ITT Vidya settings/concepts that haven't been tried but should

Aiden Walker
Aiden Walker

ITT Vidya settings/concepts that haven't been tried but should
Sci fi RPG where you explore space
Except instead of meeting aliens each species you see in the game is an evolved man that branched off from humanity after space expiration started
Each species has their own story of colonizing their world/worlds and evolving over time or changing their bodies and minds with machines
You can choose which human species you start the game as and many are at war with each other

Carter Jackson
Carter Jackson

OP that is literally the setting of EVE Online following the collapse of the original stargates.

Samuel Jones
Samuel Jones

Take the space part out of that and you just described a Ringworld video game, user. Which would be pretty awesome if you could figure out a way to deal with the insane scale involved.

Ian Hernandez
Ian Hernandez

i want a game where you play as a fucking
shark
you are meant to wander the ocean in search of prey and beeline towards the scent of blood You start with smaller prey, but as your skills and hunger increase, you engage in combat with increasingly bigger prey such as elder sea turtles, sea lions, orcas. Your objective is to eat the largest thing or die trying. Imagine a multi-day battle biting off chunks of a blue whale while avoiding its ever increased flailings and their shockwaves from tearing you in half in a single hit. PVP would involve player sharks facing off one by one. Depending on the depth the encounter happens in, lightning and camouflage can become actual strategies.

Henry Robinson
Henry Robinson

I just want to kill elves

Jeremiah Scott
Jeremiah Scott

tfw no steppe nomad game
Closest I can get is playing with Khergits in Mount and blade, and that is only for fighting.

Benjamin Wilson
Benjamin Wilson

I know there's been a few games like this, but I just want more games that are completely underground. I don't even care what you do down there, just have the whole game in deep dark caverns and caves and shit.

Aaron Torres
Aaron Torres

You should play more dungeon crawlers user.

Arx Fatalis for instance takes place exclusively in an underground cavern and everyone lives in it because the sun went out so it snows eternally on the surface.

John Thompson
John Thompson

Arx Fatalis was actually the one I had in mind when I posted that

Jack Jones
Jack Jones

Dark fantasy in a setting full of animals, the shit that happens in nature is fucked up and it would be interesting if those risks were portrayed in gaming. Lifeweb itched that way for me, but it's not enough.

Everything else involving animals is either designed to be too cutesy or erotic, I want to see folks try something different.

Angel Phillips
Angel Phillips

Wuxia or eastern fantasy setting strategy game or an action rpg where you go on a long quest where you meet gods, mythical beasts, and have a comfy crafting and support system. tried jade empire, and though there was a few interesting concepts, it felt under ultilized.

Elijah Bailey
Elijah Bailey

This'd be pretty damn neat especially if it had a massive map that's mostly steppe&tundra and emphasis on the mounted combat&archery.

Even better if it were focused on similar gameplay than MB is as in you'd be the chieftain of your small tribe and were engaged in a steppe warfare against other tribes all with the ultimate goal of uniting them all and becoming the Khan. Basically Gengis Khan the game, perhaps some revenge-subplot shit in the mix for the sake of a main quest if needed to.

Nathan Hall
Nathan Hall

And comfy campfires with throat singing and morin khuur playing and drinking airag to celebrate beating a rival tribe. It'd need desert and mountains along with steppe and tundra to be a true steppe nomad experience as well. Someone fund this.

Adam Bailey
Adam Bailey

the hero is somebody else
you are like the NPCs that just give information to the hero
you can't do anything to help other than trivial stuff

Jacob Wilson
Jacob Wilson

There are a bunch of games like this and they are mostly shit.
How do you make it fun?

Owen Stewart
Owen Stewart

turn based fighting game

Henry Moore
Henry Moore

You might like Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together, a major downside is that it's obnoxiously grindy.

John Allen
John Allen

toribash
Next.

Oliver Wright
Oliver Wright

Toribash?

Kayden Lopez
Kayden Lopez

toribash
jesus christ, that takes me back, my nigger

Jose Powell
Jose Powell

Tiny inchling on a giant adventure.

