So lately, I have been watching Big Cat Diary and other old Animal Planet shows, and I was thinking about making a game about the life of a wild animal. I want it to be both entertaining and educational. This is just a side project, and I don’t want to stress out about it too much, so it will be short and simple. If a miracle happens and I actually manage to finish and publish it, I will probably make it available for free since it won’t be long enough to justify charging people for it.
Before I start writing, however, I have a few questions…
- Would anyone be interested in playing such a game?
- Should I include spoken dialogue? That would obviously be unrealistic, but I’m concerned that the story would be too dry without it. If I do not use traditional dialogue, I will instead describe the ways that animals communicate and use that in place of spoken lines.
- Are there any animals you would prefer to see? I want the game to be about a social animal, since that will provide more drama. It can be either a predator, prey, or scavenger. I originally envisioned this as a game about lions, but I am also considering wolves, hyenas, wild horses, dolphins, birds, and other creatures.
Anddddd if you have anything else to say, feel free to say it.