Conversation between Pops and myself. Followup to Dozer.
Cant post on WordPress from here: So, simplify. Write something for the Google Play market, to run on an Android cell phone. Or the Amazon market to run on the Fire. Make it a simple side scroller. Put the energy into telling the story.
Food for thought:
Side scroller is harder than ‘Dozer by a lot. The suggested mech game at the bottom is also easier than the side-scroller, though the one planned by my company is much, much harder.
You’re the game programmer. I’m a tech. I’m trying to open your box just a little bit. And I still have a copy of the original ‘Dozer, and I played it a couple of weeks ago.
Hey, anyone with a box-opener is welcome.
I don’t s’pose you could email ‘Dozer to me…
What happened to your laptop?
The old battery was dying. So I bought a new battery (and power cord, as I didn’t know what was up), about six months ago. The new battery died. The old battery died. So ALI:CE is tethered until I get yet another battery.
My pet felon’s laptop, of the same breed and purchased a few months after mine also gave up the ghost recently, and I resigned myself to the need for a new machine.
Add to that the fact that the OS is slowed to a crawl, no matter how many times I clean up / check for malware / etc… when I load a program I’m working on, there’s only half a chance it will move at a reasonable speed.
Anyway, the software end can probably be fixed by reformatting and reinstalling, but Theresa wanted to wait until I got a ‘nother PC in case it went horribly wrong, since the machine is kind of necessary to chasing my dreams. And a reformat/reinstall is a day project, and I don’t have a day handy just yet.
My thoughts regarding the topic of conversation:
- I’m not willing to abandon the Mech game until I’ve talked it out with my sidekicks.
- Telling a story with a game adds a nice order of complexity (for one, it’s tough to do without some sort of in-built scripting language).
- That does not make this a bad suggestion. Vox’s suggestion is:
…when I see one successful guy after another crash and burn while trying to shoot directly for the Moon, it makes me want to set up shop as a consultant, telling these people to spend a lot less money, hire a lot fewer people, and directing their focus on making entertaining games and not failing to even release what is supposed to be the next CoD/WoW/AB. [emphasis mine].
- Thus, entertaining is key.
- I need to go to bed now.
Followed up by Box Openers Pt. 2.