Indie Indie Week


  • avedon-arcade - August 14, 2013 10:20 a.m.

    I like that many of the devs would be careful and spread out the budget for more games. That's the kind of thinking you'd have after realizing how crazy it can get. Also I'm all for Shenmue 3 please!
  • CitizenWolfie - August 14, 2013 5:16 a.m.

    I really enjoyed this article. Some interesting answers there - especially seeing how most of them would still make the same games but more of them. If I were an indie dev (and I hope to be one day) with a AAA budget I'd make the game I've wanted myself for years now: A zombie survival game that utilises Google Earth/Street view along with EA's terrain generator (used in SSX) to create a playable map anywhere in the world. Basically my idea is that from a new game, you put a post/zip code in (your home for example) and Google generates the bulk of the play area, marking out places of interest such as pubs, prisons, schools, churches etc as safe zones while the EA tech maps the info from Google to make those environments fully 3D and populated with enemies and items. Gameplay wise I'd try to keep it as a third person shooter MMO where you could choose to team up with other survivors and form organised clans or go it alone and try to defend your safe zone from zombies and hostile survivors. Once you've got control of a safe zone you'd have the option to set up defensive barriers (ruined cars etc) and traps. Gameplay would be in real time and your skill levels would increase the longer you survive or fulfilling goals (remaining undetected for X hours for instance) with certain skills resetting after death so that nobody can ever really get too powerful. But that's just what I'd do of course.
  • garnsr - August 13, 2013 10:35 p.m.

    I've heard people say a lot of the larger budget in movies goes to getting more time to make sure takes are good, and the ability to stay in one place long enough to make it good (at least, in the less special effect laden movies.) Kevin Geisler's answer is along those lines, and I'd guess most of these guys would use extra money to tigthen things up, rather than go crazy Broadway style.
  • kachigop - August 13, 2013 9:14 p.m.

    Reminds me of that song "If I Had a $1,000,000" by the Barenaked Ladies. "We wouldn't have to eat Kraft dinner, but we would eat Kraft dinner. Of course we would, we'd just eat more."
  • agentkuo - August 13, 2013 1:37 p.m.

    I completely agree with Jenova Chen. I would want to make several smaller games, rather than one big game.
  • pl4y4h - August 13, 2013 1:30 p.m.

    If slide 12 had said to make Fez 2 instead I would've lol'd hard

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