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Hey! What games that are 2D exist now a days? It seems all you see is FPS. I''m trying to think of a good 2D to make but my head is completely out of ideas!

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I can think of a few, what about the many RTS games out there (starcraft, and the latest installments of Red Alert).

Personally, I think its important to not complete count out 2D games for the next few years because we live in a VERY big world, where not everyone is gunna have a 2 GHz, Voodoo X card, and all the ram in the world to throw into a nice PC. Some people simply cant afford good PCs and making enjoyable 2D games that can actually realistically compete with their 3D counterparts is possible, but extremely challenging.

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What about GBA games? Have a look on some GBA game site to see what titles are out now, or are coming out.

You could even look on some emulation sites to get ideas about gaps in the modern market.


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Theres good ol' Simcity 4 thats coming out (although thats sort of a hybrid of 2D & 3D now) There was Disciples II that was just released. That had some great 2D graphics. And a ton of indy, 2d games. I don't know, i tend to prefer 2d over 3d (except FPS) after playing so many ho-hum 3d games that would have looked better in 2D.

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[edited by - Venciera on October 4, 2002 4:20:47 AM]

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2D Adventure Games are always in demand by their dedicated followers (visit adventuregamers.com if you want to see what I mean). Turn based games like Civilization are 2D.

Two dimensional games are still every bit as worthwhile now as they were 5 and 10 years ago. There are advantages to both 2D and 3D.

The best games for 2D, I think, are those that have a static backdrop (isometric games like strategy/wargame maps, puzzle games, side-scrollers [a lost art], etc) or virtually any game that requires 4 or fewer degrees of freedom of movement.


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[edited by - irbrian on October 6, 2002 11:09:14 PM]

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Think about the PDA platform and the new Smartphones that are being released... You can get really good results using GAPIDraw ( http://www.gapidraw.com ) and if you''re a VB developer, ASpriteCE ( http://www.spritehand.com ), and they all support multi platform. In fact, GAPIDraw supports desktop PC''s too.

I''m currently working on several 2D games for these platforms, and I know they''ll be warmly received when I do.

Remember: The PDA market is not saturated enough that 2D games are unwanted... The market is calling out for them

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need i say c&c ?? The most successful 2d game ever. More popular than quake 3 and other fps games that were available at the time of red alert 2 : yuris revenge for instance. Star wars battlegrounds (even though it is just age of empires in a new shell) was also more popular than other fps games released at the same time. So 2d is definately not worthless even though some zealous fps supporters insist on it. Both 2d AND 3d is here to stay. Both have their place. The problem as I see it is that most games are utter crap.

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Original post by Timbo_M45
not everyone is gunna have a 2 GHz, Voodoo X card, and all the ram in the world to throw into a nice PC.


I dont have a good computer, it''s anoying to find that the best game my computer can run is unreal tournement, and it does so badly.

I know what you mean Duranstrife, all the good games out there now are 3D, sadly 2D games are deterioriating.

one of the only main games that i know are 2D are the final fantasy series,Final Fantasy 2- Final Fantasy 9 where all in 2D, and there great.

Whatever happens to 2D one thing will stay the same, with 2D and 3D, the gameplay is the moast important.

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