Other games that can be based upon our engine
I’ve stressed a few times that OpenTH is quite flexible and things are not hard coded as much as is possible. Someone mentioned at some point they’d like to see the engine used for other types of ‘Theme’ games.
Outside games are out of the question really, like Rollercoster Tycoon, Theme Park, Railroad Tycoon, Sim City or Sim Farm. However, there are some indoor games which could be in some way made. Managing:
- Malls or department stores
- The office of a large company or government perhaps definitely sounds like the next hit game of the future!)
A lot of these already exist in some form, but often fall into the trap of being “too 3D”. The isometric viewpoint has proved to be the best for these sorts of games, I think. Proper 3D looks ugly and is harder to control.
Obviously for each one things would have to change (mostly the concept of a disease won’t make sense anymore) but it’d probably be possible. Imagine instead of diagnosis rooms having science labs and gym halls, setting the class sizes, and hiring teachers instead of doctors. It might almost be fun. Perhaps.
I’ve never played Dungeon keeper so I don’t know about that, but it sounds like a really good concept.
Well it is something for a long time in the future, but perhaps somebody will someday fork OpenTH to make it into one or all of these games. It is possible! For now we definitely will not be looking at extending the game in these directions though, as making a hospital game is enough work in itself!