What genre of game do you feel is most in need of more representation?

That actually sounds cool but I have no idea how to code or how to make a game for the forum

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That’s okay, the creator of this topic was asking
which topics are underrepresented and I feel that mangement and historical games are the most underrepresented.

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I just wanted Wild Wide West setting game, become an outlaw and such.
For the genre tho, I would like more slice of life genre or lighthearted theme. Just a simple story about friendship/school/life, set as teen in highschool.

Just a chill game really, recently I developed soft spot toward this genre (I was didn’t like it first and easily get bored by it)

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Cosmic horror and as some else put diesel punk.

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More noir/cyberpunk games would be nice, something along the line of Rent-a-Vice. I don’t know you people but I’m kinda sick of high fantasy, romance centered, young adult stuff now, I want something mature and dark (not edgy kid dark).

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There’s actually an awesome WiP that fills this niche!

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Thanks, I missed this, anyway it doesn’t have to be a cyberpunk game, just any kind of noirish title with mature themes that isn’t aimed to younger readers.

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Sure thing. I like the noir themed stories too so I have a couple of them bookmarked! They’re all currently WiPs at the moment, but they’re still awesome!

Good Intentions

Burwick Destination

Salt City Private Eye

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I like this, too bad that none are complete.

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I imagine that horror, real “oh no, now I’m scared to go to the basement” slasher-style horror is hard to accomplish with this medium since what’s really scary in so many horror stories is a lack of agency, being helpless, really selling that the protagonist is trapped in mortal peril with no way out and you’re stuck right there with them, and that’s rather the opposite of what CoG offers.

There are some horrific settings and premises, like the World of Darkness, which lean on the seductive and binding qualities of inhuman levels of amorality, how much easier the road is for you and how compelled you feel to become worse, which I think works as horror if you’re in the mood. But otherwise I imagine it’s hard to sell helplessness in a choose-your-adventure set-up.

But, hey, if any of you can prove me wrong, and have an idea for a terrifying CoG game that folks will feel compelled to buy and read through instead of lighting their laptops on fire, I say go for it!

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Fantasy / magical school don’t need representation here, since I think that half of the WIPs have that genre. I personally like a story with supers dealing with mundane situations

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I will be brief and just to be clear, i dont have fully knowledge of all the wips, without further ado…
I say that genres as mundane fantasy really lacks of representation, mostly I read is just the epilogue, and the only one close to this is Smoke & Velvet by @cjlaray at least for a briefing in the menus, can’t say it’s a gender but protagonism on fellas as witches and fae really lacks too, but in this case in several wips of these two (specially witches) have only cancelled wips all over the place, in the case of faes, the closest thing we have is the nameless by @parkerlyn, yet we have to be fair that the authors have different ideas and genres preferences in both read and make 'em, personally I checked always blindly to see if catch my interest or not, heck there’s even some releases and wips of things I never thought I’ve been interest, but thats just personal, but also horror need a push, but exist and I hope for the best of all the authors of accomplish their projects, cheers.

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I just really want more slice of life sort of games, I loved parenting simulator and the demo for Curious Cuisine. A Comedy of Manors looks like it’s shaping up to be one of my favourites.

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Agreed dieselpunk could definitely use more attention,
another good one to see would be raypunk.

samus done in raypunk style :slight_smile:

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I would really love a life sort of games like school/job/travelling :weary: I love Love at Elevation, Creme de la Creme, Parenting Simulator and my favorites are zombie Exodus series and Breach.

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Definitely historical story…Like hosted game only have 1 story about WW1 and that is the Somme Trench…and I feel like it would be really nice to have other stories like that.

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There are actually quite a number of comedy games up, but humour is SO subjective, many don’t do particularly well because what one person finds funny, others will hate and it tanks the ratings. Most authors write one and then run away from anything in the comedic genera ever again.

Felicity Banks writes steampunk genera games if you’re looking for more than the ones already suggested :slight_smile: .

My day off work? Parenting simulator?

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I feel like more Martial arts Games is in order does anybody else agree with me?

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Idk if this count as genre but i think there is no nation founding game.
Choice of rebel is close but not quite there yet

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I definitely agree. I love anything martial arts and it’s sad that the only real game that made it a focus was Choice of Kung Fu and that was a long while ago. Seems like most games and WIPs have been focused on fantasy/medieval fantasy but would be great with more martial arts or wild west, or Edo swordsmaster type settings.

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