hi Jason.

If you get to the point of making the game and would like some assistance in the writing department, please let me know, ----- that's sort of my area.


i'd absolutely love to see something like this though, and with the work you've done on entombed, you might be the person who finally pulls it off I think.

Beware the Grue!

Dark.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Jason Allen" <evildi...@gmail.com>
To: "Gamers Discussion list" <gamers@audyssey.org>
Sent: Thursday, January 01, 2009 1:13 AM
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Scifi exploration online game?


Hi Dark,

This is something I've been interested in making. One thing I love is
procedural generation. You can create an entire universe using only that.
The trick of course is the game play and making it interesting. Right now it has to stay an interest only while I work on Entombed. I'm fascinated by the
possibility though.

Jason

On Thu, Jan 1, 2009 at 10:49 AM, dark <d...@xgam.org> wrote:

Hi.

a combination of reading starwars novels, playing Eamon and Sryth, and
watching my brother play Final fantasy crysis core on the psp is really
getting me in the mood for something scifi, but every online game I've
looked at in a scifi setting seems to be either a, galactic empire building
pvp stratogy, or B, galactic ship sales pvp trading!

I must admit i'm getting a litle hacked off here. for me, one of the major attractions of startrek, starwars, doctor who, babylon 5 etc is exploration
of the various worlds, different land scapes and alien races.

of course as these are works of fiction I'm also interested in the
characters, the politics etc, but from a purely scifi point of view
(particularly in something like Starwars or Doctor who which has a very!
diverse landscape), there's quite a lot of stuff to explore.

I find it completely astonishing that every single scifi game has only
focused on the statistical elements of player interaction and/or combat,
---- and to be brutally honest, find it rather silly. Afterall, if people
want to play the stock markit, they can just pick up the financial times.

while I can see the attraction of pvp combat (though as I've said before
it's not something which interests me at all), I'm amazed that nobody has
developed an online scifi game which does not have this focus.

Admitedly I'm probably expecting a lot, afterall, the only things I've
found in the pure fantasy genre along these lines are Sryth and various
gamebooks, ---- and to a lesser extent any of the Logd or KoL varients.

smugglers 4 I really like for the non linnier game structure, missions and
backstory, though I'm slightly disappointed that the actual planets
themselves don't play a larger part in the game in terms of being unique
locations, and also that there weren't any new systems to go to in S4 as
compared to S3.

eitherway though, S4 isn't an online game.

Basically, what I'm looking for is Sryth in space, ie, you have your
spaceship, fly around and have adventures, ----- basically sryth, in space!

If anyone knows a game like that I'd be interested to here about it, ----
possibly a mud? ---- though i admit I have heard many muds are pvp stat
grinders.

Any input here would be appreciated.


Beware the Grue!

Dark.
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