Well I am finally revealing my game, I am honestly not too far along with it, but here is the main character and the terrain design. I also have the basic story:
The planet _______ has received an SOS message from an enemy battleship, and seeing that it was falling apart responded that they could land and repair their ship. But when the communications and orbital defense systems are knocked out, there is only one thing that could be happening- invasion. The planet _______ throws together a quick fleet and sends them to intercept the battleship, but your planet was poorly equipped for an invasion by an enemy battleship (even as damaged as it seems to be). your fleet is swept aside in their attempt to save the planet. The battleship lands and destroys the capital city. You wake up in the religious city a distance away from the capital being revived by the cities many shaman, and, when you wake fully you see yourself inscribed in many green glowing tattoos. The religious people are surprised you and them are still alive. Your goal is to involve yourself with one (or more) of the 3 factions (religious, alien, or rebel groups) to determine why the aliens invaded by improving your social status with the group (by doing tasks for the leaders and citizens of each group)
The mechanics will have a social status bar for each group (probably just the rebels and the aliens because the religious group will support you no matter your choice) and as that social bar progresses more areas for each group will open allowing you to receive more information and tasks. (I made a less in depth game like this for a school project a while back, and it turned out nicely).
The main character will have a magical spear like weapon (kind of like the Zelda hookshot) and another weapon to correspond with that weapon, and the aliens will have guns, the rebels will probably have compilation of the native weapons and stolen alien tech.
I have most of the storyline planned out, I will probably reveal more of it as I progress. Any thoughts are welcome. It is mostly in the planning and design stage right now, I will start messing around with mechanics soon too. I really need a good list of tasks for you to accomplish for both groups (both passive and aggressive, I have several ideas floating around too)