Posted 21 July 2001 - 11:32 AM
Posting news is a good idea about, anybody wanna make a good news post?
Yes, gba is good, and nearly the same, however I beleive we will be much more likely to be successfull at a system that is past it''s life span, and not at the begining.
However, gba would be a good dev kit to get, as a good amature game could theoretically reach production...
The plan is to have a near identical letter sent from a large group of people, hopfully we can make this letter so it seems we would be interested in things such as gba also.
And yes, we dont'' want to rule out sony. The psx was a more powerfull system than SNES, and it''s games will continue to have a market (ps2...). I''ve heard that it was horrible to program for, but an official dev kit and documentation should ease that a lot.
Parhaps we should send letters to both companies, and express are desire to create amature games on these systems. It may also help our cause some if they both knew we were asking both companies.
Snail-mail vs. e-mail..... Yes, snail mail probably would be more effective. I am sure we can obtain the email from somewhere, and the snail mail too... (BTW, if anybody happens to have the best place to send this, please let me know.) It may be to our advantage to all send email, with a note at the bottom saying "For your convinience, we have also sent a hard copy of this letter to your office."
The fight of numbers... Well, if 15 people mail in and ask, they would probably not be very willing to produce more. However if they had 15 old kits lying around we could most likely work something out. If we get many more people, they may be willing to produce some dev kits, or maybe be convinced to provide GBA kits...
I offer this additional idea... If we inquire about the GBA parhaps we can work out an agreement to create cheap dev kits, in return and quality games we create and would like to sell will be sold through them, thus allowing us to receive cheap kits while they will still get large amounts of royalties on any games produced.
Due to the nature of things, a GBA dev kit will probably be thousands of dollars no matter what we do, so they might not be as good of a target.
Sony however, may be a great target for this low-cost dev kit plan in which any game that wishes to go comercial, they would be guarenteed to be the productucers of and would get a sizeable portion of the profit (with of course, a guarenteed percentage they would have to offer the dev''rs)if the chose to produce the game.
Well, these are my ideas, everybody respond and let me know what you think!
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