If I owned a game studio I'd...

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  • malloc 19 Aug 2013 14:08:32 2,465 posts
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    ... put up a dart board with types of game, another dart's board with types of game, throw darts at both and combine them and task my R and D chaps to come up with a mobile game within x months. Repeat this until my main home console PC team have finished their project and then get them to work on the most successful or most promising mobile game and convert it to a big game.

    An on rails kungfu game would be mental, as would a dancing platform game. You get the idea.
  • Waffleaber 19 Aug 2013 14:11:13 484 posts
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    Make one successful game then sell the business to EA or Activision and retire.
  • the_dudefather 19 Aug 2013 14:15:18 9,462 posts
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    Make a Free to play iOS game with a single bit of DLC that costs a billion pounds

    it will take just ONE kid playing with their parent's iPad to make me rich

    (ง ͠ ͟ʖ ͡)

  • malloc 19 Aug 2013 14:15:26 2,465 posts
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    Not really. The r and d team would be small and quirky titles are well placed on mobiles. Only ones that look like they have legs would be put for a console or PC release.
  • Mr-Brett 19 Aug 2013 14:16:50 13,091 posts
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    You'd play Game Dev Story and try and apply it to reality?

    Level 37 Social Justice Warrior

  • PazJohnMitch 19 Aug 2013 14:22:30 9,162 posts
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    Make some gun crazy game with a load of twattish American characters. Set it in a country the Americans do not like and have hundreds of inventive ways to kill the locals.

    Sell millions of copies to idiots and then sell the rights for the franchise to Activision.

    Then I would invest 10% of the profits in Nippon Ichi and pocket the rest.
  • smoothpete 19 Aug 2013 14:23:25 32,022 posts
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    Make a game based on Land of the Giants
  • megastar 19 Aug 2013 14:26:34 17,210 posts
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    i'd make a '30 minute makeover' game for the nintendo 3DS and get carol sweeney to endorse it.

    then i'd retire a billionare!
  • iancognito 19 Aug 2013 14:26:57 1,993 posts
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    I'd probably start to find the public very annoying, going online and complaining about every little thing they didn't like.
  • chub 19 Aug 2013 14:32:29 467 posts
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    I'd copy all Zynga's games and see how they like it.

    I'd also lawyer up to the max level.
  • DFawkes 19 Aug 2013 14:35:54 24,676 posts
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    Playstation Mobile publisher licences are free just now. So if you really want to own/be a game developer, get to it! Or use Unity on PC. Lots of free ways to learn, at the very least.

    If just being the ideas guy is your thing, then fair enough, those will be no good to you. In which case I'm stealing your ideas.

    Oh for goodness sake, I've caught my scrotum in my zip again - Margaret Thatcher, 1986

  • SolidSCB 19 Aug 2013 14:39:56 7,775 posts
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    I'd eat a curry. The hottest, most bowel destroying curry you could possibly imagine, washed down with laxatives. I'd then place buckets labelled 'A', 'B' and 'C' in my front garden, and wait until my arse started twitching. Then I'd proceed to squat over the edge of the roof of my house, pointing my arse vaguely towards said buckets, and see which one collected the most fecal matter as I rained down firey, shitty hell from above. After determining the winner, I'd open one of 3 pre made envelopes with a random game genre inside, and begin work on my master project.

    The proceeds of said game would then go towards some form of rectal replacement therapy.
  • beastmaster 19 Aug 2013 14:43:03 12,300 posts
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    Then I'd employ a load of people from the forum, get them into a room tell them they are the game design "think tank".

    Set up cameras to record the results and post those online. With hilarious consequences.

    The Resident Evil films. I'm one of the reasons they keep making them.

  • opalw00t 19 Aug 2013 14:47:49 11,476 posts
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    ...pay QA decent money

    not a force for good

  • smoothpete 19 Aug 2013 15:04:28 32,022 posts
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    w00t wrote:
    ...pay QA decent money
    Don't be ridiculous
  • gorf 19 Aug 2013 15:16:47 42 posts
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    Stop phaffing around and make Shenmue 3 cause sega cant be arsed
  • robthehermit 19 Aug 2013 15:19:38 4,424 posts
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    smoothpete wrote:
    Make a game based on Land of the Giants
    Sold!

    GT: robthehermit

    Velim esset mundus iustus futuis procul et mori.

  • Tryhard 19 Aug 2013 16:42:32 4,709 posts
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    Cleaner FPS, broom and toilet brush weapons. Squirt cleaning fluids in each others faces.

    Instead of capping flags,you have to clean up crap to take control of the zone.
  • Mr-Brett 19 Aug 2013 16:59:51 13,091 posts
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    @Tryhard http://www.runestorm.com/viscera

    Level 37 Social Justice Warrior

  • joeymoto108 19 Aug 2013 17:04:40 664 posts
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    A game where you play as the civilian survivor of a war, for some reason the psychopathic enemies want your blood. Mirror's Edge mixed with Amnesia, make it fucking scary. Throw in some Silent Hill 2 type of psychological horror for good measure. No weapons, no safe spots, lots of darkness, some breaking the fourth wall mindfuck moments. Just lots of running, platforming and stealth.

    'Look at you, hacker: a pathetic creature of meat and bone, panting and sweating as you run through my corridors. How can you challenge a perfect, immortal machine?'

  • Lamb 19 Aug 2013 17:07:37 481 posts
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    make games like saints row 3, comical, entertaining and sexed up. :D
  • Fake_Blood 19 Aug 2013 17:12:10 4,661 posts
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    I'd not make HL3 and collect knives.
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