I am in the beginning stages of designing a realistic survival skills game inspired by Survivorman, among other things. My goal is to make a game that is about being in a situation that you lost, and need to be able to find rescue, and stay alive.
There are no zombies, or anything like that… but my main concern is the divide between real life and video games.
What I mean is, walking through a forest in a game you can most easily pick a direction and go that way no problem. But in reality people can tend you get off track as they walk and end up going in circles… or getting more lost
So, I figure the thing I would need to do is increase the amount of obstacles (rocks, trees, etc) and make sure these things are generated in a way that does give any clear “straight” paths for a player.
I wonder if this kind of forest density and detail is attainable performance wise, and what if any tips and techniques I should be researching.
I hope this question is clear enough. If not please ask, I can explain more.