We have been set a group project to create a level for a game, with the influence to come from a book or novel. We discussed using a fairytale that everyone was familiar with and the brothers Grimm tales. We also discussed a few other ideas nothing really stood out. Following from this a few ideas we came up with where…
- Snow white storming the evil witches castle that would be a 1st or 3rd person sword fighting game, maybe hack and slash with RPG elements and the level would be the castle.
- Sleeping beauty trying to fight her way out of her dream and wake up.
- One of the seven dwarfs running level where he has to avoid obstacles a bit like crash bandicoot.
- Little red riding hood escaping from the wolf through an enchanted forest with influences of slender man. And the goal was to get to grandma’s house with out the wolf catching you and there would be places to hide to evade him. It would be a survival plat former and either 1st or 3rd person.
In the end we have decided to expand on the little red riding hood story and sort of blend it with jack the ripper because the original idea was too much like the real story. So we thought about some different places that the story could be set like
- Modern City
- Victorian City
But in the end we decided on a Victorian city probably London because we thought it would be the most visual pleasing and the most fun to design, we also thought about it been darker around the streets in this era, which would give it an eerie atmosphere. It will either be 1st or 3rd person and is a survival platformer with horror elements to it. The goal of the level is to get to a safe zone before your pursuer catches you, haven’t decided if it’s grandma’s house or just a police station, her house, church etc. The level will be generally linear with a vague direction you go but there will be side streets, shortcuts and buildings to climb to evade your pursuer, Some of the streets will be dead ends and can be used to hide down but if the player doesn’t hide quick enough would get trapped down there. The player will get a stamina bar so they can’t just sprint and climb forever, but it won’t be on the hud because we felt it would take away from the horror of the game, so nothing will be on the hud.