts: 326
Actually, I just want to make an app like 100 greatest short stories in the Books category on the app store. How do you like it?
11-25-2009, 10:27 PM
#9
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 3,248
Hm... I haven't ever seen books on the App Store generate lots of profit. Making a game would be better, but if you can't and you still want to try (and take a risk) making the book, then I wish you the best of luck!
11-25-2009, 10:58 PM
#10
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: Nanjing, China
Posts: 326
Thanks a lot!