Finding The Idea !
We wanted to make a game.. a good game.
when we sat down to brainstorm what game to make we started by putting down some guides and constrains
- We are testing our abilities to make a fun good game .. so it would be better to go with a small one that can be finished in a few months.
- it has to be something new .. not just another skin of a popular game!
- the game should appeal to a large chunk of the mobile game audience.
- the game can be played in short sessions.
with that in mind i proposed a couple of ideas i had in mind for some time to the team, a puzzle platformer game about a smart monkey saving his friends from a crazy scientist and a simple defense game about chicken defending themselves against an alien invasion.
[With that in mind, we came up with a couple of ideas, a puzzle platformer game about a smart monkey saving his friends from a crazy scientist and a simple defense game about chicken defending themselves against aliens]
The chicken game aligned better with the guides and constrains we have bound ourselves to, so the next step was to build a prototype of the basic mechanics to test the concept.
It took me about 5 days to get the prototype running on the iPad.. it was fun and promising
so we decided to go with it adding more details and polish to the original idea and set to test while we are building the game which gets better with every iteration.
I will be posting a detailed post about the game mechanics and elements in a few days.. so stay tuned