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Potential use of PA game engine

Postby topleya » Sat Jun 29, 2013 11:41 am

Playing Prison Architect got me thinking about other games that could be made using the current engine.

The beauty of this game is the gameplay over graphics, too many modern games have spent their time making their game pretty from every angle possible and forgetting to make an actual game to go with it (SimCity).

This game is the opposite (not saying its ugly because it isn't)

I believe this engine and the Architect name could be used with other themes.

• Hotel Architect
• School Architect
• Shopping Mall Architect
• Airport Architect
• Train Station Architect

I bet we can think of many more and I hope the developers see the possibilities as well.
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Re: Potential use of PA game engine

Postby MAdMaN » Sat Jun 29, 2013 12:42 pm

topleya wrote:The beauty of this game is the gameplay over graphics, too many modern games have spent their time making their game pretty from every angle possible and forgetting to make an actual game to go with it (SimCity).

SimCity did have gameplay, it was the engine that let it down.

topleya wrote:I believe this engine and the Architect name could be used with other themes.

• Hotel Architect
• School Architect
• Shopping Mall Architect
• Airport Architect
• Train Station Architect

I bet we can think of many more and I hope the developers see the possibilities as well.

Many people have mentioned using the engine to remake Theme Hospital.
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Postby steviebuk » Sun Jun 30, 2013 4:34 pm

The new SimCity? Engine that let it down? No, it was the DRM that let it down and the tiny maps. I've avoided it like the plague. SimCity 4 is still the best.

Hospital Architect is another one.

Now with the PA engine, they could make all those games and cash in. If done well enough, I know I'd buy them.

However, not sure how they'd do the hotel one as you'd need server floors. Sim Tower was the best hotel management game.
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Postby MAdMaN » Sun Jun 30, 2013 4:56 pm

steviebuk wrote:The new SimCity? Engine that let it down? No, it was the DRM that let it down and the tiny maps.

The DRM was part of the engine (e.g. have to be online to save).
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Postby James009 » Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:13 pm

- I'd love to see this engine used for something like an above ground Dwarf Fortress where you build a settlement and a castle.
- I could see a Space Station management game like SS13.
- I'd LOVE to see this engine used for something like Theme Hospital!
- You could also do Sims style games (Sims and/or Simcity).
- Business simulators would work: Capitalism or even retail environments.

This engine really does have some serious potential for making a HUGE variety of games.
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Postby Dosedmonkey » Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:21 pm

A descent airport one would be great;

Airport Tycoon was great game, but could of been greatly improved upon especially in the terminal.
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Postby VIPERGTSR01 » Mon Jul 01, 2013 5:53 am

A Hospital Architect (I loved Theme Hospital)would be fantastic, so would a airport one.

As for SimCity... I was excited to hear of it's return when it was announced, but due to the online requirements and small cities I never bought/played it. Such a dissapointment, especially after owning all the previous SimCity titles (excluding societies).
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Postby ExpressMBD » Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:09 pm

Two words: Evil Genius! :)
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Postby RaPiiD38 » Thu Jul 04, 2013 3:10 pm

Army base/camp tycoon
you build the base or camp and have to manage the soldiers keep morale up stop them fighting or getting drunk and if you don't do a good job the enemy army wins :D
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Postby Ric666 » Thu Jul 04, 2013 3:18 pm

ExpressMBD wrote:Two words: Evil Genius! :)


Evil Genius!!!

Was playing it @ the weekend. Fell in love with it all over again. <3
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Postby TooDAMNMuch » Thu Jul 04, 2013 3:49 pm

lucky guys these introversion developers, barely even ready to think about beta and already got us all clamoring for a whole series of architect games and truthfully, i would love to see them do at least a second title with the work put in here after PA is out and on the virtual shelves for real in full glory.

no kidding at all either there, good sandbox titles that entice you into spending countless hours obsessing over every detail are in far too short a demand, the new simcity, requires online saving? pfft nope, i've heard from a few desperate and stupid friends that they finally got a fully offline version of simcity off of the seedy places of the internets, simcity 4 forever :)
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Postby topleya » Thu Jul 04, 2013 5:17 pm

I want this Architect thing to become a franchise of games.

Then allow us on the forums to display badges if we have a registered version of the games, will make us become Architect collectors

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