So I figured a few people have these threads regarding what they’re working on, so even though I’m still in the process of learning CS and the like I figured I’d do one the same myself! Here’s what I have in mind to write in the coming months/years, including some sketchy stuff I just have thoughts of doing:
Name: The Chronological Caverns
Synopsis: You have been dragged from you era - from Roman times to the forbiding remains of civilization in the distant future - into the mysterious Chronological Caverns where the great Seer watches over all and space and time amid an array of other timewashed peoples! But dark forces seek to destroy the seer and seep into our dimension! Battle aliens, cyborgs, dinosaurs or zombies and decide whether you wish to return home, remain in the cave’s safety or even take its strange powers for yourself!
Inspirations: The Cave of Time (the very fist CYOA book!), Timesplitters Game series, Doctor Who
Status: In planning stages, Mid 2014?
Name: Silver Age Secret Agent Y
Synopsis: The year is 1953, the Cold War is at its hottest. Swept away from your home country - the rainy streets of Britain, the sunny shores of the USA, the cold climes of the USSR or the fertile fields of China - you are the latest recruit to a secret spy organisation who is dedicated to battle the hidden evils of the world, whether needed. And that includes aliens. And giant monsters. And people with super powers, one of which is you! As a super powered spy travel to exotic climes and thwart an evil criminal empire! Use one of a range of possible super powers whose origins are up to you - alien, mutation, gadget-based or magical? The choices you make all affect the options you have and the foe you face! Spanning most of an alternate fifties where those charmish spy Novels, dime super hero books and crazed b-flicks were all true!
Inspirations: DC & Marvel Comic Books, James Bond, various 50’s Films
Status: In planning Stages, Mid to late 2014?
Name: Paris: Resistance? (Needs a better name I think)
Synopsis: Paris fell to the Nazis in June 1940, leading to a long occupation of over four years for the French. Here you play as a secret resistance member, fighting underground to liberate the city from the Germans with an array of possible skills and styles. I liked the premise of this because I knew a female player would be just as easy to play with in this historical setting as a male would. The game would take place (if you survive that long) over the course of the occupation of Paris with a decent cast of characters, including French and later British and other allied forces. Realism will likely be the name of the game here.
Inspirations: WW2 Flicks, Allo Allo, real life stories.
Status: In planning stages, late 2014-early 2015?
The next few releases I have in mind are Ozoic, my long gestating Prehistorical Fantasy concept which will likely be my Zombie Exodus or Sabres of Infinity if I play things right. The idea is that there will be a free or cheap Prologue book where players play the parent of the main character and set things up for their child in the main series, which will be a trilogy of three releases. Players will get to be a surivor in a wolrd where nearly everything wishes to eat them, choosing how they wish to survive, who to love and how to bring up their own children. In addition I will also be creating Ozoic: Sharp Claw, a special spin off release as a cheaper price. Early on in the Ozoic trilogy you will learn to fear the Sharp Claws, hungry dinsaours whose packs are one of your most dangerous threats. In Sharp Claw you get to play as one of them! Hunt in your pack and fight for dominace in a cut-throat world where your life can be just as tough as the humanoids.
These beyond are sketchy ideas I might end up creating in the future, probably as shorter pieces.
- A WW2 Adventure set in Colditz Castle. Play as a British, American, Canadian, French or Polish soldier sent to the unescapable prison! Can you and your fellows in the Escape Committee figure a way out from one of several options? Plan your escape and keep the German soldiers at bay! Male only since I would want to keep this one realistic. Romance wouldn’t come into things either. Possible that to avoid issues I could make this a made up POW Camp instead.
- A Rags to Riches Hollywood game in the golden age of the 30’s to 50’s. Play as an aspiring actor or actress as you attempt to wow the directors and compete with your co-stars in an increasing range of hollywood pictures. Which genres will you opt for? Who of your fellow workers will you love or loathe?
- Something Doctor Who’eqse where you have a time machine and get to choose who to travel with and where to go with a range of options and probably a main enemy to worry about.
So that’s what I have so far! Hoping to commence work on both Silver Age and Caverns at the end of the year or start of 2014. Let me know what you think and if any of the sketch ideas appeal too!