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Offline Cyborg

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Opening screen title page suggestions
« on: September 11, 2016, 02:09:17 PM »
Starting a game is something that every player has to do, so I think there is some cause for doing it in an exciting way that helps lessen the fear of the options screen (that's where things start to get intimidating for new players).

I'm thinking a nebula cloud, maybe with random explosions, or ship shadowing. Maybe the sound of thunder.

"There's a storm coming…" as the cliche goes. The sounds of war. Put your suggestions here. Think of it like writing a script.
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Re: Opening screen title page suggestions
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2016, 02:28:51 PM »
Humm, Starsector has auto-generated ships fighting it out in the background, which essentially functions like how screen savers used to be in the 90s. Something to look at without being particularly overbearing.

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Re: Opening screen title page suggestions
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2016, 03:22:24 PM »
I enjoyed the little scrolling background plot overview Classic provides. There's room to do that for II, explaining (briefly) what happened to allow the AI to return.

A cinematic fight in the background would be pretty cool, too. XCOM 2 likes to show you a unit in a cover position from your most recent save, and that was always neat.

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Re: Opening screen title page suggestions
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2016, 05:10:40 PM »
I plan to do some sort of cinematic here, with some voiceover, potentially.  At any rate, having it take the camera and weave through a ship battle. :)
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