Some of you may have noticed the changes this site has been undergoing; so far, I'm fairly happy with it. There's descriptions for the videos on the Movies page now, an Artwork page has been implemented, I got a footer for the site now, yey, and, basically, overall, things have been cleaned and tuned up a little bit.
But I need a plot for the game I'm making. It's pretty crazy how far I got so far... with the template characters, lol. But just recently I got a good, functioning AI in the game, so it's something the player can interact with if they don't have a second person to play with. Then of course, I'll have LAN (hopefully [and I say hopefully because, though I have it working, sometimes it lags a bit and makes everything go off course, I'll have to figure out a way for the script to constantly be sending the position's of the characters to each other player constantly]), which should also help.
One thing that's been on my mind though. This game is working, it's going to happen, I think it's going to be fun, I think people will enjoy it... but it is A LOT of work, and A LOT more that needs to be done still... I need to work on the background art for the stages, the characters (I should have said that first, but I already typed it in second, and I don't feel like cutting it and putting it first now, so whatever, deal with it) graphics as well as unique traits of theirs, voice work and sound effects that need to be done for each one, music needs to be chosen/made... so on and so forth... I've been starting to think that, if I put this up for free on somewhere like Newgrounds, only a couple of people will play it or really care for it, and then that will be it... probably just being pessimistic, but still. I would like to make decent money off the game, but I feel like there's not much of a way to. To get it on somewhere like Steam, I need to pay for the Greenlight, and then I need like 10,000 people to vote it up, and I don't really have that many people who know about it in the first place, so I dunno. I guess my only option would be to put it up for free on NG, and on my own site as well. Who knows, maybe an angel will come over and give it a spot on Steam, if it's good enough...
GUH no more, I hate thinking about that, whatever, free or not, I want people to enjoy the game in the end, and I want a lot of people to know about it. But that's gonna be a long ways from now.
But anyway, yeah, the reason I made this stupid post to begin with, the PLOT... I DON'T HAVE ONE STILL, AFTER MONTHS OF TIME. But I got somewhere... SOMEwhere... I have a theme and a setting. Basically, I'm thinking of an fantasy magic/sci-fi thing. Like, magicky attacks and abilities, a fantasy world, but it's years in the future now, and though that old magicky stuff still exists, there's futury guns and beam swords and armor and stuff. I think that would be cool. Now I just need a plot. I want multiple races, like humanoid creatures with guns or laser swords (think of like, Terran from StarCraft or something), savage alien monsters (...Zerg, from StarCraft, again, for a reference), robots, of course... perhaps a fairy? With armor? Actually that would be pretty awesome. Really weird, but awesome. A magicky fairy species, but now equipped with the modern equipment to face the others. So basically that's sort of a them I have right now. I dunno. What do you think?
But a PLOT, that's not a PLOT, is it? No, it's not. What's the conflict in this planet/universe? It doesn't need to be complicated, but I would like a neato little plot, to act as a backbone to everything. Even very simple fighting games generally have a premise in the back.
I will continue to think... I will keep thinking... but if you guys have anything, I'd like to know... thanks...
-Twisted4000 (Why do I put that in in the end of my posts all the time? I'm the only one who makes posts on this site. This is stupid).
I think I FINALLY figured out a genre to use for the game... I will let you know what that is when it's all verified and I come up with a story for it... well, IF I do... but yes, that's good. I sort of had an epiphany one night, heheh.
Progress on the animation is alright. Again, slow, but okay... how many times have I said that, now? Like 5? I dunno. But I HOPE it will be out by either the end of the month, or, at the latest, October. I also have a potential job coming up soon, since I lost my job in PA because I had to quit because I had to move back to CO, lol. It would be nice, money is nice to buy things with. There's too many things I want to buy.
Also, about tablets... do I want a screen tablet, like say, a Cintiq? I mean, that's the one everyone wants and everyone says is great, but then again, when I draw on paper, my hand gets in the way of like half the drawing most of the time, you know what I mean? For animation I could totally see how it would help, but ehh... still... I just dunno. That's a long ways from now though, anyway, because they're ridiculously expensive for no reason. No I mean really, $1,000 for the smallest size? Why a thousand dollars? iPads are touch-sensitive tablets as well, and they have the function to compute. They're computers with a touch-screen. A Cintiq is just a touch screen. I don't care if it's slightly more precise or whatever, they're too expensive. But then again, supply-and-demand, and Wacom is apparently the only company in existence that makes tablets that aren't annoying, so... eh, whatever. I'm done complaining, I guess.
Lately though, some disappointing thoughts have been running through the head. Times have certainly changed in the whole media thing. Yeah, I can't really say that I know what times were like "back in the day" since I wasn't old enough while in that period, but then again, I think we can all see what it was like. Though the internet certainly helps us get our names out and get into contact with producers and publishers these days... that's also the problem, EVERYBODY seems to be swarming around them, all toppling over each other and pushing everyone out of the way so they can get to the top first, you know? There's just so much stuff in the way, it makes it difficult to find the good. And even then, the good all topples over the other good. There's also the 24-year-olds that act like they're 13. I've dealt with crap like people shoving their videos in my face and trying to get me to put a like on them (no, I mean, actually telling me to like them), but not once have they ever done the same to any of my work. lol stupid fucking assholes.
Back in the 90s and even the early 2000s, there wasn't nearly as many people trying to do this stuff, it wasn't as easy as hopping on a computer and pushing a few buttons. Sure, getting into contact with, say, a publisher was a bit more difficult, but at least there wasn't 3 billion people spamming up their inboxes.
I dunno, is this just me who sees this? I dunno, who cares. I kinda wish I didn't bring it up, but now I already typed all of that so it's too late. I could always go back and erase it but... I also couldn't. You know what, I won't. I just feel like I'm not really gonna get anywhere with all of this, no matter how much I improve or whatever. I feel like things are all getting worse in the media entertainment business, like it will only get more difficult to get an actual job in it. Yes, I'm talking about an actual career in one of these fields, not just "I want 100k subs on YouTube" bullshit. Like, I dunno.
See, this is what my mind does to itself. It just goes on and on and on and digs deeper and gets more sad and confused, especially when I'm attempting to fall asleep. Also I went through like 2 episodes of South Park while writing this. The Lil' Cops one and the Native American Casino one, lol.
BOTTOM-LINE, as I was actually starting out with in this stupid post, projects are going alright.