Bear with me people, as I hesitantly start the official Lucidity thread (the title is WIP without a doubt) and post my first synopsis
Falling is a sensation.
A sensation you felt the last time when you were dreaming.
And in today’s world, sensations kill people.
People dealt with dreams in very different ways throughout history. Dreams started and ended wars, saved or razed countries. But never before were they the literal means to an end.
First the Sleepwalkers were recognized as people with gifts. First they appeared on late night shows and several conferences. Then they started healing Earth and the people on it. Perhaps they weren’t fast enough for the nations shattered once again and sparked a new war. And as it always has been with new weaponry, they were used as specialists during the new world war. The Third War ended as abruptly as it started. The use of Sleepwalkers resulted in The Third War being the biggest but shortest war in history.
The people feared Sleepwalkers after The Third War, with their otherworldly strength hidden under normal appearances. Steps were taken and Sleepwalkers were incarcerated. Most came peacefully with little or no resistance. Some of the more troubling Sleepwalkers resulted in unexpected catastrophes such as the destruction of Detroit or the leveling of Japan. No Sleepwalker was seen after incarceration and no court files were ever public. Peace had its price and to stop these from ever happening again, the Lucidity Act was enacted.
Now, almost fifty years has passed and bright individuals arise throughout the world, people with dreams that can change the very fabric of reality, give others hope or fear. All of them are lost before reaching infancy and no one speaks of why. Perhaps the government is covering up as usual, perhaps this is the work of splinter groups or even more unorthodox causes can be the case.
You are such an individual. You carry a legacy you are not aware of. Secrets have been kept from you. Your father’s obsessions and controversies regarding your birth kept you safe. You were raised with a sense of false security but soon all of it will come crashing upon you. Your morals will be tested, strength measured.
In the unexpected case of your survival you will be given a choice, you will be in power while all hangs in balance.
Will you cure the world and raise it from the ashes or will you realize your true strength and bring it to its knees?
As of today, I have the pilot fleshed out and will shortly post a dropbox link with current stage and changelists.
I’d like to talk about an idea I had about presentation as well.
Apparently, İ can draw quite a bit and (with all due respect to different art styles) prefer a more realistic art style. As in even though nothing on screen might not be realistic, I enjoy a good sense of anatomy, textures and lightning. Obviously, this will be time consuming and İ feel the need to prioritize. Suggestions would be most welcome.
I will regularly post about game mythos, character backstories, the mechanics of dreaming and real life repercussions or benefits etc.
I hope you enjoy the growth and materialization of Lucidity as much as I do
Suggestions and comments are most welcome