Friday, September 16, 2005

Wouldn't it be nice...?

Freelancer. Eagle inside dome.First a word about a change in schedules. It's been increasingly difficult for me to post every day (busy life, irons in fires and all that) so I'll be posting regularly on a "when I can" basis that I'll attempt to make every day or at least every other day. It kind of depends on the weather as well as recently my internet connection got taken out by rain in the external box but I'll try. Can't say fairer than that. On with the blog.

There's been a few discussions recently along the lines of the wish-list of the ultimatGTA for free roaming FPS.e game. Personally right now I think that the market is ideal for the next big space simulation. Freelancer has become old - hat and Eve online is so much yesterday. My question is why stop there? Why not set it up so that each time you land on a planet or station you exit your ship and enter an open Grand Theft Auto style First Person Shooting game? When you have enough to afford armies why not then go into a Real Time Strategy game like the Total War series, or buy a house and live a normal life, or build your own space station, start your own colonies or empires in a building, resource - grabbing style RTS like Empire Earth, Age of Empires or Civilisations? Have a realistic flight simulator that can switch between flying in and out of atmosphere's if you're ship can manage it or eveTotal War for stunning RTS battles.n have entire battle fleets at your disposal after hiring mercenaries, taking over a major government or building your own? The possibilities seem endless if you really decide that the effect you want to pull off is the ultimate cross-genre game. Racing on land and in air using a choice of technologies available with both "clean" races where you don't try to kill your opponents and other, "dirty" races where anything goes including fixing the race. A gambling style based on different card games could be handled in casinos or the race tracks that could range from vehicle to animal including human and alien races that would be another huge hook for the available player market. Before I go any further ©: this idea FuzzBuck Fuzz 2005 ;). AoE3 for resource grabbing building type RTS.Seriously folks there's not been many producers that attempt cross-genre games but realistically this could be a huge market. Potentially you could please every type of gameplayer in a single player environment and even do a multiplayer version that you could open up to the community. The more I think about it the better and better this idea seems and there also seems many ways I reckon it could be pulled off effectively. If there are any major (or minor, talented and keen) games producers out there feel free to contact me and we can discuss the idea of the Game. If anyone else has any thoughts on this feel free to comment away. :D

10 Comments:

At 4:35 pm, Blogger simply not edible said...

The problem with cross-genre is, most of the time when it's attempted, the developers spend too much time on crossing the genres, and not enough on the genres individually, thus making - in most cases - both genres slightly underachieved.

Still, I agree, it should be attempted way more often. Someday, someone has to get it right.

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On another note - thanks for the super-cute button with avatar included. I love it! And, ehm, is my language that bad? I never realized...

 
At 10:39 pm, Blogger Dlynne said...

Very interesting site. I have never been that interested in video games. I did like pacman and some other game where spaceships dropped down and you tried to hit them - I can't remember what it was called - but I don't think those count. LOL Here via Michele - have a good weeknd!

 
At 12:05 am, Blogger Canadian Mark said...

Ideal concept indeed. I'd imagine it would take several different developers (each working on a specific game genre) and then have like a mother company assemble and merge the different pieces after that. It would be quite a feat, but one well worth it. Michele sent me.

 
At 12:10 am, Anonymous Angela said...

Hey, thanks for stopping by the site--and thanks for the laugh, it was much needed tonight!

 
At 12:58 am, Anonymous netchick said...

:) Cool! I'm really looking forward to the new Burnout for XBox!

Michele sent me!

 
At 2:13 am, Blogger puremood said...

I'll just say ditto to SNL because I think he knows his shit and I don't know squat, really! *LOL*

 
At 5:53 pm, Blogger Master Yoda said...

Thanks for the cool buttons! If ok with you it is, use them on my blog I will.

 
At 6:32 am, Blogger FuzzBuck Fuzz said...

SNE - nope, ur language isn't that bad, but as i know i get read from schools :P it's gotta be there.

Dlynne - Classic games, of course they count :D

Canadian Mark - yup, exactly how I see it being done.

Angela - np ;)

Netchick - Not the only thing looking good out to come soon...

PM - He does indeed. I would have to think long and hard before I disagreed with him over anything to do with games.

Master Yoda - Of course my little green compadre. Use them with my blessings.

 
At 2:59 pm, Blogger Professor Peach said...

If the various MODing communities concentrated on their own bit of the pie...let the fantasy gamers focus on those aspects, the FPS MODders do that bit etc then orchestrate it to join together in a hugely colourful and pleasing way.

Basically

;)

Top idea

 
At 9:26 pm, Blogger Writing idiot said...

i tink that was attempted in a game called battle cruiser(i think ill have to dig it out of my collection, probgerbly got name wrong) i found the game hard for my little brain so put it on a shelf till i could/can get into it. oh the point im on about is the cross genre games. land on planet, get out of ship etc.

 

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