I'm thinking of a Hostage Negotiator game, comments please


#1

As you all know, I am working on my Oval Office game, but I wanted to post this idea to preserve it for later or as a side project. Will post “description” later.


#2

Like a Taken-like game?


#3

Have you played Zap Dramatic’s games? I believe one of those is hostage negotiation orientated. I also remember the voice acting being so annoying.

Zapdramatic was founded in July 2000 by filmmaker Michael Gibson and Negotiation and Alternative Dispute Resolution experts Allan Stitt , Frank Handy and Lisa Feld .

Zap’s goal is to popularize the art and science of negotiation to a world audience using interactive simulated adventure games.


#4

Sounds like it could be really interesting to me. The player would be biting their nails at every decision in case they screw up and all the hostages get killed. :yum:


#5

Interesting premise especially when you consider hostage negations in most games media is either a one off (ie ME2) or has already failed and we the player have to go in and fix the situation ie Swat 3 & 4


#6

sounds good :slight_smile: might be worth even pursuing this idea first. Haven’t checked the oval thread for a while tbh, but saw one critiscism(and do agree) that that idea could be too broad/challenging. I mean it sounds like a good idea, and sounds very interesting, but this sounds a lot more manageable, but that’s just my two cents :slight_smile: . But looking forward to more details, when I first read it I imagined a police negotiator though, like in the films one who arrives at a crime scene stands outside with a megaphone etc not sure if that’s what you mean though :stuck_out_tongue: .


#7

Use Flashpoint the tv series as a reference


#8

I freakin love Flashpoint. I try to watch it more than once a week, and the episodes are great. Thanks for the suggestion!


#9

Also what would be cool is like a multi perspective point of view. Like you are the negotiator and then you are the hostage and then you are criminal and all the choices affect the outcome