Hellooo game developers again, this is my second post ever, and I wanted to ask a question. Are we allowed to think of game ideas prior to the composition? For example, if someone was planning an action-puzzle game and started sketching out some gameplay elements- not that I was doing that..-would that be allowed? He would plan out some gameplay elements and use the plot and adapt some of the gameplay to fit the theme afterwards? Is that allowed? Not that I would want to know, it’s just that I have a friend named John Doe who is poor.. and homeless.. and has cancer… and has 7 children to feed.. And has 5 little puppies… That are orphans.. And have cancer.. that I think might need an answer REALLY quick.
EDIT: I also wanted to clarify that no coding would be done whatsoever until the compo.