I’m starting a game that is probably a hefty project for somebody of my skill level. I don’t really have any .blends to show yet, but I have pretty much finished the basic storyline, and I have some monster concept art (but no place to upload it)
The game starts in a creepy torture room. A short cutscene outlines that you have no memory of who or where you are, or why you are there, and then you are playing. you leave the room and discover that you are in an extensive dungeon. In some of the cells lurk freakish half-human creatures, frantically trying to grab hold of and presumably eat you. It would not be smart to open their cells. As you get farther along, one creature patched together from the remnants of badly matched people, and carrying a sword made of bone, is patrolling a hallway. It spots and chases you. As you run, you attract the attention of more guards, but with no weapon, you must keep running. Eventually you will either reach the exit or get caught and killed, and then you wake up. Unfortunately, you go from a bad dream to a worse reality, in which you are locked in a machine that, as you see happen to a person in a similar machine next to you, will remove your brain and plant it in a robotic spider-like thing, which will be brought out of the room to an unknown fate.However, just as the machine you are in starts to warm up, it starts spewing smoke (if I can make reasonable smoke in the game engine) and breaks, dropping you to the floor. You get up, and find that you have a pistol strapped to your side, but you only have one clip of 5 rounds. You still can't remember who you are, or why tou have a gun, etc. Upon leaving the room, you find that you are in a dungeon very similar to the one in your dream, but all the cells contain computers and electronics, with wires running in a network from cell to cell. Agan, a sentry (a robot this time) sees you, and if you kill it, drops a sword you can use if you are out of bullets (which you probably will be, those robots are tough) Eventually you will find the exit (in the same place as the dream, it's easier to find if you succesfully stayed alive through the whole dream).
yaay, you beat the 1st level!
As you play through the game, every level starts with a dream version for the level, and then the real version in which you can actually die, but have guns and stuff. gradually, you will learn that the world is overrun by these machines, and that you were a member of the last remaining human city (sound familiar?) and that the robots captured you, and extracted the general location of the city from your brain. They want the exact location, but to get that they first had to lock your memory in your subconcious, and throught the dreams, a form of psychological torture, ease the appropriate information to the surface where they can extract it alone. then they will plant your brain in one of their robots to be used as a processor (after all, some people say that there is no computer that can match the speeds of the human brain’s potential) However, the computer they were using ran across a virus encoded in your brain and crashed, releasing you from your mental prison. For some reason, you continued to undergo the dream torture when not connected to the computer, however. You realize that the machines are checking all over the general area your brain supplied for the city’s location, and that you must find the city first, and warn them.
Eventually you escape the dungeons, the castle above them, and the castle grounds, and have remembered the exact location of the city. You hop in a (conviniently near and ready) car and go there (This will probably be a cutscene). Upon arriving at the city, you descover that it has been destroyed, and overrun with robots. As you gape at the ruins of humanitie’s last chance, the leader of the machines comes up behind you, paralyzing you with a beam weapon of some sort. It proceeds to gloat over it’s sucess, as you meanwhile remember everything. You were an agent from the human city, and you intended to be caught as a part of a desperate last attempt a t defeating the robots. A virus was planted in your brain that was supposed to destroy the machine’s central network, and meanwhile upload as much information on your brain as possible so you could return to the humans and they could find a way to beat the machines. Unfortunately, the machine’s information retreval system was more efficient than the humans anticipated, and the machines got all of this information out of your brain before the virus could do much harm.
You snap out of your memories when you realize that the master machine is not moving, and niether are any of the other ones. Out of various hiding places in teh sourrounding terrain people start to emerge, cheering. It seems that the second virus, which was put on your brain without your knowledge, destroyed the machine’s mainframe, and that the humans were able to escape the city before the machines arrived.There, that’s the general story, as far as I have come up with it
Any comments or suggestions?
(also, I would appreciate help making the game, particularly people with knowledge in Python programming, or UV unwrapping, both of which I am dismal at)
In terms of features, I plan to make all enimies have removable limbs, so you can shoot off their arms/legs/etc. I am pretty sure of how I can do this, and I’m almost done with a model I can test it on. (I’m a pretty slow blenderer)
there, I’m done. (sorry it was so long)
-edit- Does anybody else have a May 26 birthday?