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Pseudolonewolf`s Avatar Raider: Episode 2... When? Wed 17th Jun 2009 11:45am

Category: Raider

I've been working on MARDEK 3 a lot, but my schedule thing has this week assigned to working on Raider: Episode 2. I'm wondering though whether I should actually try to make that now (I can do it in a week), or whether I should wait a bit longer and just continue focusing on MARDEK 3...

So, when do you think I should release Raider: Episode 2? Does it seem like the first one's 'died down' yet? Should I wait until it has, or not?


Also, apparently I have two of those MyBrute things (well, I have SEVERAL, but only two that I LIKE)!
There's the one I've been linking to all the time before, [Pseudolonewolf]...
But I don't like how that one LOOKS! I got it randomly when I didn't really know much about what different appearance parts there were... And now I'm annoyed that it's too chunky rather than thin, it has no armour, and orange hair! It reminds me of that Chuck Norris person or something, appearance-wise... o_O
Largely because of the beard.
What I'd WANT is a goatee, armour, darker hair, and a skinny body, so I spent far too long clicking the Randomise button thing (while procrastinating, of course) and ended up with a look I prefer: [here]!
I would not expect everyone to give that one pupils as well, but it'd be nice if a few people did!
I'm surprised I'm not entirely bored of this thing yet though... o_O
(And I wonder if I'm the only one who'd really CARE about the look of the thing, especially since the new one has far lower stats and worse abilities...)

Now, uh, I spent far too long talking about THAT thing, when the focus of the article is the question at the top!
Should I work on Raider: Episode 2 now, or keep working on MARDEK 3 for a while more?
When do you think I SHOULD release Episode 2?


ALSO, while it's on my mind...
This page isn't called 'News', but 'Development Blog' (even though I find the word 'blog' mildly irritating). I did that because I intended at the time to make this not just news articles about my games, but also other general things that I happened to find or think that I'd write about.
But I wonder if this would annoy the people who'd prefer to only read the news about the games, caring not one bit about anything else about what's one the pathetic developer's mind?

How would you feel if I started writing more 'blog' entries about things other than games? I'd do the weekly updates, still, but I'd write about other things that I'd found or even, GASP, my FEELINGS or something (though generally that'd be more like "this sort of thing annoys me") on weekdays, when something came to mind.


44 Commentson 44 roots

oddysen`s Avatar
Rating Orb oddysen 17 Norway 159C 8F
9 years ago | (0)
I think you should wait till it has died don but not out, don't let the game be forgotten, I don't care when you MAKE it, you could always say you haven't made it then suddenly "make" it in a few seconds if so was desirable.

So what I'm saying is, wait a while, let the 1st one grow on the crowd but let it not grow so big that it starts to rot.
RedThief7`s Avatar
Rating Orb RedThief7 19 United States PhlegmaticSanguine 187C 55F
9 years ago | (0)
I think Raider 1 has died down enough for you to start Raider 2. And even if it's still remembered just a little bit, it probably won't be a month from now when Raider 2 would finally get through the sponsorship problems you seem to have.

And right whatever you feel like on your development blog. I'll keep reading it because I find it interesting.
spoon`s Avatar
Rating Orb spoon 16 United States MelancholicPhlegmatic 32C 69F
9 years ago | (0)
Well, I'd say that Mardek takes precedence over Raider, but that's my opinion.

Also, you could just, you know, not have a life and work on them both at the same time. That would speed things along quite nicely!
Lyzard`s Avatar
Rating Orb Lyzard 19 United States PhlegmaticCholeric 28C 64F
9 years ago | (0)
You could also include somewhat of a map-maker, as it seems to be a bonus to any game its featured on, and if you sponsor with armor games with a map-maker of such, they might sticky a forum post of your game that people can post their "fan-made" maps on. Or, one such person could start it and hope it gets stickied. Purely hypothetical though, and since I'm not into the flash game making business, I would not know how hard it would be to include such a map-maker into your game.
Lyzard`s Avatar
Rating Orb Lyzard 19 United States PhlegmaticCholeric 28C 64F
9 years ago | (0)
It depends on if people WANT to see another Raider yet. For example, people want to see another Mardek because it was unique, and had an interesting storyline. Now, for a game like raider, which doesn't have as much Hype as Mardek, would it be better to release more episodes quickly at the start, so people can familiarize with the series, and release the later episodes longer after there may be some hype over these games, or wait a longer time in between them and have it look and feel like it's a new game entirely, making people wonder what the first one was about and such.

Personally, i would release the Raiders quickly, so it might be able to get a "fanbase" as one might say, which could get people talking about the game.
Igorness`s Avatar
Rating Orb Igorness 16 Choleric 1C 0F
9 years ago | (0)
I'd say that YOU are the person with the best insight on what is better and what is not. If I were you I'd work on the project of which you have the most inspiration. If I don't have inspiration for a game I'm working on, I just can't do anything, I usually think up a new game and thereby start yet another project. Which is of course not really handy, cause you should focus on as few projects possible. But I think that if you want to make successful games, you should concentrate on the games you have most inspiration for now.

As for the releasing Raider 2 now or later. I wouldn't have a clue what is smarter. Raider does seem to loose a lot of peoples interest because it is hard, that is of course pathetic, people are "game spoiled' nowadays, and they (usually) don't like really hard games. But you should Definitely NOT make an easier version, or make the other chapters easier. I guess, if you want to pick up more crowd you could try the creative/modding people and give them an editor, so they can make their own levels. I don't know what you use yourself. But if it's in any way usable for other people that only yourself, I'd definitely consider putting it online!

I hope this was useful ^^

Torag55`s Avatar
Rating Orb Torag55 16 Canada MelancholicCholeric 15C 7F
9 years ago | (0)
plz work on mardek 3 ive been w8ing 4 a long time 4 it
jk10022`s Avatar
Rating Orb jk10022 13 United States CholericPhlegmatic 64C 1F
9 years ago | (0)
Also, MyBrute isn't that fun. It's just random attacks and involves no skill. Reminder: SEND DONATIONS TO HIM PEOPLE! It will increase the probability of a game coming sooner! (why don't I do it, you ask? I do not know...)
jk10022`s Avatar
Rating Orb jk10022 13 United States CholericPhlegmatic 64C 1F
9 years ago | (0)
Fine with ether. Raider is a good game, and quite difficult, but we have been waiting a very long time for Mardek and SOME people just can't wait any longer. :-(
monkeylemur`s Avatar
Rating Orb monkeylemur 18 United States MelancholicPhlegmatic 132C 7F
9 years ago | (0)
I posted a long review for raider episode 1 in newgrounds for you. My NG account is jirachiwisha (it was made a long time ago), and all I can say about that review is that that is my true opinion
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