Quote from wacossusca34
I think you're shooting a little high there..
To be honest, people are going in two directions with gaming:
A ) They are going backwards in time, or in other words, retro. Some people are interested in exercising 2D elements that were used in early game platforms.
B ) They are exercising the current hardware components and are trying to make the games as flashy, realistic, and advanced as possible. This is the majority of most games now.
Option A has a growing player base. Option B has the current majority. Also, option B is far more difficult because of the content and the graphical standards you have to meet. Option A can be accomplished by beginner developers.
Want to have fun making a game that people will also enjoy? Come up with a nice little retro RPG or action game; something that isn't so demanding on the programming end, so you can actually accomplish it.
Personally, I like to have some fun with a little game that brings me back to the previous gaming eras, or a game that just jumps back and uses old gaming elements in a new way.
Is there a specific gameplay element from previous gaming eras that you enjoy a lot? I am creating a 3D engine, so could they be implemented in a way in 3d that could still bring back memories of older games?