This post might be a little helter-skelter. I'm writing it as a sort of thought that occured.
Most either gaming systems or gaming sites have a sort of flagship game or series which pushes their console or site along, it becomes what they're known for. For example, Nintendo has Mario or Pokemon, Xbox had halo and others, playstation has its own games. Even sites like new grounds have their own mainstays.
My question is, does BYOND have one of these? Would it be Eternia, Space station 13, maybe previously NEStalgia? Which games really push the product and show off what BYOND is really capable of? Are those games promoted by BYOND itself, like the aforementioned other companies push them?
(this part is more of throwing things at the wall see what sticks)
IF there is not a real powerhouse on BYOND would it be possible to make one? A game which truly shows BYOND capabilities, has really tight and enjoyable gameplay that has mass appeal? What would it take to create such a game? Have any of the really great developers on this site ever tried to get all together on one grand project, the likes of which BYOND has never seen?
I just love BYOND and I have since I was a kid really. I started out playing anime games, switched to playing others, tried my hand at development, and lately when I come its kind of sad to be honest. Seems like its losing steam. I could be wrong..I don't know I just wanted to get this thought down.
Sep 19 2017, 12:18 pm