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Journel by Iguanagirl


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March 16, 2012


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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...
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)
Monster X
Super Godzilla
Kaiser Ghidorah
Gamera and enemies
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...
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!
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.
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!
Kr33jahn Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
and P.S Matt I told you about this game months ago....
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.
Madzilla345 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
All giant monsters with ?2 as #1 on all platforms.
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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