Personally, at this stage in the hobby, I think it’s rare for a game to be totally original. In fact there’s a strong argument to say that every RPG since 1974 is just a Mod of OD&D, and that was a Wargame Mod!
Friday, 8 April 2011
A - Z Challenge: G - Game Design
I don’t consider what I’m doing with Redwald to be Game Design. I liken it more to the FPS Modding scene. For the non-gamers out there a FPS stands for First Person Shooter, a run and gun game. Modders take the source code from a game like Call of Duty then reskin the character models, weapons, and the background terrain so instead of a modern warfare game you might have Sci-Fi or Civil War characters, weapons and backgrounds for example. So although it plays more or less the same as the original it looks and feels different.