Have you ever watched the anime about a group of teenage superheroes who band together to save the world from supernatural (or at least large and scaly) threats? Or, for that matter, Power Rangers, which is basically the American version of the live-action version of that anime? Have you ever wondered why the protagonists did what they did, when a different action might have been far better? Would you like to help them choose those actions? Then Totem Force is the game for you!
On a more serious note: Totem Force (thanks to @Prof_Chaos for suggesting the name) is my first attempt at a CoG-style game, and will be a gentle homage to, and deconstruction of, the above genre. You play as the leader of a group of, well, teenage superheroes, who have to juggle school, family life, and saving the city on a regular basis (Episode 1 is pretty much just an origin story, though, so this is somewhat toned down). The story will (hopefully) look at cliches common in this genre, and give the players the chance to respond to them in unconventional fashions.
(Link removed, please see post-release thread.)
While I would appreciate comments listing spelling and grammar mistakes (no, really) and bugs, what I’m really looking for are questions like “Why didn’t character X do Y?” or “Why couldn’t I do Z?” (I will admit that sometimes the main character has to take certain actions, especially in Episode 1, but it would be nice to know other actions that people think would be appropriate in the circumstances). Also, if there are any clichés of this genre that you’d like to see addressed in the game, please let me know.