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Old 07-17-2006, 08:30 AM   #1
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What if Dopefish were ever used as a main platform character?
Yeah, after all this Dopefish talk, I'd like to think that there'd actually be a game that features the funny fish as a main platform character. You would control him in 3rd-person perspective, as Dopefish moves along in underwater adventures, and you'd run into Octabrains and Sharks (as seen in Duke 3D), maybe some other underwater obstacles, and solve underwater puzzles. I hardly ever see any games made where Dopefish is actually YOU. That would be great if 3DR were to develop a game like that after DNF. There's an awesome suggestion for a game, wouldn't you say so?
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Old 07-18-2006, 12:54 PM   #2
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Don't expect us to personally ever do Keen again. We tried going the retro route with Manhattan Project, and it sold poorly. I think we're done with that.

Now personally I would love it, but from a business standpoint, I can't see us wanting to do that.
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Old 07-18-2006, 01:00 PM   #3
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Re: What if Dopefish were ever used as a main platform character?
Actually a casual puzzle game or something along the lines of Mario Bros. underwater levels platforming would be fun. Like Joe said though it really wouldn't be worth their time.
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Old 07-19-2006, 02:29 AM   #4
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hmmm, idea for a fangame pops up maybe i can make something avatar_58 described sometime
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Old 07-20-2006, 03:37 PM   #5
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Re: What if Dopefish were ever used as a main platform character?
Also, don't forget - id Software owns the rights to Dopefish. Some years ago we did get written permission to use Dopefish as a goof/easter egg type of thing as we wished, but to make a full fledged game character out of it would violate the permission we have.

That would require payments, licensening - it's just not worth it.
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Old 07-20-2006, 03:52 PM   #6
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I'm not sure if they would mind if someone made a cheap tribute flash game though. They would probably be flattered
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Old 07-20-2006, 04:27 PM   #7
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I personally don't think they'd care either way.
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Old 07-22-2006, 03:17 AM   #8
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Maybe not id these days, but it might put a smile on Tom Hall's face.
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Old 07-24-2006, 10:00 AM   #9
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Well, that's true - so long as it's not crap. As much as we like fan stuff, a decent amount of it is really truly NOT GOOD.

If it was good stuff, he'd enjoy it, but if it was crap, he'd go "Eh - that's nice", I'm sure.
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Old 08-16-2008, 06:52 PM   #10
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Re: What if Dopefish were ever used as a main platform character?
Yeah, if id Software even put together a team to create a Dopefish Adventure game of some sort, I'm quite sure that it would almost be about as bad as Aquaman for the N64 at best, now that I'm rethinking that idea.
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Old 08-16-2008, 07:35 PM   #11
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It would be cool if you could play the dopefish in the XBLA game, feeding frenzy. It's a cool game and the dopefish would fit in nicely.

Also: holy thread resurrect batman!
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Old 08-16-2008, 09:21 PM   #12
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Yeah, wouldn't surprise me that Dopefish licenses would be sold off to some offshore company to put him in some weird game, and wind up being utter junk. Just a matter of saying, it may be great in some eyes, but right now, I'm even wondering if there'd be anything where he'd be the character you play, and make for a solid game.
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Old 08-17-2008, 01:15 AM   #13
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Fish simulator.
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Old 09-23-2008, 10:23 AM   #14
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In hindsight, a golden opportunity was missed...
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Old 09-26-2008, 12:45 AM   #15
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Haha

//nitpickymode - The erhm, rear fin of the dopefish is that of a dolphin, making him a mammal... Fishes have vertical rear fins ..!
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Old 09-27-2008, 12:06 PM   #16
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Re: What if Dopefish were ever used as a main platform character?
Nitpick mode:
Which fin are you referring to?
The Dopefish has a dorsal fin, a caudal fin, a pair of pectoral fins, and a pair of pelvic/ventral fins.
I'm not an expert, but as far as I can see these are fish-like, not marine mammalian.

Also these fish come from Gnosticus IV, so who knows how evolution worked out there.
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Old 09-27-2008, 03:46 PM   #17
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grr double post
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Old 09-27-2008, 03:47 PM   #18
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Nitpick mode:
Which fin are you referring to?
The Dopefish has a dorsal fin, a caudal fin, a pair of pectoral fins, and a pair of pelvic/ventral fins.
I'm not an expert, but as far as I can see these are fish-like, not marine mammalian.

Also these fish come from Gnosticus IV, so who knows how evolution worked out there.
I seem to have posted in the wrong thread, or to a post that was edited or deleted...
What i saw was the dopefish's head edited to that of a dolphin or a killer-whale... Whales of course are mammals and not fish so i was corecting that one detail there...

Can't say if i actually got to the wrong thread somehow (don't ask how that is possibly making any sense ) or if perhaps, the post i was refering to was deleted or edited...
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Old 10-01-2008, 07:03 PM   #19
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Re: What if Dopefish were ever used as a main platform character?
The game only ever had a cult following, and that has pretty much subsided, but you could easily add Dopefish to Insaniquarium. Mods were pretty frequent for the game, and it was basically a simple matter of replacing graphic files in clearly marked directories.

The point of that is, Feeding Frenzy is also a PopCap game, so maybe it would be as easy to add Dopey there. I have the registered sequel, but I haven't peeked into the directories.
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Old 10-15-2008, 07:25 AM   #20
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In hindsight, a golden opportunity was missed...
Well, that is certainly interesting.
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