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Feb 13 2013, 10:20am Anchor

i use the rpg maker series and i want to know if its worth it to make a nice 2d game if people will play it?

Feb 13 2013, 12:18pm Anchor

There are so many 2D games being made, and played, nowadays that I don't think it's possible to list them.

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Feb 13 2013, 7:56pm Anchor

I think I play more 2D games than 3d. At least in the gameplay space.

For instance I play a ton of SF4 which is 3d in graphics but ultimately 2d in gameplay.

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Feb 15 2013, 6:01pm Anchor

I just bought Terraria not many days ago.

Feb 15 2013, 8:03pm Anchor

Most 2d gaming probably goes on with games found on things like Facebook and mobile devices, but there is evidently players of them based upon the many indie games developed here. I don't really play many games these days, whatever dimension, though interested in Project Zomboid, also enjoy Peggle.
As long as the game offers something good, people will play it.

Feb 15 2013, 8:49pm Anchor

definately, a lot of indie games that are sucessful are 2d =)

here, check out the ones I have on my blog so far. (sorry it's not a lot of games there yet, I just started 3 days ago xD)

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Feb 15 2013, 11:22pm Anchor

Poke'mon is 2D if i am not mistaken and that is as addicting...

There are allot of 2D Games that are awesome and successful!

Look a Project Zombiod

Feb 16 2013, 6:44am Anchor

Yes.

If you would like a good example of a 2D game that was successful and made recently with the RPG maker check out "To the Moon"

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Feb 16 2013, 11:32am Anchor

Gameplay over graphics. So yes I do play 2D games as long as the gameplay is amazing enough :) Same goes for 3D games of course.

Feb 16 2013, 11:42am Anchor
Metalspy wrote:Gameplay over graphics. So yes I do play 2D games as long as the gameplay is amazing enough :) Same goes for 3D games of course.

Well put Metalspy

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Feb 16 2013, 5:18pm Anchor

I'm playing 2D-Games from time to time, mostly fun-based-games like The Binding Of Isaac; the newer ones. No hardcore games like I Wanna Be The Ultimatum or anything like that (:

Mar 5 2013, 4:48pm Anchor

What about La-Mulana? That is a great game!
How many people emulate classic 2d games?

The New Super Mario Bros. game for the Wii U is just a 2d platform game made on a 3d Engine.

I buy 2d games from gog.com all the time.

I like simple games. They are easier to mod.

And I still use the RPG Maker series as well.

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Mar 5 2013, 7:55pm Anchor

Many mobile games are 2d :) I'm working on 3d ones for mobile though... I made a sprite making program for generating 2d tiles from 3d models but don't really have a use for it personally.

For me it's easier to get 3d models than 2d...

When I was making 2d games with html5, all I could find online were rpg maker sprite sheets. I took screenshots of some 3d models and made nice looking buildings but my attempts at animated 2d art were too time consuming and not great. Even now I'm struggling to make backgrounds that I like for a platformer game. I ended up making a forest in a 3d engine and taking pictures of models and isolating them in photoshop.

Also with being a texture artist there's a whole specialty that's 2d based even in 3d games....

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Mar 5 2013, 11:58pm Anchor

many gamers are playing 2D games,But i think 3D games is the trend of games.

Mar 6 2013, 4:26am Anchor

2D games will always have their own spot in the market for many reasons. Small studios that have new innovative ideas but can't afford the cost for 3D design, then they make the game in 2D. Another thing is that some games are great because they are in 2D, you can find tons of examples for that. In short, if a game is good, then the players will love it no mater in which dimension it is.

Mar 9 2013, 8:54am Anchor

also many mobile, handheld + pc 2d games... not sure I even like 3d anymore...

Mar 10 2013, 11:53am Anchor

I love me some good 2D art (see: Shadowrun Returns). However, I unfortunately also loathe rpgmaker.

Mar 13 2013, 3:23pm Anchor

nice guys anyone ever play the old zelda games?

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