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FunkyFingers
11-10-2002, 16:29:20
Here's a thread for games you wish were in development, versions of games, or totally new ideas:


I wish there was a version of Championship Manager that covered the noble sport of Rugby Union.

Venom
11-10-2002, 17:07:29
I've often wondered why they hadn't done something like that already.

Pilsn3r
11-10-2002, 17:09:15
fallout 3...

Funkodrom
11-10-2002, 17:25:07
Because there aren't any massive rugby fans who want to start a company making one?

Because rugby's such a minority sport?

Venom
11-10-2002, 17:29:01
Some Aussie programmers or Kiwi programmers could make one. Of course it would be a Basic program or something due to the lack of technology.

MDA
11-10-2002, 18:43:00
How about a new fantasy or sci-fi RPG that isn't a sequel?

or a space combat game based on David Weber's Honor novels.

Too bad they never completed a Bab5 fighter game.

Venom
11-10-2002, 19:51:48
AAARRRRRGGGGGGHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!

Don't mention the B5 space sim!!!!!!!

MDA
11-10-2002, 21:34:27
I feel your pain.

Shining1
12-10-2002, 00:03:45
It was just about finished too, wasn't it?

Stupid Warner Brothers.

The Mad Monk
12-10-2002, 03:25:31
When Mindless Hoardes Collide: Posleen versus Magog

Deacon
12-10-2002, 05:51:28
I want GTA 4 to have tactical nuclear weapons.

LoD
12-10-2002, 16:17:44
Ming's SimMod

moomin
12-10-2002, 20:33:08
A Honor game? Great! David Weber's ripoff and infodump generator!

FunkyFingers
13-10-2002, 13:38:10
Someone should make a game based on the Ringworld novel - imagine exploring that huge place. Awesome.

Venom
14-10-2002, 00:05:53
Originally posted by Shining1
It was just about finished too, wasn't it?

Stupid Warner Brothers.

Stupid Sierra. Not Warner Bros. Devil bastards.

Shining1
14-10-2002, 08:27:11
I thought there were major problems with Warner Bros and getting to license bits of the T.V program they wanted to include in the game.

As for the rugby game, it's a little bit hard to see how it would work, at least in the southern hemisphere. International football has a great transfers system that really encourages superstars from Brazil to move to, say, England. A rugby game would be comparatively tiny.

For my new game wish, I'd like a multiplayer TBS game that plays like a real-time strategy game. Something with simultaineous turns and very efficient micromanagement systems, but still enough time to let the player stop and think for a moment.

Nav
14-10-2002, 08:36:09
Originally posted by FunkyFingers
Someone should make a game based on the Ringworld novel - imagine exploring that huge place. Awesome. Remember the scale of the thing. You'd spend months of game time traversing one fifth of the width of it!!

FunkyFingers
14-10-2002, 08:55:22
Well that's true, but it would give the game longevity! It could perhaps make a good setting for one of these persistent on-line RPG games? You've got a lot of different species to work as, there's a huge variety of environments and well, just having the Arch above your head would be cool.

Re the Rugby thing - I don't see why it couldn't work - there are plenty enough leagues/international/tournament matches that could be incorporated, plus there is a lot of transfer activity going on in Europe at least. Then there are the financial issues to deal with - much less money in the game than football and the "wage cap" to manage.

Shining1
14-10-2002, 09:28:56
Oh I agree it could definitely work, and it would be great fun. Hell, if it was even a fifth as good as championship manager it would still be brilliant. But you have issues with the international setup of rugby. All the good Brit players play in Britain, all the good Kiwis play in New Zealand, all the good Aussies play in Australia, etc. It's not like football where you can potentially have Ronaldo and David Beckham in the same club team. So the scale of each competition is greatly diminished.

Rugby in New Zealand at least is also about regeneration to a great extend. Internationals are fine, but players who stick around for 4-5 years without making the All Blacks generally start to seek rich overseas contracts. So the real trick is to be able to pick the next backline genius to come out of Canterbury or hardman Prop from Taranaki, etc. So it probably wouldn't work here - much of the game is about identifying unknown talent instead of trading for established players.

(Yeah, on second thoughts that adds a lot of power to the trading side of the English unions... might work:).

FunkyFingers
14-10-2002, 10:17:44
Exactly - managing an English club would be all about ensnaring all the Aussies and Kiwis to come up North!

You'd also have serious squad management issues - with the wage cap, squads can't be too large, but the injury rate is so high, your squad rotation policy must be strong. Plus I just want to have the chance to play Jason Robinson alongside Will Greenwood in the centre.

Venom
14-10-2002, 12:07:41
Originally posted by Shining1
I thought there were major problems with Warner Bros and getting to license bits of the T.V program they wanted to include in the game.


