I want to write a text-heavy story-based RPG. I'm familiar with scripting languages like python and ruby, but I have no art talent whatsoever, so i'd prefer that whatever I use have art assets available, and I don't want to write an engine from scratch so I'd like to build off of an existing framework. What are my options? Free or paid, doesn't matter. It might be an RPG engine or an adventure game engine, or even a 3d engine, but whatever I use, I'd want something that would let me focus on writing and designing and less on programming the framework.
posted by empath
on Feb 26, 2011 -
I know that some fairly recent video games, at least as recent as Ocarina of Time, have moments where characters (or physical signposts) inside of the game talk about the buttons that the player has to hit. I have a vague memory of this occurring in much older games, maybe characters in NES games saying "make sure you equip your weapon on the start menu" or things like that , but I can't locate them. Can anyone verify times where this happens?
posted by pacmanides
on Feb 17, 2011 -
I think I want a Nintendo DS Lite, but I'm totally ignorant. → I'm in Greece ←, and don't want to spend the money (this money, it is tight) only to find out that it was a bad choice for me in terms of game level and types of games, acquisition of games, country specific restrictions, and if the one I have my eye on (via EBay) is the right choice. Can you hold my hand? [more inside]
posted by taz
on Feb 15, 2011 -
Women of Reddit! Mrs. Funmonkey1 is looking for new pc or internet based games. Difficulty level: PopCap has been exhausted and farmville facebook type stuff not interested in. [more inside]
posted by Funmonkey1
on Feb 13, 2011 -
I'm still trying to connect my upcoming XBOX 360 to my computer monitor. The monitor has only VGA and DVI-D inputs and no audio output, however, so I'm having issues tracking down what needs to be done. Currently I'm fairly sure I've got what I need for video
, but I still need help figuring out how to connect audio
. [more inside]
posted by flatluigi
on Feb 10, 2011 -
There's this quasi-educatainment game that I had in the 80s. It was CGA graphics, on MS-DOS... The idea was breeding cats with dominant and recessive genes. The only cat game I can seem to find online is Alley Cat, but that's nothing like it. This game is a grid of something like 4 cats across, and 2 down. I don't remember what the exact point of the game was.
posted by symbioid
on Feb 9, 2011 -
I'm getting an XBOX 360 shortly, but I have a few questions about setting it up. For one, my television is very bad, so I'd like to use my computer monitor for it - should picking up a VGA cable be fine?
Secondly, I'm not sure how the XBOX's audio ports are set up - can I just plug my headset with a standard headphone and microphone plug into it, or do I need adapters? [more inside]
posted by flatluigi
on Feb 3, 2011 -
What games, puzzles, and activities would you recommend for my almost 5 year-old son who is currently obsessed with Monopoly (real life version) and Plants vs Zombies (iOS)? [more inside]
posted by alms
on Feb 2, 2011 -
I don't want to play this video game any more, but I want to know what happens. Where on the Internet can I find a plot summary of Nier? [more inside]
posted by aparrish
on Feb 1, 2011 -
My 4 yr old son loves building structures with blocks. In addition to the real thing, can anyone suggest an online/computer based app that would be interesting/fun/challenging for him to play with? [more inside]
posted by pallen123
on Jan 29, 2011 -
Help me identify this toy and how it works. It's a wooden head on the end of a red dowel, about five inches long in total. Two shallow grooves are cut into the dowel, and there's a short loop of elastic with a bead on it looped through a hole in the dowel. There's also a loop of elastic about eight feet long (i.e. in circumference) with a slightly bigger wooden bead attached to it, although there's a slim possibility that this isn't related to the head part. [more inside]
posted by Dr. Send
on Jan 27, 2011 -
Any recommendations for an online asynchronous social-oriented strategy game, such as Diplomacy? [more inside]
posted by aarondesk
on Jan 22, 2011 -
OK, this is sort of weird but... what major well known games should a insectphobe and arachnophobe avoid
? [more inside]
posted by kmz
on Jan 18, 2011 -
Machiavelli Filter: I'm looking for games in which I can lie to, betray, manipulate and sow discord among my friends. All in the name of
fun, of course. [more inside]
posted by metaBugs
on Jan 11, 2011 -
What is the most useful, comfortable and clever way to mount a steering wheel video game controller? [more inside]
posted by EvilPRGuy
on Jan 10, 2011 -
Help me come up with rules for an Angry Birds drinking game-
Two people each with their own copy of angry birds- Both start at same level. I thought when you complete a level 1st you drink. That is as far as I have gotten. Wondering if someone has a bit more imagination out there.
posted by tgelston
on Jan 8, 2011 -
I'm looking for games that are highly cognitively intense; specifically, ones that require unbroken attention, accurate working memory, speedy responses / reactions, task switching, and other real-time skills.
