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Why arn't their any animal mmos or games where you play as an animal?? (Forums : Ideas & Concepts : Why arn't their any animal mmos or games where you play as an animal??) Locked
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Sep 5 2012, 1:01am Anchor

Like animals with weapons that they equip on themselves and fight other animals for food and territory. Not a furry but a real animal game. I was just wondering why there are no games like this out there. If there are let me know.
Other than Wolfquest and Impressive title I can't think of any.

Edited by: canis_lupus

Sep 5 2012, 1:59am Anchor
Sep 5 2012, 7:15am Anchor

that game looks awesome lol..

Sep 5 2012, 9:39am Anchor
canis_lupus wrote:Like animals with weapons that they equip on themselves and fight other animals for food and territory. Not a furry but a real animal game.

Well, that's the reason, what you want are the opposite of each other: you can't have "real animal game" & "weapons that they equip" because my cat doesn't equip squat.  :)

I'd imagine everyone would just want to be the strongest animal anyway & eat all the bunnies & what not.

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Sep 5 2012, 9:58am Anchor

technically spore did that... and well.. the least said about this the better :D

Sep 5 2012, 10:14am Anchor

Overgrowth is possibly the closest you'll get .... HOW have you not heard of overgrowth!

ambershee
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Sep 5 2012, 10:56am Anchor

There aren't any because the concept lacks the gameplay to justify it's own existence.

Sep 5 2012, 12:33pm Anchor

boxing kittens, BOXING KITTENS

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Sep 5 2012, 1:50pm Anchor
ambershee wrote:There aren't any because the concept lacks the gameplay to justify it's own existence.

this, you can also ask the same question why not make an mmo about robots or aliens?

Edited by: atsebak

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Sep 6 2012, 5:06pm Anchor

Tokyo Jungle. You can even play as a dinosaur.

Dragonlord
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Sep 6 2012, 9:44pm Anchor

Don't know if he's looking for a Pokémon game. As far as I get this game is about taming these animals to use them in fights against others. Hence Pokémon but without the kiddie factor. If I got the OP correctly he's talking about games where you actually are the animal not taming it but I could be wrong.

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Sep 12 2012, 12:36am Anchor

Interesting idea for little kids lol

Edited by: my_medieval_soul

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Sep 12 2012, 5:34am Anchor

You've created another account and are talking to yourself..?

Sep 12 2012, 5:37am Anchor
ambershee wrote:You've created another account and are talking to yourself..?

yeah i know, i noticed that right away, they keep posting about the same thing

Sep 12 2012, 9:05am Anchor

I think one problem with animals games is that most people will find it difficult to identify with an animal. At least if it is intended to be some kind of realistic - emotions and speech is something that most people only understand on humans - not that this is right but sadly a fact.

Anyway if heard of some game for wii where you can play as a snake and a spider and stuff - maybe you could have a look at the reviews to see what were the problems and good things on that game ...

Only thing that i can remember from when i was a kid is that old Disney games like "The Lion King" - but even this has been adapted to humans to a decent degree... 

You could also try to read some books about storytelling and the hero's journey and try to adapt this to animals ... motivation is always the key to bind a player to the characters...

Sep 12 2012, 12:15pm Anchor

Yeah I accidently posted on this account in reply so I changed it oopps.

Sep 18 2012, 1:06pm Anchor

Well, it isn't the focus of the game, but have you ever heard of "Mabinogi: Fantasy Life"? The game allows you to log in as one of your pets and play that way. However, there is a time limit on how long a pet can be summoned per real day. They did that because pets are extremely overpowered. :p

I freely admit that I haven't looked into the matter before, but that game is the closest I know of to what you're asking about. At least as far as I understood your question anyway.

Oct 13 2012, 2:52am Anchor

I second Reqieumthefallen's suggestion, TOKYO JUNGLE is the closest you are going to get:

En.wikipedia.org

You can take the form of over 70 different animals including a chick, Pomeranian (dog), lions etc..

Oct 15 2012, 9:58pm Anchor

This is a game I used to play back in the 90's :)

Abandonia.com

Oct 17 2012, 12:32pm Anchor

Yeah, Tokyo Jungle is actually similar to what you're describing, albiet in a side-scrolly fighter kind of way. And honestly...ANIMORPHS! I would love a game where you got to collect morphs and change into that animal to fight baddies - it helps personalise it if the player gets to choose which animal they get to be. But I imagine it would require a tonne of research into different animals...plus knowledge of how to recreate them realistically...it's a lot of effort for an uncertain payback, I guess.

Oct 17 2012, 1:34pm Anchor

Indiedb.com -Very good example of furred fury. Also right here on Indie DB :)
Also check out Conker. Not quite the fuzzy critters from the woods you would expect...

I also agree with Creative storm its hard to identify with a animal especially with lack of speech and body language.

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Oct 17 2012, 3:09pm Anchor
Ellera wrote:Yeah, Tokyo Jungle is actually similar to what you're describing, albiet in a side-scrolly fighter kind of way. And honestly...ANIMORPHS! I would love a game where you got to collect morphs and change into that animal to fight baddies - it helps personalise it if the player gets to choose which animal they get to be. But I imagine it would require a tonne of research into different animals...plus knowledge of how to recreate them realistically...it's a lot of effort for an uncertain payback, I guess.

Something along that way is actually flying around in my design doc folder somewhere D: ... But it's for a future project so nothing in the near future.

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Oct 18 2012, 1:32am Anchor

The Endless Forest by Tale of Tales doesn't feature any combat.  It's also, debatably, not a game at all.  But, it does feature animals being animal-like and is online with other players.

Dec 23 2012, 5:34am Anchor

While looking for some great free games for my website I came across an interesting (FREE) game called Wolf Quest where the player's avatar is a wolf and has to do a variety of tasks like hunting, protecting his territory etc. It looks interesting but I haven't played it yet. Looks very interesting though.

Edited by: TenaciousXL

Jan 20 2013, 3:24am Anchor

there is lif,it is a multiplayer game where you have to survive as rabbit, deer, fox, bear, wolf. you can transform into the animals by finding red poles with the animal's head on. the grapichs are good 3d. you have to watch out thought because other players like wolves foxes and bears survive by eating meat, meaning having to kill other players. And no download! :) im new so i cannot send link so just type in on google gamevial lif

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