Connor Thompson
Connor Thompson

live in shithole with no good internet
force my buddies to play toribash locally with me, amongst other fightings like Guilty Gear or Samsho
only one of them is willing to toribash
go full autismo on a lagging crappy PC every evening

Joshua Thomas
Joshua Thomas

Tactics Ogre: LUCT solves this by having a morally ambiguous story with a plot tree. Every hero is bad, but you have to pick the least worse side or abandon all three.

Aaron Adams
Aaron Adams

Murder and Rapine

Let out your inner evil cretin in this action packed adventure game! You play as a pirate and your objective is to amass heaps of treasure while attracting (and paying) the best crew members, avoiding Her Majesty's navy, and avoiding mutiny. Ravish maidens, fight armies and pillage towns among other unsavory activities.

Upgrade your pirate ship from dozens of different models. Buy cannon, equip your crew, and upgrade your character with farseeing parrots, the peg leg of destiny, and the hook of slaying among many others. Practice navigation, strategy, and keep your ear open for the ticking croc.

Matthew Sanders
Matthew Sanders

nobody you played toribash with 8 years ago is online anymore

Luis Moore
Luis Moore

play as homeless man
no employable skills, friends, money, nothing but the ragged clothes on your back and maybe an addiction to a substance depending on difficulty
Gameplay may include:
expand social network, make allies to help you survive
build on skills to help you survive in the city, or perhaps get a job
dodge law enforcement and other societal boundaries to stay out of prison
form a group of likeminded hobos and survive together
or just form a gang and sling drugs, weapons, miscellaneous contraband, etc.
build base to withstand the elements
no gay ass superfortress in the middle of downtown, it's realistic, like building a small shack out of scrap wood
squat in abandoned building around campfire with other hobos playing guitar
beg for money
rob people for money
start a fruit/vegetable garden to sustain yourself without money
or just live innawoods and live off the land, but they're regularly monitored by BLM that'll sack you if you don't have hunting permit, or whatever
lots of other things a hobo can do in real life
World would include a metropolitan city area, suburbs, ghettos, rural outskirts of town, wilderness, and even an underground sewer/drainage channel system in which you can live
multiple in-game factions, gangs, police, rich, middle class, lower class citizens, vagrants, fellow hobos, more I can't think of rn

Every single game about being homeless is a cookie clicker clone on the apple store or nothing more than a preachy PSA about how we need mo welfare. Very sad, as there are so many possibilities for this concept, but nobody cares to apply it to an actual video game with imagination.

Aaron Bailey
Aaron Bailey

Wow. That sounds like a shitty real life simulator

Sebastian Baker
Sebastian Baker

I'm actually planning something similar to this to be the setting of the game I'm working on. Something in Ghibli's Arrietty struck a chord with me even if the plot was pretty poor. It's a bit different than just "tiny people in the real world" though, as I'm mixing in fantasy elements as well. I've designed some unique species such as the Ursa- bears that walk upright and live in Russian Aboriginese inspired communities/culture. Then the Corvids (ravens with usable hands on their wings) that live in tree-canopy towns, and a few others I haven't really hammered out yet like a pseudo-mermaid and a forest-sprite.

Of course I don't even have a 100% feature compete character controller so don't hold your breath.

Gavin Hill
Gavin Hill

Tfw no open world rpg where you play as bugs
Choose race as an ant, bee, hornet, termite ect
Humans have long since been wiped out, but insects have advanced technologically
You can figure out what happened to the world, while supporting a specific faction in your race

Landon Scott
Landon Scott

That sounds like a pretty neat setting though. Would play/read a book about.

Joshua Ramirez
Joshua Ramirez

So humans uplifted some of the mammals and then left earth?

Joseph Brown
Joseph Brown

Am I the only one who thinks playing as a doctor in a field hospital during the Civil War would be wicked? Think Amateur Surgeon meets Red Orchestra. You have to be a bit creative with fixing up some of the soldiers, quite similar to how injuries were handled back then. Depending on how serious you want the game to be, you can really have fun with the prosthesis and give 'em a bunch of wacky shit.
You would get discharged if you lose too many patients.

Brody Scott
Brody Scott

So like an advanced version of that edgy surgery flash game but without the supernatural shit?

