1st Game Concept
My casual game concept is a maze platformer game with puzzle elements to it. The story is about a boy who gets abducted by aliens and brought to their planet, he’s then put into a maze with puzzles and enemies to defeat to complete the maze/level. This is for the entertainment of the alien king and his people. The king believes his maze’s are impossible to complete and is confident and arrogant at the start and mocks you until you start completing more and more levels then he starts to get angry and makes it harder and harder for the player.
The camera angle will be from directly above but on a slight angle while the player goes through the maze. The player will only see the small part of the maze they are in but can zoom out at any time to see the full maze so they know where to go. I also plan for the maze to have multiple layers on one level, so for example you can fall down a hole and end up on a different maze underneath the original one. Like in most games the initial levels will be short and not too complicated, but gradually getting more difficult the further into the game you get. The levels will get bigger, the puzzles will get more complicated and the enemies will get tougher. I plan on the puzzles being things like lasers blocking a corridor and you have to move something onto a button for the laser to go off. The enemies will be alien animals, like versions of dogs and other animals, the player will be able to sneak past these enemies but will also have a weapon to fight some of them. I also plan to have a different type of level every 2 or 3 mazes you complete to add some variation to the game play, could maybe have a chase level temple run style, racing level etc. In each level there will be some collectables that can be used to buy upgrades, special abilities and customization options, but I haven’t decided what yet, but was thinking maybe extra health, change the way the character looks, better weapons, level hints etc. it also adds to your overall score for the level, the score will also included the time in which it took you to complete the level.
On the players hood there will be a health bar which will probably be a bar divided into sections and each time you get hit a chunk goes, I’d want the hood to look futuristic to fit in with the theme of the game. The influences for this game concept are pacman, 3D chess, stealth bastard, Pokémon, spelunky, etc. I imagine this game to work well as a mobile or browser game I think this is the market it would do best in.
2nd Game Concept
My casual game concept is a 2d side scrolling platformer game. The story is about a normal man who is a little lazy and only has a part time night job, I haven’t decided where yet. His life is pretty boring and normally just sits at home watching TV all day in his dressing gown and slippers until he has to go to work. But one day he decides to go up to his loft and have a mosey around, he notices a strange looking box in the corner and goes to investigate it. He opens the box and all hell brakes loose (Pandora’s Box sort of thing), he gets knocked unconscious and when he wakes up in his garden and an evil universe and all blended into one. I plan on having a main boss type enemy from the evil universe that will mock the player throughout the game and then be the final boss. The character you play as (don’t know name yet) will be middle aged a little chubby and be wearing pajamas, a dressing gown, slippers and a towel around his neck. The goal of the player is to get to the box and close it so that his house goes back to normal and he can watch TV again. The camera angle will be from the side because it’s going to be fully 2D similar to games like super Mario, sonic etc. The enemies in the game will be monsters from out of the box and household furniture which has come alive.
I think I’m going to develop the 2nd game concept further even though its in less detail because i prefer it and want to do a 2d side scrolling game. So I’m over the next few weeks i will develop it further and keep posting as i get more stuff done.