I plan to form an online community around making SNES-style RPGs,
but only if people find the concept appealing.
* An SNES style rpg looks like this: http://www.dreamviews.com/f23/lucid-dream-snes-style-rpg-5637/
(basically, he is making a game, with his own story and characters).
By "community", I mean a lot more than a forum, but I'll get into that. Please read over the
idea and ask yourself if any of it would appeal to you. Everything is hypothetical (and therefore changeable). If you hate the idea, please let me know now before I invest a lot of time.
I can make an RPG builder that works in your browser
. It would let you paint scenes, plop down your characters and
bring your stories to life. Your game is playable from a web browser
. You could share it on facebook, email it to
friends, or post it on a forum.
Groups of people could work together to produce a game; some would write, others would pitch in with the art and programming.
The community website would help you find groups to contribute too.
Members can share plot outlines, locations and characters. Shared things would be showcased for discussion and you can grab a copy of these things to put into your own game world.
Facebook integration would keep jerks out. You'd actually know the people you're working with (not just their online nickname), and you can easily share your cool game with your friends on facebook.
All of it free. The games you produce would also be free to play. The site would be ad-supported.
Would something like this appeal to you?