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Hey guys - what if somebody, somewhere, was talking about the next big monster fighting game? And we needed YOUR help?

Here's the thing - with Kickstarter blowing up everywhere, and crowd-sourcing becoming viable, we could get Kaiju fans everywhere to pool their money, and get a game made.  Not just any game, though!  A game that exactly conforms to what WE, the fans who would pay for it, would want in a Kaiju battle game.

This isn't just idle speculation - Chris Mirjahangir, filmmaker from LA, got in touch with Simon Strange, the mastermind behind the last three Godzilla fighting games. After bringing me in, we all jumped onto Skype, and started banging around about what it would take to create a new, high-profile kaiju battle game.  Turns out, "what it would take" is very dependent upon what we, the fans, would be willing to pay for.

So, in all seriousness, and FOR REALS I put out this question: What would you like to see in a new Kaiju battle game, and how much would you be willing to contribute to make it happen?  There are several options, and I've put together a poll for each one.  Let's keep discussion in this thread, please.

Question 1: Which set of monsters?

Option #1 - A full-scale licensed Godzilla game.
Option #2 - Just like #1,  but with Gamera, instead of Godzilla.
Option #3 - Just like #1, but with All-original Kaiju.  (No licensing of monsters = $ saved!)


Question 2: What technology?

Option #1 - Online fighting with fully 3D monsters.
Option #2 - Asynchronous fighting (we each take turns, but not necessarily in real-time unless we're both online) with 3D monsters.
Option #3 - Just like #2, but with sweet 2D art.
Option #4 - 2D card-based brawler.


Question 3: What platform?

Option #1 - Consoles.
Option #2 - PC / Mac / Linux.
Option #3 - Something browser-based.
Option #4 - Mobile phones (iOS and Android)


Get to voting!  Remember, it's not about what you *want* so much as *how much would you pay* to help make this happen?  The best part is that everyone who contributes would get to be at least partially involved in shaping the final game.

This is for real!
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SmashProX Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually, I had an idea long ago for the consoles to have the monster look realistic and terrifying, and the handhelds to have them in cartoon forms like Godzilla: Domination. Just my idea...
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shadowcalamari Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
I think each of the monsters should have a story mode, and I'm just going to throw out a list of monsters I want in the game if possible to add.
Hedorah (if possible)
The Monster Island Monsters (except Godzilla Jr. and Minilla)
Bagan
Monster X
Super Godzilla
Zilla
Kaiser Ghidorah
Shiigan
Gezora
Gamera and enemies
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GinoDrone Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
I think the game should move more to a TEKKEN or DOA platform. modified of course to enable monster powers.

