Hello everyone! I’m Tandra!
You might know me from The Odessa Dating Games or just floating around on the forum. I’m here to bounce an idea that came into my head one day in the shower (the best place for game thoughts! )
In a not so distant future, everything is perfect. World hunger is no longer an issue, cars are just about obsolete and poverty levels around the globe are in single digits.
Recycling levels have never been higher and people have never been happier…except for you.
Years ago, you helped issue in a golden age for Earth as a superhero. Sure you’ve had your fair share of fighting villains, saving people from burning buildings, and more, but 10 years after your prime, you’ve gotten, to be quite frank, bored.
All your arch nemesis’ have either died, gone into teaching or settled down into a crime-free life with their families. The heroes you used to fight alongside with have gone into hiding, started businesses or set their sights on public office and in many cases, won.
Well, what about you? Ten years later, you decide that you’re bored of being bored because everything’s so perfect around the world. So, you do the only thing you can think of: become evil.
In this game, you’re a former superhero bored with how perfect the world is, so you decide to undo everything. You decide to become a supervillian for one reason and one reason only: you’re bored. You can choose to stay somewhat true to your heroic roots, or perhaps, actually become truly evil. You’ll reach back out to friends and foes young and old, attempt to disrupt the new world order and maybe, just maybe, find that spark you’ve been missing. You might even find that you’re not the only person or group who also feels this way…
So, let me preface this by saying that I AM NOT ABANDONING THE ODESSA DATING GAMES. That’s my first-born and I’m seeing her through until the end, trust me! But, I’d love to get an interest gauged on this idea, as this might be the next thing I work on.
Some questions I'm sure that are to be asked:
RO’s: TBH, not sure if this game will have them. I don’t even have the idea of NPCs yet, but I have entertained the thought of you having a family, kid, etc. and trying to juggle your home life and budding criminal life. So, right now, RO’s are up in the air, but likely to come.
Inspiration: I always love flipping things around and doing things outside of the box. Superheroes and villains always have some big motive or tragic event to get them to act the way they do, but I love the idea of somebody just being like…everything is too perfect and I hate it! Plus, I also want to play around with the idea that while a world might be close to perfect, it’ll never truly be perfect. Loosely inspired by Fallen Hero and the Heroes Rise series as well, but this game probably won’t be that technical.
How will this game be different than other superhero games on COG/HG? Well, for starters, you’re becoming a villain just because you’re bored. That’s it. There’s no tragic event, no death, nothing but your selfishness and boredom. We could all use more games to be completely selfish in, right? You can play anywhere on the scale of “I’m really doing this until I’m bored of this too” to “I can’t believe I was ever a hero because being evil is fun” to “I’ve always hated being a hero, now I can be my true self” and everywhere in between.
Currently untitled, but I’d love to know what y’all think! I’ll answer anymore questions you have as well.