Sometimes I feel like I’m standing at the foot of a mighty mountain that I have to climb. The only path open to me is a single rope, fitted with a lasso, which I can somehow loop around the summit and then just pull like mad until I reach the top. I cannot conceive of the 100,000 steps that I should be taking, the company I should be making and the help I’ll need in order to achieve this mighty undertaking.
I marvel at others, like Brain and Nerd and Twenty3Ten and their ability to step carefully through the minefields of their visions.
Like for Predestination:
And for Mulbury:
This mountain is my Magnum Opus. It could very well end up being the video-game version of my “Qabal” RPG but I’d hope that it ends up being more like “The 23rd Letter”, “Zombi” or “SpaceNinjaCyberCrisis XDO” (also known as the books I was able to finish).
Some of the things I’ve been talking about:
- Real time tactics
- Asynchronous Multiplayer
- Massively and Passively Online
- Multilevel 3D world (cityscapes)
- Squad-based combat
- Territory-based resource collection
- Human and AI protagonists and antagonists
- Story-based plot development
- Aliens, Tanks and Explosions
The problem is that climbing a mountain alone is difficult.