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Worth leaving tech megaculture for multimedia One-Point-Oh?
April 1, 2014 7:14 AM

My friend has this idea for a computer game but I'm not sure there's a market for it. It's like a virtual construction box where you can build anything you want with 3D bricks, sort of like Legos. Should I leave my job at a major software company to pursue its development? It'll run on IBM or Mac platforms with CD-ROM drives.
posted by kraftsinglessindmeinekraft to Work & Money around (9 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
 
Yes, you should.
posted by hellojed at 9:55 PM on March 31, 2014 [35 favorites]


That's the sort of thing I'd talk to my dad about first.
posted by rouftop at 12:14 AM on April 1, 2014 [1 favorite]


Please explain 'Legos'. Thanks.
posted by iamkimiam at 12:35 AM on April 1, 2014


Well, frankly, it needs work before you make any big moves. It's great that it's in 3D because people love that. No one gives a shit about building, however. Maybe you can get some guns in there, plus a lot of military jargon and art assets. Maybe some level design inspired by the movie Aliens? Then, you might have something people want to play.
posted by ignignokt at 4:41 AM on April 1, 2014


If you're approaching venture capitalists about this, just make sure to wash your face first.
posted by chesty_a_arthur at 7:11 AM on April 1, 2014


Is this a Myst thing? Myst is really big, I hear
posted by Jacen at 7:17 AM on April 1, 2014


Looking at your past questions, it looks like you've been working for that company for a while - it might be good to get out into startup culture. Escape building 7!
posted by rmd1023 at 8:49 AM on April 1, 2014 [2 favorites]


Are you fully vested? If not, maybe consider how long that will take, and whether it's worth waiting.

Also, you should keep a diary.
posted by carbide at 9:50 AM on April 1, 2014 [2 favorites]


Honestly, this idea is so half baked it's like someone from the mid-nineties with no computer experience came up with it.
posted by zixyer at 3:52 PM on April 1, 2014


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