It will have no RPG elements like levelling up, etc, its more meant to be simple. Its going to be slightly arcadey, but more of an adventure game. The main focus is to finish the levels and the enemies are just a distraction. Killing them is not required, they're just there to make it more difficult. I'm not sure if I should add bosses. I MIGHT do that.
I don't know what name to use for the game either. I'll describe some more of the game so that a name is easier to come up with.
- Mainly wasteland. There is Green water that damages you upon touch, all of the land is dark sand, there are rarely some dead trees
- You will find ruined cities in the wasteland, and you will also get to explore underground bunkers
BLOODMAN: 70% of humankind turned into one of these creatures after or during the nuclear apocalypse. A skinless human who has turned into a monster from radiation. On his body you can see patches of bone and radioactive sludge. He moves towards you, jumping over obstacles in the way, and tries to kill you.
RADSCORPION: A giant scorpion that moves quickly but has 25 HP.
SNAKE RAPTOR: A giant gecko resembling a dinosaur with spines on its back and head and a snake-like lower body. Moves faster than the bloodman but slower than the radscorpion and has more HP than both of them.
SECURITY BOT: Moves the slowest of all the melee enemies, but has very high HP. Has a wheel to move around and uses a saw to kill you. Found in underground bases.
ANARCHIST: A typical punk/thief/criminal/bandit. Wields a pistol, is common, usually they raid weak towns in groups.
SOLDIER: An unknown government has sent out teams of gas masked hazmat soldiers. They have been ordered to kill everything on sight, because the government believes that everyone in the wasteland is infected, inferior, and must die. All soldiers wield machineguns. They have 50 HP with their combat armour.
RAIDER: They're evil people devoted to killing like the anarchists, but they're more organized and have better weaponry. They wield shotguns and wear desert masks as well as spiked leather armour. They might be spotted in some towns, and they're mostly found in fortresses and some underground bunkers.
SECURITY TURRET: Often found in underground bases, but they may be seen above ground as well at the entrances of these areas. They don't move, but they fire a stream of bullets, faster than any other weapon. Its best to use a grenade to take them out.
ALIEN TROOPER: A typical grey alien. He wields a laser gun.
ALIEN MAW: A 2 legged mouth of sharp teeth with no eyes or arms.
RAD SCORPION QUEEN: A giant rad scorpion that forces you to keep jumping to avoid her charges. Sometimes rad scorpions will spawn and attempt to protect her.
POWER WARRIOR: Is the leader of the raiders. Wears a primitive but tough suit of power armour that resembles a horned death knight. Uses a flamethrower.
POWER KNIGHT: Is the general of the secret government army. Wears an advanced state of the art suit of power armour that resembles a futuristic knight. Fires a heavy machinegun at you in long bursts and throws grenades.
MOTHERSHIP: An alien ship that travels back and forth and either fires lasers at you or drops bombs in a long line. You can destroy these bombs that are dropped by shooting them. Also drops down alien troops. Has 4000 HP
PISTOL: Infinite ammo.
GRENADE: Right click to lob. They insta kill most enemies in the game.
MACHINEGUN: Double speed, uses bullets
SHOTGUN: Fires a burst of 5 bullets, uses shells
LASER: Like the pistol except it does 4 x damage, uses energy cells
In this game, you pick up armour to boost your maximum HP and prevent getting pwned right away by enemies. Your starter HP is 100.
POLICE GUARD ARMOUR: When you encounter the town that was destroyed, you find a set of police guard armour, a vast improvement to your vault suit. Gives 250 max HP.
HAZMAT SUIT: This is achieved from a military outpost. Gives 500 max HP.
SPACE SUIT: This is achieved from the rocketship platform that you are supposed to make your way to. Gives 1000 max HP.
In the game, there are also PDAs of dead people that you can find across the wasteland, as well as armour. Armour will double your maximum health, which is very effective because a typical humanoid in the game has 100 HP and a bullet does 25 damage.
Mostly right now though, what I need is a name for the game. So far I'm deciding on wasteland, but if you can come up with a better one, please post. I'd also like critique on my ideas, etc so I can make the game better.
Edited by razourik, 12 March 2012 - 05:19 PM.