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Sci fi dungeon crawler?

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I'm having a plan on doing a 3D first person dungeon crawler. I'm doing the prototype with fantasy items (sword, cave setting, etc..), but I'm a sci-fi fan. I love game that is sci-fi. So, I was thinking about putting the game into sci-fi setting. But I'm having a hard time about melee weapons. Lightsabers are out, of course :P Energy swords? Or staffs? With ranged weapons, it's ok. I can drop in some guns, or something. And with enemies? Robots, aliens? And I'm not sure even if the dungeon crawler genre fits the scifi theme

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Even in a sci-fi setting, there's something to be said for a big wrench or a pipe or a long heavy chain for melee weapons.  Improvised weapons like that could help you offer a variety of hand-to-hand tools in a setting that wouldn't have a lot of swords and halberds in it.

 

I'd say there's lots of opportunity for sci-fi dungeon crawls.  That's pretty much the whole plot of Prometheus, after all.

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You wanna have a look at the game Hired Guns by DMA Design.  You should be able to find the PC version floating around somewhere bundled with Dosbox.  I don't know whether you mean block based dungeon crawler, TBH it doesn't really matter, Hired Guns should definitely give you some thematic inspiration.

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