Lately, I have been debating on getting back into writing as well as game development. What better way to get one’s feet wet in both other than interaction fiction or cyoa? I have been kicking some ideas around in my head and thought I would ask here on which one would seem a better role to tackle. For now I will only list one and please understand it is a very basic concept although I could go into more details if required as well as possibly list a few other basic ones. Also keep in mind that this is a older idea which was originally going to be planned as a graphical point and click adventure game.
A young woman is the victim of a hit and run incident that leaves her in a coma. When she awakens, she finds herself in a dark and bizarre surrounding. Stranger yet is that she is made entirely out of porcelain. With the help of a possessed teddy bear (that can temporarily take control of smaller inanimate objects), she must navigate this strange new world while taking on gate keepers and unstable denizens.
Basically there is a central hub where the player can interact with other characters by gathering information, resting, or procuring items that could prove useful. Also take note that the reverse of good and bad is in effect in this world as people usually frown upon goody two shoes.
The world is actually composed of the central hub and one giant spiral leading up with gates preventing progress to the next section and each gate had a keeper and various challenges. When one is cleared there would be a exit connecting back to the hub and via versa.
Understandably, some original mechanics would have to be altered but there could possibly be a good bit of room to focus on telling this world’s story and of its inhabitants. Also a focus on one’s personal moral, physical and emotional dilemmas.
The player would also have special abilities or powers that she could use - but - they would also would cause her body to crack, chip and otherwise break apart.
Of course a lot more thought would have to be put into such an idea as this one and ultimately the chances of it being compelling or working is unknown. That is until a decent chunk of it is completed.
In the end it could just be a waste of time but one never knows until one tries. Anyone have any thoughts or questions? I could also list other ideas and help would be appreciated. Having a ten month old son, among other responsibilities, limits my free time and any help with choosing a idea to start with would be most helpful.