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Rock Simulator 2014

Discussion in 'Works In Progress' started by Ryan05055, Jun 21, 2014.

  1. Ryan05055

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    GREENLIGHT ROCK SIMULATOR ON STEAM


    Note to mods: Please do not remove this post, it is a completely legitimate game, I'm just having a bit of fun with this thread.

    Introducing, Rock Simulator 2014

    For a long time, there has been one game missing from the market, a genuine rock simulator. I am here for you today to introduce you to Rock Simulator 2014. This simulator is a rock enthusiasts dream. You can watch beautiful rocks in any location in the world. From grass plains to salt flats, there are dozens of hand designed BEAUTIFUL environments.

    Gameplay

    The beautiful thing about this game, is that there is no gameplay. There is a simple HUD, and a camera that rotates around the hand crafted rock. Just sit back, relax and watch the rocks.

    Due to all the attention this has gotten, I don't want to just give a game with a camera pointed to a rock to everybody. So now there will be game-play along with a story line. More information is to come very soon.

    Concept Art


    In Engine Screenshots






    The great news about Rock Simulator 2014, is that it is completely FREE!


    Stay tuned for more Rock Simulator 2014 features.​
     
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  2. calmcarrots

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    AI is a bit.... iffy..... other than that, good job.
     
  3. Eric5h5

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    I think the rock animation needs a huge amount of work. It will probably take at least weeks, or more likely months, of 16-hour days to get it right, but it will be worth it in the end. Actually it will probably require an entire team, so I hope you're not doing this alone.

    --Eric
     
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  4. Ryan05055

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    Thanks for replying. So far, the little amount of animation I worked on took forever. The erosion to the rocks over years is hard to capture. I'm thinking about hiring a dev team of 24 people to help out.
     
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  5. Z43D

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    Why stop at 24? A few hundred never hurt.
     
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  6. Ryan05055

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    Yes, but I might have to outsource to China then, and I don't think the Chinese people have a very good knowledge of rocks.
     
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  7. Z43D

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    Not going to comment on that one. Anyhow, make sure you set aside enough Kickstarter funds for Dwayne Johnson to do the electrifying commentary/voiceovers that would take place in this game.
     
  8. gwubgwub

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    This is great, concept art is really nicely done and the game play is nice and smooth. I love the way you have used a rock in the game play, Nice touch.

    I think added a good graphics team of 20 and a few more coders and you have a £29.99 value game here
     
  9. TheRaider

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    You don't have detail required. At the Mars lab they 70K poly + rocks running inside unity for looking at using augmented reality.
     
  10. Goregaming

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    You should habe a realistic budget to execute this. Maybe start at like 50k.If you dont have any money we could get you crowdfunded. This has a promising future. Keep it up.
     
  11. Eric5h5

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    Since I've had more time to think about this, I have to say you've taken on way more than you can realistically accomplish. The rigging alone will be insanely complicated, never mind the animation, and let's not even mention the networking code. I know everyone wants to make rock simulators, but as a first project it's just not gonna happen. Start smaller. Make a pebble simulator first—if you can manage to finish that, the experience will be invaluable.

    --Eric
     
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  12. pjde_

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    this game rocks!
     
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  13. adnan.e94

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    if i select beach first when loading the game, it looks like this:
    http://pokit.org/get/?89061855632f6542dfb3234dfb743d8f.jpg

    but it looks normal when i play the levels in order. bug?

    add: same for the second level, unless i dont choose the first level, then menu and from there others, i just get black terrain.
     
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  14. Ryan05055

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    Certainly a bug. This is not acceptable For a AAA game like this. I will go fix it.
     
  15. NobodyYouKnow

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    I know this is still a development build, but I'm rather concerned about the obvious lack of rocks of color in your game. Far too often games will only represent one, usually granite, and if there is more than one, they're stereotyped in the worst ways (Igneous is found in other places than just volcanoes, devs!).

    I'm not asking you or any of your expansive team to end rockism. All I ask is that rocks of all types have a chance at equal representation in video games. I don't think that's too much to ask, but here we are.
     
  16. Dennis_eA

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    This rocks.
     
  17. Ryan05055

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    I understand your frustration. I too have a pet peeve for unequal rocks. I assure you that me and my 230 Chinese workers will take your recommendation seriously, and end rock discrimination with this game.
     
