I’m curious to know how people would react to a more sinister game, revolving around the player being a demon or some sort of horrible creature. The idea I have is playing as a ‘Demon’ who wants to eradicate sadness by bringing smiles to peoples faces. This would include: befriending unsuspecting children and becoming their ‘Imaginary Friend’ whilst plotting ways to fool their parents into not looking at the subject matter; forcing deals and promising foolish people into making pacts with you in order to make their lives happier; or, well, the possibilities are endless.
Once they smile, then they are yours to control, take and devour.
It would be set in the modern day, where the adults disbelieve in demons and monsters, whilst the children are naive to such beings. You won’t be invincible however, and if spotted you could easily meet your demise. It will all be about patience and the right tactics to get your victims to smile at your presence.
Obviously the narration may seem off putting to some, as when playing a demon you’re going to enjoy performing some actions and believe they are truly good. I’m just wondering if anyone would play such a game, and if not, what would need to be included for you to gain interest?