My currently idea for my game is the creation of a 2D RPG – adventure game designed for PC/Windows. Due to my total ineptitude towards coding and digital art, I am planning on creating my game in GameMaker which is apparently very user friendly.
The current, extremely loose concept for my game is that of a Mad Max-esque world in which Donald Trump has bucked the American democratic two-term system in favour of declaring himself Supreme Lord and Emperor for 1000 years. His dictatorship quickly results in total atomic warfare and subsequent nuclear fallout; the American landscape is then transformed into a baron dessert which Emperor Trump refers to as ‘the Great Golden Plains’.
The game begins in year 2046, the hundredth birthday of Emperor Trump however the Emperor has gone unseen for some 20 years, leading the survivors who live in deep underground caves to assume the demigod Trump has forsaken them. The survivors resort to subjecting a single individual to the baron wasteland in a effort to salvage scrap materials for the construction of a great tribute to appease the absent Emperor.
The primary goal for my design project is currently that of world creation, using the world to tell a over the top satire of contemporary politics, injected with historical reference to create a sense of an elaborate lore. Although ‘off the wall’ I still hope to anchor the core aspects of the world to Trump’s own actions. My current idea by which to communicate the details of the world is via character dialogue as well as in game assets.
Idea’s for the world:
- Trump personally rewrote the English language to make it more patriotic, naïve and/or self-flattering – this is drawn from Trump’s own belief that he has “the best words”.
- As a comment on consumerism, I hope to include a animal into the wasteland that was a genetically modified cow, now with long, beautiful blonde hair.
- I like the idea of Trump being consider a demigod, with the survivors being brainwashed into believing that, despite the great war, things have improved
- Also as a result of the harsh living and radiation, life expectancy has dropped to 20, with very few remembering the world before Trump’s election
If anyone has any idea’s to flesh out the world I’m all ears!