Here is my game design doc. that is an overview of the game i will be creating. id like a few CNC's on the basic concept and possilby some volunteers for the design. it is going to be 2d btw! Code: GAME TITLE-- unsure at the moment. A Game For [PC] Copyright 2010 [Joe Fisher] Hello, i plan to be building a game to be played on the PC. It will be a freeroam game where you can do close to anything! excitement will roll around every corner. All of the creatures in this game are your friends or they are you enemies. You will be able to battle creatures. It's all completely up to you! The game map will have approximately 3 major towns, 5-6 smaller towns/viallges, and a few islands! so there are always new possibilities roaming out there. All building are open to the player at some point. its all up to you! I. GENERAL INFORMATION Imagine being in a world full of creatures, that can help you or hate you. when you are setting up the game you get to choose your traits you want, depending on those traits certain creatures will act differently towards you! Maybe you want to capture just one creature and get it really strong, and move from town to town, beating all other trainers who own these creatures! eventually being the best in the land. or maybe you just want to stay at home, and defend you small hometown from small invasions when they come in, and develop armor and weapons for the creatures to use, so that you town can be secure. Like i've said multiple times, only you can choose how the game will go! II. DETAILED GAME DESCRIPTION The concept of this game is to make your life how you want it, exciting or boring, short or long, extravagant or poor. The background story of this tremendous game is that the place you live in is inhabited by humans and strage creatures, some help humans, others resent humans for using the other creatures! Each town is independent from the other but doesnt have to be. towns are all neutral to each other, but depending on your actions can be hostile or allied. large land lays inbetween your town, and others. Objective -- Live the game how you want to. no boundaries, anything can happen in this game. Gameplay -- 2d game with overhead view. vibrant colors, and very creative. once the game initializes, it loads and takes you to the main menu screen, where you can choose from: Start new game load previous game... options... information... exit when you start a new game: You start as a child, you will go through a short tutorial(or skip) during your birthday. after you blow out the candles screen disapears, and your 18. then you go through one more short tutorial, getting your first items, and doing your first task. then your free to roam the map! opponents: humans: The human opponents are not directly your opponents, they along with you control creatures and you battle through the creatures. creatures: Are the main opponents, and are those that receive and inflict damage towards one another. What is the planned interface? What is the planned perspective 3rd person interface. What is the basic interactive structure? Free roam (rpg) What is the "heart" of the gameplay? Continuous gamplay. only stops for text prompts, and menus. How does multi-player work? No direct multi-player planned out at the moment. but trading of items and creatures is available. How difficult is the game? It will vary depending on how you as the player, makes it by doing certain things. How long will it take the average player to complete? It will not have an official ending. but after certain objectives(long down the road) are compelted it will prompt the credits. III. OTHER ASPECTS OF THE PRODUCT DESIGN Characters -- you: All aspects of your appearance and able to be changed in the beggining of the game, along with your traits and attributes. nemesis: Opposite gender, not an average nemesis, will be a friend from your starting town. and will take same path as you. meet up at various points. Town leaders: each town or cities best trainer. will be staged in a building, marked for the purpose of the player beating him to win honor and rewards. Evil team: An organization of evil do-ers that plot to do a mischievous act. good team: organization to stop evil org. Single/multi player? if multi-player does arise, it will be the nemesis. World -- Undetermined at the moment. large map! Controls -- arrows on keyboard to move, a few more buttons undetermined to do actions, run etc. Game peripheals--keyboard, and screen. no mouse included. on-screen interface-- just the map and character. buttons can initiate start menu, where you can access your inventory, creatures ,etc. Menus-- Creatures: Shows all of you current creatures you are carrying (maximum amount not yet determined.) Map: Shows the map, all map will be visible from start. but once you find hidden locations they will stay on map. also can mark locations. Inventory: Shows all of your inventory items, weapons, health items, special items, and items like books to receive knowledge, also will show money. Variable_your_name: Will be titled with the character name, will show all rewards you may have accomplished. also shows tasks(completed and active.) options: brightness, contrast, system preferences etc. save: saves game load: loads game Exit: leave current game returns back to main menu screen. Onscreen text messages-- used to show conversations, prompt menu's and are on during battles. Graphics -- 2d, high resolution. Soft music during map mode(when exploring map.) different scenes receive different background music. battle sounds: will have variety of sounds for different attacks.