@cottoncandy @Centralrouge GrinningReaper Thank you for the interests.
To cottoncandy It certainly will be hard to code many characters, however for a survival game, many characters would probably be necessary and yes there would be main characters and background characters that die for story reasons. Set outcomes and the ones you can change is indeed something I have in mind too. It is a difficult approach because of the planning and setting and how you’ll shape your character, because like you said justifying or condoning your actions makes it a bit harder. It is probably easier to make you one of the players because that would be way easier than sitting behind a screen and just…talking to yourself.
Regarding the good and bad, I have three routes planned. Spoilers here, but first route is everyone dies, but you. Second route is you live along with a select few, third route is you die for someone. There will be stages in the game where you can die but most of the time you’ll know or at least I’ll hint you. And about the stats, what I have currently is a suspicion bar, where if you do something out of the ordinary in front of certain people or others, it’ll rise. If you max it, it’ll cut to a bad end immediately. There will not be a good or bad, because what you’re doing is already pretty bad. But sparing others and killing others raises or drops relationships with others (unless they’re dead).
To Centralrouge 1. I have yet to think of the reason to start this game, but it’ll be a private game where only you know what’s going on.
2. Basically, yes. You’re the one controlling everything.
3. I am considering RO’s. I mean love in the middle of a torture game? Sure, why not? Seems awesome. 95% chance yes.
4. Suspicion stat, where if you do something out of the ordinary in front of others or certain people it’ll rise. It can also drop. Not sure what else yet.
To GrinningReaper Oh, yes Saw. A bit different but in a way similar.
What I have in mind is that if you’re the mastermind and also a player, you will technically never be voted to be killed off unless you intentionally do it. The system is rigged to favor you and you can always alter anything in it. You know everyone’s information and what they like, dislike and so on. Basically everyone is on your fingertip. Faking death sounds cool, perhaps I could give that as an option, but then you’d be behind the screen only talking to yourself…
As for the people competing, they would most likely be kidnapped. However, it’s not random kidnapping.