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pvenables
Oct. 16th, 2006 11:14 pm (UTC)
I'm a little worn-out on platform games so this might not appeal to my demographic, but I do like the looks of that masked dude. I want to see what he's gonna do.

Also, blue-dress girl is sporting a monacle! How cool is that? Answer: VERY.
squidley
Oct. 16th, 2006 11:23 pm (UTC)
On what level does Steve the crossdresser fall out of the sky?
jatg
Oct. 16th, 2006 11:24 pm (UTC)
Hee hee hee.
jatg
Oct. 16th, 2006 11:30 pm (UTC)
Obviously I need to do a bit of a redesign. I just cranked this out with part of a game proposal.
firynze
Oct. 16th, 2006 11:28 pm (UTC)
I'd play that game in a heartbeat! It looks like fun!
theniwokesoftly
Oct. 16th, 2006 11:33 pm (UTC)
Most yes.
kimnrowdy
Oct. 17th, 2006 12:04 am (UTC)
Well from the looks of it, it's a 2D, side-scrolling platformer. So bonus points for harkening back to some awesome 80's games. But the most difficult aspect of this is that it appears to be 2D. All platformers now are in 3D and absolutely amazing. So if anything, it would need to be breth-takingly amazing as a 2D game to be able to compete with the 3D platformers out there. That could possibly be achieved through the animation style... kinda like Viewtiful Joe did.

Additionally, the platformers that are available now have become much more complex beyond the traditional "save the girl" plot line. So the majority of gamers would quickly become bored with an overly simplistic storyline. Rachet and Clank, Sly Raccoon, as well as Jack and Daxter have more involved storylines that have stretched over multiple games. So their success could hinder the development of your title.

On a more personal note, while completely good games in their own right, platformers aren't a game that I run right out to rent/purchase. I find their storylines a bit too shallow and the gameplay to be incredibly repetitive. I get bored far too quickly. If anything, a really solid storyline is really what makes me want to play a specific game and stick with it. I will definately play a game more than once and keep it in my library if the storyline is really solid.

If you're looking to make a platformer, you might want to go the way of Ico or Shadow of the Colossus. They really break the mold for that genre and have outstanding and imaginative gameplay. It's also amazing how involved the stories are for being presenting in such a beautiful and simple way. I have both of these games in my library and I think both of them are great. They might be inspiring. Check 'em out on the PS2.

Also, don't think that I'm totally hatin'. I just thought that being constructive with my comments and justifying the answers would be more helpful than a simple answer. But I have to agree with pvenables. The masked dude has some potential. What does he do? Cool weapons? Special abilities? I'm curious about him.
wyckhurst
Oct. 17th, 2006 12:47 am (UTC)
No. lol
wyckhurst
Oct. 17th, 2006 12:49 am (UTC)
I don't like the way the girl is dressed and that she's being rescued. At first glance it looks a little misogynistic.
smoemeth
Oct. 17th, 2006 12:49 am (UTC)
I'm not a gamer at ALL ... I know NOTHING about it. But this game looks like fun. I love the alien in the UFO. I'd play it for sure. :)
gigiss
Oct. 17th, 2006 02:19 am (UTC)
Silly me, I thought I was the alien in the spaceship hosing all of the misogynistic, monocled, tree-hugging terrestrials.
pvenables
Oct. 17th, 2006 04:17 am (UTC)
No no, I think you have it right!
pr10n
Oct. 17th, 2006 04:34 pm (UTC)
I would play that game. "Eat laser, earthlings!"
gigiss
Oct. 17th, 2006 06:41 pm (UTC)
Mod Suggestion
And it would be cool if you could import new face-artwork for the targets – like former bosses, irate neighbors, obnoxious co-workers, etc.

No, I would never suggest such a thing...
deronimo
Oct. 17th, 2006 06:02 pm (UTC)
I would!!
gatorbuoy
Oct. 18th, 2006 04:04 am (UTC)
Of course!
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