Daily Design: Day 10

Daily Design is a series of game concepts devised daily through all of 2016. These are just basic concepts, designed based on three randomly generated words. Today, they are;

House, Zebra and Famous.

As such, the game I’ve designed today is…

Zebralebrity

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As the most famous zebra in the world, players of Zebralebrity must escape their estate without being spotted by the paparazzi. A point’n’click adventure, Zebralebrity is a small-scale game that would be best suited for PC, tablets and phones.

The game plays like a “room escape”, where players are placed in a room and have to find items and solve puzzles to successfully escape the room they’re in.Point’n’click adventure games can be famously unintuitive, but can still stand on their own and be a lot of fun if handled well, such as in DanganronpaZero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward or the modern Telltale games, such as The Walking Dead.

However, Zebralebrity probably couldn’t carry the emotional weight of those games, unless you really, really love zebras. As such, it’d be more akin to older games, like Escape From Monkey Island or Day of the Tentacle. These games had some troubling puzzles of their own, but excused it with a great sense of humour, often with genuinely funny (if ridiculous) stories.

That’s it! Thanks for reading. Check back tomorrow for more. Until the end of this month I don’t have easy access to a computer, so the posts may be a bit shorter, but will still go up every day. 

 

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