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First of all, I'm very sorry for letting this Indie project fizzle out a while back. This was due to CityBound, the other indie city-building project at the time, looking to be much more popular and promising.
However, Avalon is going to get a reboot. With the advent of the wonderful Babylon.js WebGL engine, I've got renewed inspiration to make a indie City-building game, this time in full 3D, that will completely play in the web browser without having to download anything.
I didn't want to post just screenshots, so a sample, 'read-only' town be found here:
http://misc.blicky.net/c2/?id=1 (high-end desktop only) Note, it will be a bit laggy the first 10 seconds, its building paths and filling the streets and lots with cars.
http://misc.blicky.net/c2/?id=1&highfps (high FPS version, still desktop only)
This is of course very much a work-in-progress, rough around the edges and all, and I'm hoping for input from veteran city-building gamers to provide direction for this game.
Here are some screenshots:
disclaimer: I haven't actually played any city-building games in years myself, so I hope I'm not making a any developing faux-pas.
Just wanted to float an idea that I have been brainstorming for a while.. It's a Stadium building game- As far as I know, nobody has ever done one.
With the popularity of Football/Soccer/Baseball even Cricket and Rugby- Why is it you don't think there has ever been a stadium building / stadium management game created?
The stadium would start as just a field, with some temporary bleachers.. Players could add concessions, sideline advertising, more bleachers etc.
Bad management would lead to lower attendance (too many/too few concessions, restrooms in bad locations/ limited/ too many (cost over runs) .
Aspects of the fan experience, such as comfort (add enough extra seatbacks if demand requires it, eventually Luge seating, and private boxes, that go all the way to VIP would be very expensive to construct, but good for high end donors)
Video boards/ audio equipment should be an element to "entertain" the fans..
Of course, a good stadium layout, combined with good stadium flow (enough vomitoriums) and not too far a distance between rows and an exit/pathway should be considered, as well as line-of sight.
Furthermore, building some sort of roofing for stadium might also be in consideration, increasing attendance vs. very hot/sunny, or rainy game days..
Simulated Game days would be a net gain/loss in total budget..
Parking/ shuttle services/ tailgating areas..
Creating very unique/interesting/ exciting stadiums of various types, all centered around the original field built would be very fun for most sports fans..
Why hasn't this been done yet? Anybody with a programming background interested in getting this going with me?
It seems like an obvious game to make.. and a very fun one, slowly building the stadium from a prep/high school/ club level all the way to the biggest stadiums at the top levels?
This could be a great game.
Statistics - to be a science - needs a data base. You ask people, maybe 100, maybe 1000. And from this database you can estimate, like f. e. 60% of all people use their trigger finger to prick their nose etc.
But for extraterrestial life - the times we live in - there is no such database. As the amount of known planets to carry life is exact 1. And a singularity isn't a data base.
And that's all I can say about it.
And all those "Ifs..." and "Whens .." are nothing else than expressions of a believe. Like the believe in a God. No difference. And all those scientists saying:_ "I'm convinced there is life in outer space" - they do this because they are reaching out for public money to do their expensive researches.
I can't deny it and I can't confirm it. That's the only true thing to say about it.
What is so difficult about to say: I don't know?
Browsing through the net I get the impression I'm the only person on this planet who's knowledge is limited.
Mankind seems to know everything and there is always somebody who has an answer. No matter what you ask. As if this was the biggest taboo - to agree, there is no knowledge about it.
That's why I thought off a really difficult question. Because it is a question you can't lie or trick about. You fail or you succed.
So from time to time I do this question in social media - and I swear it is possible to answer this question right. There is no trick about that or a contradiction or something else. A very old man, long passed away, tought me the secret of it - no, no it's not that I found this myself.
And be ware - to answer this question decides about who you are. About nothing else than the truth of your soul. It will show that, what you are made of.
I'd long thought, how to question it here, in english - it's a little bit difficult. So please have some patience with me. Maybe it won't work, but I'll try.
There is a very famous story - first time told by Dante Aleghieri in his book 'The Divine Comedy ', almost 600 years ago, but copied a million, milion times,. It is the story of Paolo and Francesca.
And Dante meets them on his travel through hell. Before you think - gosh ... fary tales - this couple existed for real. If you think, I'm fooling you, please read here.
To tell the story again, from my memories, in a foreign language, could cause missunderstandings, so please forgive, if I give a link instead. It is crucial you understand it well.
So I beg you to read it, before continue. As otherwise the rest won't make any sense.
The story of Paolo and Francesca.
Understood? You may do questions and use furter sources and consult your teacher, your professors at university and everbody and everything - this is no closed game, no joke I'm doing here.
Now Dante meets Paolo and Francesca in hell, and the hell - according to Dante - consists of circles. The closer you come to the center the more painful it is. If I remember right, Paolo and Francesca are in the circle of the adulterers, which is the fifth circel from (3x9 =) 21. Not that bad. A wind blows them around and around without any hold and Paolo and Francesca holding each other to not been blown away from each other. Dante tries to talk to them, which isn't easy because of them swirl all around, but then he does an interesting question to Francesca. He asks: "Where is your husband?" And she answeres he is on a much more inner circle of hell - as he murdered us. And murder is a much heavier crime than adultery.
As this seems logical - this is only a trick by Dante Alighieri hiding the real, the important question. And he had to hide this question for real. If it would had been understood by his times what he is saying here - he most probably would have been burned. Therefore he had to hide his true messages very well.
And this is:
Why are Francesca and Paolo united, even if they broke the holy rules, by committing adultery? How can this be? Shure Francesca can't be united with her husband in hell as his crime is much worse than her crime. But this doesn't explain: why is she united with another man.
Why she is together with Francesco - still the betrayer of her husband - united forever in eternity? How can this be? Why the rules of God seems to be broken here? Shouldn't they be separated in eternity as we are talking about a middle ages writing, where marriage was a holy bound?
So maybe the question here is:
What can overrule that holy bound? What has more power than the Devil (whirlwind) and even than God (marriage)- here, in this case, according to Dante.
I never got a satisfying answer.
You can try too. I won't blame you. You can use google and every other tool you like too. This isn't a game and there are no cheats available - as again, be aware: the answer you give will show where your heart is.
We're developing a new resort building/sim game called "Eden Isle: Resort Paradise" that lets players create their dream vacation resort. We'd love your feedback on the game. If anyone wants to play it you can sign up for our beta at www.EdenIsleGame.com. The beta is totally free and is available on iPhone and iPad.
Here are some more details on the game along with a trailer:
Design, build and manage your very own resort in Eden Isle: Resort Paradise!
- Attract guest types such as treehuggers, hipsters, glampers and fashionistas by building the facilities they want in your resort
- Keep your guests happy by tending to their needs and responding to any special requests
- Manage your bars, restaurants and shops well to earn as much money as possible
- Decorate your resort to customise it and earn bonuses from nearby accommodation and activities
- Keep your resort running smoothly by ensuring your activities are in good working order, your staff are well-trained, your resort is clean and your warehouse is well stocked.
- As your resort improves, your resort score and star rating improves – can you build the ultimate five-star resort?
Thanks in advance for all your feedback!
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