#1 Posted by SexyToad (2760 posts) -


#2 Edited by SexyToad (2760 posts) -

VOTING IS NOW OVER.

Welcome to Let's Make A Game 2013's Story Voting Poll!

Please read each plot before voting.

These are Basic Story Plots written by members of the Story Team. The winning story, isn't necessarily going to be the story we're going with. This poll is for us to know what story the community would like to see in a game. The actual story we're going with will be decided as a Team. Without further ado, here are the entries.

Ghostiet's

Kevin_Cogneto's

TwoLines'

SexyToad's/Tireyo643's

TehChich's

TheSouthernDandy's

TrafalgarLaw's

If you would like to help out with the project, go here.

#3 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

Do I read first or post first? I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO!!!

#4 Posted by Tireyo (6412 posts) -

@Video_Game_King said:

Do I read first or post first? I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO!!!

Read the stories, then vote for your favorite.

#5 Edited by Kevin_Cogneto (1046 posts) -
#6 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

Is 's story about me? Because from what I've read, that's not how any of the Lunarian Kingdoms work.

Anyway, I vote for the amusement park one. Seems cool enough.

#7 Posted by Tireyo (6412 posts) -

And so the battle starts!! ONLY ONE CAN SURVIVE, WHO'S IT GONNA BE??!?!?!

#8 Posted by SexyToad (2760 posts) -
@Kevin_Cogneto No harassing the voters!
#9 Posted by TheSouthernDandy (3859 posts) -

@Kevin_Cogneto: Did we not discuss no death threats? Did your forget that? DISQUALIFIED!

#10 Posted by Kevin_Cogneto (1046 posts) -

@SexyToad: @TheSouthernDandy: Hey, I live in Chicago, this is just how we do voting around here.

#11 Posted by TheSouthernDandy (3859 posts) -

@Kevin_Cogneto: He pulls a knife, you pull a gun, he threatens the voters, you blow up his computer, and that's the Chicago way.

#12 Posted by Meepasaurus (213 posts) -

Whether it wins or not, I might end up making character rigs for those baby duders. Great stuff.

#13 Edited by Jeust (10572 posts) -

TwoLines has my sword. Although I also liked Tireyo and Sexy Toad's as well as TrafalgarLaw's plot, my philosophical side seduced me with the self-aware character.

#14 Posted by Fobwashed (1998 posts) -

@Jeust said:

TwoLines has my sword. Although I also liked Tireyo and Sexy Toad's as well as TrafalgarLaw's plot, my philosophical side seduced me with the self-aware character.

I also voted for @TwoLines . Mostly because I had a similar game idea a while back but it was more Majora's Mask/Groundhog Day than Truman show. The story is bare bones but it's one that a player can easily grasp. I also feel that you could slot it into almost any type of gameplay which should help if/when the project swings one way or the other while the designers/programmers get their bearings.

Hope to see some stuff soon. Will the builds be publicly accessible by the community as you work on it? I found that it was easy to continually upload new versions while working on something using dropbox. It's what I used (am still using) to distribute that MegaMan X GiantBomb game I did a while back. Cept, I guess I haven't released any updates lately but mostly because there isn't anything actually playable yet as I'm just messing around with ideas for boss attacks -_-;;

Pretty cool of ya'll to put this out there =) It's a scary thing putting your creative works on the internets.

#15 Posted by Coombs (3449 posts) -

I went with TwoLines

The only thing I ask is that there is a way to drive your character completely insane with this knowledge and allow a demented killing spree to ensue.

#16 Posted by Sinusoidal (1430 posts) -

I was torn between Twolines' and Trafalgar's, but the former's seemed more like a gameplay premise than a fleshed out story, so I went with the latter.

#17 Posted by TwoLines (2804 posts) -

@Sinusoidal: *nods head* Understandable. I wanted to merge gameplay and story into one, I can see why some would prefer them to be more separated.

#18 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

I am so stealing Two Lines pitch - Bobby Kotick

#19 Edited by DarthOrange (3858 posts) -

TehChich's seems like the best thing you guys can do as a first project. People here will love it even if it turns out to be poop, and if more people play it you guys will get more feedback and be able to make an even better second game (assuming this isn't a one-time deal).  
 
Also it seems like the most adorable of the stories. 

#20 Posted by BeachThunder (11866 posts) -
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#21 Edited by TrafalgarLaw (1117 posts) -

@Video_Game_King said:

Is 's story about me? Because from what I've read, that's not how any of the Lunarian Kingdoms work.

Anyway, I vote for the amusement park one. Seems cool enough.

#22 Posted by L44 (556 posts) -

How could you not vote Trafalgar?

#23 Posted by Tireyo (6412 posts) -

I liked TwoLines pitch a lot, because it looks like it could actually incorporate pieces of the stories or ideas that we all wrote. Especially, when one can jump into different genres.

...or possibly jump into random games making it wonderfully dysfunctional.

#24 Posted by mandude (2669 posts) -

@Tireyo643 said:

I liked TwoLines pitch a lot, because it looks like it could actually incorporate pieces of the stories or ideas that we all wrote. Especially, when one can jump into different genres.

