For now I have my sights set on a SNES fighting game. Mostly inspired by a quote from this post:
That quote made me wonder what a legitimate open-source fighting game would be like. It would be painfully ambitious on my part trying to code it, but as for graphics and all, I'll probably just rip some MK3 sprites and call it that for a while. Yes, I'm aware that that makes the assets non-free until original graphics are make, and they might make me unable to put demos on here because of copyright. We'll see. With how long my attention span is for one project, I wouldn't exactly make my money back paying an artist right now.tepples wrote:The workaround is for the leagues to collaborate on developing a quality fighting game whose program is free software and whose assets are free cultural works.
What I want to knock out first is what people would actually want to play. The big two SNES-era fighting games that I'm aware of (that are a series) are Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter (we'll say MK and SF). I grew up on old MK games, but don't know much about SF. The former seems to lean much more on violence while the latter is simply an arcade-style fun beat-'em-up.
With me being a big MK junkie who grew up looking up fatalities and having nobody as player two so I can perform them flawlessly, of course I'm gonna say I'd like to go with something more MK styled, with the more loose physics and all. So you could say "well, that's what you want so just make it!" but I know there are people around here who might be less into that and more into SF stuff, and since I do intend for this game to eventually be enjoyable by a legitimate audience and not just by people browsing old demos, I'd like for it to be appealing.
There's two big things I want peoples' preference on. Controls, and physics. Controls in MK seem more free than in SF which seems to just allow a bunch of different punches and kicks. Physics seem faster-paced in MK, but sometimes they don't seem to promote a lot of variety in the action (same with the controls, SF has more combos and stuff).
This post probably hasn't given a whole lot of food for thought (it's mostly here to say "I'm alive",) but regardless uh...thoughts?