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General Discussion / Re: World War 2 next?
« Last post by voful on Today at 06:22:43 AM »
@Kris When can you update a great war version? It's been a little bit longer
General Discussion / Re: World War 2 next?
« Last post by Kris on November 07, 2017, 06:01:32 PM »
Probably will be a big update to The Great War game before embarking on the next adventure. :)
General Discussion / Re: World War 2 next?
« Last post by voful on November 07, 2017, 09:29:22 AM »
Or hope to update The Great War,Add to the three new Sandbox in Gettysburg
General Discussion / Re: World War 2 next?
« Last post by Kris on November 03, 2017, 11:07:38 PM »
Thanks again for the ideas! You obviously know your stuff!

I have been thinking of moving to a free to play style system, where the first campaign is free and has DLC campaigns. This would make games bigger, but it's certainly something that can be experimented with. I know many people who play these games dislike some aspects of free to play games (myself included) but I think it can be done in a way where players aren't manipulated out of their money.

I don't have a discord account right now, but I can be reached on the following...
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General Discussion / Re: World War 2 next?
« Last post by Sepp on November 02, 2017, 08:15:21 PM »

Well, to implement the 'transfer units' thing you could always make the WW2 game one large release for free with the Spanish Civil War as the campaign, which would give players the POUM (Russian units that carry over), International Brigade Veterans (UK/USA/French carry over units) and either Condor Legion or Blue Division (Axis carryovers). Yet release the actual war in DLC format starting with like Poland vs Germany 1939 Blitzkrieg, France/UK vs Germany 1940's Blitzkrieg, Finland vs USSR Winter War, Germany vs USSR 1941 Blitzkrieg, then split it into the African Campaign, Mediterranean and so on and so fourth.

I guess you could make it so each purchase gives you another core unit type, like 1939 would give the player access to the Polish Paratroopers for future UK campaigns. 1940's would give the UK French soldiers and Axis Vichi France units like the Charlemagne Division. Winter War would give Axis Division Nord and the USSR would get Winter War Veterans. Essentially by owning the DLC's your unit roister would grow larger with each purchase without being historically inaccurate.  Suppose it's a cheap marketing ploy but I think it'd be nice since it encourages people to own the entire game and it also creates a nice feeling of accomplishment where you can carry your favorite units over into other games.

Also, I'd love to throw ideas out there! WW2 hex games are my favorite and I really want to make my own so it'd be cool just getting experience. If you want my discord it's Sepp #0909
General Discussion / Re: World War 2 next?
« Last post by Kris on November 02, 2017, 01:07:15 PM »
Nice sprite designs! Thanks!

Always happy to hear ideas so I'll be grateful if you let me know.

If I work on a WW2 game (which is quite likely) it will probably be split into campaigns, rather than trying to squeeze the whole war in a single game. Starting out by making a Spanish Civil War game would be rather apt, since historically it was used as a tactical testing ground by some of the major powers. That's an interesting idea.

The ability to advance units from one game to another would be quite difficult to implement. Not sure how to do that off the top of my head. If people play through the campaigns in the wrong order that could also cause a problem. Something I can think about doing within each individual game though. I have been thinking of ways to add some kind of advancement.

Thanks for the ideas and let me know if you have think of anything else that you would like to share. :)
General Discussion / Re: World War 2 next?
« Last post by Sepp on October 30, 2017, 07:30:43 PM »
Huge fan of the series, I own them all on android! Question, would you be interested in some help regarding the WW2 game?

I'm pretty good at pixel art and I'd really enjoy just working on a game (since i'm a somewhat new programmer but skilled none the less) for the sake of experience. Also, I'm somewhat a history buff and I love tabletop gaming, so I could suggest loads of ideas and concepts that'd make the game interesting and more intense, especially if we're dealing with WW2.

Below is a sample of some art I threw together in a few minutes. I know they're larger than the average work for this series, but I feel like WW2 would be more tactical so you'd need to differentiate between units and weapon types, I could go into detail if interested. Also rather than just doing one game, why not make it split up by years with campaigns so you can focus in on the vehicles, technology and factions with fleshed out support. Like, a Spanish Civil War game where you can recruit units from the Republic (CNT, POUM, Republican Militia) and the Nationalist Alliance (Carlists, Falange, Italian volunteers, Kondor Legion). Also, Winter War!!! WINTER WARRR!!!

Also, maybe you could add in a system so if you owned the previous game and have/had it installed you can import units from one game to another. Sorta like Panzer General but you keep the experienced troops. For instance, playing the Winter War Campaign allows you to level up troops, and in 1941 during Barbarossa you could recruit your Finnish Units via Division Nord in the Continuation War forces, as for the USSR it'd simply be importing the same units with just newer gear. Maybe use a RNG to generate distinct names so the player feels more involved.

But yeah, totally hit me up if you need any help! I want to just get experience working on indie games so i can make one eventually!
General Discussion / Re: World War 2 next?
« Last post by Kris on September 23, 2017, 11:32:11 PM »
Yep, looks like WW2 is winning, so there probably will be a WW2 game at some point. May not be the next game though!
General Discussion / World War 2 next?
« Last post by shscott15 on September 23, 2017, 04:07:54 AM »
Looks like WW2 won the poll pretty handily, huh Kris? Love the games, the Great War and both civil war games the most but Saratoga and Waterloo cool too!
Not sure how I would go about doing that, but thanks for the idea! :)
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