Darwinia's birthday poll

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Which genre is Darwinia to be placed in?

Strategy
10
40%
Puzzle
0
No votes
Third person shooter
1
4%
Arcade
0
No votes
RPG
0
No votes
Darwinia can't be placed in just one genre (and explain)
14
56%
 
Total votes: 25
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Darwinia's birthday poll

Postby jelco » Sat Mar 04, 2006 6:39 pm

Congratulations, Introversion, Dr Sepulveda and all Darwinians not yet killed by the virii...

Today it also was MY birthday. And to make things even worse, my school had open house today and I was one of the hardest working people out there. But I had a great time!

Now the poll:

What genre would you guys actually place Darwinia in? I know that many will have various answers, but then choose only your BEST answer.

PS: Maybe someone read a post where I told I found out Darwinia had been released ON my birthday 5 months later...
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Postby NeoThermic » Sat Mar 04, 2006 7:04 pm

I voted for "Darwinia can't be placed in just one genre". The reason for that is I don't think you can exaclty place Darwinia into one genre. Its a game that either creates its own genre, or spans across a few genre's.

Also, Happy 1st birthday Darwinia. I'm wearing my DRP shirt for the occasion. Plus I've also got a bottle of absinthe...

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Postby xander » Sat Mar 04, 2006 7:13 pm

Indeed, NeoThermic is correct. Darwinia draws from many genres, but does not fit snuggly into any of the pigeon holes. None of the above.

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Postby daset » Sat Mar 04, 2006 10:06 pm

I choose strategy because I felt that it was almost entirely that. Most people now days think that the definition of a strategy game is "something that plays like starcraft/warcraft/aoe." Otherwise, it's something else. That sort of thinking really annoys me. :roll:

I find darwinia a strategy game since it has resource management and tactical decisions to acheive a goal(s). Hardly any of it was reflexes(just about every other genre) or logic(puzzles).
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Postby Babylon5 » Sun Mar 05, 2006 12:39 pm

I chose strategy, for the same reasons as daset.
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Postby jelco » Mon Mar 06, 2006 9:35 am

There is something that actually annoys me...

First, I ask you in the post, when you have multiple answers, to post the answer best fitting darwinia...

And second, I'M SURE I DIDN'T PUT IN THE LAST OPTION THERE!. I made the option "Other (please specify)".

Can I know who changed that? Not that it is a crime or something, but this might lead to some confusion...
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Postby xander » Mon Mar 06, 2006 3:47 pm

It was NeoThermic!

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Postby NeoThermic » Mon Mar 06, 2006 4:13 pm

xander wrote:It was NeoThermic!

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Thats liable!

Actually, as far as I'm aware, you can't edit a poll after it has been voted in. Not sure about admins, but then I've never really used/cared about putting polls in and editing them.

So in short, it wasn't me. It was there when I saw the topic.

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Postby xander » Mon Mar 06, 2006 4:30 pm

NeoThermic wrote:Thats liable!

Actually, as far as I'm aware, you can't edit a poll after it has been voted in. Not sure about admins, but then I've never really used/cared about putting polls in and editing them.

So in short, it wasn't me. It was there when I saw the topic.

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Liable for what? Perhaps you meant libel?

On another note, I, too, noticed that the poll changed. I saw it for the first time, and there was no "Darwinia can't be placed in just one genre". So, I didn't vote. I came back about 10 minutes later, after you posted, and the last option had been changed. As you were the only other person to have posted, and there were only a handful of people who had seen the topic yet, I assumed it was you that changed it. If it wasn't, nevermind. Must've been John. :)

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Postby jelco » Tue Mar 07, 2006 9:48 pm

NeoThermic wrote:Actually, as far as I'm aware, you can't edit a poll after it has been voted in. Not sure about admins, but then I've never really used/cared about putting polls in and editing them.


This isn't getting anywhere, but it doesn't really matter actually...
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Postby TheShifter » Wed Mar 29, 2006 10:25 am

i dont think it has a genre. although there is stratagy in it, that is not the only aspect, so i vote - it doesnt fit in a particualar genre

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Postby hitm4n » Wed Mar 29, 2006 12:32 pm

I vote its a puzzle game cos no-one else will, and i think "puzzle" will be sad to not get any votes.

Can i have a second vote ? If i can, i vote people just play the damn game, finish it, learn the modding system and release some fantastic mods.
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Postby N0ught » Wed Mar 29, 2006 4:21 pm

Darwinia combines retro-style arcade action with real-time strategy, and something along the lines of Lemmings, inside a fractally generated landscape.

Therefore, Darwinia is a world unto itself, and should qualify as a "Simulation" game (which should be one of the choices on the list). ;)

So based upon my choices, I am unable to vote. :lol:
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Postby cde » Sun Apr 02, 2006 10:39 am

"Simulation" got me thinking, why wasn't God Sim/God Game on the list?

Look at things like Populous: The Beginning and Black & White, and you have some parallels. Not just strategy, but (as someone else mentioned) gathering & managing resources (research & souls), interactive battles, self-defending AI, many ways to "solve" each level...

Just because there aren't mud huts doesn't mean we aren't playing God :)

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