Cyagen wroteColonI do not need full 3d, the important thing is to get the mechanic and the rules of the games right, and the opportunity to play per email.
No no no, not a play by email, a play in real time!
Also I have been thinking that to make it easier on new players and to keep it simple, most of the rules will be hidden from the player.
For instance movement will be point & click and status bars will light up green to red to indicate chance of success.
Remember this is for the lite version, in the full version it will still be the same but there will be a status bar describing your actions plus there will be the option to take full control and do everything yourself.
I will demonstrate all of this later on with a "fake" screen capture, this will allow the programmer to see what I am trying to do and allow him to code it to suit.
Also you guys can have your say in the development of this too.
The first version will just consist of the base core rules from the box set, later on I will release updates to include each of the supplement books.
Later on I will need a couple of you whose knowledge of the rules is unsurpassed to help beta test and check for bugs.
If you feel you know the rules inside and out and are interested in helping with the beta testing, PM me [please don't bog up the forum with any requests].
StorminWolf wroteColonHmm, wouldn't be my kind of thing, as i don#t like playing Boardgames online or as digital versions
Well then, I think you might be surprised, the lite version I am making first will be less like a boardgame and more like it's own game.
And as a special feature in the full version, I am thinking of having something akin to "action replay" for when the game is finished.
During play all of your actions would be recorded and after play those actions would be generated as a bulleted aerial combat flyby, which you could then save as an AVI file.
Now this last part is on my wish list I will have to see how the experiments pan out.
Worse comes to worst it will just be a serries of still images [but again I think you guys would be happy with that no matter what!