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OK I've officially decided to start making my own game, I'm not to sure where to go from here, needing an artist and will probably need another coder in the future but here goes!

I'm going to be doing most of the coding myself and will probably give art a go to.  I've decided on the name 'Meercats', because who doesn't love meerkats? Who else would love to reenact meerkat manor? 

The games going to be as realistic as possible, the meerkats will explore in mobs, the player will be able to pick a group of up to 6 meerkats to explore with. (Similar to the explore in the game 'wolf play'). Meerkats will not be able to die whilst exploring. There will be an alpha male and female, the offspring of these two will survive for 100%, and the mother will have a 100% at living after birth, but other meerkats born into the mob will have a 50% chance at survival, with mothers of these meerkats having a 25% of dying after birth. However inbreeding will be an issue in the game, though I've not decided how as of yet.

Mutations will not happen in game or will happen very, very rarely. This is because most meerkats seem to be rather healthy. Though I'm still researching this.

There will be a look out in game, for every 10 meerkats 1 will need to be a look out. Without a look out there is a 25%-30% chance at death.

OK so this is what I've got so far and im open to improvement and suggestions but it's a start!

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Interesting idea. Have you made any progress yet? Been a little since you've posted. My only suggestion which is just general but that youd make it in a way that people who play for a bit then come back cqn kind of pick up where they left off. Thiswould support plays like myslef who tend to do more binge playing. Play the same game for a while, take a break come back play again etc... Could be within the same week or even a month or months. 

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Sadly I've not made much progress, this will probably be a project I'll pick up again at some point in the future when I have the skills for it.

Sadly since its just me working on it i've not really been able to do much, especially since my health is pretty bad. I did do an attempt at art work but it causes quite a bit of pain to draw, so for now I've left that.

it's all a bit overwhelming to be doing alone to be honest.


I do hope to return to the project at some time and do something with it, or if I can find an artist I can fund to pay for a coder. So it's a kind of wait and see for now.

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Yeah it is quite a bit to do solo, I've done a lot solo for my games but without the help I've had and outsourcing I wouldn't be this far. So I can definitely understand things taking time. And especially if doing the art causes you physical pain and you don't have good health. :(

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I am so interested in this. I've actually wanted to do this exact same thing for years, but I'm an artist, not a coder.
If you'd like to talk about working together, maybe drop me a PM? 

You can find examples of my artwork on www.worldofeniv.com and www.jwatkinsart.com if you'd like to check it out.

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