The best way to do it is to map all the melee control to the top four buttons, and then use the triggers as modifiers. Holding down the L trigger would map all the buttons to defensive, holding down the r trigger would engage the power moves.. you could map the rb and lb to be quick fire/projectile buttons... I'd love to be able to add upgrades and purchase moves with achievement points as well...
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GinoDrone Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
Hey I think we should make our own original game, but kind of use the archetypes we already know as a base... I have a million ideas Matt! Hit me up I'd love to be involved in any way possible!
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shadowcalamari Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
I would like the game to be released on wii and xbox, plus it would be awesome to play the kaiju in different forms kinda like in dragon ball z, imagine it gigan in his first form, then transform into his new form from final wars.
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Kr33jahn Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
by the way....I figured out how to use Gamera and Godzilla in the game and it is COMPLETELY LEGAL and FREE!
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Kr33jahn Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
and P.S Matt I told you about this game months ago....
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Kr33jahn Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
This is exactly what I am working on....I always felt that fighting games based on Kaiju lacked that group monster fight dynamic. There was no sense or purpose. Hey I beat that guys who's next...blah blah blah. Sorry I nodded off. Boring, no friends playing with you by your side nothing. Nothing epic, so I looked at all games dating back to early 80's. There it was, by combining 3 things I could get that epic-ness. Dota or Defense of The Ancient had a play style which does epic very well. Still not enough meat on the bone, and the complexity well kills the fluidity a great game has, an anyone can pick up. Ogre Battle Tactics, gave me the answer. Adding skill trees to each monster, they could evolve with great game play. Your monsters could change in play style, and looks. Also make it FREE TO PLAY and MULTI-PLAYER. 2 or 3 teams of 5 yeah now we are talking. To get this project done I dont mind joining your cause. Because 1 Im a gamer and designer, and 2 Kaiju culture is dying slowly...with no new films really pushing its growth. Ok with any game you need a story line. You need a history and game mechanics.
"Kaiju X-tinction" is a moba "massive online battle arena" 2 or 3 team each have a base. There are 3 lanes protected by turrets & guardians. There is jungle areas populated by some nasty monsters left over from previous battles. This world has seen global wars for nearly 10,000 years between worlds all over the universe. These worlds including our own have depleted our natural resources...water, energy, and even soil for growing food is priceless. 2 or 3 worlds compete, each represented by their giant monsters aka "Kaiju" like Godzilla, Gamera, Ultraman...these are our worlds hero's. Also minions for each world are tanks, ufo's, helicopters...they fight along their respective Kaiju to defend their bases and hope to save our respective worlds. The winner gets the losers world or worlds so winning is everything. The world is comprised of the skeletal remains of fallen kaiju, the wreckage of giant robots, and what was left of this worlds previous inhabitants. Fallen cities areas filled with poisonous gas, ice, rain & lightning, as well as magma and rivers filled with some nasty creatures and oceans surround our battle ground. Going into the ocean spells your untimely death at what now resides there.

Mechanics....each team consist of 5 players. As well as 6 types of Kaiju!!!! Made up of tanks "Kaiju that can takes lots of damage and specialize in area attacks. Flyers they have very fast movement speed and a very focused attack and can be seen circling the sky's above and have a greater range of site. Water based moving rapidly thru the waterways and have greater attacks in water and higher defense their as well...and can only be seen when they attack or enemy player enters the water. Vampiric slower moving beasties that drain the very life and energy from enemy kaiju. Tech based these can rebuild turrets and fortify bases as well as having high movement speed and medium range attacking as well as higher def and hightened senses. Trapper/Hunter the set traps to ensnare, defend their lanes and to disable and kill Kaiju players dumb enough to venture out in jungle areas alone. These have medium movement, high attack speed and are extremely difficult to see. They also like hiding in perches that are scattered across the map moving silently from perch to perch if need be...
The players also have experience and skill trees...once a tree is filled that player must allow his Kaiju to evolve based on his current build. This will change the look of the player as well as how the character plays in the game. Every Kaiju in the game has 3 different evolutions.
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Madzilla345 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
All giant monsters with ?2 as #1 on all platforms.
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boondock-saint3 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
I just want Zilla jr in the game. He is my third favorite kaiju behind Godzilla and Gamera.
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Lenbo Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
Question 1 - Realistically, all-original Kaiju. That alone makes the production dramatically cheaper, so that's almost certainly what has to happen.

Question 2 - Ideally online fighting with 3D monsters, as that would attract the most audience. Online fighting games' popularity has surged with the success of Street Fighter IV. The online fighting worked strangely well in StE. It was arguably ahead of its time. That was in 2004 on the original Xbox and PS2. I absolutely loved the fighting mechanics of StE. Unleashed was overly ambitious, and while I appreciate what Mr. Strange was trying to do, it ultimately wasn't as fulfilling as the mechanics of either DAMM or StE.

Question 3 - PC/Mac/Linux. That's the broadest audience and with the popularity and ease of exposure on platforms like Steam, this would allow the most people to most easily "see" the game.

I will alert the most hardcore online player (and multiple-time champion of G-Fest StE tournaments), "Monster Master" of this development. I'm sure you would appreciate his input.
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captainjsuperman Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
I want a Zilla vs. Godzilla console game........and I want Kong in it too by golly!

