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Post by ~LegendaryLoL~ on Sat May 22, 2010 7:22 pm

I'm liking how the story is going so far. It's getting kind of (really) late, so I'll drop some more extensive thoughts tomorrow-ish.
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Post by Dantdj on Sun May 23, 2010 7:13 am

~LegendaryLoL~ wrote:I'm liking how the story is going so far. It's getting kind of (really) late, so I'll drop some more extensive thoughts tomorrow-ish.

That would be great, Chris! Smile
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Post by Dontbyvista on Wed May 26, 2010 4:16 am

Just came up with another idea.
Shouldn't Valerie be accompanied with 3 companions throughout the game? And maybe, if the player makes certain decisions... it can actually kill one of her companions off?

They will be members of the Special Forces and such.
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Post by Woody543 on Wed May 26, 2010 4:47 am

From a coding and dialogue and technically possible etc point of view that would take a love load of work I'm guessing. I mean we would end up needing hundreds of different cutscenes etc.

As a gamer I personally I'm fed up of consequences every game these days is all "your actions will have consequences" I don't want my actions to have Prancing consequences, my real life has consequences. I want an amazing story and some fun.

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Post by Dantdj on Wed May 26, 2010 12:23 pm

Dontbyvista wrote:Just came up with another idea.
Shouldn't Valerie be accompanied with 3 companions throughout the game? And maybe, if the player makes certain decisions... it can actually kill one of her companions off?

They will be members of the Special Forces and such.
Could work, but then it's more AI, and AI can end up going crap.
Woody543 wrote:From a coding and dialogue and technically possible etc point of view that would take a love load of work I'm guessing. I mean we would end up needing hundreds of different cutscenes etc.

As a gamer I personally I'm fed up of consequences every game these days is all "your actions will have consequences" I don't want my actions to have Prancing consequences, my real life has consequences. I want an amazing story and some fun.

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Well, you're the story writer, so you don't have to have that! Very Happy
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Post by Woody543 on Wed May 26, 2010 1:13 pm

^^ To be fair it's less about the AI, it's more the fact that after every possible death we would then need to create an ever increasing number of cut-scenes. Or if we have any in game dialogue, we would need to record this and then create a fairly complex set of algorithms to choose which dialogue patterns to play. And ultimately we would need 8(?) different ending cut-scenes.

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Post by Dantdj on Wed May 26, 2010 1:14 pm

Woody543 wrote:^^ To be fair it's less about the AI, it's more the fact that after every possible death we would then need to create an ever increasing number of cut-scenes. Or if we have any in game dialogue, we would need to record this and then create a fairly complex set of algorithms to choose which dialogue patterns to play. And ultimately we would need 8(?) different ending cut-scenes.

Oosh, that too...
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Post by Dontbyvista on Wed May 26, 2010 4:07 pm

How about we disregard the "choices" aspect and have a straight unchangable storyline?

I still think it would be nice to have AI companions. Could make the game more interesting.
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Post by Woody543 on Thu May 27, 2010 3:06 pm

Yeah companions are good - I even mentioned it in my summary thing Razz. It was decided that they wouldn't be there when she first enters the world as she needs to be by herself, but after that it can vary.

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Post by Dontbyvista on Thu May 27, 2010 3:39 pm

Oh Surprised

I like the idea of her being alone when she first enters the alternate world. She might re-unite in a few hours or so in.
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Post by ~LegendaryLoL~ on Fri May 28, 2010 4:10 pm

Yes, my original intention was always having her be alone the first time we see the alternate world. ;D
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Post by dizzydoil on Sat May 29, 2010 2:55 am

All of this reminds me of The Longest Journey: Dreamfall. It includes a sort of other dimension- with a female lead- called Zoe. She's amazing.

I would looove for the game to go in the same direction as that- but a lot more dark, and sinister. We need a one post- with all of the games information in it. Just incase I'm/or others are missing bits, or whatever.
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Post by Dantdj on Sat May 29, 2010 2:31 pm

Sorry I've been away, blame BT. And their crappy internet > Sad

Dale, care giving an example of what that's like? Razz
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Post by Dontbyvista on Sat May 29, 2010 2:54 pm

I'm also leaning forward to a dark, twisted, and sinister storyline. And what is BT?
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Post by Dantdj on Sat May 29, 2010 2:55 pm

Dontbyvista wrote:I'm also leaning forward to a dark, twisted, and sinister storyline. And what is BT?

