You web fiction turned into animation/game...

10 years ago | Murazrai (Member)

If it is an animation, which styles you prefer, US, Europe or Japan? Which company/studio will do the animation? Who you want to have them to do the voice acting?
If it is a game, which genre you prefer (eg. RPG, FPS, RTS, shoot'em up, visual novel, etc)? Which company will publish the game? Which platform you want to publish to? (eg. NDS, PSP, Wii, X360, PS3,PC, etc.)
For me, if it is an animation, I prefer Japanese style, having it done by studio Gonzo and Mizuki Nana to do the voice acting for the main female character.
If it is a game, it is obviously an RPG, published by Square-enix, for NDS and PSP.

Chaos Fighters...the fantasy of the scientific magic.

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  1. G.S. Williams (Member)

    Posted 10 years ago

    "No Man an Island" might be hard to turn into a game, but I'd love to see it -- kind of like Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers for Playstation 2, a quest game where you play one character through huge battles -- people could play Ethan in different times: his college fights against demons, then the huge siege in the apocalyptic future, and then versus his doppelganger, and finally the devil in Hell...

    Some pretty spectacular scenery and boss fights, man! I don't know how a design team would handle the plot though, except maybe a lot of character interaction, dialogue... Plus, there could be levels fought from the perspective of his sister and friends, depending on the missions...

    How many people even know what I'm talking about?

  2. grantcravens (Member)

    Posted 10 years ago

    My story thus far is very talky, and short on action. It wouldn't be a very good game. Project 2, my upcoming story, would make an awesome Lucas Arts-style adventure game. I'd go retro graphics and everything. Holy crap, that'd be awesome.

    Boat Story: kidnapped kids, mysterious maps, debt, tropical storms, pirates, sea monsters, family, tea.
  3. Tahjir (Member)

    Posted 10 years ago

    Totally a Survival Horror. Like RE4, but with angels, vikings, and automatic weaponry.

    Apocalyptic Urban Fantasy
  4. Sarah Suleski (Aspiring Mudpie)

    Posted 10 years ago

    I know what you're talking about, Gavin. :-) I think that NMAI would actually make a great Final Fantasy type RPG game. Not that I know much about that sort of thing, but from what I've heard, anyway....

    None of my stories would translate well into a game -- just not much action going on there. As far as animation, though, I have a short story (Witch Hands) with I think would be fairly charming told through Laika-esque stop motion. (Think Coraline.)

    I am a writer, a writer of fictions... and I've written pages upon pages trying to rid you from my bones
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  5. G.S. Williams (Member)

    Posted 10 years ago

    Thanks Sarah -- I can see what you're saying because FF isn't that different from the LOTR game I played. In both, you walk one character through the world they live in, and fight monsters as you go. I like your addition, however, because FF lets you use a party instead of an individual.

    However, it's got turn-based moves, whereas LOTR you actually have to fight the monsters yourself, with combos and strikes. I'd be on the fence which I would prefer.

    But it would be totally cool to have angel fight scenes where they have flaming swords, or call down like angel hordes for a mass attack, or shoot light beams like magic -- just picture Ethan and Mara versus the demon army in the mountains!

    The human characters could have different weapons attacks, but the angels would definitely have cooler stuff, similar to mages. Hmmmmm....

  6. Avery Tingle (Member)

    Posted 10 years ago

    Universal Warrior was actually INTENDED to be a game and animated series; I pursued both routes unsuccessfully for a number of years before being turned onto the world of web fiction.

    I'm adapting the prose into an animated series as we speak, and writing the design document for the game. I prefer Japan as far as the animation style, and the sequel for the webfiction is a top-down 2D shooter for XBox Live Arcade. Good times coming, I hope...

    Interesting posts here. Thanks, Murazrai, for starting this topic!

  7. Christopher Clarke (Member)

    Posted 10 years ago

    Although I haven't really got a series of web fiction or anything close...

    Animation Style: I hesitate to call it a style because its' more a collection of styles then just one like any animation... Japanese anime. Probably animtated by SHAFT... you'll agree if you ever watched ef - a tale of memories. Simply gorgeous.

    For a game, it would be either an RPG or visual novel. Probably by Namco Tales Studio.. love their work! Preferred system would be DS if the RPG, if the visual novel PC, prefarably on Windows, Linux and OS X.

  8. Sora (Member)

    Posted 10 years ago

    IAR is most definitely an anime. If I could draw, it would probably be a manga styled web comic. As for an animation company. I have no idea what company would do this since the story has these light hearted moments (which have yet to appear) and these deeply dark and gory moments as well. I just know that IAR would be an anime hands down though. I hope it does become an anime one day.

  9. Murazrai (Member)

    Posted 10 years ago

    Looks like this is quite a hot topic. I'll add something more:
    The game, will be have the charcters will perform a set of moves (even when spells can be done that way), like a fusion of Xenosaga and Valkryie Profile. Then, I will want some posibility for character relations which will unlocking special moves.

    Chaos Fighters...the fantasy of the scientific magic.
  10. GabrielGadfly (Member)

    Posted 10 years ago

    As an avid gamer myself, I'd love to see Courier's Creed turned into some sort of game. I've actually toyed with the idea of developing some sort of PHP-based browser game to integrate with the user system of my site, but that's something that won't come about until much later. - Poetry. Short Fiction. Intercosmic postmen.
  11. Fanton (Member)

    Posted 10 years ago

    If I may be so bold, I did have a go at animating Likely myself, for a short trailer promoting the site...

    (WARNING: contains lewd content!)

    So if I ever got a Likely animation made, I think I'd like it done like that, but better...sort of in a Monty Python-esque way, like the Terry Gilliam animations from that show.

    The Astonishing Adventures of Lord Likely - thrilling adventures! Amazing mysteries! Magnificent moustaches!
  12. EJ Spurrell (Member)

    Posted 10 years ago

    Oddly enough, I had plans to make a game based on the Engines of Creation universe almost from the start.

    Ideally, what I'd *like* to do is create a Fallout 3/Morrowind style RPG based on the world, but that'd be a job done by a software development team with a budget of a couple of million.

    What *IS* within my power, however, is utilizing a program like RPG Maker VX and creating a final fantasy 4/5/6-style RPG with SNES-level graphics. In fact, I'm working on just such a project right now, which is my test project before I go ahead with an EoC-based game.

    As for animation, as much as I'd love to see it done, I always pictured EoC as more of a live-action TV series in the vein of Hercules, Xena or Legend of the Seeker.


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