Game Idea - Would it be fun?

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    Game Idea - Would it be fun?

    Hey there,

    I have an idea for a game, and I just wanted to get a couple opinions as to whether or not it would be fun enough to be worth spending the time developing it.

    Basically, the game would be for either 2 to 4 players, and be played via the internet or LAN. It would also be in ascii mode (a la Dwarf Fortress), as I'm a programmer and definitely not an artist. Think Lemmings meets Risk meets Warcraft. Each player is given a certain number of "pawns", or little people, that they can assign tasks to. These include building ships, land vehicles, or planes, digging (to go under rivers, or even through mountains), spying, and many other duties. The game would start with each player's "pawns" only being given a piece of land on the world map, and a strategy to overrun the other player would have to be developed based on their position. The game ends when one player completely takes out all the other player's pawns.

    My question is - would this be fun?

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    Given that there are numerous games out there which are exactly like that, I'd say it would be fun. You need to find some kind of twist to put on it to make it different from all the others, though.
    Code:
    //try
    //{
    	if (a) do { f( b); } while(1);
    	else   do { f(!b); } while(1);
    //}

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    Moved to tech board. No specific question related to programming.

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    Microsoft deprecated the AddFun() function
    Until you can build a working general purpose reprogrammable computer out of basic components from radio shack, you are not fit to call yourself a programmer in my presence. This is cwhizard, signing off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abachler View Post
    Microsoft deprecated the AddFun() function
    In favour of AddFun_s() it seems

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    Quote Originally Posted by zacs7 View Post
    In favour of AddFun_s() it seems
    Code:
    #define AddFun_s   NoFun
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    In ASCII mode? As in a MUD game?
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    Sounds more like Nethack style ASCII than it does MUD style ASCII.


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