Hello. I am a student at South Tyneside College and recently I have been asked to create a workable Game Demo for the future. I have a general idea of the list I need to achieve to spring this Demo to life. First of all let’s discuss the general story of the Demo I have so far, the world will be set in an Abandoned Mansion, I am going to surround the Mansion by water too not allow the Playable Character to leave. The Mansion will have different Rooms, Attics and Basements to explore, while having Wardrobes and Beds too hide.
The Art Style I am going towards is heavily based off Amnesia: The Dark Descent, which I believe best suits my Game Concept idea. I will set the player outside the mansion, preparing the Player for inside the Mansion itself. I have had an idea where the Player would start off with an Oil Lantern or a candle, which I had another idea that the Enemy would be able to blow out. The most “Unique” Mechanic to the idea, is being able too press a certain button and the Camera will switch from the Characters eyes, too the Enemies eyes.
The reason I have chosen a “Horror” Themed type idea, is because there are not many decent Horror game out there too today, when Amnesia was released it was extremely popular because it had a great Story and the Atmosphere was Terrifying throughout. The switching Between camera idea, I got the idea from the Horror game the “Eyes”. The Player will need to solve Puzzles to open Doors/Locks, Hide from the enemy because the Demo will not include any Weapons too defend against the Enemy.
The General Game Story that I have planned is that the Characters Grandfather passed away not long ago and have left their property in the hands of the Character. The Story then takes place with the Character driving through the Forest and parking outside the Mansion, while having one look at the Mansion, the building looks like it has been abandoned for months.
If there is any feedback on this Game Demo idea I have planned, then please do share, would love too expand upon and hear your suitable Game ideas.