Game Ideas

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  1. aiosup

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    *lol* I know this feeling. But lemme first state my game design philosophy. For me, games are a form of art, and of trying to express your opinion. I try to make deep games, inspired by art and history and alikes (read: my own opinions about varied issues). Sometimes I keep finding myself in front of ever-growing game designs that try to capture different facets of different issues. I was recently completely absorbed by the idea of medieval society structure: rules, types of people, their typical lives aso. Well, I added and added and added until it become a 15-punds pizza with everything in it... Ok, ok, enough dreaming: my advice is to check a bit Skotos articles, with a hint of reading at least Case for Simplicity? and some of the Trials, Trimphs, and Trivialities articles.
     
  2. Bmc

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    So is anyone working on BBB, Diner Dash type games? Fast food dash maybe? hehe I've seen this on Bigfish today. and I know there is already Lemonade Tycoon but I wonder how long until this genre explodes like the Match 3 games. Especially since Diner Dash hit it big.

    http://www.bigfishgames.com/downloads/coffeetycoon/index.html

    I can see Hot Dog Tycoon, Donut Shop "Dash", Gas Station "Dash".
     
  3. aiosup

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    In my opinion the Tycoon games madness went and died off 3-5 years ago. We had so many big titles back then, that a gamer could easily buy AAA jewels as low as USD5. The subjects covered back then range from very broad to very specific, so the gamer really has a broad choice. *Very* risky, in my opinion...
     
  4. dima

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    need some Torchure and Gore games, for the family ... blood, violence, pain, all the good stuff, yeah ..
     
  5. Bmc

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    Haven't been following the portals have you?
    Lemonade Tycoon did really well. The sequel didn't do as good I think but still did well. As for the dash games I mentioned I was refering to Diner Dash like games, which is sort of a tycoon game but not really.
     
  6. Bmc

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    You sure like your torture don't ya? ;|
     
  7. Mark Sheeky

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    Torture Chamber Tycoon anyone?

    Mark :)
     
  8. Bmc

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    A BSDM game would probably sell in the porn market. I wouldn't want to be the one to make it though.
     
  9. papillon

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    Speaking of truly tasteless ideas... (SKIP IF EASILY OFFENDED!) someone was joking around elsewhere about games about either fighting your way through nurses to reinsert feeding tubes, or fighting your way through sign-wavers to beat in the heads of people they think are idiots.... Needless to say, I'm not going there.
     
  10. Alex

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    But you just did (go there, I mean)
     
  11. papillon

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    going there as in MAKING such a thing, I mean. :)
     
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    Heh, this morning I was thinking about making a zombie game, with every zombie looking like Terri Schiavo.
     
  13. dima

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    Torture is the best, it's the most violent thing there is, I think. Torture Chamber Tycoon or Torture Dash sound fun :)
     
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    Commando Lybia remake anyone? :)
     
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    I get ideas by just playing every game out there. While I'm playing I analyse them to death, write down why I think they're good, why I think they're bad, what I wish I could do in them, etc.

    I usually end up with ideas 'too big' to code myself, but at least I have the ideas. Then I talk about them with friends (who are now sick to death of hearing about games!) and get them to help me trim them down.

    The talking helps a lot, but I think playing every game I can get my hands on no matter how oddball or bad the game sounds is important.

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  17. papillon

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    ... well, people in the PC creatures game did set up the ring of Norn Abusers... didn't everyone who played those games beat at least a few of their pets to death? :)
     
  18. dima

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    Sad how some people do that in real life, very sad ... violence is all cool when it's animated, real stuff is totaly different, and turns me off completely !!!
     
  19. aiosup

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    I fully agree with LT, but how much more could it keep going on? A fluke may strike at any time, but starting a whole flood of tycoons will probably fail bigtime. That was my point.
     
  20. papillon

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    Here's a free casual game idea for anyone, since I *know* I would get bored with it immediately after prototyping and never complete it -

    Q-Bert clone, with the cubes being baked goods. Cake and brownies to start with to keep that boxy look, although possible special funny-shaped things in later rounds (the magical spinning doughnut!) The player character is a little chef and must run around decorating all the goodies. Later levels can require multiple passes over the same goodie (first frosting, THEN sprinkles). Monsters can include Scary Floating Cutlery that can kill you (Keep that fork away from me!) and naughty mouths/children who keep eating the toppings off your goodies!

    Storyline is some blah blah blah about fighting your way through the kitchen/bakery trying to find the contents of your scattered recipe box while dealing with all these treats. So at the end of every "zone" (3-4 screens) you show the player a recipe. Could even affiliate with a membership cooking website...
     

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