Post by Neo Samurai on Feb 22, 2007 15:51:44 GMT -5
If you've read my "Lost Motivation" thread, you'll know that I've decided to throw my old game to the side and focus my attention on a new project.
This game takes place in Japan in the near future. I don't want to drop too much details about it, but I haven't seen too many RPGs that take place in our world (actually, make that none. I'm talking about RPGs, not all games in general). As we all know, most RPGs take place in worlds made completely from scratch by the creator.
So, would that peak your interest? No matter what, I'm going to work on it, because I have a lot of ideas for it. I don't want to reveal too much about it, but would an RPG that takes place in our world be a turn-off to you?
if you can pull it off, by all means go for it. i've pondered this idea every now and then but i always end up deciding that i'd rather be the god of my own world
anything new and different is always cool, seeing how it's so rare. the only thing is that you need to make sure you know as much as possible about the places, events, and people you're going to recreate. being set in the future you have more freedom, but it should still be grounded on actual history.
good luck with this. i think it's a neat idea.
Black all around me, even the water. The water’s not really black, of course. Reflection from the sky. Water’s like a mirror sometimes. Lets you see your face in it, anyway. Reflecting the night’s face, then, isn’t it? Does the night have a face? It must. Otherwise the water couldn’t reflect it.
I am made from the dust of the stars and the oceans flow in my veins
Post by Doan the Nado on Feb 24, 2007 6:05:36 GMT -5
I'd like it. There was an RPG that came out for SNES a long time ago called Earthbound... I always thought that sounded like a cool game. Then again, I think it had something to do with aliens coming to earth or something, but still it was based on the present.
Post by JimmyPaladin on Feb 27, 2007 12:52:24 GMT -5
There's no need to fear with your understanding of storywriting. (check out the articles at his website if you haven't already)
I think the main reason most RPG writers create fictional worlds is because it allows much more freedom when writing, but (like The Smurf said) having it take place in the future will award you more freedom. And, you in your Creating a Backdrop for a Story article, (and The Smurf just now) have already covered the only important thing about having it take place in our world that I can think of: to make sure you know as much as possible about the places, events, and people you're going to be making in your game. Anywhoo, I have no objections and am voting "I'd like that" because I think (like Nash said) that there are a lot of interesting things about/in our world often not seen in RPGs, and I am especially interested in the lot of interesting themes/messages/points that can be made. ;D