Great, now all I want to know is James' take on cyberpunk hidden object game!
I'm interested in what James has to say about hidden object game in cyberpunk setting. What pops into mind to make it unique is the possibility of the player being able to switch Augmented Reality views to look for things.
*Sets up an forum account*
I have to confess: I didn't know hidden objects games (although I might have played one or two in my "cd-rom minigame collection" years (long before usb sticks became the new floppy disks)... please don't ask
how i figured out where to find a hidden object game
episode: "... artifex mundi, one of the biggest hidden object game companies..."
went to the artifex mundi site
played the demo for enigmatis
you should go to their site
everyone keeps talking about Cthulu and whatnot, sorry, not a fan of the lovecraft genre. The idea that everything that is the "other" is automatically frightening annoys me. Also not that into Horror literature. Prefer my Horror in my manga.
What I do wish they made was a collection of the major "Punk" genres and their use and misuse. They briefly touched on Cyberpunk a bunch of times, but there's also Steampunk, Clock punk(otherwise called Clockwork), Biopunk, and Post-Cyberpunk. I know that most Punks are the same just with different design aesthetics, but Biopunk and Cyberpunk have some pretty specific differences in terms of subject matter, and Post-Cyberpunk is actually very different from Cyberpunk(most Punks deal with the coming apocalypse caused by these advances in technologies, and it gets cool to see how society advances AFTER all that chaos is put away)
I think a Kinect point & click could become pretty tedious pretty quick, just like how you wouldn't want a Kinect RTS. It's one thing to rest your hand on the mouse and slide it about, but holding your hand up all the time would get pretty annoying pretty quickly. Not to mention several games have shown that selecting things with the Kinect using hand gesture isn't always a guaranteed thing so if the gesture recognition isn't absolutely perfect it would just add to the annoyance.
Hopefully this topic will get revisited at some point. There is a surprising amount of depth and topics to consider:
Q: Why does this genre appeal so strongly to women?
A1: It's inexpensive, can be played on any hardware (many have tablet or browser versions), and can usually be walked away from at a moment's notice without consequence.
A2: The player is usually not asked to commit violence. Also, the player is never in mortal peril other than a few jump scares in cut-scenes. The "Miss Marple" comparison is right-on.