Project Introduction

Posted by Alert Games on Oct. 23, 2010, 12:02 a.m.

holy crap making blog.. erghhh…………..

So I want to start a new online multiplayer game, but id like to hear feedback on what would be fun to play. Here is what I had in mind for a while now:

Space arcade shooter with customizable ships. (Like battleships forever, only online matches, stats, and not "vector" style graphics.) Also, I was thinking Targetra as the name?

Anyway a few ideas for the game off of this idea:

->ships range from slow, powerful, slow reloading -to- quick, fast-shooting, minor damage

->different modes such as a base type mode where you defend/attack, normal deathmatch, etc

->ability to deploy temporary turrets and set traps

->many effects and explosions, and modern-but-classic looking HUD/interface

-> stats on its own game web page

I also am looking to make this a multi-person project. Reason being is that it takes way too much time for just me to work on it, and also as demonstrated by other developers here :>

(which is also why im asking for input so the most people would find the game enjoyable)

So please Give Suggestions on what would be a fun multiplayer game. Also you can tell me if you are interested in helping out :3

Web is already covered, but banner/promotional would be acceptable.

This is a 'getting started' blog, so im not going to get into specifics until the ideas are established.



Alert Games 13 years, 8 months ago

yes its in GM since welll, i know GM and so do others here so.

also, the controlls use the arrows/WASD plus the mouse. maybe picture starfox command, but 2D (because 3d would take more time to do) and more ships, weapons, effects, stats, etc.

yes, its a space shooter, probably shouldve mentioned that. but yeah if youve played battleships forever it is space, but the ships are slow and more based on power than meneuverability.

EDIT: oh i did say space arcade shooter… but yeah a shumup would be interesting as an online match haha, but no it wont be shumup.

Lapixx 13 years, 8 months ago

MMO shumup for TOTAL CHAOS!

Also since nobody offered yet, I could be interested in helping :)

Castypher 13 years, 8 months ago

That could work as multiplayer. But be sure you have enough perks that the gameplay doesn't get tedious and boring.


MMO shumup for TOTAL CHAOS!
If you're not going to jump on this, I will.

DesertFox 13 years, 8 months ago

Battleships Forever? Sounds a lot like Captain Forever. I don't think this is a coincidence, as both are based on modular spaceship combat. However, Captain Forever is single player only.

BP Scraps 13 years, 8 months ago

holy crap making blog.. erghhh…………..


Anyway, so far this sounds pretty awesome. As far as suggestions, I don't have much, but something similar to Ambush In Sector 9 but with online multiplayer would be kind of neat. Sorry I couldn't help with more suggestions. :3

Scott_AW 13 years, 8 months ago


That's what first popped into my head.

Alert Games 13 years, 8 months ago


Infinity_Plus 13 years, 8 months ago

Quote: Kilin

Touhou ftw…

Castypher 13 years, 8 months ago

Touhou ftw…
I'd like to say I'm the local Touhou fanatic.

I knew Xemic was familiar with it, and here I've found another. Nice to know I'm not the only one.

DSG 13 years, 8 months ago

make it a shooter of sorts, but more in depth: such as a garage for up to 5 or so ships, history, stats, reputation online, and a reward system to buy parts or scrap a ship for parts to sell to others. others can ask to buy your ships or parts and you try to make money and make better ships.