I know the last poll was only a few days ago but I want to get back to the Thursday schedule.
Please bear with me. I’ve got an idea and before anybody asks, “No, I don’t have any inside information”.
Imagine that half-Life 3 is released but it is also made available with, for an extra cost, themes.
The themes are “overlays” that include sound files (voice and music), textures and maybe some other assets.
The idea is that you buy the game and can play it as Valve imagined it. But you could also “change” it by buying different themes that give the game a different feel.
Think of it as being similar to HTML and CSS. The HTML is the content and the CSS is the look and feel.
The themes could be:
I have no illusions that this would be incredibly difficult to create and there would be many other ways of generating income from the game that would be far easier to create.
This poll question is more about the general idea of “themes” than it is for wanting this in HL3, I just thought it might be better to give a real example.
In addition to being able to buy them from Valve, the community could be allowed to create their own themes which would then be sold on the HL3 workshop.
It has already happened really with FakeFactory’s Cinematic Mod but this time the game would be designed with this in mind.
So, back to the basic question/idea. Do you think you would buy “themes” for games that allowed new experiences?
Do you have any ideas for new themes? Has this been done within the game industry already?
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Do you think you would buy "themes" for games that changed the default experience
- No (60%, 58 Votes)
- Maybe (30%, 29 Votes)
- Yes (10%, 10 Votes)
Total Voters: 97