Gantz - An actual online game
Yup an actual online game, is what I plan on making with some friends (looking for help here as well) on this forum I've noticed many people want a new way to get a Gantz fix but don't actually work for it. But now I'm giving you the chance ;p
We need to sort out what kind of game it should be first, the most popular option seems to be a text based rpg of sorts (example: stompville.com)
we could make a online game like Final Fantasy style rpg that actually has online play but that'd be pretty dam complicated and time consuming to say the least and would probably be a bit sucky.
Also we could make a game sort of like the online game Adventure Quest - which if memories serves is an online game that's flash .. but you know we could actually make this game good
So what I need from you, short of actual help in scripting and what have you is ideas as to what would make the game ... "Gantz".
I'm talking to people now about scripting and what type of game it'll be, but we need to sort out the first few base ideas before we can get anywhere.
If you haven't already guessed from my rambling on this game idea is in its infancy .. With no real ideas laid down for the type of game or what it'll be like which is why I'm sat here at midnight trying to pitch a failed idea to Stoptazmo forums in the hope that people might help me at least idea wise.
Edit: the "official forum" http://s10.invisionfree.com/Got_The_Life/ ;p feel free to sign up if your interested
Last edited by Nishi-Got The Life; 10-08-2008 at 04:45 PM.
There have been a few others who have brought up this idea. Sadly, only one person came up with an idea that was actually put into working digital form. It turned out not to great and in the style of a textbased RPG.
If you want to make a Gantz online game, you gotta do it right. Action RPG with point system and missions which are in the style of a shooter arena (like Halo or Battlefront but a bit larger). Also, it would be a cool idea to give the players a chance to either create their own alien or own gantzer to get a bit of PVP action.
But I don't think you have the manpower or money to create something like this, so this is all hypothetical. Also search the many past online game threads. There has been at least 10 of them in the timespan that I've been on this thread.
Check out my Gantz flash game. I never finished it it might give u some ideas.
An online game would be great =D
They have engines out there you can use. Games already made, you just having to add in your own artwork, and then change the stats for the rate of fire for the guns, how much damage they do to the target, etc.
Most engines that claim to be able to that are in fact garbage, but there are a few out there you might actually be able to use.
Just get the 30 day demo that most come with, and if you can't make a decent game in that time period, then move on to the next engine to try out.
NeoAxis is an engine you can use for free, as long as your game is free. http://www.neoaxisgroup.com/ You have a FPS example to start with, you able to shoot the three types of enemies, they taking damage and dying, and there are walls and obstacles to walk around, doors that open and close, and whatnot. You also have the ability to have a menu on the screen to choose from, Gantz giving you the 100 point menu when you click on a black ball you add to the game, and whatnot.
As much as I love RPGs I can't see Gantz as one, it's all about the page turning momentum and visceral violence when it comes to actual battles (well maybe if it were a real time rpg like ff12 or adventure like secret of mana). And the online aspect is just begging for a C&D I think.
But really a mod might be interesting, something where a lot of the code is already in place and things just need to be switched out and modified. There was a bad-ass gantz suit made for Half Life 2 by someone and I made a shitty one for ut2004. Just no weapons as far as I know (aside from the ball room, and given real world map would do as a level).
Last edited by Caravaggio; 10-11-2008 at 02:33 AM.
so much work... i worked on a freebie online game -- caravaggio and i probably know the most about 3d on the board -- so much work.
Well a proper game like Halo or Battlefront is the dream but unlike them I don't have a hifgh budget and a damn big team of people to work on the project. I could imagine a Gantz version of Fable is you get what I mean but yeah .. we kinda don't have the resources for something awesome like that.
Originally Posted by Popothepenguin
Totally have PVP, but as for the option to make play an Alien I don't know about that but maybe design an alien?
I'm perfectly willing to work on a existing engine and use my own art work, so long as it is flexible.
Originally Posted by Thats the Theory Anyway
I've got some friends who are going to help, some of them know some good stuff about scripting and what not.
Alot of us have the Gantz manual here which can help with alien point values, exact weapon mechanics (check my thread "Gantz equipment from the manual" for info with that) and such.
As some already know, Im also creating a series of Gantz pencil and paper RPG sourcebooks. Ive completed the rules for the Phase One RPG book and am putting it together into a readable Word document.
Im also doing a Phase 2 book which has rules for 100 point gear such as the Hgun and Oka's Gear, and a Mission book which has stats for the aliens from most of Phase 1's hunts.
I did start the project for me and my friends but when everything is suped up to my perfect standard I can put it on RapidShare or ShareSpace or something.
Also I dont mind discussing with people over pm anything to help a Gantz PC game.
If you can't do that, why even bother?
Originally Posted by Nishi-Got The Life