Hey, I thought it'd be fun to have a dumb thread, where people share their embarrassing early attempts to make games. I'll start!
These were games from when I was grade 6 or 7. I tried to make stuff in Verge 2 on my Win98 machine. I knew nothing about programming, and really sucked at art, music and writing, but somehow I persisted.
I've recorded videos of the games in their hilariously incomplete states.Shadow Realms:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYyKBCpSAOQ
This is the oldest project that I still have kicking on my hard drive. This was an RPG that was supposed to have a multi-scenario choose-your-character system inspired by SaGa Frontier, and battle elements inspired by Final Fantasy, SaGa 1 and 2 (Final Fantasy Legend), SaGa Frontier and others. This is not my only attempt at making it, but the earliest I have a copy of still.
Here is some terrible story doc to go with it all http://codepad.org/KYQjysYSBeyond Chaos:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNFY-Hfi7VU
I don't really get the point of this one, some sort of weird platformer thing that I think was supposed to be a bizarre mix of Mega Man and Mario. It was some really weird hack of a platformer engine that Zaratustra made for his game 4Four.
(Unlike this, 4Four is actually a pretty cool platformer. It has a bit of metroidvania style exploration and it was made in like, 48 hours).
Anyways, I'm done making fun of my creative abominations from grade 6. Your turn!