Game Developers Lack of Development!
What I really meant to say was lack of imagination. Can’t we have some out of the box thinking when it comes to game design these days?
Can you name a game that revolutionized the gaming industry?
Has there been a game that changed it all for gaming? I would have to say Doom, but thinking of Doom today it’s a relic from the past. When will someone develop a game that will change it all?
If I have to think one game that is fairly new that changed a lot in the way game are developed today that is very hard to answer. Let’s take a walk down memory lane and see what I come up with for developer creativity. These are just from my memory so I omitting dates, just what I remember and how I remember it. So this could be right or not you be the judge.
The revolution has begun
Text: MUD started the gaming craze back in the days of bulletin board services. If you don’t know what a MUD is you’re probably not old enough. These really were the first multiplayer real time online games, but only text based at the time.
Gameplay: Doom was the first real 3d game that made a name for itself. People were hooked after a few minutes of gameplay. If had to name a game that changed gaming overall it would be Doom.
Online Gameplay with Graphics: The first real successful online game was Ultima Online. After 15 years of operation it’s still going strong. Orthographic view graphics based engine, was state of the art at the time bogging down America Online’s bandwidth.
Gameplay#2: The Elder Scrolls series where we finally got to be able to create a character to develop totally skill based and we actually had to swing the sword to hit our enemies, not just push buttons.
Gameplay#3: Tabula Rasa was the first multiplayer game that I can remember that twitch combat. At the time I remember and outcry of people saying why isn’t there auto targeting. Sadly this game didn’t stick around too long.
Gameplay #4: Maybe MineCraft for its open total sand box environment. Basically a blank slate for you to make anything you desire.
I don’t know what the future holds but I sure hope there is a game that is the equivalent of what Doom has done for the gaming world coming out sometime soon. Or at least something with a new way of thinking as far making gaming goes.
I didn’t mean to knock all game developers here, I understand there are constraints and other people calling the shots.
So today I ask you, what game changed gaming for you?
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