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If any what book/film do you think would make a good mmo ?

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  • AbdiellAbdiell san diego, CAPosts: 102Member Uncommon
    The Matrrix is tailor made for an MMO. The IP would work perfectly if not bungled like it was the first time around.
  • bcbullybcbully Westland, MIPosts: 8,281Member Uncommon

    Stormbringer! Micheal Moorcock classic.

  • SagasaintSagasaint Miami, FLPosts: 460Member

    I rather be neutered with a rusty spoon than seeing any of my beloved books being turned into a bull's after-meal

     

    considering how shitty the MMO industry is right now and the ludicrous levels of mediocrity and ineptitude among most if not all dev studios, I wouldnt trust them a dollar note, let alone an excellent and immaculate IP to work  their anti-magic on...

     

  • nariusseldonnariusseldon santa clara, CAPosts: 22,441Member
    Originally posted by RefMinor
    Ulysses by James Joyce

    Nah .. it is better as a SP third person action adventure.

  • DauzqulDauzqul Detroit, MIPosts: 1,408Member Uncommon

    The 80's cartoon: Masters of the Universe,

     

    Or Perhaps "Captain Nintendo", where there are two obvious factions: heroes and villains.

  • laseritlaserit Vancouver, BCPosts: 1,952Member Uncommon

    Westworld

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westworld

    would make an awesome MMO

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  • JasonJJasonJ New Port Richey, FLPosts: 395Member
    Originally posted by laserit

    Westworld

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westworld

    would make an awesome MMO

     it would, but the dark tower would be better, richer, deeper world already fleshed out and better yet, stephen king!

  • laseritlaserit Vancouver, BCPosts: 1,952Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by JasonJ
    Originally posted by laserit

    Westworld

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westworld

    would make an awesome MMO

     it would, but the dark tower would be better, richer, deeper world already fleshed out and better yet, stephen king!

    Surprised I've never read that.

    Going to pick that series up.

    Thx

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  • FromHellFromHell NY, NYPosts: 1,311Member
    Maybe cheesy, but... a HARRY POTTER MMO could be a beautiful, immersive title... or a dull, unspired, cartoony theme park mess. I wish I had the budget to make a good one.

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  • Tindale111Tindale111 croydonPosts: 197Member
    Originally posted by Golelorn
    Book of the Fallen Malazan. The Black Company. Both are a series.

    couple in thread have mentioned this series of books wiil put this on my reading list :) im interested in seeing how Otherland will turn out as well as this was one of my favourite books :)

  • IcewhiteIcewhite Elmhurst, ILPosts: 6,403Member
    Originally posted by FromHell
    Maybe cheesy, but... a HARRY POTTER MMO could be a beautiful, immersive title... or a dull, unspired, cartoony theme park mess. I wish I had the budget to make a good one.

    But the usual gamer aversion to 'cute' 86es it immediately, regardless.

    I'm gonna go with the Man-Kzin Wars period of Niven's Known Space.

    But of course I'd be hoping for Ringworld, still.

    We could go with the bug wars (Starship Troopers, Bill the Galactic Hero, Bob Aspirin, Orson Scott Card, et al) genre, instead; most likely an easier "sell". "Look how much money those Alien movies made! It's a natural!"

    I think the sub-genres are easier to 'sell' as IPs, in general. "We can tell a story every gamer's already kinda familiar with, and we don't have to pay rights to any specific author. Worked for Zombies and for Vampires!".

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  • DoogiehowserDoogiehowser ParisPosts: 1,873Member
    Blade Runner and it has to be a themepark. ;o

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  • Tindale111Tindale111 croydonPosts: 197Member
    dam thats sad news indeed on otherland and Magician by mr Feist is one of my favourites :)
  • tupodawg999tupodawg999 LondonPosts: 724Member Uncommon

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fafhrd_and_the_Gray_Mouser

     

    Ideal for MMOs: bronze age city states, gods, demons, cults, magic but more subtle than fireballs.

  • Yyrkoon_PoMYyrkoon_PoM Reseda, CAPosts: 150Member
    Originally posted by bcbully

    Stormbringer! Micheal Moorcock classic.

    I agree :) .... You could take it a step forward and make a hub City lets call it Tanelorn which could protal the user to any of the Eternal Champion worlds  (the game could basically be any genre the players wanted to play in). 

  • Yyrkoon_PoMYyrkoon_PoM Reseda, CAPosts: 150Member
    Not sure if it has been mentioned, but Doctor Who would make an interesting MMO.
  • RaunuRaunu Lewisburg, PAPosts: 483Member

    The Dark Tower Series - Stephen King

    The Legends of the Dragon Realm series - Richard Knaak

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  • AcorniaAcornia Spring Lake, RIPosts: 176Member

    The late G. H. Stien's Warbot series for those that like mechs.

    David Veber's Honor Harrington books.

    Mercedes Lackey The 500 Kingdom books.  But it would be a very hard series to do as a game.  One up side to it would be the GM's should be the God Mothers playing an active roll in the game.

    Not sure how Ghost in the Shell anime series would do as a game.

    Robotech I think would make a good ground/air/space combat game if done right.

  • NovusodNovusod Lakewood, NJPosts: 892Member Uncommon
    Really would like to see ElfQuest made into a MMORPG. ElfQuest was the third rail of fantasy in the 70s and 80s. On one side you had Tolkien and on the other end you had Dungeons and Dragons but in the middle was the psychedelic fantasy world of ElfQuest created by Wendy and Richard Pini. The ElfQuest series has been in print for 35 years and has an incredible ammount of Lore and history built into it. ElfQuest is the largest untapped fantasy IP just waiting for people to explore. This would be the Perfect setting for a deep and immersive MMORPG.
  • MachinationMachination New York, NYPosts: 65Member
    Originally posted by Yyrkoon_PoM
    Not sure if it has been mentioned, but Doctor Who would make an interesting MMO.

     

    When they started up the new Doctor Who series back in 2005 I thought the same as they went on.

    Create your Time Lord, design what your TARDIS looks like(chameleon circuits can be wonky), unlock/collect companions, quick travel, etc., lots of things this franchise has just fits the MMO concepts perfectly.

  • Terry Prachett's Discworld
  • Tindale111Tindale111 croydonPosts: 197Member
    hi was just deleting some watched threads but wanted to thank people for telling me about the malazan books really enjoyed those and wanted to add the mortal instruments might make a good mmo yeah I know its for teenagers but Im really enjoying them so far :)
  • HatefullHatefull Posts: 774Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Greyface

    Games based on licensed properties always suck.  It's one of the fundamental laws of the universe.  Here's a handy-dandy chart for future reference:

    Book > Movie = Good, frequent exceptions

    Movie > Book = Bad, no exceptions

    Book > Comic Book = Good, frequent exceptions

    Comic Book > Movie = Good, frequent exceptions

    Movie > Comic Book =  Bad, rare exceptions 

    Video Game > Movie =  Bad, no exceptions 

    Video Game > Anything not a movie =  Bad, rare exceptions 

    Anything > Video Game =  Bad, no exceptions    

     

    Wrong the original SWG was great and a few 100K people agree with that.  There are several other instances however, I won't be going into them.  Your opinions are not fact.

    If you want a new idea, go read an old book.

  • LoktofeitLoktofeit Stone Mountain, GAPosts: 13,672Member Uncommon
    Rats of NIMH

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  • bcbullybcbully Westland, MIPosts: 8,281Member Uncommon

     

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