3.01 - Appliance/Robot Combat

Idea for January 17, 2008

Theme: Appliance/Robot Combat/Dating Game

includes topics that expand on the theme

  • Mini-robots
  • Iconic look
  • A.I.
  • Enhancement
  • Regular routines
  • Tools
  • Purpost/Function
  • Sensitive Machines
  • Eccentric scientists (ie. Doc Brown, Dr. House)
  • Feng-shui

Genre: Action/Adventure

game genre with possible significant changes or important points

  • Possible Genres:
    • RPG
    • Sim


individual gameplay mechanics and mechanics categorized by system

  • NOTE: Warm-up session, mostly unrecorded
  • Sim-themed household, but each appliance is actually an intelligent robot with a distinct personality that reflects what appliance it is
  • Each robot interacts with other appliances and develops relationships with fellow appliances, meaning that where an appliance is placed will affect its mood (setting a fridge and an oven next to each other would make them clash, but a fridge and freezer would get along great!)
  • Each appliance can be upgraded and customized
  • Each appliance is capable of transforming into a ‘battle’ mode, with attacks that reflect its ‘normal’ mode
  • Each appliance must be defeated first:
    • The player must approach and defeat an appliance with the support of the player’s currently owned appliances
  • Developing relationships with each appliance will affect how they behave in battle, or grow throughout the game


narrative elements concerning plot, characters, world

  • Something crazy?
    • Perhaps the story is about a technological revolution, where people must manage and control a newly-discovered form of A.I. that is included in all modern electronics (which is included in all devices and appliances by default)


includes possible target user group traits

  • People who like dating sims paired with … crazy talking fridges?!?

Possible Technology

includes hardware that would best support the game


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

  • Mediator: Cody Church
  • Nathan Tsang
  • Steve Anas
  • Samppa V. Raski
  • Kris Lee
  • Ethan Johanson
  • Shane Morin
  • Kyle Chiang
  • Lanz Singbeil
  • Michael Chow
  • Holly Becker
  • Marc Derosier
  • Mark Lauman
  • Drew Batcheller
  • Mike Chang
  • Kyle Sakai
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