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How many levels should a typical 2D action game have?

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I''ve been at my game for quite some time now, and I''ve finished 30 levles. My question is, is that enough? They aren''t long, but they are not easy either. I have the good ''ol fashion system of "you must beat the first level to go to the second", and because you can only save after every 3 levels it''s difficult to beat the game fast. Although Dexterity Software has been releasing some games with 100+ levles! But those are puzzle games. Mr.Pavlina, do your older Arcade shooter games still sell well? From what I understand they have much fewer levels than your puzzle games.

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Well in it''s initial incarnation Dweep only had 30 levels. It was later that the expansion packs were made and it was re-branded dweep gold. I think 30 levels is a very respectible amount. You can add tons of levels later as an expansion pack if there is market justification for it.

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hehe like Ikari warriors? hmm

I like the concept of Contra better, 8 levels, but each one is sooo totally different =) including the ever so cool top down levels which they took out for the GBA version

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Original post by harishjs
Just write a perfect AI code which can generate unlimited random levels every time. So you don''t have to hard code them.

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Impossible for my game, my levels are quite different from one another.

That''s what I''ll probably do Ironside, thanks. I want to submit my game to Dexterity Software, I just hope they don''t turn it down because of lack of levels.

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