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README.md

AKJ02 – You Can't See Everything

IDEAS

  • things are censored
    • instructions to the game
    • dialogue
    • objects in the game
  • voice acting from Danae
  • aesthetic
    • minimalist
    • top secret document

PLATFORMER GAMEPLAY

  • platformer???
  • story-based
  • puzzle
    • figure out which words are hidden
    • figure out conspiracy?

LEVEL PROGRESSION?

  • arrow keys (left, up, down shown, right is censored)
  • you know how to walk, learn to talk

DOCUMENT-BASED? :( CIA - CONSPIRACY INVESTIGATION AGENCY

GAMEPLAY - each level - a folder with documents - deciphering? - encoded document - scratch pad - calculator - reading and parsing documents - finding connections between files -

ROGUELIKE

  • paper-like aesthetic
    • typewriter characters - not necessarily ASCII (more than 1 character)?
    • rooms are pieces of paper (post-it notes? numbered pages)
    • ink residue from combat
    • censor = obstacles? spreading force of evil? find the truth to remove it?
  • roguelike elements
    • level, room generation
    • character sheet
      • walk in your own character sheet?
      • your character sheet is also your inventory and portable home?
      • facts sheet (things you know and carry)

TODO

  • graphics
    • desk
    • paper routines
      • paper of arbitrary size
      • cut outs
      • conspiracy photos
      • folds
      • font aligned on paper
      • text entities
        • player
        • single-letter enemy
        • ?
      • animate dis/appearance
    • piece of tape for corridors
  • gameplay
    • room generation
      • generate macro-grid
      • find a path in macro-grid with randomised dfs
      • place plot-rooms regularly
      • place fillers
      • compress
      • shift
      • connect with tapes
      • interior
    • story generation
      • more events, places, agents
      • times
      • suspicious story
      • newspaper clippings with text
      • text justify
      • mark words - words become enemies
      • censors
    • controls
      • moving around
      • vision cone
      • left click to see
      • attacking
    • RPG / rogue elements
      • tutorial / options / menu
      • floor progression
      • character sheet
      • items
      • event log
      • gameover
      • stats
      • difficulty scaling
      • experience
      • shop?
      • working options screen
      • cursor + click anywhere to do vision
  • audio
    • some sfx
    • music ...

Ideas dump

Generating story

  • purposefully vague sentences
    • "The (agent) wants us to believe that (statement), but then why (contradiction.consequence)?"
    • agents
      • government, president, agency, media
    • statement
      • (event) happened
      • (event) happened at (place)
      • (event) happened at (datetime)
    • contradictions
      • (event) did not happen
      • (event) happened at (elsewhere)
      • (event) happened at (different datetime)

Photos

https://grist.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/offshore-oil-drilling-rig1.jpg https://pixabay.com/en/bunker-fortification-fort-the-war-393533/ http://www.larrygscale.com/Toxic-Waste-50-Gallon-Drum-Miniature-124-Scale-G-Scale_p_298.html http://www.hidden-truth.org/4/1947-roswell-ufo-crash.html http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/weird/roswell-aliens-true/story-e6frev20-1111113867042 https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/de/Victor_III_class_submarine.jpg http://www.arizonaskiesmeteorites.com/WWII-Military-Collectibles/Mosquito.jpg

"POC"

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  |We found the claims|                       x
  |to be(UNTRUE)      |                       x
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  |      (.....)      |                       x
  |                   |                       x
  |  @                |                       x
  |                   |                       x
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