Real-time Strategy + Horro ?

    First Previous
  • 16Bitnights 17 Apr 2021 23:23:26 16 posts
    Seen 9 hours ago
    Registered 3 weeks ago
    What do you guys think of RTS mixed with Horror? Is it possible? Is it a bad mix for PC gaming communities?
    I want to try out this design on my project but first I take a look at the past:

    "They are billions" - very good RTS game with a nice Zombie theme but very far from being a horror game.
    "Classic Xcom/Ufo" - the best tactical game that got a nice horror vibe/feel to it but not in real-time
    "Darkwood" - good thriller & horror but not an RTS

    This been said I will now present my core pillars for this project and you can do a "nay"-"yay" vote if you want




    - Empathy for characters: This is not an FPS so emphasizing with the situation will be a bit hard but I plan to achieve that through Example:1. Each character will be unique( equipment/stats and most important personality, personality is shown trough out randomly generated speech text in result with triggers and situations) 2. The game got Perma-death .3 Character customization

    - Adrenaline of making a choice: I want to make players feel each choice matters and increase their adrenaline by not only having perma-death but also saving game cannot be done at any time and it also costs resources according to how many people you got in the squad.



    - Phobias: I plan to use as many phobias as possible, for example, there will be a room full of bugs that player must cross (optionally) to get an extra reward



    - The mystery of unknown: many random generated algorithms and difficult based on how you play the game

    - Mechanics & visuals: for example, we have a monster that got eggs on his back, from those eggs worms come out and if not killed fast the worms keep growing larger and larger. Another example: a huge tentacle monster that only hides in the dark and snatches player characters. Anxiety can be very fast achieved with such gameplay especially if the player will have possibility to barricade himself inside buildings and try to survive the coming monsters



    - Theme/plot: I am going for a Lovecraft-alien invasion - demon zombie plot

    Hope you enjoy it and if you have any opinion about such mix let me know
    (all gifs are from the game "Chromosome Evil")
  • Youthist 17 Apr 2021 23:48:33 14,511 posts
    Seen 49 minutes ago
    Registered 15 years ago
    The Horro....the horro....
  • Rum_Monkey 17 Apr 2021 23:56:05 2,690 posts
    Seen 4 minutes ago
    Registered 1 year ago
    Horro, is it me you're looking for?
  • JamesUK 18 Apr 2021 00:01:04 904 posts
    Seen 3 hours ago
    Registered 8 years ago
    Say horro, wave goodbye
  • dfunked09 18 Apr 2021 00:04:17 1,996 posts
    Seen 13 minutes ago
    Registered 1 year ago
    Sounds shit.
  • neilka 18 Apr 2021 00:05:23 23,908 posts
    Seen 1 hour ago
    Registered 16 years ago
    I'll have a look through my horroscope
  • harriselhoff 18 Apr 2021 00:12:38 389 posts
    Seen 3 hours ago
    Registered 13 years ago
    I hope it all works out, but do it the right way. You don’t want it to be a horro victory.
  • Mola_Ram 18 Apr 2021 00:18:37 25,715 posts
    Seen 5 hours ago
    Registered 9 years ago
    Sorry for all the responses you've been getting, your game does sound interesting. But I've already played Horro Knight.
  • spookyxelectric 18 Apr 2021 02:33:31 408 posts
    Seen 32 minutes ago
    Registered 3 years ago
    Horro da door! Horro da door!

    (Sorry. I actually like the idea. If we can SRPG Gears, we can RTS Silent Hill)
  • 16Bitnights 18 Apr 2021 23:38:06 16 posts
    Seen 9 hours ago
    Registered 3 weeks ago
    Cmon guys, I missed 1 "r" I was tired & enthusiastic about my post.

    :(
  • mothercruncher 19 Apr 2021 09:29:47 19,215 posts
    Seen 44 minutes ago
    Registered 15 years ago
    Stop being horroble guys.
  • richardiox 19 Apr 2021 09:40:50 9,682 posts
    Seen 8 minutes ago
    Registered 17 years ago
    Mask of Horro
  • neilka 19 Apr 2021 13:13:32 23,908 posts
    Seen 1 hour ago
    Registered 16 years ago
    Is this coming out on the Microsoft HorroLens?
  • Not-a-reviewer 19 Apr 2021 13:34:08 7,316 posts
    Seen 7 hours ago
    Registered 7 years ago
    Horro. Me so solly about forrom.
  • mrpon 19 Apr 2021 14:00:29 37,171 posts
    Seen 4 hours ago
    Registered 15 years ago
    Getting Into The Eagles Nest vibes.
  • Carlo 19 Apr 2021 14:01:14 21,686 posts
    Seen 13 hours ago
    Registered 16 years ago
    ♫You said goodbye, but I said Horro♫



    Edited by Carlo at 14:01:51 19-04-2021
  • evaluna 19 Apr 2021 14:03:52 58 posts
    Seen 6 hours ago
    Registered 13 years ago
    @16Bitnights These guys are being bastards - maybe come back tomhorro.
  • 16Bitnights 19 Apr 2021 14:41:18 16 posts
    Seen 9 hours ago
    Registered 3 weeks ago
    Meh TBH I do find the "horro" comments funny, still waiting for that "took a horro in knee" line, except for the guy who used the word s**t, that's just a bully with no fun element.

