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I know i'm always talking about these game ideas I have but guess what, I don't know how to program. Could I learn someday? Probably! Am I going to? Probably not, so that's why i'm enlisting help! I've got a few friends at the Independent Game Developers Association who i'm going to start working with on making game ideas a reality. Here's a few ideas that i've been kicking around:
There's plenty of zombie games from almost every angle imaginable, except one. Where you are the zombie. Think Crackdown but instead of becoming a super soldier gaining abilities in every way you slowly lose your humanity while gaining strength, speed, and infection ability. Don't recruit an army make one!
AR gaming seemingly took the mobile universe by storm thanks to Niantic and both Pokemon Go and Ingress so how about you make a world where instead of searching out a gym or fountain you make yourself one. Make your office or home the base and build turrets and weapons to protect it. Make your neighbors house a barracks or the office next door a helipad to create squadrons of support to attack other bases!
Another E3 is in the books and this year was crazy!
The latest addition of E3 the General Public, and not to sound special or anything but it was a terrible move. Recent years have seen the decline in both major companies either leaving to create their own events (EA i'm looking at you buddy) or just remove themselves all together (I miss you Wargaming.net) so I can see how they would want to re-energize both vendors and attendees with this move. In theory they were right I haven't heard about E3 talked about outside of industry circles in years, but n practice it was a disaster.
From the start the addition of a thousand new people made the already long line to get in much worse because not knowing what to expect people showed up hours early until the line was around the building. I get it, you're excited and ready for the glitz and glamour of whats 6 years the line has never even made it out of the atrium before.
As you probably know by now witty yet disparaging nicknames are my thing, and E3 is no exception. Neons as I called them, named for their distinctive neon badges, were like a plague of locusts. Anything that wasn't nailed down people stuffed hand fulls into backpacks which quickly made their way to eBay by lunch. I've been going to E3 since 2011 and have amassed what I now realize is a small fortune's worth of swag bags that are provided for free to hold all the t-shirts, key chains, and random Tchotchkes to hold. This year these bags had suspiciously been absent despite me seeing them in the back warehouse walking in from the garage. As you've guessed by now, neons stuffed as many as they could in backpacks and sold them on eBay for 10 bucks a piece. It got so bad that on the last day of E3 they had to have a guard at every distribution point to hand out 1 at a time.
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