resource design club 10.06

Idea for

October 27, 2010

Summary

Pat McGee was around to talk about the Global Game Jam being held at BCIT from 28th January 2011 to 30th January 2011.

Then we had a quick design discussion afterward.


Theme(s):

8 warrior guys, a baby girl, and a dog that channels warriors
includes topics that expand on the theme

  • Gangband
  • Reality show
    • Who’s the daddy
    • Taking care of the baby
  • Time travel
  • Girl+dog defeats guys
  • Daddy dating sim
  • Doggy-medium for ghost guys + Knight-baby
  • Yoshi-dog, film noir

Genre(s):

game genre with possible significant changes or important points

Action/Adventure, RPG

Mechanics/Systems

individual gameplay mechanics and mechanics categorized by system

8 guys

  • Assassin (Disguise?)
  • Ranged
  • Italian plumber
  • Thief (Disguise?)
  • Knight
  • Bearded Viking
  • Cute elementary schooler (Care bears in South Park – Imaginationland)
  • Daddy

Dog

  • Mark territory
  • Fetch
  • Sniff
  • Digging
  • Eating
  • Biting/licking/humping
  • Have to resist dog instincts
  • Collect baby supplies
  • Don’t be too human though
  • Talk to animals

Story

narrative elements concerning plot, characters, world

Stupid dog! - Get the dog to do complicate tasks, teach it complicated tactical manoeuvres; but the dog doesn’t get it: “It’s a dog!”

Find/meet the girl - Girl is moving to another city and the dog was left behind; Dog goes on a journey to find the girl; 8 warrior spirits decide to reunite Dog with the girl. Superman rescuing a cat from a tree, doing boring simple tasks. “We, the greatest warriors in history, will help you with your trivial task and reunite you with the girl”

Baby escort missions – Bring the girl back to some location (her family?). Explore and find a safe place, then bring the girl there. Metroid levels: exploration, combat, puzzles

1920s – Mafia, smuggling, immigration. Owner died on the journey, the dog is alone. Ship lands, girl’s family just arrived in the new land and lost the baby at the docks. Dog sees girl and finds her family. Starts with owner: “I am thirsty”, dog gets water and learns to feed; “I want to see the sky”, dog learns to carry people. Then owner dies, dog uses these skills to take care of the baby (feed/carry).

Contributors

includes GDC members who contributed to this idea and were present during the discussion

Wein Chang
Shane Morin
Colin Cove
Dalvir Sahota
Karl Reifenstein
Gavin Osborne
Justin Casol
Alannah Darnel
Colin To
Lanz Singbeil
Perry Tan

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