Gamer's perrmisons (Staffies may want to think on this one...)
Hey, people. I am an amature video game maker, and I was thinking about turning parts of this into a game. For the most part, it would only follow my own characters (Steve and Nikki), but, as I have no rights to this site, I figured it would be a good idea to run this by the staff. I don't plan to even mention someone else's characters in the game without thier permission, of course, and, even though the game would have nothing to do with the site, no connections or anything, and this will only be availible via download from my own website (coming soon), I want the approval of the staff and my fellow RPers, before I go any farther than speculation with this thing. So, any input? If anyone has a problem with me doing this, or has input once (if) I get this show on the road, please, I would really like to know about it. I will try to make sure that I dot my i's, cross my t's, and that no toes are stepped on. Thanks for your time, people.
Most everyone here is a writer of sorts so I would bet the idea has flitted through more than a few minds.. but a game is intriguing =D
Oh and btw... ROZ WRITE A NOVEL ON ELLIS ALREADY!! Vex already did you a kick ass cover *wink*
Oh, and I was wondering if anyone might have any ideas for a name for this game of mine. I am completly stumped on that one. I has gotten suggestions from some of my own loyal minions, stuff like "Rise of Rowland," or "City of the Dead," but I am not happy with any of those. Too genaric, you know? I hate the idea of my work being lost among the rest of the mindless media-hyped, conformed drivel.
The thought gives me nightmares..........
As for mine.. well there's a tiny bit of Amby's back story written in the subscriber section but I havent sat down and actually written the novel ya know.. hence I said I waffle on deciding to do it... =)
I can't get all my thoughts and situations organized enough to make them into something half the time. Mostly for Panos and Diane not so much Chrys.
Steven the game sounds like one hell of a project and interesting!
Which basically says, The Secret Society....just in latin and anything in latin sounds much cooler. -chuckles-
I know I've been writing / playing with ideas surrounding Alec / Kevin for about 15 years now - mostly short stories and whatnot. He's changed more here from frequent use than in any other medium, and it is interesting to see where he goes with situations. I'd never have predicted any of this arc with him even two years ago, so it is nice to see. Every now and then I send a thread off to some of my creative writing buddies from his earlier days and watch them do double takes.
I LOVED the background on Thaddeus that Billie was putting together. I'd love to see more things like that make their way here. Hell, I'd like to make one, but I don't know if I am patient enough yet. I keep saying someday. :P
I've got to second that I really want to see the early days of Tacharan, though. No pressure, just sayin'.
I was once thinking of doing CGI videos of Steve, depicting some of his older features, such as an old game I made where Steve had to escape from Hell, and his more modern jobs, such as Skies on Fire, a corny name for a good game I made, in which Steve was a fighter pilot. Also, I thought of pulling some of my old videos and doing music videos for such songs as Indestructable, by Disturbed, and Soldiers of the Wastelands, by Dragonforce. Not offical vids, just work for the hell of it, so that geeks like me who surf the web obsessively, and like home-made music videos, have something to watch.
I like the idea of reading about the early days of the Clans, and thier roots in history. Hmm, a caveman-vampire... What a concept.
Oh, Brook: this is gonna be freeware. Not for sale, just free distribution. But I'll be sure to send you the download link if I get the green light, and the game finished. Hell, once I get my site up and running, I'll have about 30 or so games, and maybe 8 videos, to put up there for your enjoyment.
I think I should probably put my policy somewhere on the internet so that there are no issues. I have a policy statement written out somewhere on my computer at home, I'll see about getting it to my work rig. I feel that it would be a good idea for the patrons of my work to know just what I'm all about, you know? Oh, well.
Is there anyone out there interested in testing for some of my other work? I have three other projects that are nearing completion, and I think that my testers may have bailed on me. the projects are as follows:
City of Evil: A single soldier must outfight and entire city full of horrible, demonic creatures, who are bent on preserving thier habitat, all the while trying to save members of his squad.
Demensia: A mental patient escapes, and must escape her own nightmares in order to know just why she was imprisoned.
Soldier's Code: A very complicated RST/FPS hybrid, with a long, complex, somewhat insane story, and a game setup similar to Turok or Battlezone. I only have a demo of this one ready, with two missions, and a very weak MP mode.