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Game Idea Wiki Proposal - mikey - Jul 14, 2009 11:00 AM

I was working on an unnamed 3D FPS (With some awesome) graphics, but couldn't think of a story. Maybe the folks at iDG could create a wiki or just use [this:a] forum discussion for game ideas?

The noobs [I'm not sure I have the right to call anyone this Cool] could help, and we could all contribute and use ideas. There would be limitations, but It would be a cool idea.


You may be thinking, well, just look around the Game Design Topics, but this could be a more arranged approach.


Game Idea Wiki Proposal - filfil96 - Jul 15, 2009 12:03 AM

Great idea! Count on me if you need any help!

Game Idea Wiki Proposal - mikey - Jul 15, 2009 03:03 AM

We could always start here, but maybe someone could (would?) make a wiki? I'd be happy to do it myself, if I knew how.

Game Idea Wiki Proposal - Bachus - Jul 15, 2009 09:00 AM

Might as well let someone else handle the technical stuff if you're gonna do one.

Game Idea Wiki Proposal - mikey - Jul 15, 2009 09:16 AM

OK then, I'll get to work. Should I name it iDevGames Game Idea Wiki? Maybe A shortcut could be provided @ iDG home? Maybe we should seek Mr.Camancho's advice. And it needs an email. My email's maybe not the best, is there an iDG email? Mods? Mr.Camancho?

Game Idea Wiki Proposal - mikey - Jul 15, 2009 09:20 AM

PS. They give you an address like this:

What should I call it? idevgameswiki?

Game Idea Wiki Proposal - FlamingHairball - Jul 16, 2009 08:54 AM

If you want this to be backed by idevgames, you will probably want to email Carlos directly regarding the subject.
While it sounds like an interesting idea, I'm guessing there would be quite a few people with 'ideas' and very few people who are actually going to put in the work required to make the ideas a reality.

Anyway, good luck!

Game Idea Wiki Proposal - Carlos Camacho - Jul 17, 2009 08:51 AM

I concur with Hairball183. I also think that developers would shy away from implementing a game with the ideas published in a public arena for fear of potential I.P. battles in the future. Though I suppose you could release the 'design doc' under C.C. or GPL.

Overall, I think that many people have ideas for games, that includes developers. They tend to want to work on ideas that they have... unless they are paid. LOL

As a side note, we did have 'Inkubator' which had a concept of bringing together devs, designers, musicians, etc to release open source games. Also a way to mentor. It started off grand with Hooptie but died off. But if there are ideas on how Inkubator could be applied to this concept, as well as the type of software that would be needed, then I am all ears. (i.e. GForge, Wiki, CMS, etc)

Another pointy to mention is that we had run many 21-Days later contests. We were always looking for interesting theme ideas. So perhaps yourt effort mikey could be in that direction.

Finally, devs should use Classifieds to hunt for game writers, just as artists and audio wizards members do.

Game Idea Wiki Proposal - mikey - Jul 22, 2009 08:10 AM

Thanks then, maybe your right. But what's a '21-Days later contest'?

Game Idea Wiki Proposal - FlamingHairball - Jul 22, 2009 10:05 AM

mikey Wrote:Thanks then, maybe your right. But what's a '21-Days later contest'?

We're actually trying to get one going right now; take a look in the 'Contests' section. Smile