Hello everyone. Not a catchy title I know but bear with me. As stated on my page, I created an account in order to gather information and experience, as well as exchange with members of the community in order to eventually, publish a game of my own. Now I have a LOT of ideas of all kinds ; like everyone here I suppose, but for efficiency sake I already wrote down the ones I enjoy the most under the form of short novels. They’re already more or less fleshed out, with the general story and potential endings. Overall I picked a selection of 4 titles I will work on in the future, but I still have some trouble picking one and actually starting.
Now, I posted this topic because I need you to help me start ; I would like to expose my favourite ideas here and hear from you my fellow CoG users which would be more popular with the community and why. How do you like those ideas, which one do you prefer, why and would it be interesting for others to play. I ask these questions because since I have a lot going on currently I can’t focus on all and if I am going to put time and effort in such a project I’d like it to be the right one, interesting for the community. And of course if anyone has friendly advice to give me for my first work I’ll be glad to take it.
My favourite story takes place mostly during the Klondike Gold-rush (1896-1899) where you get to play as musher facing the harsh conditions of the Great North (temperatures, diseases, nature and wildlife, rivalries, … ) . The musher seeks the riches and adventure up in the Yukon, you’ll get to interact with the world and people around you and I plan of having the dogs play a huge part in the story. Gender locked, only male.
The second story would be about a rugby player who must work his way all the way to the national squad in order to compete in the world cup, and eventually win it. The story would take place in Australia but all characters, cities, teams and so on will be fictional (think of GTA). I will include clubs and a championship who’ll take on a big chunk of the story on the way to the WC, the personal live of your sportsman completing it. The game will be highly based on your stats. No gender lock on this one apparently since it’s based in a fictional world and come on, women’s rugby is cool.
the third one is more of a personal and ambitious project. Since it is medieval and fantasy based games I enjoy the most, I thought writing such a game myself. But unlike most games of the sorts I want to focus on the story telling aspect and the elements I enjoy the most (romance and family, interactions with others, everyday life, random problems, upgrading your domain, …) rather then the typical martial and strategy oriented game. I plan on doing a relatively lore rich world. Stats won’t play a big role therefore and it shouldn’t be a very hard game but a pleasant one.
EDDIT : Now keep in mind that I’m still unfamiliar with the engine and it was pointed out that it might be tricky to do this one for me as of yet.
the fourth one takes place during prehistoric times and will focus on survival and spirituality, with a quest for the character. Mysteries, adventure and exploration. Might include a romance as well.
So here they are, thank you for your attention. Keep in mind that even if the stories and ideas on how it’ll work are already pretty clear, each description is not permanent, things might change with time.
PS : perhaps I should include a link to a straw pole ?