Although........A monster RPG console game would be amazing assuming you got to pick your monster. I could go for some turn based action there.
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TheFavs Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
1, 1 and 1.
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DragonofAzarath Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Question 1: #1
Question 2: #1
Question 3: #1 (Wii)
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DarkSeraphim02 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Q1: Option #1

Q2: Option #1

Q3: Option #1
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boondock-saint3 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
Q1- Option 1 I finally want to play as Zilla in a Godzilla game
Q2- option 2
Q3- option 3
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Thunder-Red Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
1/1/1. :D

It's probably impossible, but getting gamera into a g-game would be a dream come to true to millions of fans around the world.
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krugerm1 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
A game for the consoles. With gameplay like 'War of The Monsters'. I'd be willing to pay $60 if this came to fruition.
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the-SPTX Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
1-1 2-1 3-1+2

If they ever need a game designer, a tester or whatever involved in conception, especially gameplay mechanics, balance and tweaking. I am available. Working on this kind of game would be like a dream. I love Godzilla...

...w-where do I send my resume?
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DeviantSon13 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012   Traditional Artist
For Question 1: Definitely option 1. All Toho monsters all the way! Including Zilla Jr! That's just how I am. =P

For Question 2: Anything with fully 3D Monsters. And I'm not really into the whole card-game thing. Doesn't seem in touch with traditional all-out wild monster fighting. I'm a bit of a film critic, but when it comes to the notion of a game, I just want to know I'm going to have the option to go completely nuts in kicking the crap out of other monsters like in War of the Monsters(2002).

For me, G:STE was definitely the best. The graphics weren't as good and there weren't as many monsters as G:U, but the environments were great, there were minigames and you could really throw a punch or claw or bite on that game. I felt the intensity was quite dumbed down for G:U.

For Question 3: Console- and I really would rather they not use the game as a gimmick to get people to buy a specific console. Seems like every time they release a new Godzilla game now, it's never on the same console again. G:DAMM was originally only on Gamecube. Then X-box. G:STE came out and they didn't go back on GameCube, just X-box and the PS2. Then G:U came out and it was primarily for the Wii. And people still stuck on PS2 got an extremely watered-down version of it. I think it should be accessible to people with different preferences.

I’d probably pay about $30-$40, given how in depth it really gets. But if there was really a promise that it would take the best of all these games, I'd be willing to pay maybe $50 or $60, depending on how much it has to offer.
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DeviantSon13 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012   Traditional Artist
G: DAMM
-Ignore that smiley.
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HellBender93 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
...Now that I think about it... a Saurios game would be pretty boss...
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ASG266 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist
Question 1: i would choose option 1 and i would like to help with the money of the licenses, but i have no money so it would be good option 3

Question 2: it would be awesome if be like option 1, but it would be good too if can be without the online option (a somehow campaing like in Godzilla Saves the Earth)

Question 3: option 2, on consoles would be harder to make (i guess) and on pc we can easly get it, at least on a console i would have to go to a game store and buy the game, and on pc i can pay online and download it
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cmeyer9542 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
#1. 1 but would be cool if could include gamera and godzilla monsters
#2. 1
#3. 1
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Godzillakuj94 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I guess my comment got deleted or at least I can find it but...

Question 1 : Option 1 and give Zilla a chance.

Question 2 : Option 1 but not just online, it could be like the other 3 Godzilla games.

Question 3 : Option 1, I would like them to make it for the wii again but have it be able to use the classic controllers on the wii.

It would be cool if it was a free roam with the planet being the map and you could swim or fly to different parts of the world.
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Bonehead-XL Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
1: 1, though 3 would be just fine if you designed the monsters.
2: 3
3: 3
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shinigami-bob Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Student Writer
q1 #2, q2 #1, q3 #1 :) I would buy the crap out of a new Kaiju game either way, but I would LOVE to see Gamera instead, for once.
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Thugnastay227 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012   Photographer
sorry i didnt answer it all. it should be 3D fighting. and for all consoles and PC/Mac?Linux.
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Thugnastay227 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012   Photographer
I think we should take the time and effort in making a game with as many different monsters as possible. Godzilla monsters, Gamera monsters, even Ultraman monsters. I think toho or some subsidiary owns Gamera so I don't think it would be too difficult getting Godzilla and Gamera in the same game. Unsure of who owns Ultraman. The monsters would need to look as the do in the films. Not like in those Godzilla games that was on the Ps2 a few years ago. Though fun to play they didn't look exactly like their cinematic counterparts. They should have all of the moves in the game as they did in the movies. Even the cheesy ones. There should be blood and damage too. Not too gory but something u know? something darker and edgy than the prior games.

