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My "Elevator Pitch"

What is the Marvel Universe Online?

What is the Marvel Universe Online? In 1979 the movie Superman made the world believe a man could fly. It made the comic book character feel alive, real for the first time. In 1998, a video game called City of Heroes made the world believe they could all fly, leap tall buildings, or run faster than a speeding bullet. It's was a game that for the first time let us be the Paragons of justice that we only read about in comics. The Marvel Universe Online hopes to put that sense of wonder back in the hands on everyone who had a taste of the life of a superhero.

Why Marvel? Marvel was built on the idea of the everyday man or woman becoming greater than they ever thought possible. No perfect alien savior's, no Amazon goddesses, no billionaire vigilantes, just ordinary people becoming the extraordinary. Sure, Marvel has those things, but at its core, it's the common man's struggling to fight the good fight against the forces of evil. Whether bitten by a radioactive insect, exposed to cosmic rays, or just discover you were born different, it's still you. The Marvel Universe Online asks the question, "What do you do now?"

What can it be? At its core, the Marvel Universe Online is a superhero or supervillain simulator. A persistent universe with NPCs that have independent routines that are altered by the existence and interactions of the players. Mugging, robberies, shootings, are all happening and the NPC heroes that we are all familiar with maintain a tenuous balance, but when the players tip the scales, everything changes and things begin to escalate. As your character builds a reputation in the world, you will have the option to create an actual Marvel comic based on your exploits. There will even be an online repository of all the greatest heroes and villains in the world to form an "Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Online" that is published every year. Features like custom action figures or wall art are just some of the ways to not only make the player feel like a part of the world, but are a good source of revenue.

The devil is in the details. Pie in the sky ideas don't make a game, knowing what it takes and making the right moves does. This is why it's important to get honest opinions, professional advice, even if that advice is to quit. The details will never really solidify into a solid pitch without input from as many sources as possible and even then there is no guarantee of success. There are no delusions about the odds of Marvel even talking notice, but something this great is worth the effort. So, what is the Marvel Universe Online? If you've even loved comic books, it will be the greatest experience you've ever played.

SEE LINK BELOW:

http://www.themarveluniverseonline.com

Edited by Mtheumer

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It's not an elevator pitch if you wouldn't have time to tell it to someone while in the elevator with them - hence the name.

It's not clear why you've posted here, but we can't really help with projects that infringe intellectual property, like your project does. The sad thing is that if you have any degree of success in making this game, then Marvel are going to shut it down. I strongly recommend that you consider setting it in a parallel universe where you don't use any of Marvel's trademarked content. That may not sound like as much fun, but you have more chance of success.

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It actually a pitch to Marvel or Square Enix that currently holds the licenses.

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32 minutes ago, Mtheumer said:

Marvel was built on the idea of the everyday man or woman becoming greater than they ever thought possible.

What struck me about Marvel's superheroes (when they were originally introduced) was that they were mere humans, with human emotions and with human frailties. Spider-Man swinging through a skyscraper metropolis, worrying about how his foot hurts.

23 minutes ago, Mtheumer said:

It actually a pitch to Marvel or Square Enix that currently holds the licenses.

 Yeah, and that's a problem for us, since we don't like IP ripoffs here. 

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