So, for some reason, I got the urge to make a (somewhat simple) text based RPG game. It’d work kind of like a normal text based rpg, fight/kill/adventure. A main difference would be a focus on companions. Much like Pokemon, you could tame a wild creature and make him your companion. Different creatures would have different actions, for example a dire wolf would add attack and a sparrow would bring berries to heal. Stuff like that. Id also make sprites so the whole game world would be layed out in static images but it would take the “text-based” away. Battle would also show the sprites. im just gonna write ideas and whatnot here, and once I get into actual creation ill ask for a move to project showoff I also ask people write their ideas, basically anything you’d like to see in a medieval rpg. Obviously the only features I’ve said are companions and sprites/map, but seriously just throw any idea you have out here.
Motivation is a huge problem for everyone, and there are thousands of articles out there like this written by people much more qualified than I am. But hopefully this will reach someone and help them discover how to motivate themselves. For me, I’ll get these huge ideas and not know where to start, or know where to start but not know exactly how to write it in code. When I get moments like this, I break off the smallest part possible, make it as simple as possible, and just get to work. For example, my football game. I know I want to build starting at the offensive and defensive lines, arguably the most important part of football. I just didn’t know where to start in terms of code. So I made a few attributes, made two players by putting attributes into an array, creating a simple formula and simply have two players go up against each other. It’s a small start with overly simplistic formulas and player creation techniques, but it’s a start. I think the most important, and best, way to get the ball rolling on a project is to see results. Even if it is overly simple, just seeing results and a small block of code can get your brain churning and start you on the right track, to the point where you won’t have to find any more motivation, but instead, people will have to force you to stop!