Fully destructible environments. not just vertically downward dissolving buildings. like if a tail grazes a building. then that part should be knocked away with appropriate debris. like office desks, asbestos, etc lol. The creatures should be very detailed. We have the technology.
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Tormentor009X Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
I have money to spare and will contribute to this!
(It's one of the perks for having a job ;) )

Q1: Option 1 (3# is good too)
Q2: Option 1
Q3: Option 1

Come on G-Fans! Band together and make this possible dream a reality!
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ChuckWalton Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Matt ... man... I am so down with this ,please let me know if I can contribute to the art designs:

As to the questions...

Quest #1: Option 3 with an Awesome Kaiju Creator that allows you to creatively design & customize your own Kaiju & Monster Fighter (i.e.: Jet Jaguar or Sentai Cyborgs, Mecha kaiju replicas, etc.) and then upgrade it as you play the game. This could avoid expensive licensing cost all the while people could literally generate their own similar replicas of the major Kaiju "if" the so chose to. If you want a Azure Godzilla its there, or a crimson Gamera or whatever is popular, or even the traditional looks, but also new Kaiju possibilities and favorites could also be entertained.

Quest #2: A fusion of Option #1 & #2 for playability & entertainment sakes. You get to learn, practice and play with your own designs with or without the online requirement. Once your feel confident with your creation and are accustomed to the playability & or are happy with your Kaiju creation results try em in the bigger monster islands, cities or even Offworlds either in team competitions, free for all's or additional campaign game play.

Quest #3: Option #1 & #2 preferably, but if I had to choose just one, I would suggest option #1. I would also suggest that the game be made available in both English and Japan language for overall sales and success.

Just my few cents of course, but I would love to be a part of such a game in the Art dept!

Cheers!
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Godzillakuj94 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Question 1 : I say bring on the Godzilla monsters again, and give Zilla a chance.

Question 2 : Probably option 1, but not completely online.

Question 3 : Option 1, consoles like the Wii but I would love it if they would make it able to use the classic controller instead the Wii remotes.
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center64 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
it would be cool to see a 2d side scroll brawler like Smash Bros or Street Fighter, available on Android and IOS.
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Project-Goji Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
I know it would cost a ton more, but I gotta be honest, this game would only have my attention (and thus my contributions) if it was a full licensed Godzilla game, but feel free to throw in some guests if it's at ALL possible...

(I'm looking at you Toho and Daiei...)
(but mostly Toho)

3D monsters and online and what not, sorry, but none of those other options appeal to me whatsoever...

Xbox/PS3 and maybe a title for the Wii. Just don't make this another Wii exclusive, please. I want pretty sweet graphics and motion controls never really caught on for me.

This wasn't a question but I'll go ahead and put it out there, but if this game could be tournament viable with some depth and strategy (not saying the others didn't), that would make this all the better :)

One more thing, which options would YOU choose, Matt?
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Tormentor009X Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
Tournament Mode for a Godzilla or Kaiju Fighter? Hell yes!
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Project-Goji Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
Not exactly what I meant, but that would be pretty great too!
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SteveRGR Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Student Filmographer
I would love to see something similar to War of the Monsters for PS2, but with licensed monsters. Maybe have better control and camera movement. But that game is close to being the perfect kaiju game in my opinion. I love how fast paced it is. I love how complex and interactive EVERYTHING is. If there is another Godzilla game coming out, I would want it to stray away from the style it's been doing and go with more of a War of the Monsters style. I don't find the old games very fun. They're ungodly slow and hardly interactive. The only good thing I find about them is that I can play as recognizable characters. But with that said, here's my answers to the questions:
Q1: Option 1 (But option 3 is just as good)
Q2: Option 1
Q3: Option 1
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Godzillaatlarge1457 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Student Writer
Question 1: A combination of the 3 options. Have it be a big monster cast of Godzilla characters and have some Gamera characters in the mix, like what they did in Super Smash Bros. Brawl with the 3rd party characters. There can also be a kaiju creator so you can make your own kaiju so that the people who want to create their own monster can have that chance, that way everyone is happy.

