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Violence and killing in games: What is too much? Please share

View Poll Results: Xmas and violence: What is too much?
I dont like any violence in any game! 3 7.32%
Violence is fine but not involving christmas. 4 9.76%
Some blood on xmas is fine as long as it's not too realistic. 0 0%
Fine for santa as long as you leave Jesus out (xmas not Christmas) 5 12.20%
Makes no diff! A game is a game with or without santa! 29 70.73%
Voters: 41. You may not vote on this poll
11-19-2010, 03:52 PM
#1
Joined: Mar 2010
Location: CA, USA
Posts: 563
Violence and killing in games: What is too much? Please share

In general everyone has their own opinion on killing in games
but, when it comes to mixing in santa what is too much?

If possible we would like to hear some opinions before finalizing an upcoming xmas game.

The game is an old school style sidscroller with a good amount of bloody zombie death issued by old Santa.



We are about to release the game but are having second thoughts about the violence. This community has always been great for advice!
Take a look at the video please feel free to share your opinion. We do listen!




Yeah , The video isn't the greatest but it gets the point across

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Last edited by robotsvswizards.com; 11-19-2010 at 04:02 PM.
11-19-2010, 04:02 PM
#2
Joined: Oct 2010
Location: Denmark
Posts: 258
Personally I take no offence, no matter how bloody or violent a game is. If you want to make a bloody game involving Santa, go for it

11-19-2010, 04:16 PM
#3
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 627
Quote:
Originally Posted by Qurao View Post
Personally I take no offence, no matter how bloody or violent a game is. If you want to make a bloody game involving Santa, go for it
Agreed! And im a jew so i wont care if you have to kill jesus in it!
11-19-2010, 04:30 PM
#4
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Location: CA, USA
Posts: 563
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Originally Posted by pgboy View Post
Agreed! And im a jew so i wont care if you have to kill jesus in it!
Lol
Sorry it just has Santa and bad guys. No Jesus.
But, he does bludgeon the final boss with the minora.

Jk
11-19-2010, 04:36 PM
#5
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 627
Quote:
Originally Posted by robotsvswizards.com View Post
Lol
Sorry it just has Santa and bad guys. No Jesus.
But, he does bludgeon the final boss with the minora.

Jk
Lol!
You have to add an optional jesus fight in like the begginining or end! That would be SOOOOOO AWESOME!!!!!!!!
11-19-2010, 04:40 PM
#6
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 2,481
It depends - if it's very cartoony comedy blood splatter, that's fine. But not if it's realistic people stomping on his head and shooting/stabbing him.

If something online is free, you are not the customer - you are the product.
11-19-2010, 05:03 PM
#7
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Location: CA, USA
Posts: 563
Quote:
Originally Posted by lord-sam View Post
It depends - if it's very cartoony comedy blood splatter, that's fine. But not if it's realistic people stomping on his head and shooting/stabbing him.
Well....

While I'm personally not offended by that sort of thing but,
I prefer to steer away from poking at something people find of so much value. By that i mean any religion.

We just want to make a game that I hope most people can enjoy.
Granted there is (may be) cartoony violence but, it will be rated appropriately.

Also there is no way in hell apple would approve something like that.
They are pretty clear on religion lately.
11-19-2010, 05:07 PM
#8
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 627
Quote:
Originally Posted by robotsvswizards.com View Post
Well....

While I'm personally not offended by that sort of thing but,
I prefer to steer away from poking at something people find of so much value. By that i mean any religion.

We just want to make a game that I hope most people can enjoy.
Granted there is (may be) cartoony violence but, it will be rated appropriately.

Also there is no way in hell apple would approve something like that.
They are pretty clear on religion lately.
So no killing jesus?
11-19-2010, 06:29 PM
#9
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Killing jesus is fine by me. Smashing his head open, mutilating his body, making a bag pipe out of his stomach etc.
Same goes to every other (fictional) religious figure.

Hakuna Matata
11-19-2010, 07:06 PM
#10
Joined: Oct 2010
Location: Denmark
Posts: 258
Quote:
Originally Posted by LBG View Post
Killing jesus is fine by me. Smashing his head open, mutilating his body, making a bag pipe out of his stomach etc.
Same goes to every other (fictional) religious figure.
OH GOD. The final boss should be Jesus, and when you defeat him, you rip out his guts and play a christmas tune on them, bagpipe-style. Genius, sir, genius.