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Island Forge Forum » General Discussion » Lifetime Membership reward @ Kickstarter!

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  Nyhm

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OP  8/27/12 11:46:18 AM#1

Island Forge: Create Islands with Stories for Others to Explore!
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  Seelinnikoi

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8/27/12 12:53:10 PM#2

What can your game offer, that isnt available and supported already ?

 

  Nyhm

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OP  8/27/12 1:07:11 PM#3


Originally posted by Seelinnikoi
What can your game offer, that isnt available and supported already ?
 

Hi - thanks for your interest! Island Forge offers a lot of unique qualities. The whole style and features of the game are designed around player-created content, in a way that is different than the traditional (complicated) game building kits.

In Island Forge players can create their own content (islands with optional interactive stories) and publish it to the world for everyone to explore.

I encourage you to visit islandforge.com and see the Kickstarter project goals for more details! There is a lot of potential in Island Forge, and your support is greatly appreciated.

Island Forge: Create Islands with Stories for Others to Explore!
Free-to-Play with Membership and Upgrade options!

  Seelinnikoi

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8/27/12 3:51:54 PM#4

Thanks for the reply Nyhm.

 

Have you heard of Salem (http://www.paradoxplaza.com/games/salem) for example ?

 

What I have seen from Island Forge is that it seems a more ellaborate "Map Editor" game. It feels a map editor for example Warcraft 3, which was added extra features, structures, etc etc...

You know what I am saying? Does that make sense to you?

Please dont take me wrong, I think its a cool idea to transform that into a "mmo" but so far the feeling I get it is thats too overcomplicated for a larger audience and that the same niche market you aim for, is now largely occupied already with similar products OR products which are quite not the same but offer the SIMS+CRAFTING+BUILDING experience in a simpler setting but with a higher number of players.

 

I wish you all the best with the project though. :)

  Nyhm

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OP  8/28/12 10:14:35 AM#5

No, I had not yet seen Salem. Thanks for the pointer. Looks cute. Note the "Coming Soon" ... Island Forge is fully playable right now!

Island Forge is all about player-created content, and the Island Builder is its heart. Try it and you'll find that Island Forge is not at all a complicated game building toolkit. All the complicated stuff you'd find in a "dev kit" have already been done (by me). The Island Builder gives players intuitive controls to place hundreds of terrain and scenery tiles, lay out your town, and create actors (NPCs) with interactive dialogue.

It's all about player creativity and participation in a player-created world.

Regarding number of players - I entirely agree, and that's the focus of my Kickstarter project: Establishing a Creative Player Community. One trouble with breaking into the MMO scene is that many players think, "Even though I like Island Forge, I'll play this other game because it has more players." Island Forge is a brand-new game, so get involved with the community and together we can establish something unique!

Island Forge: Create Islands with Stories for Others to Explore!
Free-to-Play with Membership and Upgrade options!