Daily Design: Day 70
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;
Collaboration, Temperature and Physics.
As such, the game I’ve designed today is…
Burning Questions is a cooperative physics-based puzzle game for two players.
Similar to simple 2D physics games like Cut the Rope or Crayon Physics but with a focus on fire physics and coordination.
Both players have a single match that they can use to set fire to a piece of the environment at any time, but only once per level, in order to ignite a brazier and win the level. The key is to coordinate and start fires that compliment each other in order to finish the level.
Fires burn realistically according to the ignited material, with cloth burning much more quickly than wood, for example. The idea here is to burn through certain materials in order to change the layout of the level and allow the fire to reach the brazier.
For example, player 1 may burn through a piece of wood that causes the brazier to drop where player 2 can ignite it with another material.
That’s it! I think this idea has a fair bit of merit and I’d love to provide an example of a level, but I’m out of time for now. I’ll be back again tomorrow with another simple game concept.