Isaiah James
Isaiah James

Holy fucking shit
When i was little i daydreamed about exactly fucking that idea

Jackson Stewart
Jackson Stewart

space expiration

you mean space best before?

Connor Bailey
Connor Bailey

fuck up natives and colonize their shit and enslave them

Gabriel Reed
Gabriel Reed

There's a game like that(without the enslavement I think) but I forgot the name. The devs released a similar game in the viking era.

Tyler Mitchell
Tyler Mitchell

an online multiplayer game exploring Tercio/Landschneckt mercenary combat in the 30 years' war, where each player can only control one shot and pike square or cav unit at a time

You would control your own character as commander while leading your AI, and various Prince electors/Imperial powers would hire you into battles

Levi Collins
Levi Collins

How about the Incan Empire?

Jonathan Bennett
Jonathan Bennett

in hegemony II: clash of the ancients you can take defeated enemy units as slaves and colonize their city. Granted this is on the Italian peninsula only because it is the battles between the etruscans, romans, sabelics, etc. but if you have hegemony rome: the rise of caesar then you can download a mod which expands the map from scotland and ireland to ethopia and india. the mod is called CW4

Alexander Reed
Alexander Reed

So, something like a vidya version of the later Asimov Foundation books?
There's LA shark.

Connor Torres
Connor Torres

Thanks. I just always see the same "human elf dwarf orc" fantasy setting and it bothers me how little creativity there is. So I tried thinking of the most "unused" ideas out there. I want to see how much I can push away from the stereotypes of fantasy without becoming unrecognizable to a viewer.

Nah, it's not supposed to be Earth- just its own universe with its own rules and physics. I've got some really autistic ideas about the physics, where the Sun is actually an "energy spout" into the space-time bubble holding the planet; the point where energy flows into the world space. And conversely inside the core of the planet is an "energy funnel" where energy drains back out.

Christian Nelson
Christian Nelson

If you're going to compare it to a flash game, compare it to Amateur Surgeon.

Lincoln Phillips
Lincoln Phillips

I can't think of anything else to which he would've been comparing it.

Owen Walker
Owen Walker

I just want a fast-paced 6DoF shooter in zero gravity, with a high focus on mobility and cuhrayzee sci-fi weapons.

Lucas Clark
Lucas Clark

I just want a game where John Marston dies at the end to save his family :/

Brody Diaz
Brody Diaz

That's not a game though, it's a waiting sim.

Nolan Baker
Nolan Baker

Heard of Tale of Wuxia?

Lucas Collins
Lucas Collins

Is Descent not enough?

Kayden Smith
Kayden Smith

I played around with a setting in my mind where ayylmaos or something visited an overpopulated earth and give people shrinking technology/force most people to shrink down only leaving a handful of full sized humans as protectors. The story would take place long after the actual happening, with humanity being accustomed to their tiny lives living in small and larger towns within cities and towns. The main quest of the hero would be to find the lost magical giants that helped the small people long ago, because of some crisis or something. It would be a nice post-apocalyptic setting of humanity just vanishing and nature retaking the cities. I just really like the idea that an average sized room could hold an enormous town and that a small distance of a kilometer would be an epic journey into the unknown. I think that the ending could be that the MC eventually finds giant skeletons and a device that can turn him normal(giant) sized, but it only has one use. So he'd have to choose between leaving his whole life behind to become one of the giants and helping his people, or choosing to stay that size and possibly dooming his people. Basically the age old self sacrifice or selfishness question.

Ayden Hughes
Ayden Hughes

A first person action game set in Ancient Mesopotamia where you battle scorpion men, dragons, demons, bull men, and nomads while traveling in a mixture of jungle, swamp and desert environments.

Brody Butler
Brody Butler

*jungle, swamp, marsh and desert environments.

Connor Peterson
Connor Peterson

I think he was referring to the 'kids' games where you heal Disney Princesses' fucked up bodies or whatever

Gavin Mitchell
Gavin Mitchell

Sounds shitty, but what about RPG game with cinematic combat? With dodge and parry animations, of course!

Jace Green
Jace Green

First time I've heard it. Is it good?

