some of you might have already seen me post one or two things on here, allthough I haven't been very active lately.
Anyhow, I've decided to show you my game Alien Raeign (Rain + Reign, yes I know.. very clever) even though it's in
a very early stage. Reason being that motivation is starting to fade again and I'm starting to be unhappy with things.
I thought showing it to the public might reignite the passion a bit
But of course, the main reason for showing it is that I'd like to get some feedback from you.Here's the rough idea:
You are stranded on an alien planet with only a link to your home-planet but no means to return there. Your goal will
either be to find a way to get back to your home-planet OR plain and simple to survive as long as possible.
You wake up next to your wreck of a spaceship, it's raining, everything seems fine and dandy (given the circumstances..)
and you start to build a shelter and plant the last seeds you managed to rescue from the spaceship.
But as it stopped raining for a while and starts to rain again you notice that the rain looks different now... you are left to
mourn as your plants burst into flames, leaving you without any food and you starve to death.
But hey.. now you know, time to try again
The attributes and colour of the rain will be randomly generated (nutritious, acidic, poisonous, etc..) and is pretty much the
key gameplay feature. It effects the plants, machinery, natural resources, everything.
You will be able to build cover for your precious food that you can active/deactivate considering if the current rain is good or
bad for them, machinery to analyze the rain, predict the weather, alter it's attributes, whatever is fun.
As mentiond there will be hunger, also perma-death, fatal decisions (you send an alien resource to your home-planet without
analyzing it properly, oh crap, the resource was host to an alien virus, the human race dies, link to homeplanet gone for the
rest of the game .... or at least delayed till they manage to get rid of the virus)Enough blabbing..
I'd really appreciate some feedback from you. Especially to what I already have done,
is the pokemon'ish grid based movement annoying? Is it at least somewhat visually appealing? Does the rain look
-WASD to move
-J to take, put down objects
-K to plant seeds (they grow)
-SHIFT (hold) to turn on the spotAnd the JAR of course.