For the ninth prototype, please create a game project to address the following:
Mechanic: Non-violent squad-based game
Theme: Something Just Broke
Stretch Goal: A persistent heads-up display (HUD) that has multiple areas of updating information
- This game requires the implementation of a squad made up of at least 3 individual members generally under the player’s control. The squad must be composed of at least 3 persistent squad members that are always present on the screen.
- You can implement different player control schemes in controlling the squad: either directly controlling them or giving them instructions to complete on their own.
- Control can also be asymmetric across the squad members. For example, the player may control one player-character directly while the other two squad members operate through artificial intelligence.
- Examples of different kinds of style of squad-based games include Lemmings, Trine, Lovers in a Dangerous Space Time (single-player mode), Final Fantasy XIII, XCOM, and Starcraft.
- The gameplay must be non-violent in spirit, though players themselves may encounter harm or danger.
- As a stretch goal, consider implementing a persistent heads-up display (HUD) to communicate important information about the game to the player, which may include details about individual squad members, the squad as a whole, world/game states, maps, objectives, and other information relevant for playing. HUD design requires mindful decisions about what to present and how.
- As for how elastically to interpret the theme as inspiration, a good litmus test would be whether the game prototype could be feasibly titled “Something Just Broke.”
Submissions (which must be single-runtime executable files shared in the comments section of this post) must be made by 10:00AM on Monday, 7 November 2016. Please include your full name in the comment as well as the link.
The file should be named: <Last-name>-<First-name>-P9.exe
In addition, please prepare the beginnings of a pitch for the prototype presentations. This should include:
- Statement of your name
- Statement of your game title
- A description of your game that communicates to someone what it is like to play your game
Best of Luck!