As I’m new here, I’d like to (briefly as possible) introduce myself. Named Hakugin on here (my name IRL is irrelevant at this point). Became interested in game design when I got into High School (so about 2.5 years ago), and as a result, worked with UDK on & off for that amount of time. Got somewhat close (about that small amount of space in between my fingers if you could see them right now) to figuring things out, outside of just setting up areas for the player to walk over.
Around this time, I got around to watching Sword Art Online (SAO), an anime series based within a (gigantic) Virtual Reality MMORPG, and, and it’s sibling game, Gun Gale Online (GGO), and well, (I assume most people know where this is going, but for those who don’t:) I became interested in the idea of making a game similar (you know, except for the part where it’s virtual reality…and the actual death involved…).
I know, I know, a loser’s idea, but it’s just an aspiration (or an ultimate goal) of mine in terms of game design. When watching the series, I became less concerned about the plot, and more curious about the mechanics of the game that the characters were involved in. Weapons used, weapons forged, sword skills, enemies, bosses, landscapes, the list goes on. All things I thought would be cool to create and eventually play (and would be far more enjoyable than just seeing someone else involved in it).
I am still currently in high school and intend to pursue something akin to game design once I graduate, so I’ve definitely got time (if the connection between the two makes sense to anyone who isn’t me…), and would just like to make this my “big project-thing”. I hope to have some amount (no idea how much yet) of progress with this by the end of next year (again, I’ve got loads of time).
My first step (that I believe should be taken) is the world that the game takes place in (something akin to the futuristic dystopian-esque society of GGO or the medieval society of SAO, so that’s where I plan on starting.
Any help, ideas, responses, comments, (honestly, anything) would be greatly appreciated in my endeavors within my SAO/GGO-esque project.
PS. Please excuse the over usage of Commas and Parenthesizes, it’s a bad habit.