David Phillips
David Phillips

there's "WWI medic" made by the guys that made dwarf fortress, but it's not that amazing

Hudson Jackson
Hudson Jackson

Just copy the Mongolian campaign in AoE2 and you're pretty much there. Fuck now I want this bad.

Only if you can form your crew out of nothing but waifus who also ravish captured maidens

Ryder Nguyen
Ryder Nguyen

a game like VtM:B but with pirates, and a world hub that also encompasses the seas
with beat em up gameplay that is not press X to win but like God Hand and an open world like BotW.

Jack Torres
Jack Torres

There's this f2p space ship sim that does that, can't remember the name. One branch of humans decided that technology implants was the way to go and they pretty much became cyborgs, the other branch went with genetic enginering. They end up going to war and you get to pick which side you start on.

Jaxson Walker
Jaxson Walker

dark souls except good

Caleb Williams
Caleb Williams

I just want a fucking 3rd person shooter with anime waifus set in a cyberpunk world with gunporn cheese and explosions, why can't I have that?

Jeremiah Lee
Jeremiah Lee

You can play as various Mongol successor/splinter Hordes in Europa Universalis 4 but you'll find yourself handicapped with technology penalties and unstable form of government. You do get really powerful early game units and always have Casus Belli against your neighbors.

Crusader Kings has the Mongols Invading Europe during its time frame but I haven't played it enough to say anything about it.

Also both games are published by paradox and have ridiculously bloated with more-or-less mandatory DLC.

Lincoln Jackson
Lincoln Jackson

I like it.

Ryder Parker
Ryder Parker

Sci fi RPG where you explore space
Except instead of meeting aliens each species you see in the game is an evolved man that branched off from humanity after space expiration started

Armada is pretty much like that. Aliens destroyed Earth, mankind escaped to space and diverged into six sub-species, and eons later they join forces to fight back.

Lucas Johnson
Lucas Johnson

I just want a fucking 3rd person shooter with anime waifus set in a cyberpunk world with gunporn cheese and explosions, why can't I have that?

This may be close to what you seek.

Julian Green
Julian Green

Pretty much anything that's got a decent budget to it with a specific mesoamerican setting.

We have plenty of vidya with a specific generic maya temple level or strategy games with Aztecs, Maya, etc as playable civs, but there's barely any games that are explictly themed around the region or the culture in the same way we have games based specifically on western european, japanese, greco-roman, etc culture.

It's got a fuck ton of potential

semi-temperate/arid plains and valleys; deserts and canyons, huge cave networks with cenotes, lush jungles, and comfy tropical beaches
ruins absolutely everywhere
City states, kingdoms, and empires with complex politics, arts, and magnificent cities on par with ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and even Rome and beyond with their own alliances, spies, noble families that married for political power, and standing armies with elite military societies that raided each other for captives to sacrifice
Absolute fucking batshit mythology with skeletal star demons with rattlesnakes for dicks and spiked water dogs with hands on their tails that dragged people underwater to drown them, shapeshifting were-jaguars and in the Maya's case, a underworld that litterally already is set up to have video game style levels with specific with puzzles and bosses
Obvious human sa

It'd work for almost any genre. City building games would work great, especially for the Aztecs, since they had hugeass ones built on lakes with artifical islands and stone roads, aquaducts, dams, and canals going between everything across them. Strategy would work good for the same reasons. You could do horror with all of their human sacrifice and insane mythological bullshit, or a third person action game in the vein of God of War would be cool.

What I think would work best though would be a Dark Souls style game, since pretty much any mesoamerican mythology, from Aztec to Maya to Purepechan, would go excellently with that sort of dark-fantasy-horror atmosphere.

Expeditions Conquistador is what that user was thinking of. It's a great game, but as a mesoameriaboo I wish more focus was actually put on the native environmental elements that I go into in the above.

This would also be cool but I don't think it would be quite as cool. Their architecture is a lot less interesting, and I don't think the mountain range//tundra/desert stuff they have is as neat as the tropics/deserts/jungles mesoamerica has.

