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Whatīs with all this Doodle/Zombie Games lately?

08-18-2010, 06:49 AM
#1
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Whatīs with all this Doodle/Zombie Games lately?

Anyone else annoyed by all this "Doodle This - Doodle That", "Copycat VS. Zombie" Games lately? I donīt even look at them anymore, canīt they come up with something fresh and original?

Maybe iīm being mean here, but honestly, do they really expect the game to sell better, just because it has "Doodle" or "Zombie" in its name? Come on, the fact that there has been ONE particular strong selling game with this setting, doesnīt mean all those games will sell like cake per se.

The cake is a lie anyway.

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Last edited by tblrsa; 08-18-2010 at 06:54 AM.
08-18-2010, 07:44 AM
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Just because it uses an unimaginative title doesn't necessarily mean it's not an original game. With zombie games in particular, I have about ten and they all use pretty much completely different gameplay mechanics and are all based on a different core contention.

08-18-2010, 07:52 AM
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And I know of at least one best-selling zombie game that was created long before it was a cliché... in fact, it seems to me it helped establish the zombie genre on the AppStore.

When games like Doodle Jump and Zombieville USA nail down what looks like a hit concept, lots of other devs are going to follow.

And I'm curious... what does "the cake is a lie anyway" mean?
08-18-2010, 07:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Gravity Jim View Post
And I'm curious... what does "the cake is a lie anyway" mean?
Cmon you've never played a game called portal ?
08-18-2010, 08:48 AM
#5
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Originally Posted by SirAwesome View Post
Cmon you've never played a game called portal ?
Aaaah... no, sadly, I haven't. It's one of the PC games that looked really intensely interesting to me, but I have just never had time to try it.

But now I have an even better reason to check it out... to learn a new phrase!
08-18-2010, 09:16 AM
#6
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The phrase is more of an Internet meme than something which is actually significant in the game.
08-18-2010, 09:48 AM
#7
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Just when you thought it couldn't go any deeper, Doodle Dump comes out. ;\

Invaders Must Die.
08-18-2010, 10:09 AM
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Just because it uses an unimaginative title doesn't necessarily mean it's not an original game.
I know, and that makes it even more problematic. I guess the market is oversaturated with Doodle Games, so those few Doodle themed games which actually would be quite good donīt get much attention. You can call it prejudice, but i just donīt take the time to look at them anymore. Guess iīm not the only one.

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08-18-2010, 10:41 AM
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Lets not forget the neon-this, glow that...
08-18-2010, 10:42 AM
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Originally Posted by skidbubble View Post
Lets not forget the neon-this, glow that...
And of course -> We Farm, We Rule, We Milk You Dry, ...

Iīm glad that there are still indie devs with fresh ideas developing for the Appstore. Itīs not like those are the only games fortunately.

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Last edited by tblrsa; 08-18-2010 at 10:56 AM.