...or possibly jump into random games making it wonderfully dysfunctional.

I agree. It'd be pretty cool to see the story directly reflect the design process and maybe to see the character struggle against it all. Maybe that makes us (the creators of the game) the bad guys. :(

As far as genre jumping goes, it might be wasteful to develop mechanics which will end up under-utilised. We could still do it thematically, but it mightn't stand up on its own that way.

#25 Posted by phoenix6153 (42 posts) -

i would love to see tehchich's made but i had to vote for sexytoad. i love space exploration games.

#26 Posted by TobbRobb (4610 posts) -

I can't really choose between GB Earthbound and Wizardcops. They are both too good.

#27 Posted by Tireyo (6412 posts) -

@mandude said:

@Tireyo643 said:

I liked TwoLines pitch a lot, because it looks like it could actually incorporate pieces of the stories or ideas that we all wrote. Especially, when one can jump into different genres.

...or possibly jump into random games making it wonderfully dysfunctional.

I agree. It'd be pretty cool to see the story directly reflect the design process and maybe to see the character struggle against it all. Maybe that makes us (the creators of the game) the bad guys. :(

As far as genre jumping goes, it might be wasteful to develop mechanics which will end up under-utilised. We could still do it thematically, but it mightn't stand up on its own that way.

Yeah, I think the best thing to do is to keep it the same genre, RPG like intended, and have the player jump into crazy and different situations.

#28 Posted by DrFlapjack (233 posts) -

@TobbRobb: I also like both of those ideas. I was thinking of a way to combine them, but will wait and see how the voting turns out.

#29 Posted by TobbRobb (4610 posts) -

@DrFlapjack: I think the main thing with wizardcops was the creativity and imagination, maybe if you put him as main dude on writing GB earthbound? WIN-WIN

#30 Edited by TrafalgarLaw (1117 posts) -

I liked SexyToad's & Tireyo's pitch...but I'm missing some points of intrigue and something that makes it truly special.

TwoLines' pitch may be bare bones, but it's an excellent concept. I think we could do a lot plot- and humor-wise. That's a story I'd glady work on. Though call but I went with TwoLines.

Special shout-out goes to Cogneto. I think if the setting/location would be different, I'd go with that. Absurd, but the good kind of absurd. Glad to have you on board.

#31 Posted by Tireyo (6412 posts) -

@TrafalgarLaw said:

I liked SexyToad's & Tireyo's pitch...but I'm missing some points of intrigue and something that makes it truly special.

TwoLines' pitch may be bare bones, but it's an excellent concept. I think we could do a lot plot- and humor-wise. That's a story I'd glady work on. Though call but I went with TwoLines.

Special shout-out goes to Cogneto. I think if the setting/location would be different, I'd go with that. Absurd, but the good kind of absurd. Glad to have you on board.

I'm not the intriguing type. ^_^ lol.

#32 Posted by AndrewW (144 posts) -

Was debating between the intern game idea & the Truman Show esque plot - I'd love to see both.

In the end went with TwoLine's pitch. Am fascinated by the concept of 'reality' not actually being a reality!

#33 Posted by Snail (8597 posts) -

I'm not reading all those right now. Can anyone tell me which one is leading the votes?

#34 Posted by SexyToad (2760 posts) -
@Snail TwoLine's story is.
#35 Posted by granderojo (1778 posts) -

I don't see how you guys are going to make a game out of TwoLine's. I went with TehChich if only because it sounds like a solid concept and was interesting. You have to think about the scope of the game guys when you start a project like this.

#36 Edited by Kevin_Cogneto (1046 posts) -

@TrafalgarLaw: Thank you, that's nice of you to say. My idea was to pitch a story that started out in as realistic a world as possible, and then through a series of small leaps of logic, escalated incrementally until by the end it had become completely absurd. I think my mistake was writing a pitch that tried to capture that transition with prose. I should've just said, "I want to make a game that starts out in as realistic a world as possible, and then through a series of small leaps of logic, escalates incrementally it until by the end it's completely absurd." Lesson learned, I guess.

#37 Posted by DrFlapjack (233 posts) -

@thabigred: Thanks for the input! With the 2012 project failing for multiple reasons, we have learned some lessons and are aiming for a one-hour(ish) experience. So we certainly have scope in mind.

#38 Posted by FilipHolm (667 posts) -

I realy like Twoine's and TrafalgarLaw's ideas... maybe taking one of those and implementing some of the Bomb-sstaff references. If we keep it classy and not too obvious it could be hilarious

#39 Posted by Rxanadu (507 posts) -

I just finished a story outline of my own. It's in the Story folder on the Drive. You can read the full thing here.

The main Plot Overview is listed below:

#40 Posted by InternetCrab (1504 posts) -

I like TwoLines' story.

#41 Edited by TrafalgarLaw (1117 posts) -

@TobbRobb said:

I can't really choose between GB Earthbound and Wizardcops. They are both too good.

whose idea is similar to Earthbound?

#42 Posted by DrFlapjack (233 posts) -

@TrafalgarLaw: TehChich's