While the main focus of this site has been and will continue to be The 13th Doll project, we here at Attic Door Productions would like to share some thoughts about our future beyond this project.
Over the years we have had many talented individuals working to make The 13th Doll a reality and we are hoping to continue to work with these individuals in order to produce unique and entertaining games beyond and outside of the 7th Guest universe.
We are currently sketching out plans for a multi-platform first person shooter and would like to share some of those ideas with you.
For starters, we would like to break some new ground in FPS technology. The Android, iPhone and Windows Mobile platforms have changed the gaming industry and allow for new ways to approach traditional gaming.
One of the ways this can be done is through GPS driven location-based services and through the use of the on-board cameras on these devices. Using these technologies an augmented reality first-person shooter can be created. Our goal is to create an immersive game which operates largely in the real world through the use of the above technologies.
We decided that zombies would be a great subject for this game. A user simply needs to look at their phone or smart device to see their world transformed into a post zombie apocalypse. The game’s AI will render live “zombies” running out from behind existing buildings, running and/or trudging (depending on zombie type) toward player strongholds and giving the player the ability to pick up weapons and ammo along the way. The game will also incorporate real locations such as hardware and gun stores as supplies for weapons.
Platform and PC characters create a virtual character which will be visible to live GPS players, allowing players to interact, either as survivors or as zombies.
We have also been granted unprecedented access by Google to the API for their yet-to-be-released Google Glass product! This will allow us to more fully explore live GPS and augmented reality as a gaming platform as well as giving us the ability to use location-specific ads within the game.
Feeling hungry after encountering a horde of zombies? A player simply need to walk by their local snack or pizza shop to be presented with an in-game discount coupon for their services.
Of course, as part of our agreement with Google, we will be tracking every movement, page view and action taken on players’ phones, computers and tablet devices. This will include but not be limited to, live GPS location, purchases made via other applications, Facebook friends and contacts, phone contact, direct dial capability and WiFi HotSpot scanning.
This data will allow us to build a more realistic in-game world and will also provide for the best advertising experience. The game will be free through the use of ads.
We will also have special in-game micro-transaction power-ups and weapons available for players to purchase. These will include chain guns, grenades, and the cute pink bunny rabbit of DOOM. That isn’t to mention the clown crusher and chattering false vampire fangs which launch at zombies and penetrate their skulls.
We may throw in some alien zombies for good measure. Why not? The possibilities are ENDLESS.
Obviously we have created a separate website devoted to this project, along with its own forum in order to get further suggestions from potential players and applications for developers. Those who are interested can simply click the link below to visit the site and register on the forums.
We hope to see you there!
Click Here to Visit the site for Real Zombie World.