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Mini-game integration into MMOs

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Vanquish    216
Ok. Ive got a challenge for you. What mini-games or mystery game (think nancy drew or Myst or DarkFall) puzzles do you think would fit into a post-apocalyptic MMO? For example...someone posted a great little mini-game in my thread about healing called REaKtor. While its a bit simple, I feel that interactive puzzles could definitely enhance the reactiveness (pardon the usage) of the environments in MMOs. Post anything you think fits: medical, platform, cryptology, matching, memory, turn-the-dial...you name it. Just as long as you could see it fitting the interface for something inside an MMO. Im really curious to see what everyone comes up with!

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Timus    100
Well, I was thinking if there's a mining skill you have one of those 'avoid the walls' racing games in a mine cart, you know, reaaaaly basic but addictive and fun.

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methulah    172
Well...
If you had a "combat trainer" you could have moving target games (in you game engine) for accuracy training. However, if you have mini-games that belong to another style/genre, be very careful before including them as they can lessen a sense of world immersion and also they can get repritive if used on everyday tasks, like crafting or combat.

The mini-games idea is a great idea, but make sure they fit with your game and are not too common or repetitive.

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Drethon    212
Consider dart boards for training in thrown weapons, target practice for ranged weapons as methulah suggested, perhaps combat robots for martial arts practice.

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robert4818    138
Perhaps if the minigame was done along the lines of the final fantasy mini-games. Not necisarrily in the way of collectable card games, but perhaps something similar in that way...

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Gyrthok    412
Mastermind is always a good choice, always thought of that mini-game being good for hacking or rewiring things. There's also this other game, don't know the name of it, where you have lines and X's, and you have to get a straight line from point A to point B, but every time you click on an X to turn it into a line, other lines turn to X's and vice versa, so you eventually have to find the right combination. System Shock 1 had that in a few places.

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