Saturday, June 16, 2012
Nobody Likes me, everybody hates me.
Only joking.... Hardly anyone reads this blog, and not surprising, it's hardly updating daily, which was my original idea.... apparently, I'm too busy making games rather than writing about them...shit on it!
Anyway... like the proverbial bad penny... the talk of TS4 is up again because my boss mentioned it in an interview...
So, if you think it would be a good idea to play a new version of Timesplitters... I imagine this time, it'd be free to play with episodic updates and 100s of characters... then you should at the very least go here and press the left mouse button over the icon that says "Like"
The goal is 100,000.
To be brutally honest... I'd set it at 2,000,000.
If you can get that many people who are willing to press a button for a free game, then it looks like a going concern.
if it's a few thousand people, then what kind of message do you think that conveys to potential publishers and the current developer who owns the IP ?
Working on the three Timesplitters games was pure joy. I'm flattered that people consider it a great game, and take the time to tell me that in emails, but.... it didn't follow the popular crowd. it was different, it was very British in it's humour, you got to shoot Elvis impersonators against ducks and a goldfish in a bowl... COD and Battlefield didn't have any clowns or cowboys to my knowledge.
It was very important to break all the windows in a French church, or a curling challenge using a monkey as a puck and not forgetting a racing challenge using a cat as a car.
When you are a publisher making annual updates of your po faced shooters... you can see how TS was seen as a bad smell in the office.. regardless of the fans who wanted to play something that was a step away from the crowd, they couldn't market it... too many characters, too many locations, nobody is going to be able to market a game that can't be pigeon holed narrowly described publisher friendly few words.
That link again ?
If I sound jaded...then it's because I've wanted to make a new Timesplitters since 2005... that was 7 years ago.... excuse my previous experiences of disappointment.
Thanks for reading.