Thursday, March 17, 2011

What We're Working On

This week I picked up an ebook about game design. Sometimes when I'm bored I feel like reading about that kind of stuff- lounging around and watching TV all day is awesome, believe me, but sometimes I feel like being productive. That being said, in terms of this post, reading doesn't give me a lot to show you.

However, I took what I learned from this ebook and made a design document. Whether or not this game was going to come into fruition was moot- I just wanted to start designing a game. I've always loved the SEGA Crazy Taxi games- so I decided to kinda copy that, excecpt put it in a top-down space shooter setting. Fun, huh?

So I wrote up a game design document. After a while, I decided it would actually be awesome to try and produce this game. I've started to make spaceships as the player characters. I've always loved to make ships, because it's okay to make something abstract and funky, because in reality these kinds of ships don't really exist. So I can do whatever I want.

I posted a team request on the Game Maker Community, and someone bit. And now we are working on actually making this game. Cool, huh? So sometimes it's worth it to just open up Word or Google Doc (which I used) and type away.

I'll keep you guys updated on this project, but for now, I'm going to keep the details under the table...

Thanks for reading!


Mr. Me said...

Me and some other people are also working on a space game. I'm interested to see how your game turns out.

Ethan said...

Good luck with your project! Making spaceships is one of my favorite things to do with game design, it's a lot of fun.

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