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.

Thanks!!!!!1

Comments

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.

Also.

Quote:
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

Quote:
holy crap making blog.. erghhh…………..

Constipation?

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

[qoute]Constipation?[/qoute]

That's what first popped into my head.

Alert Games 13 years, 8 months ago

ENGRHHHHHHH

Infinity_Plus 13 years, 8 months ago

Quote: Kilin
BADASS PICS

Touhou ftw…

Castypher 13 years, 8 months ago

Quote:
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.