I put this in a General topic since I didn’t want people to assume I am definitely making this yet, it’s likely dependent on my skill with Choicescript and time factors and such, but I liked the idea so I wanna get people’s opinions on it.
Basically I’ve been thinking about the sorts of games I could create with a interesting plot and I know that there’s a lot of games with a specific enemy type - Zombies and Aliens usually. But I was thinking about these famed ‘vs’ fights where we debate who’d win in a fight between two types of character. Pirates vs Ninjas, Zombies vs Robots, Vampires vs Werewolves, Dinosaurs vs Aliens etc. And I heard about this card game called Smash Up which effectively is the gaming version of those arguments - you pick two factions with a twenty card deck, shuffle them together and create a merged group like Zombie Pirates, Alien Ninjas or Dinosaur Wizards who battle each other as they try to conquer bases.
And I suddenly had a thought - what if there was a Choice of Game like that? Something zany where you have about sixteen different types of being from different genres and realities, all brought to a single weird dimension where a powerful force is getting them to battle it out? And kind of like Monsters of Haven High you’d pick a character type from about six different groups, and maybe a rival group for the game which initially attacks your world - say you’re a perfectly nice Robot whose home is suddenly attacked by either Pirates, Wizards or Zombies.
It’s a little hard to explain but I could imagine something a bit tongue in cheek where you’re tasked with helping your comrades defeat your enemies over a course of chapters, getting down from the sixteen starting groups to the final challenge against the rival group. I’m curious what people might think of a game like that which covers a range of genres but doesn’t take itself too seriously. My only niggle is that it might take a lot of work to make for someone learning Choicescript, but it would be fun too, especially getting to have you play a group of badass Pirates or Robots or Ninjas or Aliens taking on the others. What do you guys and gals think?