Question 2: Option 1.

Question 3: Options 1 and 2, that way if someone who has a PC doesn't have a console, they can still play the game.
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zenx007 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
You'd have to make it like Shadow Of THe Collosus where you can play as a normal sized character too AND play as a kaiju sized character. :D
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UltramanReddo Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist
Original kaiju will be a better choice. I would like a kaiju game for my PS3. It could be like War of the Monsters (which in my opinion needs a sequel or a reboot).
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Radon2000 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Instead of a monster fighter, how about a kaiju mmo? You start out small and you grow each level. Also, you construct your own monster based on the class that you chose.
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NuDefiance Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
As for what type of game I think one that plays like godzilla destroy all monsters would be cool!
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NuDefiance Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
Question 1- all three options would b ideal.
Question 2- I would be happy with either 1 or 2 both are great and 2d would b cheaper probably.
Question 3- I would say console is the best way to go.

I could donate about $90 and then buy game for $60!
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Kyloco117 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
i think it would be amazing if there was a sandbox kaiju game where you could wander the area and trash famous cities and get into random battles with other roaming monsters as well as different countrt's militarys.
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STICKFilms-Drawings Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Honestly...it would be so cool if it were a pair up with both Godzilla and Gamera monsters!!!
my choices are:
#1
#3
#1
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Ravenfire5 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
i would like a game where you can create your own monster, have it an online multiplayer so you play with alot of people and have on a console, preferably on all consoles so no matter what console you own you don't get screwed. have the game play similar to the first godzilla game where you could pick up building or monsters and throw them, have special attacks and etc. money wise i really don't have that much at the moment, so $50-100 is about my maximum.
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Kyotita Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
#3
#1
#1 or #2
are my other choices
(sorry forgot to put them)
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Kyotita Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
All i have to say is the next monster fighter game NEEDS a CREATE A KAIJU mode!
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ZeroHawk315 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Question #1: Option 3. Original Kaiju would allow for a much more balanced roster of characters (I assume it would be a fighting game).
Question #2: Option 1
Question #3: Option 1

I can elaborate if needed.
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CerberusSEL Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
Well, if you would like to hear my opinion:

If it is at all possible, I'd like to see a big console Kaiju crossover game which would essentially be a Smash Bros Brawl for kaiju (but with the hard edge of games like the new Mortal Kombat or Street Fighter), crossing various Japanese DaiKaiju and Giant Mecha franchises like:

-Godzilla
-Gamera
-Ultraman
-Neon Genesis Evangelion
-Gundam
-and any other I missed.

Of course, I would be just content with a great Godzilla action platformer with a gameplay scheme that is perfect for Asura's Wrath like gameplay (obviously with more emphasis on the gameplay than cutscenes) where you can just beat up enemies, explore large environs all over the world, and fight kick ass boss monsters. By beating certain monsters, you can unlock them for a fighting mode in the game where you can do what Godzilla Unleashed tried to do.

I wouldn't mind seeing a new Kaiju franchise come out either, but I would like to see something that is fresh and tries to do something new with the genre and is more than willing to be highly experimental with the monsters, stories, settings, and characters in general.

I'd like to pay money, however, since I don't have any, I'd like to audition my abilities as a designer, writer, and musical composer. If you don't mind, I'd like to show a link to a video I put on Youtube with some art and music I did on my own. It does portray a personal interpretation of a demon from the Bible, but I think it is a more than large and powerful enough subject matter to show my abilities as a kaiju composer. Please take this strictly as an audition of ability.

[link]

By the way, if I can be the game's composer, I'd be more than happy to do it for cheap, but if Godzilla is involved, my services will totally be FOR FREE.
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