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What are the different ways for finding new game concepts?

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SweetyS    174

Hi all,

I am searching on internet from many days for some new game concepts but I am not get something which is exciting and really inspires me.

I am not searching for any specific game genre.

If any one knows where to search then help me to find the same.

 

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SweetyS    174
If you find a game concept by googling it, is it still new ?

Yes it is...

Because I just don't copy the concepts but take inspiration from many games and combine all together to make a new game.

So if you are aware of any thing then do share.

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Poigahn    598

I think many game concepts have already been covered.  Maybe what you should do is take a concept and come at it from a different perspective or approach.  There are many Sci-fy games like Star Wars - . What makes them different is their Story.  Take an old game, re-design it to make it your own.  Change the story, location and the goal and you will have essentially a new concept.

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RedBaron5    582

The best way to come up with ideas for games is to play games.  While playing a game, think about what YOU would have done to make it better or a feature that you think you could improve on.

 

Another popular thing these days are reboots of older games.  What was your favorite game as a kid?  I liked a game called Fantasy Empires that had a lot of original ideas in it.  There hasn't really been a game like it since it came out in 1993.  I think a modernized version would be awesome.

 

I also have ideas for games based on books, movies, or tv shows.  Want to create an RPG?  Read some fantasy novels.  A zombie game?  Read World War Z.

 

You can't really search for inspiration, it just sort of happens when you are least expecting it.

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SweetyS    174
We have great Ideas for games but no development team to back us up sad.png Which is probably the case for most lol!

 

Yes FrankDanJohansen I agree :)

 

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Poigahn    598

The only thing stopping you guys from having a development team is you.  Advertise in the Hobby Section of the classifieds on this site.  Oh Yea, thats right, everyone wants to get paid, everyone is afraid of someone else stealing their work <( Intentienal Sarcasm ).  If that is the case then develop a contributer's Agreement, where everybody has a shared copy of all the work and a cash agreement if it goes to Market.

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3Ddreamer    3826

The most important search is inside of you.  Your imagination has far more potential to inspire both you and others than any external source filtered thru you.

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Malevolence    324

Three Hundred Mechanics

Lost Garden:  Posts tagged as "prototyping challenges"

Dogma 2001:  A challenge to game designers

Rules of Play:  Game Design Fundamentals

Forum filled with game design ideas and discussions

Lost Garden (a blog covering all sorts of game design topics)

The Designer's Notebook

Game Idea Generator

 

I usually try to promote a more individual, introspective approach to design, but this list is an excellent read. I particularly like Three Hundred Mechanics.

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