British Telecom, crappy internet, phone, and such company.
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Post by Dontbyvista on Thu Jun 17, 2010 8:03 am

Nothing new here for almost a month :/

Well, I haven't got much to say in ideas for the script, but I would like to ask if I can be a "co-story writer, or director"? If it is needed.

I just only recently came up with an idea for a tutorial. does anyone want to hear it?

Also (I know it doesn;t belong in this section) have any of you thought up of some neat gameplay mechanics? I feel as if they don't have to re-create the wheel, but be different from your average from FPS. Like what you have posted on TRF.
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Post by Dantdj on Thu Jun 17, 2010 2:13 pm

Dontbyvista wrote:Nothing new here for almost a month :/

Well, I haven't got much to say in ideas for the script, but I would like to ask if I can be a "co-story writer, or director"? If it is needed.

I just only recently came up with an idea for a tutorial. does anyone want to hear it?

Also (I know it doesn;t belong in this section) have any of you thought up of some neat gameplay mechanics? I feel as if they don't have to re-create the wheel, but be different from your average from FPS. Like what you have posted on TRF.

The place kinda ground to a halt Razz

As I've said in opening posts, members are welcome to give ideas and help out in sections that aren't "their own".

Yeah, I'll hear the idea! Smile

Um, not really. I tend to be busy with schoolwork a lot around now, due to exams, and any times I'm not doing anything I just want to relax. I won't be available during July, but people are still welcome to create.
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Post by Dontbyvista on Thu Jun 17, 2010 2:25 pm

Okay, I hope this forum becomes active again. It can't just die like that.

And here is my idea for a tutorial.

Valerie Rae come's off of an elevator into the "Underground *Instert special forces name* training grounds." (The elevator idea is somewhat similar to Portal and the actual tutorial I have in mind is similar to that of the first Half-Life) she is greeted by the "Training escort" from one of the intercom's. (He is in a control room monitoring Valerie)
he guides Valerie via intercom. The tutorial envolves simple actions such as running, jumping, climbing, crawling etc.
Then there is the weapon test. Simply target practice with synthetic enemies which have the *special forces names* emblem on it. Once we think of some gameplay mechanics, this part can have more depth, but as of now it is simply shoot the target's down.
After Valerie is about to reach "The most important aspect of your training" An emergency alram sounds within the training grounds. The training escort then says that the training must end for now. Valerie is then told to leave as there has been an important call for her to head to the bay.

Valerie then enters the exit elevator, taking her back up to ground level. As the door opens the actual game starts.

What do you think?
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Post by Dantdj on Thu Jun 17, 2010 2:27 pm

That's a very good idea, actually.

I like it!
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Post by Dontbyvista on Thu Jun 17, 2010 2:54 pm

Glad you think so Very Happy

Wonder if there is a good way to bring all the other members back over here.
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Post by Dantdj on Thu Jun 17, 2010 3:14 pm

Dontbyvista wrote:Glad you think so Very Happy

Wonder if there is a good way to bring all the other members back over here.

Chris (LegendaryLoL) is on a trip for 2 weeks, but I'll send the others PMs. As far as I'm aware, Dale started making a mock-up building for a level.
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Post by Dontbyvista on Thu Jun 17, 2010 3:48 pm

Ah ok, I hope they check their PM boxes.
I would like to see a pic of the test building.
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Post by Woody543 on Thu Jun 17, 2010 3:55 pm

Hello, sorry my exams finished the other day, and well having been on a downer from probably failing it wasn't my first priority to come check the forums. In the middle of a theatre production at the moment, plus I have beef with my headmaster about slashing my school magazine budget, and so have loads to do for that. Whilst also trying to put together a film portfolio to get into uni. But yeah when I get free time.

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Post by Dantdj on Fri Jun 18, 2010 9:50 am

Dontbyvista wrote:Ah ok, I hope they check their PM boxes.
I would like to see a pic of the test building.
Hopefully.

I'm not sure if Dale went any further then what I saw, which was an exterior. I'm not sure if I can get you one.

Woody543 wrote:Hello, sorry my exams finished the other day, and well having been on a downer from probably failing it wasn't my first priority to come check the forums. In the middle of a theatre production at the moment, plus I have beef with my headmaster about slashing my school magazine budget, and so have loads to do for that. Whilst also trying to put together a film portfolio to get into uni. But yeah when I get free time.

Don't worry about it. One of the understandings you have to come in here with is that we still have the free-time-eater that is school.
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Post by Dantdj on Sun Jun 27, 2010 9:56 am

Alright, we need progress here...

Woody (If you check here at all), would you like doing the script with me until Chris gets back? We need progress, although I would fully understand if you refused because you have a lot going on.
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