Here is an outline of what needs to get done so far. I expect this to expand in the future into smaller steps.
- Gather and analyze inspiration
- Decide on the details
- What’s the story going to be?
- What’s the name of the game?
- What’s the brand going to be like?
- Color scheme
- Type of game
- The style of art
- Break the game down into parts to complete
- Research different game making software
- Research how to complete the parts I don’t already know how to complete.
- Do it!
I decided on the name Penelope Pickery as the witch/wizard character in the game. The game will be called Pickery’s Potions.
Game Idea 1: an interactable world-> be able to complete a specific easy task (ex. Pick up and collect items before a time limit.) Maybe the second time you play the characters somehow remember you playing?
Game Idea 2: an imagination land/ dreamland with characters from the player’s character’s daydreams who have a mental block in their village
-> The mental block is a literal wall and no one wants it there.
-> The mental block is a problem/disagreement between the townspeople (cognitive dissonance)
Game Idea 3: A place or town that you need to light up, or wake up (ex. Feed the fire, turn on the light, etc.)
-> the town is in darkness because the sun doesn’t work?
-> someone is sleeping and needs to wake up? (perhaps the character is the one sleeping and is trying to wake themselves up?)
Game Idea 4: A place or town that you need to add color to with specific colors. ( would require mixing primary colors to make secondary colors) There are many sad people and things in this town because they are colorless or something else is colorless.
-> the town isn’t colorful because the mayor banned bright color or paint in general?(kind of like burger meister meister burger except he hates color)
-> the town isn’t colorful because a color bandit stole all the color for some reason?
***Game Idea 5 (I think I’m going to do this idea): A game with a Simon Says aspect where instructions appear for a short amount of time and you need to execute them, but instead of clicking on regular colors you are clicking on ingredients to make potions?
-> you are making potions because you are a wizard/witch
*** -> you are making potions because you are a wizard/witch’s apprentice and the wizard/witch is busy (a) helping you (b) helping someone else or (c) sleeping or out of their shop ( if c you could be sneaking around and making potions even though you don’t have permission)
A few pieces done for side hustle: Madison Ciccarelli