So what do you think of my game idea.
You trot around in this fantasy world where you carry out quests, explore dungeons and what not. First/third person view sort of like in Skyrim. However there is no main storyline, the vast bulk of content is procedurally generated sort of like in Minecraft. Very sandboxy. There are some scripted content, but most scripts are connected to the procedurally generated content. For example if the content generator creates a village and a bandit gang that preys upon the village, it will also plug in the script to create a quest to save the village, involving you being approached by upset villagers when entering the village, and so on. Similarly there is some hand-designed content like castles and stuff since that proved to be difficult to generate procedurally. Also the general graphical style is more like that game (Minecraft), not realisticish like Skyrim etc. Now I don't mean that everything is ugly blocks, rather you walk around in a cartoonish world.
Also taken from Minecraft would be the server model: you can set up a server on your own computer and invite your friends to adventure together, and you can even open up your single-player game and let friends connect to it. Also there is a simplistic scripting language and instance editor so that you can create adventures/missions if you want.
Q: Can I build a mine/tunnels
A: I mention minecraft a lot but this game is not about digging around for shit in the ground, it's about killing dragons and being the hero. However there will be a simple method for excavating but not Minecraft-style.
Q: Can I build a house/fort/castle/etc
A: Yes. You can build stuff or take over existing castles.
Q: If I do that will I be alone in the castle
A: No. You can set yourself up as lord of whatever area you are capable of controlling (nearby lords will of course not like this and possibly go to war with you), and hire people to work for you including being castle guards.
Q: Is there magic
A: There will be a magic system. At the moment it's horrible and unbalanced but there will be magic.
Q: Is there mounts
A: Horses and mini-dragons (flying mounts). The scripting system means that people will probably create mounts of their own as well.
Q: Do you mean that there are mods
A: Actually the game itself is a simple engine with a mod stack (that is the main game) on top of it. Mods/scripts are both "stackable" and "pluggable". You will be able to remove the main game and just run the bare-bones engine if you want (which results in a fairly boring empty world), or even build a complete new game on it.
Q: Can I play this on my Mac
A: It's written in Java so it's playable on PC/Mac/Linux/etc.
Q: Why are you making a commercial message here
A: I'm not. This game won't be for sale: if I finish it, I'll be giving it away.
raspberry jamMember Since 19 Jan 2010
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