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[CONCEPT] The Walking Dead Free To Play MMO

Discussion in 'Games' started by BigMistake, Dec 28, 2012.

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  1. BigMistake

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    Heijdemann:
    As a student at IGAD (International Game & Architecture Design) there are a lot of classes. Luckily, there is a good balance between classes that learn practical skills and classes that teach you theory. One class that combines these is called Game Production. A bit similar to GameLab, it’s main objective is to have you get to know how the game industry works. Depending on the lecture, you’ll be listening and talking about development cycles, an a-z of publishing, and more.
    The focus of GP’s assignments in the last part of my 1st year focused on intellectual property, and all the strings and problems that are attached to them. The reasoning behind this is that as a game developer, the chances you’ll be working on a project based on an already existing IP are pretty high. The final assignment: design and pitch a free to play game based on a famous IP. These were luck of the draw, and my team (with two other teammembers) got a wildcard. For me Free to Play has always been synonymous with MMO’s, and we chose to work on The Walking Dead.
    There were several reasons for choosing TWD. First of all, it’s a great comic (or graphic novel if you will), tv series and game and I’m a big fan. Second, the setting and the quality of the story lends itself perfectly for a sandbox MMO. Having played a LOT of these and having decent experience with Free to Play MMO’s, it wasn’t a hard choice to make. The result? A short game design document, listed below. All writing was done by me.
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  2. Daryl-Dixon

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    Looks beast i will definitely check this out.
     
  3. Nymph

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    This sounds awesome, I am a huge MMO player and plus I love TWD. So it's a win-win situation for me. :P
     
  4. Nicholi

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    Same here! Will be watching this closely, can't wait to play
     
  5. BigMistake

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    Hey everybody, I'm Morgan and I wrote this :). Just popped in to say hi and what not.
     
  6. Nicholi

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    From what I have read thus far I am super excited and can't wait to get a chance to play! Welcome to the community!
     
  7. BigMistake

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    Unfortunately nobody is building it at the moment. I'm working on a prototype of a different game and Game Design Document (like the Walking Dead one) right now.
     
  8. Nicholi

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    Wish I knew more about gaming...Would love to see it. Maybe someone will help you out with it, I am also willing to help! Good luck with the new game you are building!
     
  9. BigMistake

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    I'm still getting used to programming (I'm really just a designer who happens to know how to program a bit) but I'd be lying if I said I'm not going to prototype this MMO. Just gotta finish the other project first, since that one is a bit less complex when it comes to gameplay features and stuff. Of course I could change my mind if I was to find a good programmer and artist ;)
     
  10. Sheldon

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    I changed the topic creator to you.

    I have also shared this everywhere possible, trying to get the word out.

    http://n4g.com/news/1146588/the-walking-dead-mmo-concept/pen
     
  11. BigMistake

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    Thanks :). I'll be adding a new page on my site for the other game. And then off to work on the prototype.
     
  12. Nymph

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    I give you props for this idea since something like this would have to compete with the Day Z mod as well as the new online game called War Z I do believe, which is similar to this concept. I like how you'd be able to learn TWD lore while playing, makes it all the more fun. :)
     
  13. BigMistake

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    Thanks. I'm personally a big fan of DayZ and can't wait till the standalone version comes out. DayZ's creator has had some awesome ideas he's talked about, looking forward to seeing them implemented.
     

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