My game idea!

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  1. Sambo110

    Sambo110 Well-Known Member

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    #1 Sambo110, May 2, 2009
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    This will be an upcoming game if people think it will be worth making. Basically it is a game where you hold the iPhone in portrait mode, things fall from the top and you have to dodge them. It slowly gets faster, and you get points each second, and maybe can collect stuff for points. There might be power ups that do certain things, maybe invincibility for 5 seconds or whatever. It will be a score based game, trying to compete for the highest score. Then it may get online scores if it is popular. I know it might seem simple, but a lot of great games on the iPhone are. What do you guys think?
     
  2. Seishu

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    Sounds like one of Ian Marsh's game ideas.
     
  3. Sambo110

    Sambo110 Well-Known Member

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    I didn't mean to copy it. Does it sound too much like scoops? Cause I think it would play differently from it.
     
  4. Masmo

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    Sounds like Kyper, sorta
     
  5. Spotlight

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    Wow, you're a genius (if you were born 3000 years ago).

    Really, this idea is poor. I think all of us can think of a better idea in less than 5 minutes.
     
  6. Sambo110

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    Back to the drawing board then I guess. It is my first game ever (well, proper one), so be nice please.
     
  7. dmbfan1192

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    It's not very original but if you make it EXTREMELY polished with tons of power ups/ global high scores and unique graphics, then you could turn this into a great game. I say go for it as there are few games like it in the AppStore. Cube Runner and Kyper don't count because in those games you are moving up and the obstacles are still. Scoops is not even close really.
     
  8. Sambo110

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    Well, if I do make it, I wanted to have it unique in graphical style. I don't know how, but not like other games. I'll see how I go, if I (and you guys) think it is unique enough when it is a bit done, then I will probably finish it and release it.
     
  9. HardcoreEricXXX

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    If it is your first game, Id suggest making something that you really enjoy. Make a game that you'd buy if you saw it in the store. This'll ensure that you continue working on fine tuning your idea, and won't get bored and throw another pos onto the store hoping to make a quick buck. Create an interface that can range across several games, look at Ian's games, kyper, skyburger, scoops, tilt to move side to side and things scrolling down from the top, turned into three different but totally fun games. Or the MMO's that'll have the same UI but totally different items that give each it's own feel.
     
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    If it is your first game, Id suggest making something that you really enjoy. Make a game that you'd buy if you saw it in the store. This'll ensure that you continue working on fine tuning your idea, and won't get bored and throw another pos onto the store hoping to make a quick buck. Create an interface that can range across several games, look at Ian's games, kyper, skyburger, scoops, tilt to move side to side and things scrolling down from the top, turned into three different but totally fun games. Or the MMO's that'll have the same UI but totally different items that give each it's own feel.
     
  11. BulletDev

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    This is how the idea of Bullet Skater originated. It's the same, but your player can move all around the screen, so the bullets come from the middle.
     
  12. indyraider4

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    How about you keep the idea, but have the items fly out of a black hole in the middle of the screen in all directions and you tilt to move your character from point A to point B. The levels get progressively harder with more things coming, walls, etc.
     
  13. inferi22

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    K so you want to make a kyper/scoops/space ninja clone
     
  14. indyraider4

    indyraider4 Well-Known Member

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    more like a labyrinth clone with moving objects instead of sedentary walls where some moving pieces are walls and some are holes, and the edge of screen kills you too.
     

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