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Pseudolonewolf`s Avatar MyBrute Thu 11th Jun 2009 4:10pm

Category: Games I didn't make

Hello there. It's not Sunday, but here is a news article anyway. I hope you enjoy it immensely, in a carnal sort of way.

Firstly: [here is a link]!

There's this 'MyBrute' thing that I've seen around a lot... one of those things that's based a lot around referral linking which tends to clog up forums and annoy a lot of people.
At first, I didn't even bother looking into it because I assumed it'd just be something annoying, but once my curiosity did finally get the better of me, I found it rather interesting as a little browser 'toy' if not necessarily as an enthralling game.
I can certainly see the appeal of it, and would like it if you would [click my referral link]! : D
No, I'm not overdoing it at all.

It inspired me.
For a while, I've been trying to work on a project that would be really simple to make but would have a lot of appeal, in a simplistic sort of way, and a huge payoff for me.
I think I may have finally found what I can do!

When 'playing' that MyBrute thing (remember, [click here]!), I noticed all the things about it that bothered me because I tried to look at it as a developer...
Mostly, it's based on sheer luck. What bonuses you get are randomly determined, and what your character automatically does in battle is entirely random too. This means that there's no sense of balance, because if you go up against a same-levelled character who just HAPPENS to have a super weapon because the Random Number God favoured them, then you're almost certainly going to lose.
It seems this has appeal in that it's really a very casual sort of game (or 'toy') and doesn't require any *thought* behind it... It makes it very widely accessible, I suppose.

I decided that I would try to make my own similar thing though, using the same sort of concept, which is used for a lot of webgame things (you get bonuses from referral links and can do the primary action only N times per day), but with more in the way of actual user customisation and control.
It will involve dragons.
And it will be so simple to make that I'm not even going to alter my schedule for it; I'm just going to work on it whenever I've already finished all of the day's tasks and am wondering what to do with my time.

So far, in about one day's worth of time (technically it took three due to moodiness caused by 'life issues', but if those didn't come up, it would have been done in a day), I've made this little thing: [LINK!]

Or rather, uh, THIS: [LINK!]

It doesn't DO much at the moment, but it's the most basic aspect of the idea that I'm going to do.
I won't go into details just yet, but basically you'll have a dragon which battles other players' dragons in fights that you control, but it can only battle a limited number of times per day. Referral links will get you experience and money or something, which could be used to buy bonuses. Not much randomness would be involved. More involvement. Dragons!

I get the feeling that people will be annoyed at me focusing on yet ANOTHER project, but like I said, I'll only bother about it at all 'on the side', after finishing the proper WORK on my big projects. It won't hinder any of those.
And it could actually be really appealing to people and very profitable for me, and as such would be motivating! : D

So, uh, yes. In closing, [be my pupil]!
61 comments

 

61 Commentson 59 roots

weawea111`s Avatar
Rating Orb weawea111 17 United Kingdom CholericSanguine 22C 21F
6 years ago | (0)
I was searching through the blog earlier and found this it is a good game (not up to your quality of course) and anyone can enjoy it even with only a small amount of time
FinalBlade`s Avatar
Rating Orb FinalBlade 14 United States Sanguine 2C 0F
8 years ago | (0)
I think it is the best thing ever!!!!!! Sure its only where you can design your dragon but I allways had a thing for them e_e. Anyway........... I think this is ganna be BIG!!!

