feral.fury wrote on Jul 21, 2015, 17:31:
jdreyer wrote on Jul 21, 2015, 16:55:
BobBob wrote on Jul 21, 2015, 15:39:
10 to 20 years from now video games hyped today will be found at a thrift shop or downloadable from an online retro-archive. Meanwhile, other companies are working on exploring real outer space in order for humanity to colonize Mars and beyond. The consequences of which will likely alter human evolution. You can put your time, energy, and money debating over and playing a virtual game or educating yourself and getting involved in STEM. "Spent X amount of hours playing a virtual space pilot", will neither have a positive impact on a resume nor will it impress a potential investor.
When we were kids, Star Trek inspired countless thousands to study STEM topics, especially astronomy, physics, aerospace engineering and the like. Star Wars inspired thousands of people to join the entertainment industries, inspiring directors, novelists, graphic artists and many other professions. Back then we had movies and TV, today we have video games. Elite is our Star Trek, Star Citizen our Star Wars, and Chris Roberts our George Lucas.
Star Trek was all about exploration of space and exploration of humanity...I think Elite:D is missing the humanity part
Elite has the flight mechanics and galaxy built. I just don't think they care about building story-based missions. It's all procedural. I love that game, but I kind of want something more "personal".
Their attempts for "power play" are just more procedural grinding nonsense. It really is a game designed to be enjoyed just flying around.
Star Citizen is trying to do something more. But it's SO MUCH MORE that it doesn't seem believable.
I am building a game reel...trying to transition from movies to games. A fucking small ship...I've spent 3 weeks just designing the basic room space.
They have my sympathy, and with 200+ employees, the progress seems about right.
I'm using Houdini to make stuff that is procedural and easy to change on the fly. But that takes a lot more time to set up. Afterwards, if I decide that I want to change a brick scale, I can do so without having to start over. Other programs can't do that (without starting over).