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    The Angry Caverns

    Posted by
    August 29th, 2009 5:26 am

    Yes.. plural.  Been refining my idea a little.  I think I want to keep it more fun and interesting by making hopefully 5 different cavern levels.  Each with a slightly different theme and weapons and targets.  Each level will have a short time limit (1 minute?) in which you’ve tried to use the levels weapons (stalactites, steam vents, rock falls etc) to take out any life forms.  It will be a score based game tuned to encourage compelling replays and leaderboard competition.

    I am thinking of some various themes for the cavern levels which are like 1920s bootleggers, 1700s pirates, 2000 teen hangout, 20,000 BC cavemen/critters, far future theme.

    Potential Targets in the above themes:

    • creatures (sprinkled throughout all themes…?)
      • bats
      • centipedes
      • lizards
      • fish
      • bears
      • wolves
    • humanoids
      • teens (doing drugs? hanging out? contemporary theme)
      • cavemen (20,000BC theme)
      • explorers (going from A to B? contemporary theme)
      • pirates (after their treasure 1700s theme)
      • criminals (whiskey bootleggers (jugs / barrels with xxx, 1920s theme)
      • spacemen / aliens (future theme?

    I’m excited about this game so far.  I think that with the variety of each cavern level having a different configuration of weapons layouts, path layouts and creatures with a unique theme it will be an amusing and humorous game.  Now I just have to see how much content I can pull off in the compo time limit.  I will attempt to get one playable theme first in case that is all I manage to pull off.  I’m thinking I’ll go for 20,000 BC wrapper first because I can do many cave creatures as well as humorous cavemen for targets.

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