P.S. Sorry for the late comment.....I came back from vacation yesterday.
Sxythe`s Avatar
Rating Orb Sxythe 14 CholericMelancholic 11C 0F
8 years ago | (1)
The Ten Command ments of YALORT.
1 . Thou shalt not even *think* about worshipping any other god but YALORT.
2 . Thou shalt obey every word uttered by YALORT without exception.
3 . Thou shalt not think for thyself.
4 . Thou shalt not use the name of YALORT in vain, except when desired.
5 . Thou shalt not conform to be cool.
6 . Thou shalt dress and act exactly as we tell thou, lest ye be excommunicated.
7 . Thou shalt not damn well swear.
8 . Thou shalt abstain from all kinds of alcoholic beverages!
9 . Thou shalt embrace knowledge, regardless of the views of others.
10. Thou shalt be celibate, unless this is not thy wish.
11. Thou shalt take heed of all of the Holy days of YALORT.
12. Thou shalt declare thyself as a 'Yalortian' in the 'religion' section of forms!
13. Thou shalt pay homage to YALORT at least once a week, officially or privately.
14. Thou shalt not slay any living creatures.
15. Thou shalt embrace pacifism, and thou shalt not solve disputes with physical violence.
16. Thou shalt stay calm and control thy emotions.
17. Thou shalt not be a glutton, or think with a greedy mind. Possessions mean little.
18. Thou shalt not hold the sexual orientation of others against them.
19. Thou shalt judge a thing by its values, or lack thereof, rather than its assumed connotations.
20. Thou shalt learn and use spelling and grammar!
21. Thou shalt not be promiscuous!
22. Thou shalt not endorse capitalism.
23. Thou shalt not think that thou art better than everyone else. Thou are not.
24. Thou shalt not enjoy sport, lest thou anger YALORT.
25. Thou shalt remember that the beasts and animals are thine equals.
26. Thou shalt not use any mind-affecting narcotics.
27. Thou shalt always capitalise 'YALORT'.
28. Thou shalt not use Americanisms!!

PS: Why isn't there a link to this on the main site anymore?
Sxythe`s Avatar
Rating Orb Sxythe 14 CholericMelancholic 11C 0F
8 years ago | (0)
By the way i think you started something big, you MIGHT crash thier servers Psuedo. *** Eviil Grin***
Sxythe`s Avatar
Rating Orb Sxythe 14 CholericMelancholic 11C 0F
8 years ago | (0)
Awesome idea reminds me very much of the old dragon seed game for the original playstation . In it you get an egg, you customize, you fight , you "Grow Up" (from hatchling to adult) and you buy equipment with prize money.
Eleanor Rigby`s Avatar
Rating Orb E Eleanor Rigby 15 United States PhlegmaticCholeric 1184C 365F
8 years ago | (0)
Thou hast used an Americanism!
generalandrew`s Avatar
Rating Orb generalandrew 12 Romania CholericMelancholic 21C 0F
7 years ago | (0)
yes he did and i dont like tthese things they are stupid
takanabanana`s Avatar
Rating Orb takanabanana 13 Phlegmatic 6C 0F
8 years ago | (0)
hey, figgie! love your games, but... i just dont like this idea. its not that its another game added to the schedule, its just that, even with your talent, i dont think it will work. but hey, you're the developer. you do what you want to.
weirdguy`s Avatar
Rating Orb weirdguy 20 Madagascar MelancholicPhlegmatic 40C 1F
8 years ago | (0)
BTW, there's this "immortal" ability that grants 200 additional hitpoints. Freaking bastards.
weirdguy`s Avatar
Rating Orb weirdguy 20 Madagascar MelancholicPhlegmatic 40C 1F
8 years ago | (0)
Psh, I got one of those ages ago. I'm lagging a bit behind these days cause that rng got me too, and I can't compete with the people who got more abilities. So, for the sake of just looking at my stats:

[LINK]

The recruit link would just be:

[LINK]

If you'd just make your own version without the randomness and unbalancedness, I'd pretty much leave them.
Yikole`s Avatar
Rating Orb Yikole 14 United States SanguinePhlegmatic 23C 7F
8 years ago | (0)
Doombringer, I utterly killed you. Sword vs. Fist? Sword does like 40 damage each turn.
Doombringerer`s Avatar
Rating Orb Doombringerer 16 United States SanguineCholeric 54C 47F
8 years ago | (0)
well this sure is fun...
Anyway heres my brute <link>[LINK]
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