Trendy? Hmmm. . . What’s everybody playing that a 1 to 2 man team could knock-out, in a reasonable time. Well, it aint gonna be “Fallout”, that’s what everybody (i.e. a lot of gamers) are going to be playin’ starting today. Hmmm. . . this is a hard one. I’m just brainstorming. Maybe while everyone is distracted with “Fallout” for the next few months, you can figure out what they might want after coming out of the Commonwealth wasteland. I’m thinking beaches and lush jungles with boats and hoes. Of course you’re a small team so you need to simplify: make it a low-poly type game. Maybe you’re a lifeguard and you have to save swimmers from sharks; the more you save, the more points you get. The bigger the shark, the more points you get. As you get more points you can level-up to better lifeguarding equipment: bigger surfboard, better rescue can, bigger whistle, etc. etc. . . You see where I’m going with this?
Platforms: As many as you can get your game on.
Bam! Done! That was easy! Jeez. If this is successful, I’ll expect a small cut.
Ok. Yeah, I’m a smartbutt. In all simple honesty, you can try to track trends, but your best bet, is to make the movie you want to see, write the novel you want to read, make the game you want to play. There are to many people doing this to try and game the system. Do what you think is kinda cool.
But. . . VR is coming, you could maybe try to catch something with that wave. I’m sure there are going to be some amazing out-of-this-world games created by hundreds of devs, but I think there might be smaller vr experiences that could be pretty cool too.
Anyway, Good luck bro (or sis, or gender neutral person, or. . . whatever)