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Author Topic: The Escapist - Boutique Massively Multiplayer Online Games  (Read 5461 times)

KenR

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The Escapist - Boutique Massively Multiplayer Online Games
« on: December 25, 2006, 11:07:56 AM »
Here is a nice long article about lesser known "Boutique" Massively Multiplayer Online Games (MMOGs)

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Imagine, for discussion's sake, that you don't have $50 million, so you can't build and market a full-scale World of Warcraft massively multiplayer online game (MMOG) clone. Suppose, too, you don't have rock superstar Bono on speed-dial, and unlike BioWare/Pandemic Studios, you can't finance your new MMOG through his $300 million Elevation Partners holding company. To get still more outlandish, let's say you cannot easily lay your hands on a paltry $3 million - no, really, work with me here - so you couldn't even produce a smaller-scale "casual MMOG" like Puzzle Pirates or Gaia Online or Dofus. Assume, hypothetically, you - just you, together with maybe two or three other indigent programmers - have six months of savings and a budget in the low four figures. How would you create and market a full-featured MMOG? ...



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Re: The Escapist - Boutique Massively Multiplayer Online Games
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2006, 11:14:50 AM »
so, are we going to write our own mmog - i could do with the money.

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Re: The Escapist - Boutique Massively Multiplayer Online Games
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2006, 07:22:51 PM »
I'm all for it!


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Re: The Escapist - Boutique Massively Multiplayer Online Games
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2007, 03:55:33 PM »
Should we do EverCody or World of Codycraft?

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Re: The Escapist - Boutique Massively Multiplayer Online Games
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2007, 07:10:35 PM »
Should we do EverCody or World of Codycraft?

Invasion of the Docos! An MMO Tower defense game!


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Re: The Escapist - Boutique Massively Multiplayer Online Games
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2007, 11:49:01 PM »
so, are we going to write our own mmog - i could do with the money.
I'll quit my day job and go full time making an MMO! Hooray! And not for (just) money, but for the fun!


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Re: The Escapist - Boutique Massively Multiplayer Online Games
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2007, 01:38:47 AM »
seriously, is this something that could be done without dedicating your life to?

if we could do a LMMOG (little massively multiplayer online game) then i'd be interested in being on the team.

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Re: The Escapist - Boutique Massively Multiplayer Online Games
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2007, 02:12:45 PM »
seriously, is this something that could be done without dedicating your life to?

I think it is something you could get a good start on before it grew so large you had to devote a lot of time to it.

if we could do a LMMOG (little massively multiplayer online game) then i'd be interested in being on the team.

A SMMOG! Somewhat massively multiplayer online game!


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Re: The Escapist - Boutique Massively Multiplayer Online Games
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2007, 02:58:45 PM »
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A SMMOG! Somewhat massively multiplayer online game!

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

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Re: The Escapist - Boutique Massively Multiplayer Online Games
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2007, 04:13:07 PM »
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A SMMOG! Somewhat massively multiplayer online game!
;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

You know how sometimes MMOGs are shortened to just MMO? We could make a DoCoSMMO.