Hello everyone !
Today, I’d like to share you my will to create a modest video game. The subject is about the Darwin theory and a “Spore like” but less… childish… and more respectful about biology.
So, strong about my experience with Blender and the Blender Game Engine, there is what i planned:
The game will be separated in 6 phasis. I will explain only the first phasis only, because it will be the demo of the project but i’d like to make the projet to the last phasis…
So, my idea is to control our creature from stem to stern in third person, from “cell stage” to “Space stage”, evolve it, survive but not necessarily “customize” it like a car.
The evolution will be by environnemental conditions and choices make by the player. For example, if not enought “meat”, so he must eat herb (thus is is for later developpment), of if not small trees, so make a long neck like giraffe . The player will be allowed to add modular parts (flagella, mouth(s), etc.).
What i need, is a maximum of opinions about how can i do to make the game the most fun to play as possible and test it.
At the startlife, it was only cells. So the player will control a prokaryotes. The first steps is to assimilate others prokaryotes to be an eukaryote and create a ADN core.
The second steps is to survive and respect the photosynthesis, we must accumulate light energy and carbon, to make glucose and O2 (oxygen). The glucose will help to add part/make clone to populate the sea, so the player must manage wisely the ressources.
At this step, we can die if we have no enough energy, because it will drop faster and the day/night will be present in the game.
The final step of this phasis is to be a fish and maybe to start to go on the land.
Technically, the position/orientation of the parts will be allowed to the player, like the Spore creature creator.
And there is an actual screen, thanks to opinions from a another forum: here, you can see a “assimilation effect” when we collide an other cell, a cell in blue and carbon stuff to collect.
So what do you think of the project idea ?