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post Feb 3 2010, 11:27 AM
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Do you think it is still possible to create a unique and original game (video game of course) or has everything been pretty much covered in the gaming world? Do you have any ideas which you'd like to see in the future? Maybe you think they're totally wacky ideas or just unlikely to appeal to the masses. Let's hear it.....
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post Feb 3 2010, 01:01 PM
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There isn't anything left, is there?can't think of anything.
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post Feb 3 2010, 01:02 PM
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It probably is possible to outline an original story, but when you delve deeper into certain plot elements they've all been covered; betrayal, sacrifice, honour, friendship etc. Which is why I think all FPS are the same.


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post Feb 3 2010, 04:20 PM
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We could make a fucked up game. Something like what they did with Noby Noby Boy
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post Feb 3 2010, 06:58 PM
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I think a very disturbing/horrific/world-banned game is the only thing left to make. As said, just about every idea has been done. It's just a matter of picking a group of done ideas and making a "unique" story/plot.

Everytime I look at a new movie I think "The movie industry is running out of ideas." The game world isn't too far off. The fact that the player can make decisions is the only thing keeping games somewhat unique.


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post Feb 4 2010, 02:07 AM
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Pre-conceived decisions as far as missions go. It's definitely possible to still make original games. It just will require either skill or luck.


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post Feb 4 2010, 02:39 AM
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I believe the selection of indie games on Xbox Live Arcade and the PS Store show that there are plenty of unique ideas left, but none of them are coming from major companies.


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post Feb 4 2010, 03:06 AM
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QUOTE (Massacre @ Feb 4 2010, 02:39 AM) *
I believe the selection of indie games on Xbox Live Arcade and the PS Store show that there are plenty of unique ideas left, but none of them are coming from major companies.

But they're more like side mission games you'd expect to see in a proper game.
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post Feb 4 2010, 04:38 AM
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In terms of storyline, then not really. Gameplay, yes.
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post Feb 4 2010, 01:46 PM
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I'd like to see a wildlife survival sort of game. I love watching Bear Grylls and Survivor man, and it would be awesome if there was just some open world game set in a jungle or whatever where you could collect objects / plants / wood etc and make stuff like boats, fires, hunting spears, traps... bows etc. Dont really get how it would all work, but it would just be you on your own having to survive, and hunting animals etc for food. I guess it would have to be kind of linear because everything you could make would have to be pre-modelled and stuff, but I guess you could have to find all of the objects before you could make it. Kind of like Fallout 3 maybe.


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post Feb 4 2010, 04:50 PM
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QUOTE (Psy @ Feb 4 2010, 01:46 PM) *
...because everything you could make would have to be pre-modelled and stuff...


Well if you've ever played Spore you can design your own vehicles and buildings, it's a bit cartoony though, but it shows that custom content can easily be implemented into a game.


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post Feb 4 2010, 04:53 PM
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QUOTE (Psy @ Feb 4 2010, 01:46 PM) *
I'd like to see a wildlife survival sort of game. I love watching Bear Grylls and Survivor man, and it would be awesome if there was just some open world game set in a jungle or whatever where you could collect objects / plants / wood etc and make stuff like boats, fires, hunting spears, traps... bows etc. Dont really get how it would all work, but it would just be you on your own having to survive, and hunting animals etc for food. I guess it would have to be kind of linear because everything you could make would have to be pre-modelled and stuff, but I guess you could have to find all of the objects before you could make it. Kind of like Fallout 3 maybe.

Tom Hanks in Cast Away comes to mind.
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post Feb 4 2010, 11:08 PM
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That idea is much too involved Psy. It would take a while to get it down just right. A while...


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post Feb 18 2011, 09:42 PM
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Bumped for good reason:

Help Design A Playstation Game From Scratch


It's hardly a AAA game but at least it gives gamers the chance to put their ideas forward.
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post Feb 18 2011, 09:43 PM
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QUOTE (Marney1 @ Feb 18 2011, 09:42 PM) *
Bumped for good reason:

Help Design A Playstation Game From Scratch


It's hardly a AAA game but at least it gives gamers the chance to put their ideas forward.


I... I can't be bothered. *wheezes*


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post Feb 19 2011, 12:12 AM
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My best idea for a game was, is and will always be about a guy who dies with his girlfriend during a car crash going to prom. Her body is donated to science, and he is never heard from again. He has become a zombie, and he spends the rest of eternity looking for her organs and body parts scattered across the universe. He can travel forward in time, since he's dead, and he can't die, and his ultimate goal is to rebuild his girlfriend so that they can spend the rest of time together.


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post Feb 19 2011, 12:18 AM
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QUOTE (Heartless @ Feb 19 2011, 12:12 AM) *
My best idea for a game was, is and will always be about a guy who dies with his girlfriend during a car crash going to prom. Her body is donated to science, and he is never heard from again. He has become a zombie, and he spends the rest of eternity looking for her organs and body parts scattered across the universe. He can travel forward in time, since he's dead, and he can't die, and his ultimate goal is to rebuild his girlfriend so that they can spend the rest of time together.

What, like a zombie Fallout type of game?
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post Feb 19 2011, 12:50 AM
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QUOTE (Marney1 @ Feb 18 2011, 07:18 PM) *
QUOTE (Heartless @ Feb 19 2011, 12:12 AM) *
My best idea for a game was, is and will always be about a guy who dies with his girlfriend during a car crash going to prom. Her body is donated to science, and he is never heard from again. He has become a zombie, and he spends the rest of eternity looking for her organs and body parts scattered across the universe. He can travel forward in time, since he's dead, and he can't die, and his ultimate goal is to rebuild his girlfriend so that they can spend the rest of time together.

What, like a zombie Fallout type of game?


Not at all. It would be open world/sandbox like many, many other games, but the core idea here is to travel through time and space collecting the remains of your dead lover. Some people still have them installed, others in medical depots, and others in weirder places. It would be very low on the violence level, more of a puzzle/mystery/adventure type. It would have a lot of style borrowed from Eraserhead and Dark City (and it's re-imagining the Matrix). You are the only zombie, and I use that term loosely. You're just undead.


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The reason is that when heartless says something stupid, he really means it and believes it.

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post Feb 19 2011, 04:20 AM
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QUOTE (Psy @ Feb 4 2010, 01:46 PM) *
I'd like to see a wildlife survival sort of game. I love watching Bear Grylls and Survivor man, and it would be awesome if there was just some open world game set in a jungle or whatever where you could collect objects / plants / wood etc and make stuff like boats, fires, hunting spears, traps... bows etc. Dont really get how it would all work, but it would just be you on your own having to survive, and hunting animals etc for food. I guess it would have to be kind of linear because everything you could make would have to be pre-modelled and stuff, but I guess you could have to find all of the objects before you could make it. Kind of like Fallout 3 maybe.


Minecraft?


Also, I was going to say Portal is a unique and original game. But basically no its impossible since every game ever made has the same basic game play mechanic as pong did when it was first created.


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post Feb 19 2011, 04:46 PM
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This is something me and my friends talk about all the time. "New and original" ideas come from picking bits from completely different themes and building a connection between them, no matter how rational, it always works. This is good for story idea's, but the concept works for any part of the design process.

People think original game ideas appear out of the blue, but it's all built on old ideas, always.


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