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Could this game work?

Yes! It sounds awesome!
5 (45.5%)
No. It's weird.
3 (27.3%)
It needs way more Genres!
0 (0%)
I don't think it's possible to make this game.
3 (27.3%)

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Author Topic: Roguelike with every (well not actually every) Genre!  (Read 11852 times)

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Re: Roguelike with every (well not actually every) Genre!
« Reply #15 on: July 04, 2013, 04:01:56 PM »
You need an option for "Possible, but good luck finishing within your lifetime" :P
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Re: Roguelike with every (well not actually every) Genre!
« Reply #16 on: July 04, 2013, 05:04:14 PM »
I'm not sure I understand, do you want a game where these worlds/settings clash? Or do you want to make one roguelike with several optional themes?

I want to make a roguelike with many optional themes that fit together. It would be possible for somebody to play the game with clashing themes, but it would be more fun to play with themes that fit together (even if they're unusual).

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Re: Roguelike with every (well not actually every) Genre!
« Reply #17 on: July 04, 2013, 05:06:25 PM »
You need an option for "Possible, but good luck finishing within your lifetime" :P

I think I can make this in a year or two. It's not as hard as you're imagining.

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Re: Roguelike with every (well not actually every) Genre!
« Reply #18 on: July 05, 2013, 07:22:47 AM »
Personally I'm not sure why this is interesting. Are you just reskinning the same content? Theme and setting can be nice for flavour, but it's the mechanics at the heart of the game that really matter.

Having said that, you should check out A Rogue's Dream: http://www.cutgar.net/?p=100  It's a 7DRL that didn't quite make it, but it had the cool idea (which works) of pulling themes in from the web. So you say your name is "cat" and it makes a cat icon for you from Google image search, chooses enemy types and player powers based on Google autocomplete for searches like "cats hate ..." It has infinite themes essentially, all built up from the sum of human knowledge on the internet. It's open source too if you want to give it a gander.

Wow Darren that's a great idea.

A person could provide just the basics of a game they'd like to play, and the 'game builder AI' would build it.

I would love for a company with vast resources to do something like that.