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#1 Elektron   Members   

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Posted 29 January 2010 - 07:33 PM

Hello, i had idea of make a game simulating fire fighting on a forest. Searching the internet i found one similar game, with a lot of new ideas for me. But techonogicaly outdated. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SimCopter
Do you think the remake of that game should be profitable? What do you think i should include from original game? Any new feature you would include into the remake? Thanks in advance

#2 JoeCooper   Members   

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Posted 29 January 2010 - 07:55 PM

I used to play this a lot. Still have it. Fun game.

I don't think it was a hit. Maxis for a time was just making whatever came to mind. They were not doing well financially.

Why not laser focus on the forest fighting part? I don't know of any good forest fighting games.

[Edited by - JoeCooper on January 30, 2010 4:55:35 PM]

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Posted 30 January 2010 - 03:04 AM

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Do you think the remake of that game should be profitable?

Of course, you should steer clear of using the trademarked title or any of the copyrightable assets of that game. You can see numerous threads about the legal aspects of remakes in the Business And Law forum, and at http://www.sloperama.com/advice/faq61.htm
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#4 sitwind   Members   

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Posted 30 January 2010 - 05:49 AM

it was a great game for me, though had some serious bugs.

#5 JoeCooper   Members   

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 01:03 AM

A large part of the fun was seeing your own city and flying around it or walking. Ditto "streets of sim city".

#6 sitwind   Members   

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 02:09 AM

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A large part of the fun was seeing your own city and flying around it or walking. Ditto "streets of sim city".


The missions are great too, i really enjoyed spraying
water at the demonstration crowd.


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Posted 01 March 2017 - 01:07 PM

Doing a remake of SimCopter is impossible the has been out for a long time i wouldn't recommend doing a remake put instead doing a simcopter 2 for the ps3 and ps4 systems 

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#8 RobertLevel50   Members   

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Posted 01 March 2017 - 01:26 PM

A large part of the fun was seeing your own city and flying around it or walking. Ditto "streets of sim city".

the First Simcopter was just terrible 



#9 Norman Barrows   Members   

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Posted 01 March 2017 - 01:32 PM

most chopper sims are first judged based on where they fall on the "arcade vs flight sim" scale.

then they are judged based on mission setting and type. 

hard core chopper sims like commanche 3 were popular. being a subset of hard core flight sims in general. IE there are more flight sim fans than chopper fans. Note that flight sims are now a niche market.

SIM copter was neither hardcore, nor arcade. its big appeal was that the setting was your simcity.  see if you can find some reviews of the game. it was generally considered ok at best.

now, if you were to mate a realistic chopper sim and a relaistic wilderness firefighting sim,that might be pretty cool. you'd have to prototype it to determine if dropping water or chemicals all the time, with perhaps the odd evac mission is enough to keep the player engaged long term.   I'm working on a historical fiction airship flight sim right now with a ww1 setting. there i'm counting on a large combo of target types, mission types, and vehicle capabilities  to provide sufficient game play.


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