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Ideas for "Simple" games wanted! #391060
01/07/12 18:11
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Hi all!

As Im sure youve seen me around for a while now, so you know I aint a noob.

But up till now Ive only been working on 'bits' of other peoples
projects, and two (now down to one) MEGA-project.

The problem is, and Im sure you are aware, STARTING your 'career'
with a mega-project is suicide, and a slow one at that.

So Im looking for ideas for a mini-project ... my FIRST.

So Im looking at a 'casual' game level. Preferably with a bit
of every technical aspect included. Shaders, physics, animation, etc.
(not looking at multiplayer though)

So Im looking for GAME ideas/concepts. I just cant think of anything SMALL...

So Im hoping you guys can through some ideas at me, and I'll
compile a mish-mash of them for the game.

Thanks guys...


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Re: Ideas for "Simple" games wanted! [Re: EvilSOB] #391063
01/07/12 20:02
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Great grin This is a very good move, and I look forward to seeing whatever you come up with.

Assuming by "not looking at multiplayer" you specifically mean network/online multiplayer, here's my idea:

I vaguely remember a long time ago playing a simple 2D shared-screen multiplayer game. It was viewed from side-on, but I wouldn't call it a "side-scroller" simply because the entire level fit within the view, so there was no "scrolling" to be had.

The premise is simple and based on how Nintendo's Mario defeats his enemies: jump on your opponent's head. This was a multiplayer game (no online -- just shared keyboard, or one player on mouse, or players using gamepads) in a small platform-style level where you are trying to jump on each other's heads. It was really chaotic, and a lot of fun if I remember correctly. Jumping on an enemy's head would explode them in a shower of bodily organs as the jumping player bounces high into the air.

For your version, there's no reason it couldn't be 3D models, animations, shaders and so on a la Little Big Planet. You could also add bots relatively simply. You could start extremely simple (run, jump, explode in a shower of vitals), and fairly easily add more layers of controlling depth (wall-jump, roll-dodge) without making it too complex for two players to play on one keyboard. You could also add bots and environmental hazards (I think the one I played had spikes) and other environmental factors (I think the one I played had slippery ice and water you could swim in).

If anyone can remember the name of this game, I'd love to know. I haven't been able to find it.


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Re: Ideas for "Simple" games wanted! [Re: JibbSmart] #391066
01/07/12 22:45
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Could it be Jump'n'Bump?
It fits exactly your description and it's really funny to play

another Idea for you:
Something like castle crasher, Ballerburg, ...
Setup your cannen (strength, direction) and try to shoot the enemies base (kill the king, destroy all banners, ...)
Should be that hard and you can also do it shared keyboard multiplayer


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Re: Ideas for "Simple" games wanted! [Re: MasterQ32] #391068
01/07/12 22:55
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Originally Posted By: MasterQ32
Could it be Jump'n'Bump?

Yes, I also believe that Jibb's mystery game matches the description of Jump'n'Bump.

Back to the topic at hand, Combat Tanks is a very simple yet very fun game that I've often considered cloning in Gamestudio myself. You should take a look at it and see what you think. I remember having a lot of fun playing this game with my brother when I was 10.


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Re: Ideas for "Simple" games wanted! [Re: Redeemer] #391069
01/07/12 23:23
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Quote:
Could it be Jump'n'Bump?
It fits exactly your description and it's really funny to play
Yes grin Thanks guys!


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Re: Ideas for "Simple" games wanted! [Re: JibbSmart] #391070
01/08/12 00:15
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Something like Bejeweled or a top down shooter like Sergeant Rampage (multiplayer would be fine here, though, probably even a must).


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Re: Ideas for "Simple" games wanted! [Re: Superku] #391073
01/08/12 00:50
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A casual top-down racing game.
Where the player can pick up powerups and shoot at enemies
while trying to finish the track first.


Re: Ideas for "Simple" games wanted! [Re: JibbSmart] #391075
01/08/12 01:03
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Originally Posted By: JibbSmart
Great grin This is a very good move, and I look forward to seeing whatever you come up with.

Assuming by "not looking at multiplayer" you specifically mean network/online multiplayer, here's my idea:

I vaguely remember a long time ago playing a simple 2D shared-screen multiplayer game. It was viewed from side-on, but I wouldn't call it a "side-scroller" simply because the entire level fit within the view, so there was no "scrolling" to be had.

The premise is simple and based on how Nintendo's Mario defeats his enemies: jump on your opponent's head. This was a multiplayer game (no online -- just shared keyboard, or one player on mouse, or players using gamepads) in a small platform-style level where you are trying to jump on each other's heads. It was really chaotic, and a lot of fun if I remember correctly. Jumping on an enemy's head would explode them in a shower of bodily organs as the jumping player bounces high into the air.

For your version, there's no reason it couldn't be 3D models, animations, shaders and so on a la Little Big Planet. You could also add bots relatively simply. You could start extremely simple (run, jump, explode in a shower of vitals), and fairly easily add more layers of controlling depth (wall-jump, roll-dodge) without making it too complex for two players to play on one keyboard. You could also add bots and environmental hazards (I think the one I played had spikes) and other environmental factors (I think the one I played had slippery ice and water you could swim in).

If anyone can remember the name of this game, I'd love to know. I haven't been able to find it.

on one of its showcase back in the day they had a game like this with actual mario sprites they called super bash brothers. it was basically what you said with power ups. kind of a 2d super smash brothers.It was a lot of fun.

Re: Ideas for "Simple" games wanted! [Re: lostclimate] #391081
01/08/12 04:31
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Excellent! Great ideas so far. And nothing yet seen will be ignored...

But I think I need to specify at this point... SINGLE PLAYER ONLY at this time.
I guess I just phrased my request rather poorly.

But after reading some of the suggestions to date, I think I will consider
adding 'split-screen' or shared-keyboard for dual players.
Assuming the games core-concept/story allows for it.
And if all goes well, I may even sharpen my teeth on TRUE miltiplayer for version TWO...


Thanks to all and keep em coming...
And BTW, this is a never-to-be-published game, so copyright issues are no concern.


ATM Im leaning toward a Bump'N'Jump like game, with powerups.
But this could change/mutate at any time...




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Re: Ideas for "Simple" games wanted! [Re: EvilSOB] #391085
01/08/12 10:13
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Caucasus
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Simple survival 2D (from a side), while shooting all enemies!
The main idea is, that while shooting, player is pushed to the opposite direction!
Idea isn't mine, I just played this wonderful game!
Ammo Roar
It is very simple but very fun! This could be easily made by PhysX!!


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