Dominic Garcia
Dominic Garcia

Whoops, accidentally posted the same image twice, have some extra while I post the one I meant to

James Roberts
James Roberts

Any game like this?
Sci-fi setting where you have crash landed on an alien planet with a colony ship
Explore and have to gather resources
Build up and expand your colony
Battle and survive against the local alien flora and fauna that want to fuck up your colony
Tame that unknown alien frontier and make it your own

Basically think of the start of Xenoblade Chonicles X except your managing and controlling multiple units of controllable people and multiple awesome vehicles after they crash landed on the planet Mira trying to explore and survive it instead of playing as a single JRPG character.

Gavin Richardson
Gavin Richardson

you're born into the world
you're a little shit
but you are the physical form of the primal spirit
need to go around, slaughter other creatures
need to mate and produce more powerful offspring, which you then play as
need to dominate all other species as the essence of the wild
fools you with it looking a little cute then goes full on gore

William Allen
William Allen

The hero is somebody else
the villain is somebody else
you're a monster
grow to be a real powerful monster by living off the land and taking out random scouting parties
maybe occasionally raid places
there is a story unfolding around you
depending on how events play out, you can align with the heroes, the villain, or just be yourself
this results in that side's soldiers not intentionally attacking you and even assisting you in conflicts
Oddly, there was only one game that started to do this that I ever came across and it suffered the developmental hell partly because of it.

Christian Baker
Christian Baker

friend brought game over for PC one day
installed it
played it
was stunned how quickly I learned it
he left ,game never gets uninstalled
keep playing it
eventually beat the game
suddenly cheatcodes
can play as anyone and get all their moves
can be godly
can get any weapons you want
can turn any non-wall object so that it acts like glass and explodes when damaged
holy fucking shit, that was some of the best NG+ I ever put my hands on.

Nicholas Howard
Nicholas Howard

Sounds similar to pikmin, but the whole "taming local fauna" would be a nice touch to it.

ARK did it but with humans and prehistoric creatures and it really felt too clusterfucky.

no game based off of the book Expedition
you use a hover cone and catalog the various creatures you come across

Jose Kelly
Jose Kelly

A GTA-esque game set on a massive centrifugal space hab, with country-side and natural aread among huge cities.

Noah Peterson
Noah Peterson

tacticool cyberpunk and fantasy with little magic use, I'd like to see some of that

Gavin Parker
Gavin Parker

It wouldnt' work. an explosion is dangerous in a space ship.

Benjamin Parker
Benjamin Parker

Any decent ship would have enough materials between the layers for stopping radiation that an explosion shouldn't be an issue.

Lincoln Kelly
Lincoln Kelly

hey user, I downloaded it and I've been playing it for a while. the game IS pretty fun and does indeed come close to the description, however it lacks something, I don't know if it's the pacing or the kinda clunky controls but it doesn't quite scratch the itch. thanks for the heads up though I'll probably finish it

Nathaniel Long
Nathaniel Long

Certainly sounds like it could be an interesting setting.

Played Pikmin 2 and 3, wouldn't say that was what I was thinking of. Taming the frontier meaning as make it your own, take back the wild. If your already got combat vehicles, taming alien mounts might not be worth it.

you use a hover cone and catalog the various creatures you come across
Like Metroid Prime's scan visor?

Alexander Campbell
Alexander Campbell

Procedural generation, user. Other than the established features (like the planet maps in the two Great Oceans, the spill mountains, and the rim ramjets), everything could be done procedurally. IT WOULD BE WHAT NO MAN’S SKY SHOULD HAVE BEEN.

Dominic Thompson
Dominic Thompson

You Are Not The Hero is already a game. Well, it'll be out "soon".

Luis Roberts
Luis Roberts

FPS game with more than 2 guns

James Ortiz
James Ortiz

real-life GTA
I'll bite, sound like the type of realism that Rockstar would make these days.

Mason Cook
Mason Cook

Ever heard of Majesty 2 user?
Holy fuck I kind of want this.

Evan Sullivan
Evan Sullivan

Games never have destructible environments, so it doesn’t matter.

William Diaz
William Diaz

Clump

Hudson Parker
Hudson Parker

concept that hasn't been tried
you choose to play as multiple races
all of them are literally humans
stop this meme right now