My Next Game Will Be…
Thanks to everyone who voted in my last blog post! I had a secret favourite that I was rooting for, and it seems that at least a handful of people agreed with me, because that’s the one that got most votes. If I could be arsed to get around the IP + cookie check in the voting plugin I just might have cheated and added even more votes to that option, but luckily I didn’t have to.
“Okay, okay! Tell us which game won already,” I hear you exclaim. Superhero Princess Maker, that’s what!
Of course, I can’t go on calling it Superhero Princess Maker, so I thought of a more fitting name: Spandex Force: Champion Rising. And here is some concept art to boot:
So, what’s this game all about? Imagine the setting:
There’s a superhero convention in town, and the Blizzard Wizard is getting into a heated argument with Infinitorax Supreme.
Infinitorax: “Superheroes today… No skill, no power, no concept of ethics or morality!”
Blizzard: “Well, I for one blame society for that. With proper guidance every superpowered being could be a paragon of justice.”
Infinitorax: “Is that what you believe? No, dear Blizzard Wizard, a hero’s mettle is predetermined and nothing we can do changes that.”
Blizzard: “Is not!”
Infinitorax: “Is too!”
Blizzard: “Is NOT!”
Infinitorax: “Really? How about…THAT…one? That pathetic, useless, witless excuse for a hero lurking in the corner? Is that a creature destined for greatness?”
Blizzard: “Well… Yes! I truly believe that even such a miserable hero could be made great with the right guidance!”
Infinitorax: “I see… Fancy a wager, my dear Blizzard Wizard? You have one year to turn that useless pile of excrement into a fine jewel.”
Blizzard: “It’s a deal!”
The game will take place over 365 days. You guide the young hero in his/her daily routine, ensure that the stats are raised, that powers are learned, and that the proper ethics are upheld. If you fail to raise the stats, he/she will become a useless, powerless hero and you will lose the bet. If you fail to keep the ethics up, the hero will become a supervillain instead.
Throughout the year there will be everyday chores, meetings with strange heroes and villains, puzzles and many weird encounters. Most of the details are undetermined so far, and everything stated so far is just a concept…but it wouldn’t surprise me if this is similar to what the end product will be like.
But before I start working on this game I intend to release Spandex Force: Superhero U, of course!