UWS Project – Game inital idea pitch-

(AA) – Alrite Amigos

After the last few weeks basically consisting on hours upon hours or endless dribble slebbering from chin to chin, or arse tae arse ( Scots lesson 101) its now time to see and ask the question . Are we getting anywhere ? . well its up to our lecturer to deicide that.

If you have been following up on the Bloggs then you’ll know the game which we are making a design document for is a Grand Strategy game which incorporates alot of ideas from , Europa universails , Crusader kings and Rome total war 2.

That is a very brief summery for more information please refer to an older blog !.

So as you can imagine and wee all have been in this boat where you’ve got an idea , you came up with it you’ve created it to you it exists and is a thing and when someone shares a different view ( Everyone has an opinion .. and an asshole..) it can be hard to take .

Were big boys but we can handle criticism , especially the guys i work with .. there bound to be used to it through there life’s . As for me al get over it … check ma face am not bothered anyway !

In al seriousness though were more at the point of . If he doesn’t like it what do we change , adapt or even drop and to be frank ( hey how are you ? am Frank ! ) I wouldn’t know where to start as for me I had a strong commitment behind my ideas for this game.

We sat down and drew up our plan a very simple plan of our ideas on … game play , mechanics , character , story, background and U I’s and decided that we were fine and to go pitch it ,

Well the pitch might have been a little rocky round the edges and even though our real pitch is 6 weeks away  in front of a crowd of potentially over 100+ this 5 minute talk was a little uneasy  – But he loved it !.

He loved al aspects on it especially the part having in real historical battles story’s  into our game to educate the players. The only negative thing was to cut the number of country’s down but its better to have to much and be ambitious than to have to little !

We have yet to come up with a name for the game . This is my task for this week as well as coming up with a concept of a map for our game . if any you guys have any ideas you would like to discus or have an opinion about please comment or mail , What is a good name for a game like this ?

Thanks for reading ! Kind Regards from El Ricky Romance

email =    dna.gamesstudio.uk@gmail.com

 

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DNA Games Studios UK -original name – reflection on university

Alrite Amigos (AA)


A great start from me and the guys Ryan Anderson and Mark De Folco-McGuire (more like De fecto).

Our enthusiasm and combined whit got us off to a flyer !!

With the ideas pouring in to what our game could be . Like a big  melting pot … typically of cheese….. but hey I like cheese..


The great thing about My team is wee already know what our roles will be when coming up with our concept as wee all know our strengths and weaknesses , wait no  I mean lesser strengths ! Boom man-chat !!


So its already taking shape with crazy yet rock-face beautiful ideas flowing, 

but that will be finalised in my next blog on our UWS project for DNA Games. 


Also the idea of DNA Games which I supplied seemed fitting and original . What is  your thoughts on the team / company name ? .


also a little moment of reflection … I had to do some work with sound waves and involved such things as drawing them , always a buzz … and doing equations and all I could think of is ….. I actually  miss physics it is Awesome or as I say WOWSOME .


Another was a small chat via lecturer and class .. simple he asked what music do you love which inspires you ? .. loads of Elvis and Hendricks flying about with Mozart(wolfy)  etc. .. me just prior to leaving the car Biggie smalls was playing its all i could think of ha ! 


what do you guys think of the team name … or of the phyisics or song remarks ? 

If you wish interact comment or leave or just plain wave to the screen ..


A’ll b back …….. 

email =    dna.gamesstudio.uk@gmail.com

DNA Games Studio UK – UWS Project – Team idea

(AA) – alrite amigos

The team has now came up with our idea . Finnnnnallly !!!

The idea is to design a Grand Strategy game.  After the endless hours of gibber gabber and unrelenting drool we did come up with some great , wacky and outlandish ideas but the overall opinions were swayed with a Strategy game.

