Hello, Newgrounds! Many of you have probably seen/played the game I uploaded titled "Retro Man" which was basically thought out to be a clone of Mega Man X with a different story, setting, and characters. The entire thing was going to be completely different. This turned out to get a lot of negative review, because who really wants a game that's supposed to copy Mega Man, instead of just Mega Man?
With this realization, I took it upon myself to build on the engine, making the controls and movement an exact duplicate of that which you'd find in Mega Man ZX. The game is becoming something much bigger than I originally invisioned, because what I was aiming for at first was just a simple Mega Man type of engine that people could make a Mega Man game with.
You can find my blog post about it here: http://kiiragames.weebly.com/kiira-blog/mega-man-zx-online
The original goal of the project remains the same, though. The Construct 2 Mega Man engine is completely open source, anybody can use the engine once I upload it. The original posts I made about Retro Man are extinct, and the whole project has been altered to meet the complexity of ZX. The next thing I decided I should add is multiplayer. Making an MMO has always been a dream of mine, and until recently, I wasn't very good at it. But now? Now, I can make an entire MMO with ease.
So, I took the game and I'm currently making it much bigger than I'd ever originally planned for it to be. The estimated time of arrival of the ACTUAL alpha of the project is within a month. This will include all menus, exploration, multiplayer, character levelling and customization, costume modules, etc.
The problem? Well, this is where things get serious...
As you're all probably really into Mega Man, especially considering the amount of people that reviewed that cruddy thing I uploaded a while ago, you'd probably be willing to benefit this game becoming official, right?
You see, without the help of the community, Mega Man ZX Online may one day be taken down because of copyright, after uploading it. This is not something I want. So, what I decided to do is start a Kickstarter.
Now, if you don't want to spend money on the Kickstarter, as I'm definitely not the only one without money here, I would really appreciate it if you'd just comment on it. Bring in some people to the post so that more people see it and want to pledge to the cause of getting Capcom to possibly officialize the project as their own game.
If the officialization does end up happening, the game will go up on Greenlight and Wii U Store for free. Yupp, completely free. And it's not a pay to win. The game costs me nearly nothing to create and keep up rather than time, which I have plenty of.
But no amount of time will ever make Capcom interested in officializing ZX Online. What I'm hoping for is that, because of the fact that they've stopped making Mega Man games, they will take some sum of money as a fair trade as making it an official Capcom Mega Man game.
If you're interested in contributing, I'll keep you all posted here on my news posts.