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Cap'n VG

Member Since 17 Mar 2011
Offline Last Active Jun 04 2014 04:37 AM

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What are the qualifications required to work/ in Japanese game companies?

27 May 2014 - 10:25 AM

I love Nintendo and my dream job is to work exclusively for Nintendo. But I know for a fact that getting there is beyond hard and I know for someone like me to get there needs to learn Japanese both written and spoken. But besides that, I want to know if there are foreign people that do end up working in Japan and if possible, how do they get there. Or how by any means a Western developer partners with a Japanese developer?


Do game designers need to use the computer to work?

20 January 2014 - 05:27 AM

My parents complain that I use too much of the comp and play games too much. I only play games for only about 2-3 hrs max per day but I use the comp a lot because I need to use it for not only my college works but also for my future career. So I want to know if for being a game designer, do you need to spend a lot of time in the computer making assets for video games or something? Or better yet, does a game designer really need to spend hours in the computer working?

How is Graphic/Web Design related to game design?

12 November 2013 - 02:19 AM

Granted almost any course you do can help you in being a game designer. But I dare ask cause since I'm right now doing an Internship about


Graphic/Web Design, What does that have anything to do with game design?

Which version is better?

06 August 2013 - 11:09 AM

I made two versions of the same game. I'd like to know which one is playable/less frustrating.








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26 July 2013 - 05:38 AM

Name of the game: Inkman

Genre: Platform

Target audience: The game is focused on casual gamers.


Artstyle: The game will use pop art and cartoon art as its artstyle


Game concept: Its about Inkman who saves the world of blotspot with his pen sword which he can use to spray ink , pop bubbles,  absorb colors and cause enemies to slip.


Game mechanics: The game starts with the main character inkman. Inkman can run, jump, stick on walls, absorb/shoot ink colours and use his pen nib to pop bubbles that leave stamps and medals.


Spraying ink on the floor not only allows enemy’s to slip away from the player but also allows inkman to run faster to reach farther places. Whenever inkman gets hit or uses his ink, a portion of his body turns white. When his entire body becomes white, he losses a life. When all lives are lost, the game ends and the player can either continue or quit playing. He can regain his color by either absorbing the color essence  from enemies or by being poured/touched by a color paint.  


The goal of each level is to reach the end of the level that has a black and white picture. Choose which ink color to shoot from top to bottom as there are only five colours. If the five colours match the picture, the player earns five lives.  Some parts of a level will be in black and white and inkman cannot access those parts unless the player finds a black and white picture based on the level segment and spraying colours that are based on the fragments of the picture.


There are certain powerups in the game that enhance inkman’s abilities. These include a color orb which changes the colour appearance of inkman allowing him to spray the new colour. An ink bottle which acts as extra energy bar that allows inkman to spray more ink till the bottle becomes empty And a silver pen nib which allows inkman to spray ink even further.


Some colors that ink man changes create an essence, for example if ink man is red, he can smash rocks. If he is blue he falls slower than before. If he is orange, he can splash colour whenever he lands. If he is black, his ink will push enemies even further.


Hidden in levels are stamps and medals. Collecting  stamps allows inkman to send a message to mailboxes based on the image of the stamp. For example if inkman gets a one up stamp, he needs to go to a mailbox with a one up image to get a one up.

Medals are hidden in difficult areas and while its not necessarily needed to complete the game they can be used to earn more continues/lives, increase the ink bar etc.