This suits me and i am very happy to be able to work on our project when it comes to this genre. I love Strategy games like ….. Europa Universalis + Crusader kings series , Command and conquer series (not the 4th .. hell noo !) , ages of empires , Total war and the tycoon games . You get the picture i love these games and have burnt a very big hole in my eye ball playing them for countless days . ” just another hour “”just one more turn” … ( ayee right ! ( Scottish linguistics lesson 0.001) )

So our idea is to incorporate and merge ideas from 3 existing games which wee love in this genre and combine them into the master game. For this we have picked Europa Universalis 4 , Rome total war 2 , Crusader kings 2 and borrowed a feature from Mount and blade .

– Europa Universalis 4 – http://www.europauniversalis4.com/

This game inspired us in many ways . Firstly its an “Wowsome” game  but its game interfaces and its user interfaces are exceptional   So i plan to have similar features of there interfaces for my design. The map in which the campaigns take place is another great feature with being able to play any countries that is in existence at date of which you choose to start with.  The countries are made up of provinces i.e. Scotland have 5 .

-Crusader kings 2- www.crusaderkings.com

The game is very much like Europa universalis as its a paradox creation and is seen as a prequel. The feature that wee love in this game is that in a provinces there are 3 locations in which you have to take control of before fully taking the Provence in this case its usually a city , church/parish  and a fort/castle.

-Total war-http://www.totalwar.com/en_gb/

The battles in this game are epic at times . You set up your army the way you wish i.e. cavalry on the flanks , spearmen at the front etc.  And you pick what units to move and also there stance and special ability if they have one. The army is represented on the map as a single general and we like both of these ideas . As the general fights more battles the more traits they receive and skill they get at such things as fighting.

-Blade Storm- http://www.bladestorm.co.uk/

In this game you play as a mercenary and during game play you can battle with any unit taking control of it . i.e. walk up to archers and fight as an archers then a spearmen group etc. And basically control that group of  units whatever they maybe. So a feature we will incorporate will be the ability to choose which unit to fight with and become the commander of that unit .

well that’s alot to take in but to me it sound great . also website under construction ….. happy happy!!

thanks for reading like and share and if questions needed please comment or mail either way is fine !

al catch you guys next time as wee divulge more into DNA Games project.

email =    dna.gamesstudio.uk@gmail.com

UWS Project – My role

Alrite Guys

The role I have undertook for the game design document is more on the arty side look and feel side … “but don’t touch”.

I have made a few mood boards up for the guys in which they will check to get the look and feel for our game. I will also have to set some time aside to learn how to use illustrators and paint software’s.

I already have a good few ideas of how i want the game to look. But that aside I am more of an idea guy . I feel strongly towards my ideas as iam not a selfish or arrogant person and generally see my views as unbiased so I will be bouncing off my ideas and opinions with others in the coming weeks  . Even though I know my tasks ahead I will also see to it as my duty to help the other team mates with things like mechanics as any team should do for one an other.

I have also outsourced two friends I know to see if they can help with the design of a logo and mock up game cover but that will be revealed in the few weeks ahead.

Thanks for reading.

DNA GAME STUDIO UK – hello world

Alrite Amegios (AA) .

Ricky steven here  – A.k.a – Romance
Gamer tag for xbox live -SLICKTO1

Its about time I descended into the wonderful world of Blogger.

Hopefully if the time of universe will allow me to write and then if you guys can read my blogs about the various things that I like and love or more so of the “punch you in the face” type of ramblings then please leave your response in a comment  or join in on the rants . (“Its a free www !”)

The main features of my blog though will be my team DNA Games Studio UK . Which is my university development team which consists of a team of 3 which I will go into more depth in my next blog.

Hopefully I wil also get some games reviews up and see what you guys think or feel .. “If your one of those types of people”.

I will leave you guys with a very fitting quote for a personal blog.
Hope to see you guys later !

Read and enjoy .

Opinions are like arseholes. We all have one and think that everyone elses stinks”
-Aimed at the world-

email =    dna.gamesstudio.uk@gmail.com