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Discussion in 'Indie Basics' started by Itzzmaestro, Jun 24, 2020.

  1. Hell yea

  2. Not my style of game

  1. Itzzmaestro

    Itzzmaestro New Member

    Jun 24, 2020
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    Okay so this is just an idea and i'm really wanting feedback on it.

    So with today's advances in gaming and with VR especially i'm a huge fan of history based games, as i find the whole medieval,spartan,viking warfare amazing, thousands of men staring at each other across a field, waiting for the order for the battle to commence.

    Now with virtual reality becoming the most impressive thing yet, why not create a game that takes you, into the most historic battles that shaped history?
    I'm sure that most people who like myself like this style of game will agree that no game has touched the battle side properly, some have like ''mount and blade'' and '' kingdom come deliverance'' but for me, standing next to someone, who is shaking with fear, hearing the whistling of arrows passing overhead, the horses grunting stomping of hooves. all of this in your own home.

    Now i know what i'm saying maybe far fetched but why can't it happen? or at least attempted, and some people might think why haven't i attempted this or create a demo, well, i'm not even close to being talented enough to work on this, i just wanted feedback on this idea to see if its just my dream or would anyone else want to see a game like this made!

    Any Feedback is appreciated
    Thank you for reading
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  2. mathieu

    mathieu New Member

    Feb 28, 2020
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    I used to play medieval chivalry. It was great and looks like a bit the ambiance you talk about.

    But this kind of game may ask many professionnals at full time to acheive something.
    I'am nnot sure an independant studio can do it, that might be why nobody answear yet.
  3. DaanMoerkens

    DaanMoerkens New Member

    Feb 21, 2020
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    Wow! I was thinking exactly of this a couple of days ago!

    For me this would sound be amazing! I'm a fellow fan haha

    Same problem though, don't have the financial strength or talent to create it. This would take quite a bit of resources and capable people.

    I think there's a problem with what the actual gameplay would be as well. Like; what would the player do? Do we fight in the shield wall? That might get complicated really quick.

    Now, in film it might be more doable? Make a linear VR movie where you are not hovering over the battlefield, but you are IN the line, hearing (muffled) distant orders that you can't quite get because of the swords clashing down on your shields and the rain on your helmet. They could be reenactments as well, as if you were at Hastings or Gaugamela.

    Anyway, I'd love to be involved in this haha! Great idea! Hope somebody picks it up and makes it more awesome than I could even imagine!
  4. galaxyradier9

    galaxyradier9 New Member

    Sep 18, 2020
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    For myself i don't really play games like this but it would be very cool to make one like that and you can totally make a game like this it will just be a lot of work and probably really expensive but if you try to make a game like this i will try to support you :D
  5. rayparse

    rayparse New Member

    Dec 5, 2017
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    Very cooooool idea! Experiencing the game with touch of history is superb! I hope this would materialize, well you never know. Nice idea man!
  6. Scoper

    Indie Author

    Nov 5, 2015
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    This is a really cool idea and could be very exciting if done right. But also very difficult to pull off. So many little details have to be perfect. The "Uncanny Valley" is your enemy.
    I imagine this... I stand on the front line with shield and spear in my hands staring at the thousands of soldiers marching towards us. I look to the side and see the man next to me shaking with fear. And I think "wow, I am really here, experiencing the battle of Hastings first hand!". Then I look to the other side and see a man with the exact same face as the other guy and doing the same animation. Then he sticks his elbow through my shield and I think "Ok, I am not really here. Just a game".
    So many other things could go wrong and ruin immersion. And immersion (or "suspension of disbelief" if you prefer) is the one and only reason why I would play this. But if you are a tireless perfectionist, then maybe it could be done...

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