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Could Neowin Produce a Good Linux Singleplayer Game?

What Kind of Singleplayer Game Would You Like To See?   

49 members have voted

  1. 1. Would You Like to See a Linux-based Singleplayer game?

    • Yes
      40
    • No
      9
  2. 2. What Kind of Game Would You Like To See Developed

    • First Person Shooter (FPS)
      18
    • Deus Ex, Shockz, Half-Life Like
      11
    • Adventure Game
      11
    • Simple Game (Linear)
      9


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Tin Man    39

With all of the talent Neowin has, would it be possible for people here to create a good (with plot), first person shooter for Linux?

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kyro    2

huh. come again?

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Tin Man    39
huh. come again?

What I'm thinking is that with all of the free engines for Linux, and all of the gaming talent that Neowin has, and the programmers (that are so talented they can produce their own version of Linux) why couldn't Neowin user base produce a high quality single player game for Linux?

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Copoboxx    0

Well, won't be bad :p

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Srugie    10

That would be pretty cool!

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Colin-uk    133

if the interest was there, yes, otherwise no :p

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Matrix XII    38

That would be amazing! I have no skills in that area, but I'd use Linux just to play the game if it was ever made :p

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Tin Man    39
if the interest was there, yes, otherwise no :p

From browsing around I can tell the talent is, and Linux gives us the tools.... sooo with a bit of interest I'm wondering what kind of game Neowin would like to produce. I remember Deus Ex being amazingly popular, so I would suggest a FPS based on something similar.

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kyro    2

I respect your enthusiasm and all but please be realistic , which names here do you see have talent in 3D modeling,Rigging,Level design,game-engine-development/programming, storyline etc etc , which can be teamed up if neowin pays for it (if thats what you meant) give the names.

dont just look around seeing linux topics and answers and think this forum is filled abundant talent to pump out a Modern 3D game.

If people here can spit a Flash game (browser based shockwave) even that will be good.

I was once at your stage of thinking too. look at my sig on what I have settled for real gaming.

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Typhon    0

Making a game would be very time consuming and hard. Even making a mod can take years. And a good mod well look at BMS. I think flash based would be the limit. Trust me in 2006 I was learning C++ to make games and I gave up because I do not have the time or money to do that stuff lol. But feel free I would not mind helping out a little.

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Tin Man    39

Okay guys we know its going to be hard, thats that point. We know its going to take time and thats fine, quality doesn't come overnight

For names we need volunteers first, and even before we get modeling talent... we need a story, a plot.

So does anyone have an interest in writing?

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joeblogg    0

i think it would be possible. heaps of people here are great with programming and stuff like that. :)

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Budious    0

Why does it have to be a first person shooter, we got enough of those already?! How about a decent real-time strategy game for linux if you're going to make an effort? :)

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Tin Man    39
Why does it have to be a first person shooter, we got enough of those already?! How about a decent real-time strategy game for linux if you're going to make an effort? :)

My vision is a Deus Ex like game, that had elements of both. Maybe a poll is in order?

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sanctified    1,219

Why not an Adventure game? Well, I know those are not very popular around here :(

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LTD    0

Yes.

Tom Clancy's Flamewar.

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Numpad    0

i have a great imagination so can easily think up plots for any type of game :D

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fix-this!    76

i love to see more support for gaming in linux.

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APH-Alex    13
Yes.

Tom Clancy's Flamewar.

And we can use your post right there as the terminal that gets you on to the roflcopter.

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markjensen    86
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For names we need volunteers first, and even before we get modeling talent... we need a story, a plot.

...

In FPS games, the plot is superficial.

Go around. Shoot stuff. Solve puzzles to get to new areas. Survive. Kill more. The end.

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+Audioboxer    2,874
Why not an Adventure game? Well, I know those are not very popular around here :(

Noooo!

Long live adventure games :yes:

On a somewhat related note, I'm currently trying to re-create the forum in LBP :laugh:

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Tin Man    39
In FPS games, the plot is superficial.

Go around. Shoot stuff. Solve puzzles to get to new areas. Survive. Kill more. The end.

Your post is the exact reason I'm putting forward this idea. We do not have to make a brain dead game, we can integrate aspects of whatever we find interesting.

So like sanctified and Audioboxer have suggested, aspects of Adventure games are up for grabs as well, maybe even a little horror. However I would like to keep the single player focus.

Numpad plot skillz eh? Excellent, have you ever written anything before?

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Green_Eye    49

I study English Lit and Film.

I can help structure a plot if I work TOGETHER as a part of a larger team of scriptwriters so we can merge many story ideas and plots, no one person should be in charge of plot.

Will def give my best for this (Y)

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+Audioboxer    2,874
I study English Lit and Film.

I can help structure a plot if I work TOGETHER as a part of a larger team of scriptwriters so we can merge many story ideas and plots, no one person should be in charge of plot.

Will def give my best for this (Y)

Can the plot involve bald space marines?!

If so, I'm in :woot:

Not really but, haha.

If someone does have an idea, an adult orientated adventure game would be nice. Something gritty and heavy hitting emotionally :p

Which is the reason I can't wait for Heavy Rain. But if any of you guys pull off something looking like that, I'll personally hop on a plane, fly to your house, and buy you a pint :laugh:

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sanctified    1,219
In FPS games, the plot is superficial.

Go around. Shoot stuff. Solve puzzles to get to new areas. Survive. Kill more. The end.

Deus Ex, System Shock 2, Half-Life, just to name a few :p

BTW, I would love to contribute to the plot.

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