So iv decided to pickup SCR as my full project, leaving all other random things i spend my time doing on the side. Now that i am getting further into gameplay (using XNA now) i am making more arcade style (as its meant to be) and making it less dependant on overkill physics engines, difficult collision problems etc.. It was missing the point.
Now that i have a camera and a player and im moving around in the world im trying to think of ideas for maps. The multiplayer arena section of the game is coming first, the downhill arena section is later but those maps are easier to conceptualise. The thing with a multiplayer arena is the fun element. I think about when we play at lans, and other gaming events. When the map is fun, especially with friends, it is always preferred. This is where community input will be great.
The original map seems a bit small for a crash racer, like theres no real space to slam a good run up to the guy heading for another player. You spend more time navigating corners and avoiding walls. Dont get me wrong , its an awesome map (thanks rev) but im going to have to continue expanding it quite a bit :)
For those who didnt see the newer layouts :
It was along those lines at my last revision of this map. The buildings are lacking detail as you may see, but i have decided to go with an outside diner (40's diner) theme here, where it will be a night time map with bright neon signs and what not... The map layout will change quite a bit too, for more flowing gameplay.
The real question :
What kinda settings/environments will this game enjoy. As a player what sort of map would you look out for in crash racer where you push your trolley around like mad into your friends, throwing groceries as weapons and ragdolling over the edges of roofs and onto your friends heads.
The generic ideas, such as "parking lot" or "inside the mall" are already covered, there will be these kinda scenes already .
So, any ideas?
Much appreciated :D
(ps, ill update the SCR thread sometime, when major changes come up seeing as i am keeping updates on http://blog.owned.co.za now instead.)