Hi, James here, developer of ‘Ozoic’. First thanks for all your kind words and sugestions on the game so far, it is very helpful. However as I realise through talking with the great Allen Gies (developer of Marine Raider and Apex Patrol) that I am still in the process of learning how Choice Script works, and so the range of ideas I have for Ozoic will be hard to translate into reality at my current level of expertise. Therefore I have decided that I’m going to put it on hold for the moment and focus my resolve on designing a easier game, so that I can map out stuff better and learn as I go along. Rest assured that Ozoic will eventually be created and will probably gel better as a result, so thank you for your patience.
Anyway, I have two ideas for such projects to test things on and I’m keen to hear what people think they would like best to see first. It’s likely that both of these will get made eventually, I just would like to have your opinion. The two ideas in question are:
A historical tale in occupied Paris, 1940-44. As a member of the French Resistance against the Nazi Occupation you characters needs to sharpen their numerous skills and undertake several daring and risky stands against Nazi Rule under the cover of innocence. Will your deeds see you as a hero of the Resistance or will you be caught by the watchful eyes of the Gestapo? Players will interact with a range of characters here between the fall of Paris on 14th June 1940 and the Liberation in August 1944, attacking Nazi positions in one of several manners depending on the player’s style.
A super hero tale where the player is gifted with special abilities (flight, the ability to survive in hostile environments and one other ability of their choice) but which the effects have reduced their height to half an inch tall. Basically this is a game book which pays tribute to the size changer/shrunken super heroes I’m quite fond of, and players will have to decide how best to live in their new stature and the use of their powers. It’ll also lead to some interesting situations like battling giant sized enemies or finding a way out of someone’s digestive tract! The story will also be set in the early 60’s amid the height of the Cold War (but with large as life super humans on both sides of the iron curtain) so there’s likely to be a combo of James Bond and the Silver Age of Comics in this idea.
Let me know which one you like the most of those two and I’ll start on a Demo in the New Year. Thanks for listening!