For my text based adventure to hell, I’m still unsure how offensive I want to go with this game, as there will be the standard dick jokes and various other forms of immature jokes, kind of like cards against humanity, just crossed with a game like zork. So design ways it may not look all too spectacular, but some games with bad graphics are some of the best, yes I’m looking at you Pokemon Red and Blue. The video below may shed some light on how offensive I plan on getting.
Story wise for this game I’m torn whether or not to have an until dawn style of setting where you can alter the game every 5 minutes, or just have an event that will start mapping out where the story will take you, as each fork will start leading you in a different direction, which could include beating up a hooker for more blackjack money in Vegas or staging a hostile takeover of the united states with a certain sex toy. Spoilers alert that last scenario might be a final level, or the point in the game, I’m not sure if I want to include an immature reign as the United States President yet, as beating him to death with a giant dildo would be a pretty good ending.
For the fight scenarios I hope to include in this game will go along the lines of a Final Fantasy or Pokemon fight scenario where players can type “attack”, “heal” or “run”. The weapon that the player will use will be the first in their inventory until the item is depleted, and then the next item in line will take its place. If the attack or heal options are selected the player will either do a random amount of damage or heal a random amount of health, both options will do no more than 5 attack or healing.
The boring stuff:
For this game I am probably going to use Twine to build the game, as Twine looks to be an easy to use text game maker, and is also free, so productions costs for this game should be minimal, if there are any at all, and my distribution method will probably at this stage be a download from the internet My intended audience for this game is definitely 18+, as its going to involve truckloads of swearing (I hope that’s ok) and more not safe for work scenarios. If people get offended easily I wouldn’t recommend playing this game as it may leave some mental scarring.