Thursday, September 22, 2011
I value myself as a creative person. That means I have ideas for fresh content in movies, tv series, books and of course videogames. I have dozens of folders with lots of ideas for potential games, the vast majority pure crap. However, some of them I think are great.
Nevertheless I've had little opportunities to turn those ideas into real games. Practically my whole career is based on developing someone else's creations. What does happen to me from time to time is that some of my ideas becomes a real game, made by others. This has just happened with 'Breaking news', a game that I envisioned in which the user controls a journalist, armed with a camera, and his goal would be to collect evidences of corruption and crime in his city. The newspaper offices would serve as a hub to deliver and get missions, and gameplay would be based on stealth and taking pictures in the proper moment.
It doesn't sound bad, but the only chance this idea had to become a real game was while I was working at Pyro. Management organized an idea contest and I presented 'Breaking news'. It was rejected in favor of one of the manager's idea. But I recently found out there is a company making a game based on the same premises: Warco: The news game.
I guess I was right and the idea had potential. Let's see how it evolves. I'm definitively interested in that title.