2017-06-06 05:57:45 UTC
I never released a game in CrystalSpace, but all you guys were helpful and
supportive. My fighter game is not bad as it is, but it requires everyone
to be port forwarded due to its p2p protocol. I think p2p will be the way
of the distant future especially when ipv6 comes out as the standard and
everyone can have a dedicated IP so portforwarding will not be needed.
P2p scales at less than n, while client server scales at n^2. So if you
can manage a hack resisted environment, and have a customer support to ban
hackers, it can support thousands or millions of action players while
client server will struggle to move from 64 players to 128.
I moved onto Unity. Now this letter is sounding like a breakup letter.
LOL. I encourage you to try it. I may finish a game in just one month of
having no prior Unity experience. Just do the tutorials until you get the
hang of it. If you want to see my new project, go to
www.reddit.com/r/starfightergeneral I would be up to add anyone as a beta
tester this weekend hopefully. PM me on reddit or email me. The game
plays like a competitive xwing vs tiefighter. It probably won't be super
fun over the Internet. The reflex orientednes of the game means it may be
relegated to a Lan game, but that is okay! A game that takes one month and
could be epsorts material is okay if it makes no internet monies.
I may revist CrystalFighter though. I'm thinking of making it joint and
muscle force restricted so it is like Toribash. Make your own moves in the
dojo. Then go fight some single player. Then go fight some multiplayer.
If that game doesn't have enough latency tolerance, it can be lan too. The
problem is that MMORPG can't be done in a lan... and maybe as a game
designer, I've moved on from wanting to even make one because I'm getting
back to my reflex/twitch roots of action oriented games. I find mmos are
too much: Insert time, gain power. Maybe instead I should be trying to
make esports possible games for Lan.
Anyway, thank you all. Keep in touch via email or reddit. Maybe we can
work on some games together if you want. I have an idea list of about 60
game ideas that keeps growing. I'll share it if you want to make some
games with me.