Gameplay Journal Entry #10
Final Project Brainstorm Session
Sorry if I get less points for this, but I brainstorm better when I leave my ideas in list form, rather than straight paragraphs.
Idea 1: Influence of prejudice in People
Overall concept: How different people view transgender teenagers and how they act. (Indifferent, supportive, No action but no support, or lash out)
Mechanics: Quest system, have multiple conversations to get the truth of the murder. Multiple choice? Story is also effected by the player’s views.
- Cop interviewing people about a “murder”
- A father was murdered by his daughter
- Mother and other intermediate family paint the suspect as rebellious, having gotten mixed up in the wrong crowd. Stays out late, leaves early, skip school a lot. Father was doing their best to “correct” their behavior but got stabbed for his efforts.
- Interview teachers- Most say their a good kid, good grades. One teacher confirms parents stories- horrible child, horrible grades, disrespectful.
- Cop interviews friends of suspect- paints a different picture. Daughter is actually trans, FTM, and their family refuses to accept it. Avoids the family as much as possible, and only skips the class with the teacher that purposely targets them in class. Kid isn’t “disrespectful”, but argues against stupid points like “trans aren’t real people”.
Idea 2: Friendzone (Toxic Masculinity)
Overall concept: An exploration into the friendzone: How do some men treat it (in a toxic manner) and how both parties are effected.
Mechanics: Maybe a turn based fight system? Having to fight each other with words that are shown (in game) as actions?
- Explore the value of men being friends with a girl simply to get in her pants, not be her friend.
- “I think I deserve more than what I earned” thinks he has “earned” the right to sleep with her by being her friend for years.
- “I think I deserve more than what I earned” quote from the song “Your New Boyfriend” by Wilbur Soot.
Idea 3: REVOLT
Overall concept: Political cheating is starting to become the norm in elections, with major accusations of falsified votes coming from both political parties in 2016 and 2020. Are people going to stand aside and be consumed by the mindset of “My party and my party alone can do no wrong, my party is perfect”? Or will they take a stand, together, against the government?
Mechanics: Short RPG, maybe in the mindset of taking down a tyrant? Can be a build up quest, battling bigger and bigger bosses until you reach the final boss, the (king? president?) himself.
- If set in medieval era, like most game of this kind, they can do actual battles against monsters.
- If set in modern era, can do online battles? Battle of the wits? Keep changing the opinion of others until you have enough people to hold a protest? (I, a 20 year old college student, admittedly know nothing about actually overthrowing a government.)