I am working on building a text-based in-browser empire building game. The screen will be split into a console and an EXTREMELY rough vector map of your empire (just squares in a bigger square). Commands such as building and expanding would be typed into the console and automatically reflected in the map. Would there be any market for such a game? Would anyone want to play? To clarify, it would be online and everyone's empire would be in the same 'world'.


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  • \$\begingroup\$ I don't think market research is in the scope of this site. \$\endgroup\$ – Marton Jul 11 '12 at 14:05
  • \$\begingroup\$ This is not a valid question on this site so voting to close, however take a look at Dwarf fortress same thing as you describe give or take \$\endgroup\$ – AbstractChaos Jul 11 '12 at 14:26
  • \$\begingroup\$ to be honest, it sounds a bit dull to me. It's not that hard to create a graphically more interesting game if you ask me. Even if you're not a designer. \$\endgroup\$ – Thomas Jul 11 '12 at 14:40
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    \$\begingroup\$ Would you want to play it? If so, there's at least a small market for it. \$\endgroup\$ – Tharwen Jul 11 '12 at 14:57
  • \$\begingroup\$ Short of real market research it's all just personal opinion and speculation. \$\endgroup\$ – Tetrad Jul 11 '12 at 16:15

There is a 'Roguelike' market (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roguelike) but they tend to be free games. Even with no graphics, it wont matter if its fun people will play.


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