Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Misc Mid Month March Update
I don't have much to say today, so I thought I'd include some silly and neat fan art that I lifted from J.Bruneau's Tumblr. He is very prolific and it's always easy to find something really interesting or beautiful at that Tumblr. In fact, the image I chose wasn't the most eye-catching I saw today, but it has a certain sweetness that I really enjoy.
I'm not playing anything but Zelda Classic right now. Sorting through some of my older posts, I don't have anything that's ready, but in reviewing some of my older ideas, I did get a glimpse at the limitations of Zelda Classic. Primarily, the Zelda engine doesn't allow for a few things, namely: multi-player, heavy dialogue, extended screens and more.
However, there is a scripting language that allows people to bend and break the rules of Zelda Classic. Quest Designers have built 2d sidescrollers, Megaman themes, Metroid, a bullet hell shooting level? So, there's definitely room for growth with Zelda Classic. On the other hand, I am fine with the limitations of the Zelda engine, and I'd like to plan for those limitations and recognize that every one of the game ideas I've had for the last twenty years doesn't necessarily have to work in ZC (Zelda Classic).
Oh, did I ever mention that Zelda Classic is free? That's pretty important. I suppose it has to be free, for copyright infringement reasons. I think it would go pretty deep too, because even if you replaced every image with a non-Zelda image, you would still be using the Zelda engine.
Still... how about a Zelda MMO, maybe? Nah.
Steam just pitched to me a new MMO called Pixel Piracy. It actually looks pretty neat! I'm really surprised I hadn't heard of a Pirate themed MMO up to this point, but watching the video, the themes of cannon battles, plundering and island hopping are compelling. It doesn't hurt that it's in a retro-style. I'm afraid this game falls into the category of 'a neat looking game that I might never play,' (so many games end up there) but I hope to hear good things about it soon.
I'll leave you with a picture.