So since beginning work on my project this weekend, I have had a huge response, all of it positive too, so I would like to say thank you to all of those who have given me a little feedback on this.
The project is going to take a little longer than I thought, as I am going to need t record a half-decent video, prepare an official rulebook and stop creating things. I am literally my own worst enemy here, as I have come up with a few new features that can be used in gameplay. I’m just making it harder for myself, but I love this project, and there is so much that I want to put in.
I am starting to contact videogame developers, to find out if the idea is feasible for my project – namely, I have contacted Rare Ltd to ask about the camera feature that they had in Viva Pinata: Trouble In Paradise. It had exactly what I wanted – a barcode system that was recognisable by the game via a camera. However, to know the ballpark figures I’m swinging for, I will need to contact more than one company.
It may come down to just releasing the card game at first, but I want the connectivity, and for a videogame to link up to the cards. I guess I’m getting a little bit of cold feet, as I have no experience at building games and no contacts in the industry either…
Super Fun Interaction Time! I’ve been referring to this game as “The Project” for a long while, but it’s going to need a proper name. Since I started the game (please note, I was 14) it was named Robo-Fighter. Now, I understand that this is not the catchiest of titles, so I’d like suggestions to be put forward for a name that incorporates the idea that they are robots and they fight. Like Rock ’em Sock ’em Robots, except less “already taken”. I kind of like the idea of calling it Scrap Metal – scrap being another word for fight, and metal being completely unrelated to robots at all (it needs no explanation, really).
So, for now, I’m going to be working on completing the Rule Book (or the first draft) and inputting all of the cards (and any that I come up with in the meantime) onto a big ol’ spreadsheet. Why? Because spreadsheets rock.