That is a difficult question to answer. After all there is very little
game content that is truly original these days. If I create a game about
fighting zombies people would no doubt begin comparing it to Pain Killer
and Resident Evil. If I create a halloween game where you have to fight
skeletons, vampires, weirwolves, etc someone might compare it to
Castlevania. If I create a treasure hunting game the first comparison to
come to mind is Tomb Raider or Indiana Jones. On and on we can go right
down the line. Sooner or later I always come back to the fact it has all
been done several times before with different characters, perhaps a
different story, but its still like been there done that. So what can I
do that hasn't been done before?
Anyway, as for me there are a lot of mainstream games I happen to like,
that I have played, would like to play, but aren't very accessible for
one reason or another. Most of my desire and inspiration for creating
games is based on mainstream titles i happen to like. When you think
about it most blind gamers here have never had a chance to play Double
Dragon, Tomb Raider, Resident Evil, Mario Brothers, whatever. What some
of us think of as old hat, just another accessible clone of an old
mainstream game, is a first real chance for someone else to play. So I
don't think absolutely original game content is what this comunity needs
right now. Yes, it is nice to have some omore original content, but
let's not toss out a game because it is inspired by a mainstream title
that a blind player may or not have played before.
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