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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by brumdogpro, Jun 16, 2012.

  1. brumdogpro

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    What do you guys think the next big thing will be? We are still kind of in the stage of zombie games but what do you guys believe comes next?
     
  2. TehWut

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    more military shooters, more space marine shooters, a minecraft clone here or there. And maybe the occasional die hard RPG and the usual anticipated Nintendo franchise.
     
  3. Khyrid

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    As far as AAA games go, if they continue to follow the streamlining trend it will be games where you just sit there and watch the screen as your character automatically moves around and kills stuff and levels up making you feel like you achieved something.

    As far as indie games go, I don't notice trends, indie devs have superior creative capacities which is why we don't lower ourselves by joining the industry. Each indie game is a snowflake.

    I may exaggerate sometimes.
     
  4. TylerPerry

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    It is not a matter of creativity it is a matter of many peoples jobs/a parent company that cant afford to loose millions of dollars in a failed game.
     
  5. OmniverseProduct

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    I noticed that with this post.
     
  6. DanielQuick

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    Which allows indies to be more creative, which is what Khyrid said.
     
  7. keithsoulasa

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    Hate to be negative, but I'm thinking F2P is going to push alot of traditional games out of the market
     
  8. TehWut

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    Just check out Blacklight Retribution the next time your thinking about making an indie FPS and profiting from it :p
     
  9. TylerPerry

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    Yes but from his comment i though he meant that the people who work for AAA studios are less creativity which is wrong.
    (I was lead to believe this by this comment)
     
  10. VeraxOdium

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    The trend of social interaction, interconnectedness is still growing insanely, watch for things that bring people together.
     
  11. nipoco

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    Maybe more retro pixel games.
     
  12. brumdogpro

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    Its funny how people are beginning to fall back into liking games that look old school. I've noticed people are begining to think of making a pixel game kind of like art now.
     
  13. TylerPerry

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    It has been like that for a long time.
     
  14. Paralich

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    I predict resurgence of Diablo clones, gotta ride that sales wave.
     
  15. OmniverseProduct

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    funny you mention that because I find diablo 3 rather boring and easy.
     
  16. Paralich

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    Yeah, I know many Diablo fans who are left unsatisfied by Diablo 3, so I haven't even played it yet. I think game closer to Diablo 2 might have a huge potential to scratch that itch, maybe Torchlight 2 will? I'd be unveiling my true to Diablo orgins Diablo-clone right about now, if I wanted and/or could make one :D After second one released we also got Dungeon Siege, Nox, Sacred, Divine Divinity and that's only good ones I remember
     
  17. Steffan-Poulsen

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  18. superpig

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    Drink more water! Unity Technologies

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    the Linux Desktop!
     
  19. nipoco

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    Wow. Apparently bows are really popular in games now a days :D
    I believe the first 3d games with bow I was playing, were Turok and Zelda Ocarina of time. Both for N64

    Can you explain why this will be the next big thing?
     
  20. George Foot

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    I think it will be the Year of the Burst Bubbles.
     
  21. TylerPerry

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    lol
     
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  23. superpig

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    Drink more water! Unity Technologies

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    I'm joking. Linux on the desktop won't take off this year either.
     
  24. RyanSchurton

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    non-linear games where you can do whatever, whenever.
     
  25. Meltdown

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    What's Linux?
     
  26. superpig

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    You're alright, Meltdown. You're alright.
     
  27. echtolion

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    It's a running joke at this point.
    X year is the year of Linux.
     
  28. nipoco

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    Oh ok. I was actually wondering why Linux could be the next big thing. I thought I missed something :D
     
  29. Morning

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    I vote for this too. I can see millions of ways to abuse these particles. Millions coming from fire, millions from sword hitting walls, millions from level up effects and many more.
     
  30. imaginaryhuman

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    More of the same plus more of what nobody can predict?

    I predict more 2D games going `HD`, a resurgence of some old games and genres re-envisioned, more clones of clones, more online/cloud-content games, more game development tool advancements, more `app stores`, more new consoles, even more really dark icky disgusting games, more games going for darkness and ego to try and sell more, and a few indie megahits.
     
  31. Morning

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    Don't forget sequels, more sequels. But then again every year is a sequel year.
     
  32. CharlieSamways

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    To answer the OPs question:

    Me ;)
     
  33. MarigoldFleur

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    I honestly believe that 2012/2013 will be the year of the indie revolution. With more and more console developers opening their systems to less established developers we're finally reaching a point like back in the 90s where major publishers aren't a barrier to entry anymore. Apple proved that indie titles can thrive on the tablet/phone market, Minecraft's huge popularity brought indie PC gaming into the public eye, Sony has released an SDK for the Vita and Sony certified phones that is currently free to use, and even Nintendo is loosening up with stuff like BIT.TRIP coming to the Wii U.

    Things are starting to get really, really interesting.
     
  34. keithsoulasa

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    +1
     
  35. superpig

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    You're overlooking something, though, and that is: the vast majority of indie titles are S***.

    It's like YouTube. Anyone can pick up their phone and start filming something and then broadcast it to a massive audience, absolutely. And there's some really good stuff on there, too - amidst hundreds of thousands of videos of preteens larking about and crap AMVs and videos of people watching other videos and a guy saying "shark ass" looped for 10 hours. It's not going to replace film studios and TV networks any time soon. Lower barriers to entry almost always mean a drop in average quality.

    So not a revolution, I'd say, because indie is supplementing what's there, not replacing it. You still need a publisher (or an /awful/ lot of money) to produce something big.

    Plus you need to remember the hundreds of thousands of CoD and Halo players out there. I don't think they'll be picking up Braid or Fez or Journey any time soon. Not even Super Meat Boy.
     
  36. Khyrid

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    I used a post qualifier that rightly justified my ludicrous statements.