I’ve been sitting in front of my Pc the last few days and I’ve been
coding. Coding a new engine. The coding of my OpenGL engine going Okay
as I have a lot of books to fall back on as references. But that’s not
the problem. I feel I’m missing the whole point of creating games, I
feel like a John Carmack not that I’m even quarter as good but I mean I
feel more like a techie you know what I mean. I don’t have a kickass
Idea for my game and it’s bothering me. I like complicated games like
Deus Ex and other Ion games but my favourite games are American McGee’s
Alice and Quake 3. I would like to create a game that gives the player
freedom of chioce and multiple paths to express himself/herself. I’m
getting irretated with my unableness to come up with a truly original
idea as all ideas in FPS have been used. Do you know any place where I
can get Ideas?
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Well, no-one is brilliant at everything. Don’t feel you HAVE to come up
with something. In the real world you’d have a designer who’d tell you
exactly what they need. In the amateur world, your ideas don’t have to
be original. How many quake-clones have you seen? how many other generic
RPGs, FPSs, etc.
Watch the discovery channel. No kidding. Watch it for a day, and you’ll
get tons and tons of awsome ideas for really good game stories. Ideas
are usually not original. It’s very rare to get an original idea. It is
always a derived work of a few ideas that you really liked yourself.
Like I was writing this story for an RPG for the past like year or
something, and then I had my brother and a few friends proof read it for
me. When my brother told me that it had so many elements exactly like
this other game called Xenogears, I refused to believe him….well that
is until eahc person I made read the story said “Is this Xenogears part
It happens on a subconsious level. So the base way to get ideas, is to
Hi all. Personally, I get my ideas from talking to others, and bouncing
ideas around. Hate to plug, but I think my site would work well here (as
thats what our site is about, getting and developing new ideas).
Sorry if this seems like spam. Just smack me if its inappropriate :)
Speaking of ideas … I mostly get most of ideas from the dreams. What
are games? They are just like dreams. Nothing real. But when you make
a game … you turn you dream into reality ;)
:yes: :yes: Thanks a lot for all the hel. The website Excaliber gave me
helps a lot and thanks to all of you who shared your visions on where
one gets ideas for games. Thanks for the discovery channel and dream
ideas and I know I’m an amateur developer but thanks for enlightening me
that most amateur games are Quake clones. Thanks A Lot !!!!!
there is a site called
http://www.a-blast.org/ which means
assoziationsblaster. you can simply type in a word and see what otehr
people wrote get links to other words or simply write a new entry or
link to a new word. the site is really great for getting ideas
Thanks again for the help not hel sorry I typed quickly and it came out
hel in my earlier mail. Sorry if I made someone angry
np, i don’t think you made anybody angry