So, like many of you, I spend a lot of time playing video games. And writing about them. And debating them.
And I also spend a good amount of time daydreaming about them. Specifically, I daydream about what kind of game I might make had I the resources and knowledge to do so.
I wanted to share with you one of the ideas I had for a game, and I want to hear about yours too. Please let us know about your dream game, its influences, its gameplay, story, modes, etc. Even the title, if you have one :)
Note: it could be an entirely new game, or your take on an established franchise.
OK, here's mine:
Action-adventure, third-person shooter, survival-horror
Resident Evil 4, Dead Rising, Grand Theft Auto III, The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, The Legend of Zelda, Escape from New York
This game takes place in a sleepy town in the American northeast. Through the town runs the titular state highway, Route 77. The game concerns a SWAT officer who responds with his unit to a disturbance in the northernmost section of the town. All hell breaks loose, and he's separated from his team and knocked unconscious. When he wakes up he finds that the entire town is quarantined, and filled with many dangerous enemies.
The purpose of the game is to uncover what turned the town into a living nightmare, rescue as many civilians as possible, and, ultimately, escape from the town. I imagine the environment being enormous, filled with woods, housing developments, and abandoned parks and buildings all along Route 77, which serves as the central hub of the game. The hero must forage for food, supplies, shelter, and weapons. He is encouraged to follow the main storyline, but can opt to take on sidequests or simply explore the town.
There would be no multiplayer modes or co-op; only single-player. Third person over-the-should perspective, not unlike Gears of War or Resident Evil 5.
So, that's mine. What about yours?