Hello everyone. Proposing,
Magnetic Scrolls Remastered
The aim is to “remaster” the 1980’s adventure games by Magnetic Scrolls for mobiles and desktop, making them friendlier to play and adding a modern, touch based UI and possibly to add extra content.
They would be released on App Stores for people to enjoy, either as free games or, possibly, charged at a small fee/lowest tier to cover inevitable direct costs (eg website hosting and Apple developer fees), with permission from copyright holders.
Supported Platforms: Windows/Linux/OSX, Android & iOS.
How it would work:
Built by combining the Brahman front-end GUI with a plugin back-end IF “engine”. The back-end plugin is an adaptor onto the Karlsson/Kinder/Meier/Doherty magnetic emulator.
The project would be open source so anyone can tinker with the code and features for themselves afterwards.
The picture below shows an Android demo. The Brahman “text touch” interface, illustrates one way how these games could be made much more playable on mobile with only the bare minimum of typing required. Many other enhancements are also possible such as a Map Page and Inventory Roster with icons.
Calling for suggestions, comments and opinions:
Is this worth doing?[/]
Do you think it should be free or have a small charge?[/]
If additional gameplay or content were possible, is this a good idea?[/]
Is (3) still true if it means charging more to cover the effort.[/]
There could be a small budget for new icons/cameo pictures of objects in the games, would anyone be interested in this?[/]
Other ideas welcome.[/]