  18. gwubgwub

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    What sort of age rating will this game be on release?
     
  19. Ryan05055

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    We can't guarantee anything. You might see rocks mating in their natural environment or you might see nothing at all. ESRB has given this game an AO rating, Adults Only.
     
  20. TheXandan

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    Hey man I don't know how to say this but I already made this game a few months ago and never really bothered to post about it.

    In browser version that is missing a few features

    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/149767866/Rock 2.0/Rock 2.0.html

    Downloadable version

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/4f4xwo9mtxj01nv/Rock Simulator.zip

    so yeah.

    In addition, mine is multiplayer, you can see all the other players in the game world around you. If you could get closer to them you could see their gamertags as well.
     
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  21. Ryan05055

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    Well the difference between ours is mine is certified by the National Rock Foundation of America.
     
  22. TheXandan

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    Umm excuse me? does YOURS have realistic air flow simulation and realistic lens flair? Does YOURS have simulated wildlife? Implied multiplayer? A living forst to play in? A fanbase of LITERALLY TENS OF PEOPLE? I THINK NOT!
     
  23. Die-N-Honor

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    Concept Art is Amazing, Keep up the good work!

    P.S Animation's for the rock seem a bit...unresponsive. but nice work!
     
  24. gwubgwub

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    Well better be safe than sorry, I went to the woods once and saw a oddly shaped rock of a certain male body part and its scared me for life. This is one of the main reason I will support this game.
     
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  25. gurayg

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    I read that people had problems running this but it runs rock solid in my system.
    Will definitely buy the DLC when it's released.
     
  26. KheltonHeadley

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    :cool:
     
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  27. Samuel411

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    This is the best simulator I have ever laid my eyes on. It could still use some work to get to the water simulator level but other than that it looks amazing. You should totally steam greenlight. Good luck, also I think you don't need 100 people to finish this but rather 1000.
     
  28. Cheburek

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    Does it support multiplayer? Please, please support multiplayer! So me and my friend can play as two rocks and sit there together!
     
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    Fast-paced, action packed, solid gameplay. I like it.
     
  30. Mauri

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    Best game ever! Definitely Game of the Year worthy. 10/10 stars.
     
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    Can you port this to Android? I think you would build a rock solid fan base if you did!
     
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  32. carking1996

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    Joking aside, I could see this going somewhere. Maybe adding the ability to move the rock for one. :)
     
  33. Samuel411

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    What joking?
     
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  34. KheltonHeadley

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    This is Rock Simulator 2014. You clearly have never seen rocks, can they walk?

    (you completely missed the idea of the game)
     
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  35. randomperson42

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    You have clearly never seen walking rocks.
     
  36. KheltonHeadley

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    I've heard of them, I guess that can be DLC for this game.
     
  37. randomperson42

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    No, I think walking rocks is taking it too far. You don't want to over-complicate things for the player. This game already features intensely confusing gameplay. Only for the most hardcore gamers.
     
  38. Cheburek

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    "Press 1 for dubstep" this got me laughing :D
    If you going to greenlight it, you have my vote!
     
  39. TheRaider

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    will it include stromatolites? They are my favourite rocks.
     
  40. Ryan05055

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    I've added a Greenlight link to the top of this post. Lets make it happen!
     
  41. carking1996

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    I meant picking it up with ya mouse and throwing it, like at the beach, skipping it.
     
  42. Chris-HG

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    Please make sure there is Oculus support. And simulate the north side of each rock correctly for added effect.
     
  43. Velo222

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    Fantastic! I can't wait to play. Will there be multi-player though? And please don't make it pay-to-win or DRM. Please.
     
  44. davem250

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    Congrats Ryan! you're game has been announced on GameSpot... that's friggin' awesome :D you should see what the lady has to say about your game :p congrats!
     
  45. pjde_

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    Your rock textures look rock solid. Good job!
     
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  47. KheltonHeadley

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    Seeing as you're funded, perhaps you could use a rock specialist. I've studied rocks for decades and I feel my expertise could really help with this project.
     
  48. stephencua2001

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    Once development reaches the late alpha stage, we should compile multiple parallel instances of the program into a box and perform a turing test.
     
  49. nipoco

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    Someone is doing a "Grass Simulator" now.

    This get's really out of hand...
     
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  50. KheltonHeadley

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    Simulator Simulator was recently announced.
     
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