This community right now is nice, small and very young.
With all of the recent bug problems with DBpro alot of confidence has been lost in the product, making people wait to buy the full product and such...
So I've come up with a simple idea that will help give everyone something to have confidence in, yet at the same time feel that no matter what is created afterwards they've had a part in something that hasn't just ceased development.
The idea is pretty straight forward, I will upload a game design - it is quite comprehensive and right now I'm copying it into Word and Scanning in all of the concepts.
Now everyone will be free to read this Gameplan, as it'll be like a community project.
The game will be created open source, meaning that at all time the source and media will be available to everyone.
A two ftp accounts will be opened specifically for this project. I'll be making a simple FTP Upload/Downloader for this, in account 1 will be the final source download account - which will be where the currently working game source code, media will be stored. Account 2 will be developer uploading account, each person helping will be given thier own directory for thier source code and media. For space reasons media will be basically ONLY what you created yourself, and will be available for download on the other account. Only the Alpha Team will have access to the Final Source Account!
The Alpha Team will be in charge of final production, editing etc... basically we'll be like header coders making all of the good code you guys create seperately and embedding it in such a way that it will then work with the rest of the game
Members for this team will need a very good knowlage of DB/DBpro.
A law enforcement agent in the city called Chloe Daala, finds something strange with a case she is working on. It takes her on a journey to the ancient ruins of the Ancient Zoidian in the valley of the Pulse Death. Where she will find the secret behind the metallic creatures called Zoids that inhabit planet Zi, and discover the gateway to Terra!
This will be mostly be a 3rd person game, where you have a city to find clues and travel using these Zoids.
For this reason the terrain of the worlds will need to be a cross between BSP for the city and buildings and Matrix patches for terrain. The games minimum specs in this case are to be quite lapsed so we'll be aiming for ->
800Mhz | 64Mb Ram | 16Mb 3D Card | 16Bit Sound | Dx8.1b | Win9x/XP
Stanard Graphics Mode will be 640x480x16bpp
and a combination of Keyboard and Mouse will be used, however a Sidewinder Gamepad control system is also wanted
Right now I'm unsure about network capabilties, but not too important right now either.
I'd like to impliment a fighting system within this similar style to Oni, however we'll need to make it a little slower and more realistic. And a decent battle engine for the Zoids will be required as most of the later parts of the game WILL be Zoids battles
(think Mechs in the shape dinosaurs and animals)
Thats is basically the outline of the game, there is alot more to come on this but that is enough to make everyone think about if they want to join in right now.
Be sure if you'd like to be on the Alpha Team to DBmail me
By the way incase you make it this far down my post
, I'm not actually asking for full time from everyone - infact if all you do is say make a single rock that we'll use then you will be credited for your work. Its more of a if you have the time or want to help us then jump in we'll have no objections, however the Alpha Team Members should be willing to put in about an hours work a work atleast to help get everything working
I have to tell you there is no profit in this, so anyone wanting to make a fast buck - then I would doubt it, as no one is planning to make any money out of this.
However once complete this game isn't going to be put into some obscure website no one visits, so having your name in the credits will get you noticed BIG time by alot of people
Well Thanks for your time (^_^)
Hope this all seems worthwhile...
"For the Greater Good"...
Kyi'Aun (Jedi Master) Rai'Ka