How to Articulate Your Vision (rerun)

Reader Martin V pointed this out.

I love me some Mario Kart, so I probably will check the game out, although I don’t understand what zombies have to do with old people racing mobility scooters.

I’m not at all irritated. If I wanted to make the game myself I should have learned to code, or pitched it to a studio, or made any move of any kind to actually turn the idea into a game. Besides, even if I was unhappy, I pretty much say in the comic that I’m waiting for someone else to make the game, so I doubt a lawsuit would end well.

On a totally unrelated note, for the entire month of July my novels, all three of my Magic 2.0 books are on sale over at Amazon US. The Kindle editions are $2.00!

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Reader Comments (7)

Can you get an Amazon affiliate link for Amazon Mexico? It just opened and I mean, if I'm gonna buy the books I migth as well click through that.

July 2, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAl

Coffin Dodgers is basically the game Scott is talking about. It came out in early access on steam at the end of February

July 2, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSimon

There are game engines to do that. Almost all you add are the art textures and the maps and you have your game.

First Person Shooters are pretty much BUILT on doing that: sell the engine.

There are others that are more generic, though there may be a "driving sim" game engine for use.

PS Swap the zombies with teenagers on lawns wearing hoodies.

July 3, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterWow

Offensive? I'm pretty sure old people would be lining up to buy it.

July 3, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSabre

Or, taking the other branch from panel 2, how about a game based on Staplerfahrer Klaus?

July 3, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterEric Wilner

Actually I think a Costco forklift racing game is a great idea! You'd have to move random pallets to specific places to unlock stuff, avoid hitting customers, and knock warehouse racks over on other players.

July 3, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDave H

Cult-Classic Dreamcast game Shenmue had a (mandatory!) section wherein you had to get a job as a forklift operator in order to raise money to buy a trip to China so that you could track down the man who killed your father. This involved, for several full in-game days, you having your character commute to work on the bus, and then drive a forklift. Every morning, the in-game forklift operators hold a forklift race to "warm up" for the day ahead. Alas, there are no turtle shells or banana peels in these races, but you do win miniature models of forklifts, based on how well you place.

July 3, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterGDwarf

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