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Alien Scale
« on: May 23, 2007, 04:02:17 pm »
Alien Scale

I am trying to develop an "alien scale". This is not a scale of better or worse, but a scale between familiar and un-familiar looking traits.


1. The alien is more or less exactly human physically except for the clothing he wears. (abilities are not important since this is a visual scale). Ex. Kryptonians.


2. The alien looks otherwise human except for a small physical feature such as pointed ears or bumps on their head. Ex. Star Trek Aliens.


3. The alien still is humanoid except features proportions will be changed such as little bodies, big head and eye or long limbs. Ex. Grays.


4. The alien still has some humanoid features but are merged with another creature. Ex. Centaur, Mermaid.


5. The alien still has a humanoid form but is like an Earth animal. They very anthropomorphic. Ex. Bugs Bunny, Mickey Mouse.


6. The alien has many more alien features to were the only thing that keeps it humanoid is that it has a head, 2 arms and 2 legs. Ex. Xenomorph.


7. The alien is no longer humanoid but resembles Earth-like traits. For instance it might have a head with eyes, nose, mouth and ears on it just like Earth creatures. Ex. Naucean.


8. The alien has no humanoid features but has somewhat familiar body parts. They are confingured in strange ways but you can still identify what parts are. Ex. Hydro's many aliens.


9. The alien is very weird were its hard to tell what is what. You cannot identify with a face or head because there is none. Ex. Amorphous Blob.


10. The alien is so alien that we cannot even imagine it yet. It has parts that are yet to be discovered by scientists. Real aliens would probably look like this. Ex. Unknown.
« Last Edit: May 23, 2007, 04:14:35 pm by Hydromancerx »



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Re: Alien Scale
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2007, 04:05:50 pm »
ooh.  very cool.  Might I suggest for number 9 and amorphous blob of some sort?
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Re: Alien Scale
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2007, 04:09:56 pm »
ooh.  very cool.  Might I suggest for number 9 and amorphous blob of some sort?

Thanks i added it.

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Re: Alien Scale
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2007, 04:17:36 pm »
Hey Hydro. You should adopt my old CAS work. :D

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Re: Alien Scale
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2007, 04:24:57 pm »
Hey Hydro. You should adopt my old CAS work. :D

CAS?

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Re: Alien Scale
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2007, 04:26:58 pm »
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Re: Alien Scale
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2007, 04:34:47 pm »
very nice!  ;D i like!
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Re: Alien Scale
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2007, 04:43:06 pm »
Hey Hydro. You should adopt my old CAS work. :D

CAS?

http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=7762.0

I wish I had the time to continue it. Maybe you can use it and perfect it.
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Re: Alien Scale
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2007, 04:55:41 pm »
Hey Hydro. You should adopt my old CAS work. :D

CAS?

http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=7762.0

I wish I had the time to continue it. Maybe you can use it and perfect it.

Oh yeah that thing.

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Re: Alien Scale
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2007, 04:56:17 pm »
I knew bugs was an alien...


Anyway, my current race is a bit unfitting - somewhat 4 and somewhat 7...


Also, I belive anime should be included in catagory 3...

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Re: Alien Scale
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2007, 05:03:04 pm »
I knew bugs was an alien...


Anyway, my current race is a bit unfitting - somewhat 4 and somewhat 7...


Also, I belive anime should be included in catagory 3...

Your would lean toward the 7 end because even though yours is centaur-like thats not what 3 is about. 3 is about very human-like alien merged with some other earth type creature. Since the your human part of the centaur is less human you would lean toward more alien than if it was just a human torso on the body.

Also for anime in category 3. *chuckles* yeah i suppose so with those huge eyes.
« Last Edit: May 23, 2007, 05:05:33 pm by Hydromancerx »

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Re: Alien Scale
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2007, 05:08:51 pm »
The Kratair would definetly be 7.
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Re: Alien Scale
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2007, 05:15:23 pm »
I think most creatures on this forum fall under 7 and 8, with the odd 6 (I would put the torpal in there, even though they arn't really huminoid, but their one of the closest to huminoid). The main reason for this being none of us are on a budget nor limited to the imagination of a designer from the 60s...

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Re: Alien Scale
« Reply #13 on: May 23, 2007, 05:17:09 pm »
@martyk
That or a 6. But around there.

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Anywho what percentage of each type do you think we will see in spore? Do you think there will be tons of very humanoids with ones 1 to 5 or will there be more between 6 to 8? Also i think 9 to 10 is impossible for the Spore game engine.
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Re: Alien Scale
« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2007, 05:25:13 pm »
Definatly 6 to 8, imo. 9 and 10 *may* be possible, but the creature parts are (obviously) made in a way that they are instantly recognisable as to what they are, which basicly rules out 10 all-together, where as 9 is what the players with the 5-year-old-IQs are likely to make far more successfully than people who /try/ to make level 9 aliens, since if you try, you put effort and thought, which leads to them being recognisable, no matter what. Either way, the parts are made to be appealing and look like they are in the right place regardless (except for the god-awfull red one shown on that tv program ;) )


Hey, Hydro, how about adding a poll with options like 4, 4.5, 5, 5.5, 6, 6.5, 7, 7.5, 8, 7.5, 9, 9.5 (maybe cut off 4 and 5, even) and see where the creatures seem to stand on the forums?