Oh no. They had already shot cutscene footage using the actors from the show. It's the last footage ever of Babylon 5 and it's locked away somewhere. It was all Sierra. Devil bastards.

monolith94
14-10-2002, 16:21:00
Prince of Persia 4: Desperately Trying To Live Up To The Original

Shining1
15-10-2002, 00:10:03
Funky: I just can't deal with the idea of managing an English rugby club:).

Shining1
15-10-2002, 00:10:52
Venom: Motherfucking sons of bitches then. Is there anything Sierra can't fuck up beyond all belief? I mean, how the fuck did Halflife get made?

Venom
15-10-2002, 01:29:24
Words cannot express how bad I want them all to die. And of course Vivendi, who owns Sierra also owns Sci-Fi which cancelled Farscape. I want Vivendi to die so badly.

Shining1
15-10-2002, 05:35:13
Well they lost 12 billion dollars this year. Maybe that will make them rethink cancelling all their good stuff.

FunkyFingers
15-10-2002, 08:35:47
Originally posted by Shining1
Funky: I just can't deal with the idea of managing an English rugby club:).

Which would be worse for you then, managing an English one or an Australian one? :p

MoSe
15-10-2002, 12:45:56
Originally posted by FunkyFingers
Someone should make a game based on the Ringworld novel - imagine exploring that huge place. Awesome.

http://www.counterglow.net/forum/showthread.php?s=&postid=190133#post190133

nice thing of being member of a forum community: there's easily someone pointing you to somehting you have overlooked...

FunkyFingers
15-10-2002, 12:52:46
Is that a 100-nil attempt? I'll own goal you just in case.

Ringworld, not Riverworld...

Venom
15-10-2002, 13:34:50
Originally posted by Shining1
Well they lost 12 billion dollars this year. Maybe that will make them rethink cancelling all their good stuff.

That's the problem. They're cancelling everything because they're damn near broke and they're cutting costs. Unfortunately all the good stuff also happened to be more expensive.

FunkyFingers
15-10-2002, 14:29:52
Aah, cut-backs. Cut out all the good stuff that's likely to ever make you any money in the future because it's too expensive to carry on developing...

DaShi
15-10-2002, 14:44:07

Funkodrom
15-10-2002, 16:25:07
Let me get this straight, Funky wants a game where he can explore a ring?

Venom
15-10-2002, 16:54:19
And you want to borrow it from him.

Shining1
16-10-2002, 03:05:04
Funky: If it's a super12 side, definitely definitely Australia. If it's a local club side, never ever Australia!

Funko: Is that the Rim World?

Venom: Yes it would be nice if they realised that they lost 12 billion because they spent it on lots of cheap crap stuff that didn't make any money.

Darkstar
16-10-2002, 03:51:15
That has to be a 100-0 attempt.

There are at least two... Halo and Ringworld. I've got a copy of Ringworld still in the shrink-wrap that I picked up for about $1 at Best Buy a while back. It just got buried in the 'Maybe someday I'll take a look at this' pile of games. From what I remember, Ringworld wasn't considered to be anything worthwhile.

There was a prototype Ringword SF MMORPG game... but that eventually ended up turning into Halo, IIRC.

FunkyFingers
16-10-2002, 08:39:13
It wasn't a 100-nil attempt from me - I had no idea that there were actual attempts to make any Ringworld games. Halo - I thought that was based more on the Culture?

MoSe
16-10-2002, 10:27:17
Originally posted by FunkyFingers
Is that a 100-nil attempt? I'll own goal you just in case.

Ringworld, not Riverworld...

D'OH!
It was just a pure and simple mind fumble...
Didn't the River run in a ring, anyway?

I just strove to be helpful... or maybe to show off, as my shrink would say... if I only had one...

Darkstar
17-10-2002, 10:06:16
Game Wish: a Road Rash sequel.

Loved it on Sega. Loved it on my PC. They had started making a new one, delayed it, and then it sunk away.

ROAD RASH! I want to whack a few cops with a chain and shove a night stick through a fellow rasher's head! Gr!!!!! Smack a cow and flip over a barn! (You could do this on the sega game. Great fun). How can we compete for longest skid or craziest crash?

Shining1
19-10-2002, 07:27:31
GTA3, perhaps?:)

Darkstar
22-10-2002, 05:27:25
GTA3 doesn't have that Road Rash quality.

Koshko
22-10-2002, 06:50:04
How about a good Turn-Based Single Player RPG game?

Koshko
22-10-2002, 06:51:34
Also I'd like to see a couple of those great Koei period peice games from the early 90s remade for the PC.

Darkstar
22-10-2002, 07:53:31
You mean the basic puzzle games? Get the key, open the door, don't step on the fire squares?

MDA
22-10-2002, 13:47:51
That sounds exactly like that last Kings Quest game :)

Venom
22-10-2002, 13:49:20
Originally posted by Koshko
Also I'd like to see a couple of those great Koei period peice games from the early 90s remade for the PC.

PTO II absolutely rules.