Hi, I'm one of the founders of Endorphic Studios. We are currently i need of ideas for Video games, We will either be using the Unity 3D Engine, Or making our own engine with C++, OpenGL and SDL. We thought about doing a French Revolution Shooter Simulator, But it was to overwhelming to do such a thing especially when you have a team of 2 people. We are free for any ideas, if you would like to take it furthur than add me on Skype: daniel.cottingham50 And i hope to see you there! goodbye.
- Step 1: Pick up a book. Any book.
- Step 2: Open the book at a random page.
- Step 3: Without looking, stab a finger on the page.
- Step 4: Find the closest word that makes sense
- Step 5: Take a walk that's at least two hours long, and think of everything related to that word, and what kind of game would express the word's meaning the best. By the time you're finished, you'll have enough ideas.
You may find my "ludum dare survival guide" helpful too: http://sol.gfxile.net/ldsurvival.html
I personally like puzzle and table-top games. They're dead simple to make and many people play them to shoot the time. There's an infinite number of ideas you could implement here. Like what Sol says, find a topic and think about how that could be transformed into a game. Of course, you need to be motivated in the topic. You thought about doing an FPS game at first, likely because you grew up playing them. To tell you to start making simpler puzzle games might be boring for you.
how about a game which mutates behaviour to an algorythm? thats always fun, being hi tech with the ai.
Why not just change the scope of your game? A french revolution strategy game played on a grid. A french revolution tower defense game. A french revolution card game.
So i talked to one of my you on skype, Nanotechnology! Imagine everything is made out of Nanites, (If you don't know what they are they are Microscopic Computers)And you, the Player, can "Morph" The nanites into other objects, for instance, a babys toy, your meant to fit the square into the square slot, but you can't, because its a Shpere, so you have a Minor Problem, Obviously you cannot fit a Shpere through a Square Slot unless the Slot is Wider then the Shpere, So you use Nano Technology, to Morph the Sphere into a square, if you have the respective amount of Nanites, This fits many of your likings, Its A Puzzle, FPS, Tower Defence, It can be anything you like, if you have the Nanites to do it, i personnally liked this Idea, because it's something no one else has done Before. The Big Question is: C++ Or Unity3D?
I did what you asked and got "Sweaty Muscles" From a book call Skullduggery Pleasant...SWEATY MUSCLES IT IS!
Pic a category: Role-playing, puzzle, dodgem, etc... Find you target market. Make a game book of that game.
The best game ideas are simple. If the player can intuitively figure out what to do without you having to tell them then you know you have a great idea.
But When you have an idea, prototype it! Find a small test group and it its not fun for them, then remake, retest till you got it down.
Good luck dazin