Project 1: 椿 | tsubaki.
For my individual project, I would create a visual novel. It will have multiple endings, a true ending and is choice-based.
Premise: 18 year old Aki lives in an unnamed modern city, where there is a huge shopping mall with a world-famous sky garden known for its camellias. But this sky garden has been closed for the last decade after a series of horrifying incidents. One day, it’s suddenly re-opened to the public, and Aki realizes she has been to this flower paradise before…
The VN’s mood and feel will be semi-realistic and done mostly in monochrome with limited tones, to reflect the themes of waiting, memory and death.
Project 2: Re: imagine
For my group project, I will work with Peng Cheng and Faye to create a 3D hack-and-slash game.
Premise: you are a child being bullied in school. One day you decide enough is enough when the bullies steal your belongings and hide them around the school – it’s time to get back at them.
For an individual project, I would develop an isometric pixel horror RPG based on the theme of escapism. Would definitely include gore.
Funds for the idea would be used to purchase commercial licenses for required assets, as well as any commercial plugins that may be needed.
If I had a budget of 5 million, I would start up a PC game development company. Singapore has a market for mobile game development, but not for console or PC.
I would hire a team to develop an indie game for Steam and PC.
For a paired project, I would develop a 3D puzzle game set in a space station. You play as an astronaut trapped in this space station.
The budget of $500 would be used to outsource the 3d modelling (if possible, as that is too little). If not, it will be used to purchase commercial licenses for necessary assets.
Individual: I would like to make a story-heavy 2.5D pixel role-playing game (RPG) in the horror genre, with escapism as a central theme.
Pair: Install a customizable recognition system into all school dormitories that will welcome you home in a voice of your choice (sexy girl, black dude, or John Cena. Or Tom Hiddleston, if that floats your boat).
(featured image is a screengrab from The Crooked Man, by Uri)