I have an idea I’ve been developing (very slowly, especially with finals coming up ^#(^ ), and just wanted to see if anyone would be interested in this sort of thing?
An estranged child of nobility, who harbors a hidden power of some sort, runs a low-key but well regarded detective agency with a colorful cast of street rascals the player can pick up along the way. Jobs vary, from finding evidence of extramarital affairs to tracking down murderers and kidnappers, and are, more often than not, subtly colored by the invisible hands of the supernatural walking among us. I haven’t planned it out exactly yet, but there will likely be some kind of overarching plot that becomes more apparent as the storyline progresses, and the player’s family will likely have a Very Big Hand in some greater scheme. The whole thing would have a very gritty feeling, with pallets heavily dominated by browns and grays, and I’m considering throwing in some vaguely steampunk-esque elements without going all out with the cogs-and-airships-everywhere thing. The “superpower” element doesn’t feature prominently in the story, as the character is desperately trying to hide it and prefers to use revolvers/knives/ironic samurai swords when violence is absolutely necessary, but does have its moments. A majority of the story would take place in the drug flushed, prostitute walking streets of the grimy city underbelly, but will move up to ballrooms and salons as the player confronts his/her family. Historical accuracy not included.
The story would be around PG-13, with the amount of violence varying depending on the player’s passive/aggressive choices, and would feature some (just a few) woo-able NPCs of both genders.
Any thoughts or suggestions?