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Let's make a game about our fanfic galaxy!
« on: November 12, 2013, 04:15:26 pm »
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So, I found a really nifty engine for making visual novels. I thought it would be a great idea to make a game based on our fanfic galaxy. After all a visual novel is only text and 2D-Art, which some of us are capapable of. If Gec is willing to volunteer, we might even get some custom music too, though there are free music and sound websites on the internet too.

So essentially I made this thread for some kind of brainstorming. I only have a very very vague idea of what I want to do with it. Since I'm a big fan of Mass Effect, I was thinking of a somewhat similar setup where you have to recruit members of different species for your ship over the course of the game. As for the actual goal or the story, well that's still up in the air. Right now I am collecting ideas regarding what the story could be about as well as species that are going to be represented in the game and locations of interest.

Disclaimer: This game will feature the old galaxy exclusively, sometime before the mass ascension, so that nauceans, torpals and vis are still around.



Races:
  • Nauceans
  • Mallen
  • Oifan-Umtag
  • Omic
  • Torpals
  • Vis
  • Snepres
  • Anubian
  • Kazea (sp.)
  • Kratair
  • Sombrerons
  • Arackrabee
  • Borark
  • Corvala
  • Auyuelcliads
  • Wexxians
  • Communicants
  • Quillarian
  • Esrever
  • Forthi
  • Giganommoth
  • Gopiaribe
  • Haya
  • Jinnivon
  • Icthian
  • Kangorians
  • Kawenu
  • Lermiun
  • Peskitoriantais
  • Serlan
  • Syrbor
  • Snout
  • Squaalaak
  • Urshan
  • Verfol
  • Yunimius
  • Kratok
  • Nautalid

Places:
  • Various Homeworlds, especially:
    • Nauceanica, possibly as the scientifical center of the galaxy
    • Nai, Snepres Homeworld (Deal with it. :3)
    • Mallen Homeworld (I just want a swampy environment somewhere.)
    • Sombreron Homeworld (A place totally obsessed with money.)
  • Beyon
  • The Scion Complex



So yeah, it would be great if you told me what races you'd like to see. You can even mention a species that is already on the list, just so that I can see how popular certain races are. Same goes for places. The only non-homeworld place I remember is Beyon, but there could be some more. Also do not hesitate to make up places you want to see in the game. By the way, places is rather broad and can be anything from an entire planet, a space station or even a single bar.
« Last Edit: November 23, 2013, 01:05:18 pm by Flisch »


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Re: Let's make a game about our fanfic galaxy!
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2013, 04:21:18 pm »
Visual novel aye? Good luck Flisch. Will be intersting to see what happens.
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Re: Let's make a game about our fanfic galaxy!
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2013, 04:21:42 pm »
I kind of like this.

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Re: Let's make a game about our fanfic galaxy!
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2013, 04:53:11 pm »
IIRC, there was also a a kind of underworld moon. I think it was called Scion?
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Re: Let's make a game about our fanfic galaxy!
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2013, 05:05:16 pm »
So what's the site?  What do you need from us for this to work?

I know I wasn't here for the heyday, but you could always have a race or two of mine in the background as comic relief.
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Re: Let's make a game about our fanfic galaxy!
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2013, 05:48:56 pm »
I too would love to know this VN software.

This is all way before my time so I won't be able to contribute in the lore, but I'd still love to see this be a thing.

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Re: Let's make a game about our fanfic galaxy!
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2013, 06:00:13 pm »
I'm with Yuu, that software sounds like basically what we're trying with the Kosmosis Chronicles, except all in one except trying to hodge-podge it. Actually, this whole concept sounds exactly like the Kosmosis Chronicles, except it's being tried with a group of races that have been dead for IRL years. >.>

I wish you best of luck, but I don't see this going very far.
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Re: Let's make a game about our fanfic galaxy!
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2013, 05:36:37 am »
I always thought our creatures and worlds would make good children's books. Keeping things simple and colorful. Never heard of the Kosmosis Chronicles. Are the races really dead if they only existed in our minds? They can be brought back at any time and changed/tweaked.  :)

edit: found it
We moved over to DeviantArt, retitling the... thing 'The Kosmosis Chronicles". We have a wiki and everything!
http://kosmosischronicles.deviantart.com/
https://sites.google.com/site/wikikosmosischronicles/
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Re: Let's make a game about our fanfic galaxy!
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2013, 05:38:05 am »
What do you need from us for this to work?
At this point basically just ideas and information about ye olde times. Later on, when we are in the production process, I may could use some help with artwork and sound, but that's not necessary. It just means it'll take longer then.

I know I wasn't here for the heyday, but you could always have a race or two of mine in the background as comic relief.
Sure. After all, while I am not able to make every race into a playable/interactable character, I still need some variety for backgrounds.

I too would love to know this VN software.
http://www.renpy.org/
It's easy enough to use and seems to have some more depth for people who are well-versed in programming with python.

I wish you best of luck, but I don't see this going very far.
:( Thanks a lot...
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Re: Let's make a game about our fanfic galaxy!
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2013, 05:43:44 am »
Your not going to know how far this will go unless you try. Do it because it's fun and you like doing it. Remember Sagan4? It's still going and the reason is because Hydro believes in it and keeps it going. It still has a fan base and still evolving. ;)

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Re: Let's make a game about our fanfic galaxy!
« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2013, 07:07:20 am »
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Re: Let's make a game about our fanfic galaxy!
« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2013, 02:46:00 pm »
I came long after the Great Spore Rush ended. However, I am still interested and I can do some arty things, maybe.

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Re: Let's make a game about our fanfic galaxy!
« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2013, 10:05:36 am »
I started browsing the creature index for some races from ye olde days. Cause nobody else does it. >: (

Does anyone, by any chance know where I can find a picture of the Quillarians?



Also, how do you think this should be handled in regards to the original creators? Most of them aren't around, so I can't ask them for permission but I'd be genuinely surprised if they said that I am not allowed to use them for this game. What's your oinion on the matter? :-\
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Re: Let's make a game about our fanfic galaxy!
« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2013, 10:17:42 am »
If you PM them they should still theoretically get an email. If there is no reply consider it public domain. Plus you aren't making money off of it anyway.
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Re: Let's make a game about our fanfic galaxy!
« Reply #14 on: November 17, 2013, 10:20:47 am »
You can turn off getting E-Mails through Pms. I did it too, because I didn't want my E-Mail account to be spammed with messages I see every time I log in to GS anyway.
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