Hello guys and girls! I’m James and I’m very new at the game book and coding thing, but I am currently in development of my first Game Book idea - ‘Ozoic’. There’s something of a ‘One Million BC’ or ‘Land That Time Forgot’ feel to this project as in it you play a humanoid whose tribe must struggle to survive a world of prehistorical creatures and competing tribes. The idea is that there is a sense of realism in that there’s no magic or powers, and players will have to use their natural skills and basic weapons to defend themselves against a range of dinosaurs, mammals, giant insects, creatures of the sky and of the deep.
Players will have to mature and survive in this world as they attempt to locate a place of safety and ensure that their tribe survives, or alternatively try to go it alone in order to search for resources across the land. There’s also likely to be some sub plots, romance options and the ability to select from a range of beings outside Homo Sapians including Neanderthals and ‘Lizard Men’.
Whilst as mentioned there’s a desire to keep it fairly realistic the core idea is that all types of creatures from all eras of prehistory will co-exist, and all the creatures encountered will be inspired by actual dinosaurs and other prehistorical animals. There will be areas players can go to where certain kinds of animals tend to thrive - the great plains where herds of giant herbivores migrate and where equally giant predators hunt them. The jungles where insects are more than just a minor pest. The sea cliffs where Pterosaurs take to the skies and risk the looming monsters of the oceans for their catch. Hopefully this will be a selection of the places where you and your tribe can visit and even settle if you think you can survive there.
Anyway, this is all early days and I’m hoping that this can become a Hosted Game down the line, but any suggestions you guys and girls have for things you’d like to see will be perfect at this stage!