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Raider - The Adventures of Arkus ZeiOther Games

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Originally, Raider was supposed to consist of five Episodes, which told a story between them. However, the first two weren't nearly as successful as I hoped, and it's embarrassing to even think of releasing another three knowing that the others 'failed'.
So what I plan to do instead is just have one game consisting of the original story in its five parts, but with completely redesigned maps. The levels will hopefully be easier and more 'fun' and Arkus will be able to move in more interesting ways.
Rather than just having five huge levels, there will be five 'zones', each with several short, easier levels each. This will make the game more manageable, I think, and more fun too.
You'll also be able to travel around a sort of 'world map' between the worlds; you'd fly around in Arkus' ship exploring sectors of space and finding loot or optional levels; it'd be sort of like the sea in Zelda:Wind Waker.
I'll work on this after MARDEK 3 is released.
(I've yet to finalise a title. Ideas like 'Raider - Complete', 'Raider - Saga', 'Raider Adventures', and 'Raider: The Adventures of Arkus Zei' come to mind...)

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AdamC`s Avatar
Rating Orb AdamC 30 United Kingdom 4C 0F
7 years ago | (2)
*sigh* A pity. I honestly adored Raider, and found it incredibly fun. Perhaps you just marketed it to the wrong audience? The Cave Story/La Mulana types would eat it up.
Spiritlord`s Avatar
Rating Orb Spiritlord 15 United Kingdom MelancholicPhlegmatic 71C 6F
7 years ago | (3)
You say you're going to make it easier. Please not too much easier - raider was only a little bit harder than it should have been.
By the way, it sounds really great and brilliant in pretty much every possible way, so please make it soon.
Deaven`s Avatar
Rating Orb Deaven 17 Canada 28C 0F
7 years ago | (1)
I never got really that into playing raider, (maybe it was because one of the move keys got stuck and kept getting me killed...) but this seems like a good game. it will probably take a while to program though :P but then again, im pretty sure alot of things would take a long time to program.
(Ive never programed more then a minute long movie thing lol)

the thing im most excited about is the world map thing. ive always wanted to fly around in a space ship and make things explode, but starfox 64 was one of the only good games that actually allowed me to do that, and my N64 is broken... :(
Ben1005`s Avatar
Rating Orb Ben1005 11 United States CholericMelancholic 236C 218F
7 years ago | (5)
I found the idea of this game particularly interesting,because it would be a more roaming and in-depth game,almost like an RPG,except it's not-it's a platformer!!! I really like the idea of this game and look forward to it's eventual or maybe not at all release.
Landino`s Avatar
Rating Orb Landino 17 United States CholericMelancholic 13C 10F
7 years ago | (3)
Please don't make the games too much easier. I enjoy learning the maps and overcoming the challenges. Many games recently released are very easy to beat and don't provide as much fun as they could with more of a challenge. I also really enjoy the exploration aspect of the game, so I wouldn't want the areas to be shortened. It's your choice in the end, but I love the amount of effort and time put into your games. Either way, I will still enjoy it, and I look forward to it.
mubarak345`s Avatar
Rating Orb mubarak345 21 Australia SanguineMelancholic 2C 0F
7 years ago | (6)
preferedly im sure your making more names then ths right?
Anonymous412`s Avatar
Rating Orb Anonymous412 17 Canada MelancholicPhlegmatic 65C 46F
7 years ago | (3)
Yay! I'd say that I'm looking forward to this the most!
Anonymous412`s Avatar
Rating Orb Anonymous412 17 Canada MelancholicPhlegmatic 65C 46F
7 years ago | (1)
Sorry, let me expand on that. You see, I think that Raider is a bit too hard and I always get stuck at a certain point. I am stuck there forever because I simply do not have the skill to beat those stages. So, am I glad to hear that you're going to make them easier! And more fun too! Can't wait and keep up the good work, Pseudolonewolf!
113milesprower`s Avatar
Rating Orb 113milesprower 17 United States MelancholicPhlegmatic 23C 4F
7 years ago | (3)
I personally think that Raider: The Adventures of Arkus Zei' sounds pretty epic. Also I really like the raider series. It brings me back to when I played the original metroid for the NES. obviously there are alot of differences but that same kinda feel. Exploring, shooting and jumping. Simple but awesome.
mattman`s Avatar
Rating Orb mattman 18 Åland Islands 4C 0F
7 years ago | (9)
it sounds pretty fun since you can do stuff like you can do in fighunters other games
GameMasterGuy`s Avatar
Rating Orb GameMasterGuy 16 United States 29C 41F
7 years ago | (9)
Why not just call it Raider? Others might disagree, but I say that no subtitle is needed.
Pseudolonewolf`s Avatar
Rating Orb A β Pseudolonewolf 23 United Kingdom MelancholicPhlegmatic 2257C 559F
7 years ago | (8)
Largely because I personally want a subtitle due to the way I categorise my games in my mind, or on my site, or things like that. A subtitle is part of my 'vision' for what I want of the game, you could say, even if I can't decide what it is yet.
Spiritlord`s Avatar
Rating Orb Spiritlord 15 United Kingdom MelancholicPhlegmatic 71C 6F
7 years ago | (1)
Er...what? Can you repeat that slightly less cryptically, please? It doesn't make any sense.
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