(Examples below) [more inside]
posted by akprasad
on Dec 28, 2010 -
What are the classic games for the Nintendo DS? And, bonus, what are the best games that can be played in five minute increments? [more inside]
posted by kingjoeshmoe
on Dec 25, 2010 -
I want an Xbox 360 to play Kinect games. Should I buy the 4GB version or the 250GB version?
Does the 4GB version of the Xbox 360 provide enough space to play Kinect games? I already have a PS3 and still plan to use that as my main gaming system. I want the Xbox 360 just for Kinect. Is it really worth the extra $100 for the 250GB version if I'm only going to play Kinect games?
Also, how difficult is it to install a larger hard drive on the 4GB version?
posted by parakeetdog
on Dec 23, 2010 -
What are some must play maps for Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2 and where can I download them? I looked at l4dmaps.com but I'm looking for some recommendations rather than just ratings.
posted by crios
on Dec 19, 2010 -
A bunch of us nerds like to play PC games together on the living room television, but I'm getting tired of lugging my computer from the office to hook it up in the living room! What would be the easiest/cheapest way achieve the same results while leaving the PC in its place? [more inside]
posted by Willie0248
on Dec 16, 2010 -
Help us find more single-computer, cooperative games to play. [more inside]
posted by dhn
on Dec 13, 2010 -
Some friends and I are going to be playing Arkham Horror this Friday. None of us has ever played before. What advice can you give to a bunch of first-timers? [more inside]
posted by painquale
on Dec 6, 2010 -
Counting-Filter: A friend once asked me how many points the entire 52-card deck is worth in the game of Cribbage...not that you could actually be dealt the whole deck, but just a curiosity. [more inside]
posted by klausman
on Dec 6, 2010 -
I am looking for suggestions for a family game (board or card or perhaps something like Twister) for a family with 1 teenage girl, 2 tween boys and a newly adopted 9 year old girl who's just learning English.
Maybe something that focuses on math? Or a dice game?
Anybody ever played Rummikub?
Somebody told me about a game with sculpting clay, but they couldn't remember the name of it.
Any suggestions appreciated.
posted by egk
on Dec 3, 2010 -
What is the perfect gift for a hardcore, old school Dungeons and Dragons nerd, and where can it be purchased? [more inside]
posted by EvilPRGuy
on Dec 2, 2010 -
For fans of the The Nemesis Factor
and other complex physical puzzles: I'm trying to remember the name of a now out of print 3D spherical labyrinth. As I remember, the puzzle consisted of a clear globe, inside of which was a complicated three dimensional maze composed of slides and structures and other structures, through which the player would navigate a little metal ball. Any thoughts? [more inside]
posted by tweebiscuit
on Nov 27, 2010 -
I need ideas for helping a toddler through four to six months of chemotherapy. [more inside]
posted by Rumple
on Nov 22, 2010 -
I am looking for the name of an indie game in which the protagonist falls from the moon (?) and tries to return to his girlfriend by collecting jewels and jumping. [more inside]
posted by 517
on Nov 20, 2010 -
I'm looking for present ideas for two thirty-five year old men who both like music, games, film and technology. The only criteria is that they should be available to buy in the UK and cost no more than £10. [more inside]
posted by mr_silver
on Nov 19, 2010 -
I'm looking for some PC game recommendations. I guess I'll settle for X Box 360 and PS3 recommendations as well. I know a variation on this question has been asked many times before, but I have a fairly specific requirements. [more inside]
posted by kbanas
on Nov 18, 2010 -
Dance Central on Kinect for Xbox 360. Good for exercise? Seems like it could be fun and sweaty. Seems like it could also be really, really annoying. Also, what's the fidelity to actual movements like? Will I really be dancing, or gaming the system by just flicking a limb at the right time?
posted by Cool Papa Bell
on Nov 18, 2010 -