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When you see this GIF, what game ideas can you think up?

Discussion in 'Game Design' started by asperatology, Dec 27, 2015.

  1. asperatology

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    Here's the GIF:



    What game ideas can you come up with?

    Please share extensively!
     
  2. tripknotix

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    Probably those games where you collect as many of those static dots as possible for points.
    Another popular game is when you collect them your dot grows, those are popular.
    You could dodge all of those dots thats a game, if theyre also moving that makes it more difficult.
    You could also have some players be the drawer of those obstacles for others to dodge.
    Perhaps they are coming at you in 3D space like those space ship 3rd person comet shooting games.
    You could have to jump from block to block top down style. Or Super Mario sidescrolling style.
    if they are coming at you like in space, then it would be cool to make it so you could jump on them but you have to jump off before the boxes come towards the sky and are too far. Or if they are too close or too far camera distance from the last block, then you cant jump to it, sort of like a 3rd axis for determining if a platform is too far. Mario 64 style.
     
  3. tedthebug

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    A lice (louse?) running around dodging dandruff
     
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  4. Kiwasi

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    Things that come to mind
    • The old windows star screen saver. So space travel in general, especially interstellar travel.
    • The star map in spore.
    • Brownion motion. So something like agar.io
    Then there are more esoteric concepts.
    • One moving dot in a bunch of static ones. Concepts about being free when everyone else is bound by rules. And being lonely because of it.
     
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  5. Ryiah

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    It's reminding me of Centipede. A moving target with a bunch of low value static objects blocking your fire.
     
  6. AndrewGrayGames

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    Fooby, the Rebel Kamikaze Snowball! Breaking the laws of physics, because they suck anyways.

    Laws Broken Include:
    • Gravity - if anime characters don't abide it, why should you?
    • General Gravitation - Fooby finds other objects slightly less repulsive than laws of physics.
    • Friction - What use is friction, anyways?
    • Conservation of Energy - Pssh.
     
  7. tedthebug

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    Fooby is also part Borg, trying to assimilate all the other non-hive minded snowflakes
     
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  8. J-Cewp

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    Makes me think of a type of maze game where, rather than having solid lines, the pathway ways are dotted. Possibly something similar to FEZ:

    3-d spaced view allows the ball to do certain movements, while switching to another allows for other movements.
     
  9. AndrewGrayGames

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    I feel like I missed an opportunity now. ;_;
     
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  10. tedthebug

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    That's your entry for next years silly Xmas game, assimilate enough to gain sentience & become an avenging snowman.
     
  11. Tiny-Tree

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    i see a mmorpg multiplayer pong:eek:
     
  12. AndrewGrayGames

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    If it's half as good as the MMO Flappy Bird...then, I support this idea.
     
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  13. PenguinEmporium

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    I kinda think of a moving cursor that turns objects in a certain range into the cursor's color. After that, you can throw the objects at obstacles such as another player's base. The other player could block the objects by moving in front of them and collecting them. The whole game would be like dodge ball.
     
  14. Ryiah

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    At first I thought you were joking. Then I did a Google search. :eek:

    http://flapmmo.com/
     
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  15. AndrewGrayGames

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    Yep, that's the one. I thought it was a joke at first too. I can't unsee what I have seen.
     
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