So, after much personal debate, I've decided to rebuild SS13 into a full fledged stand alone game. Some of the things I want to accomplish is as follows - better network and server relay so there's much less lag, more ways to cause chaos, and more order for those more interested in RP - play how you want to! Fling poo or stamp papers - it's your game.
The reason for this rebuild is the recent failure of the last attempt to rebuild the game. I am using different methods (the game engine will be supported by Unity 3D, though this may change later) and though the code was released open source, so many hands in the pie corrupt it. Fewer still have the ability to convert it over to something useful, and less still have the drive. They failed due to lack of time and funds, something that with enough community support can be avoided.
The first build will utilize the same graphics already seen here but will incorporate many upgrades such as smoother movement, combat, and tile updates. There will be a stronger emphasis on playing smart (or psychotic if you prefer) and there will be the OPTIONAL play which can include things like progression, ranks, funds which carry from game to game, and the ability to buy and build your own station with your friends! (probably not the best setting for those who want pure chaos - building a station takes time and funds!)
I also want to include OPTIONAL single player which can include progression, NPCs and Missions which can walk you through all the roles and their job functions, and more.
And before anyone says it - no it's not just me. If I can get enough support from the community, I'll put up a Kickstarter and fully develop this idea into a game - and with funding I could even redo the graphics into a 2.5 or 3D game - perhaps with multiple modes so you can choose which graphics you want!
More to come with enough positive votes. Do me a favor, and save your negative comments - if you think it's a crap idea don't respond. Save us both the headache.
Poll: How pumped would everyone be if SS13 was rebuilt as explained below?
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