December 27, 2016 at 4:35 am #80
A cross-country adventure to steal a Canadian penny.
(Updated with more detail):
Imagine a great treasure hunt across Canada, for one of the greatest treasures of all time: a Canadian penny. Seriously, those things are rare now! But there exists a real penny called the “dot penny,” a 1936 flawed coin, of which only 2 are known to exist, one of which sold at auction for over $100,000 USD. Which, you know, is a lot more in CDN.
This game would be a 3D first-person action platformer. The controls would be simple: use mouse clicks to click on markers in the world to determine direction to run in, and click them at a faster rate to keep up the pace. Why are you running? Because that penny is rolling down the streets of downtown Toronto/Ottawa/Montreal/Moosejaw, and you have to catch it while avoiding corrupt politicians, politically-correct world-leading educators, obsessive museum curators, angry Canadian geese, and other obstacles.
From volunteers, I would look for:
– programmers to help design the controls (preferably using Unity3D)
– artists and animators to help design a stylized Canada
– level designers (currently, I picture generic buildings to run in between, I’m sure better ideas of location and gameplay paths can be thought of)
– musicians (every project here needs sound engineers)
If anyone is interested, feel free to drop a comment below to start the conversation, and look for me at the local meetups in Windsor, Ontario!