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Heliocentric
27-01-2012, 10:39 AM
The sell:
Seemless HD footage of multiplayer games being played from 4 synchronised feeds, with post match commentary and voip recorded "aftershow" recorded for but not prettied up with skipped content or transitions, constant 4 screen footage.

Blurb:
A project I've been considering for a while. Essentially coop (mainly) and multiplayer games, played by 4 people, recorded, stiched together and presented as one HD video. As few transitions as possible (perhaps just cutscenes in full screen ). Due to only needing to record a quarter of 1080p 540x960 system requirements are not excessive. Add to that a focus on older games.

I have games in my head that I think would be particularly suited which would be fairly unknown quantities which can be shown off well by this kind of display.

Anyone interested in helping?

Malawi Frontier Guard
27-01-2012, 11:37 AM
Wait wait wait.

Are you suggesting a Let's Play with... actual production values? Get outta here. This will never work!

Heliocentric
27-01-2012, 11:57 AM
A little bit of sound balancing, but it's the split screen I'm really interested in, but because the video isn't too big I think we could afford the cpu power to max out the sound quality afforded by HD video.

Heliocentric
28-01-2012, 04:14 PM
1st/3rd over the shoulder person suits the split better than isometric alike.
Some candidates:
Hidden: Source
SWAT4 (or 3)
Rainbow 6 vegas
A battlefield game (maybe project reality for BF2)
Chaos Theory Versus
Natural Selection
Air Buccaneers
Burnout Paradise
Grid/Dirt 2
Sacrifice

Any suggestions?

CMaster
28-01-2012, 04:27 PM
I think SWAT would be a good call.
Stuff like L4D1/2 is perhaps a little obvious. Monaco maybe when it's out.
Alien Swarm?
Killing Floor?
Sanctum?

Why do the voice stuff after? Shouldn't be too hard to get the participants to have some interesting chat as well as game necessary stuff. O

Ayam
28-01-2012, 04:33 PM
Reading the list of games, I'm somewhat interested in this project, sounds like fun. A 4 player MMO group might be an idea, as dull as they are to play, it may mean interesting footage and some are f2p in case noone owns the selected game.

Heliocentric
28-01-2012, 05:31 PM
I was thinking of the videos as a multiplayer info-tisement about various multiplayer games from PC gamings rich catalogue people might not be familiar with.

Also Assassin's Creed Brotherhood

Heliocentric
28-01-2012, 05:48 PM
I did consider guild wars, or a F2P mmo but they'd often be dull to watch.

Idea Alert! APB with synchronised (not the same though) outfits.
Edit: copy pasta disaster.

Jiiiiim
28-01-2012, 06:32 PM
GTA 4, possibly.

Heliocentric
28-01-2012, 07:32 PM
GTA 4, possibly.

Consider how many owned it and never played it, its practically a public service.

Axyl
28-03-2012, 02:42 AM
I'm actually really interested in helping with this project, Heliocentric..
My rig is more than up to the task (specs available if requested) and I have some experience in FRAPSing and editing game videos and the whole youtube thing.

The main problem I've had is a lack of other friends with also on-par hardware with a willingness to do such a project.
If you still need people, please don't hesitate to ask me.

I'm in the UK, but don't worry about timezones.. I don't have a "pattern" as such and can be available almost anytime you'd need. :)

*Edit*

Game ideas, mostly so i can see if i'm on the same page as you..
L4D2.
Payday: The Heist
Magicka

Alien Swarm, Killing Floor and Sanctum are excellent suggestions imo. Consider them seconded. :D

Hmm. some "proper teamwork" 4-man Squad Battlefield 3 would also fit. :)

Heliocentric
28-03-2012, 06:50 AM
It stalled due to me failing to prototype it, and show a proof of concept.

Add me on steam(heliocentric) and I'll sort something out

Rakysh
28-03-2012, 06:55 AM
Rainbow 6 Vegas 2 is only two player. It is, however, a great co-op experience, as Ayam and myself have here learned.
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL66DB1DC3AF3A2388

Coccyx
28-03-2012, 04:09 PM
If there's still space, I'd be interested. I've dabbled with a few let's plays before (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTaJQo_z--Y) So I ken the basics of filming/commenting. Rig should be up to most things.

The best games to go for will probably be the silly ones. Or at least those that have the propensity to be silly. I'm thinking:

Magicka (probably the sillyest, though I expect we'll all have done the campaigns)
Asassain's Creed (me and Ayam can both tell you how fun that can be)
Killing Floor (Some of the most panicky moments in gaming for me)

Ayam
28-03-2012, 11:41 PM
R6V2 I think can be hacked to have 4 players, although whether this can be applied to the main campaign as well as the terrorist-hunt is something I'm not sure of. Fun campaign in coop mode, for sure.

I don't think Magicka's a great idea because, if I remember correctly, the screens scroll to accommodate all 4 players so each of the 4 views would look very similar.

Assassin's Creed multiplayer, however, would be excellent to witness on 4 separate screens at the same time - from the hunter and the hunted and then the hunted's own prey etc would be a funky watch.

Axyl
30-03-2012, 12:49 AM
Rainbow 6 Vegas 2 is only two player. It is, however, a great co-op experience, as Ayam and myself have here learned.
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL66DB1DC3AF3A2388
Rainbow Sex Vegas 1, however, is 4 player co-op. :)

Added you, Helio. :)

DarkNoghri
30-03-2012, 04:29 AM
Rainbow 6 Vegas 2 is only two player. It is, however, a great co-op experience, as Ayam and myself have here learned.

I could have sworn it had 4-player coop, but regardless, several of us hacked it and ran through the campaign with 4-6 people.

It was pretty awesome, actually.

clsp1
31-03-2012, 03:47 AM
I think can be hacked to have 4 players, although whether this can be applied to the main campaign as well as the terrorist-hunt is something I'm not sure of. Fun campaign in coop mode, for sure.http://www.spgames.info/g.gif

AvrilLavign
01-04-2012, 01:32 PM
They did confirm that as of right now they don't support split-screen on PC. They said that there's some tricky technical issues associated with doing it

Axyl
01-04-2012, 01:45 PM
They did confirm that as of right now they don't support split-screen on PC. They said that there's some tricky technical issues associated with doing it
Umm... who? What game do you mean? Rainbow 6 Vegas??
It doesn't need to be split screen on PC..

I'm confused, are you sure you read this thread correctly, Avril?

Sarigs
01-04-2012, 03:35 PM
Umm... who? What game do you mean? Rainbow 6 Vegas??
It doesn't need to be split screen on PC..

I'm confused, are you sure you read this thread correctly, Avril?

Think it's a spam bot mate. 5 Posts in different threads in 5 mins, all copy and pasted from other pages if you google Avril's posts.

Axyl
02-04-2012, 04:54 PM
oh right. Huh.. ain't that some shit.
i feel a bit daft now. lol

Anyways, back on topic.. Any forward momentum, Heliocentric? I really would love to get into a project like this. :)