    Anyhow if you think of any suggestions of how I can mix Real-Time-Strategy with Horro(r) let me know.
  • Your-Mother 19 Apr 2021 15:12:01 7,375 posts
    Seen 4 minutes ago
    Registered 4 years ago
    Theme/plot: I am going for a Lovecraft-alien invasion - demon zombie plot
    Add in some vampires and werewolves and you can check off everything on the “throw everything at the wall” horro bingo card.
  • 16Bitnights 19 Apr 2021 15:45:34 16 posts
    Seen 9 hours ago
    Registered 3 weeks ago
    @Your-Mother That`s actually not a bad Idea Mom, the trick is to introduce them within logic limits and not to have them just for quantity element.
  • Rum_Monkey 19 Apr 2021 15:52:50 2,690 posts
    Seen 4 minutes ago
    Registered 1 year ago
    Do it more like Cabin in the woods, tongue in cheek style and throw everything at it.

    And if you don't include the word horro in the game as an Easter egg you deserve failure.
  • Your-Mother 19 Apr 2021 16:17:52 7,375 posts
    Seen 4 minutes ago
    Registered 4 years ago
    My comment was sarcastic. You can’t just throw tropes out randomly and hope to come up with a theme. Boil it down to one thing and maybe include thematic references to something else, but just arbitrarily going “Lovecraft Aliens meets Demon Zombies” and thinking “yeah, let’s add more to that mix” isn’t the way forward considering good horror is all about a tight central theme.

    Edited by Your-Mother at 16:18:09 19-04-2021
  • dfunked09 19 Apr 2021 16:39:23 1,996 posts
    Seen 13 minutes ago
    Registered 1 year ago
    @16Bitnights

    Apologies if I offended. I feel horroble now.

    It does actually look like it could be fun little game in all seriousness. Good luck!
  • Decks 19 Apr 2021 16:42:35 29,777 posts
    Seen 13 minutes ago
    Registered 6 years ago
    horro


    Is it me you're looking for.
  • 16Bitnights 19 Apr 2021 16:52:03 16 posts
    Seen 9 hours ago
    Registered 3 weeks ago
    Post deleted
  • 16Bitnights 19 Apr 2021 16:52:51 16 posts
    Seen 9 hours ago
    Registered 3 weeks ago
    @dfunked09
    WOW, serious that is actually very nice of you and I did not expect that. Thank you!
  • 16Bitnights 19 Apr 2021 17:01:00 16 posts
    Seen 9 hours ago
    Registered 3 weeks ago
    @Your-Mother

    I know your comment was sarcastic Mom, but that does not mean I will not consider it.

    Here is an idea based on your sarcastic suggestion:
    - what are Aliens use our folklore and religious beliefs to also make an impact on our psychic and they shape themself on all mythological/horror creatures.(Main plot of my game so far is that Aliens got comp[lete control on their flesh, similar to "the thing"

    For example: can you imagine having a squad of soldiers that are attacked by an Angel in the worst gruesome way possible? The angel is smiling but he is actually an metamorphic alien that tries to also have that mind impact with this and ruins soldiers' morale in the long term.

    I am just saying I mean I have no freaking idea what I am doing, I do not have a pattern that I can follow, never saw a true RTS mixed with horror
  • Carlo 19 Apr 2021 18:02:08 21,686 posts
    Seen 13 hours ago
    Registered 16 years ago
    Your-Mother wrote:
    My comment was sarcastic. You can’t just throw tropes out randomly and hope to come up with a theme. Boil it down to one thing and maybe include thematic references to something else, but just arbitrarily going “Lovecraft Aliens meets Demon Zombies” and thinking “yeah, let’s add more to that mix” isn’t the way forward considering good horror is all about a tight central theme.
    I was hoping for a minecraft element for this game too, I think it could work. I mean, minecraft is really popular so it'll mean more sales right?
  • Carlo 19 Apr 2021 18:03:06 21,686 posts
    Seen 13 hours ago
    Registered 16 years ago
    Decks wrote:
    horro


    Is it me you're looking for.
    Late to the party Decks.

    Rum_Monkey wrote:
    Horro, is it me you're looking for?
  • challenge_hanukkah 19 Apr 2021 18:10:02 14,125 posts
    Seen 19 minutes ago
    Registered 8 years ago
    Does the cheaper paint generally taste worse than the more expensive brands, Carlo?
  • First Previous
Sign in or register to reply

Sometimes posts may contain links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. For more information, go here.