Beaten to the Punch

  

This is a really cool idea for a game.

Unfortunately, I say this because it's also an idea I had three years ago and never acted on - except my idea was for a platformer. Platformer games are pretty much a dead genre at this point, with only Super Mario Galaxy and Ratchet & Clank Future existing as stand-out entries in the genre. Sonic games, as far as I'm concerned, don't count.

My concept would be a washed-up mid 90's platformer - a forgotten casualty of the 16bit mascot wars. You know, guys like Rocky Rodent, Awesome Possum, Aero the Acrobat, and Bubsy Bobcat? My character would've been one of those guys who almost made it. He would lament about how he had a pilot for a cartoon series (that never took off due to funny circumstances), how his comic book was canceled after the second issue, and how the big celebrities of the genre (never named by name, of course) always managed to pull the rug out from under him right as he was on the brink of becoming a superstar.

I had wanted levels to take you through the generations of games. 8bit, 16bit, 32bit, 2D, 3D. The idea I had in my head was ambitious as hell but never really took any sort of clear-cut form, or shape. It's just one of those concepts that rattles around in there as a "wouldn't it be cool if..." - but not something you ever sat down and planned out step-by-step.

And now somebody is probably beating me to the punch. Oh well! Best of luck to the guys at D3.
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Posted by BlazeHedgehog
  

This is a really cool idea for a game.

Unfortunately, I say this because it's also an idea I had three years ago and never acted on - except my idea was for a platformer. Platformer games are pretty much a dead genre at this point, with only Super Mario Galaxy and Ratchet & Clank Future existing as stand-out entries in the genre. Sonic games, as far as I'm concerned, don't count.

My concept would be a washed-up mid 90's platformer - a forgotten casualty of the 16bit mascot wars. You know, guys like Rocky Rodent, Awesome Possum, Aero the Acrobat, and Bubsy Bobcat? My character would've been one of those guys who almost made it. He would lament about how he had a pilot for a cartoon series (that never took off due to funny circumstances), how his comic book was canceled after the second issue, and how the big celebrities of the genre (never named by name, of course) always managed to pull the rug out from under him right as he was on the brink of becoming a superstar.

I had wanted levels to take you through the generations of games. 8bit, 16bit, 32bit, 2D, 3D. The idea I had in my head was ambitious as hell but never really took any sort of clear-cut form, or shape. It's just one of those concepts that rattles around in there as a "wouldn't it be cool if..." - but not something you ever sat down and planned out step-by-step.

And now somebody is probably beating me to the punch. Oh well! Best of luck to the guys at D3.