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.



DSG 13 years, 8 months ago

frankly, however, i can only see this working as a 3d dogfight-style game.

DSG 13 years, 8 months ago

perhaps an isometric kind of design could be done, something i could do graphics for if you wanna work together on my idea

Lapixx 13 years, 8 months ago

That could work for a game like Captain Forever, which is not a 3D dogfight-style game.

Alert Games 13 years, 8 months ago

@DSG: i like the direction that youre going with this. I think an isometric would be really unique and much better than the generic top-down style shooter.

Though i think buying and selling parts to people is a little too in-depth, but perhaps later on in the project.

But I agree with all the stats and experience to buy parts, and having a mode to play custom ships. Maybe other people able to view your ships would be neat. Mainly getting the dogfighting down on multiplayer with about 5 ships, multiple weapons, scoring, HUD, etc would be a very nice start.

I will make another blog with all these ideas and such. Im assuming that the name Targetra is ok with everyone then haha.

@Lapixx, yes but it would be much different than that. Bigger than an arcade style I guess.

Lapixx 13 years, 8 months ago

Don't know about 'Targetra'. It's not necessarily a bad name, but it sounds like 'target', which is perhaps a bit too obvious.

Still though, I think the title of the game is not that important when compared to gameplay, graphics, etc.