Daily Design: Day 82
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;
Win, Climate and Machine.
As such, the game I’ve designed today is…
Liquid Assets is a turret-shooter about manipulating the weather.
Players are given control over a “Cloudburster”, a special kind of cannon that can be used to cause clouds to rain.
The goal is to fire this cannon at clouds when they’re in the right spot and cause rain over certain things (based on the level). These range from the simple – like putting out a fire – to more complicated puzzle-like tasks.
The Cloudburster is always sitting at the bottom center of the screen and can be rotated to the left and right, then fired. It always fires directly straight and travels across the entire screen, hitting every cloud that it connects with. Wind speed and direction changes in every level, and in some cases can change drastically during the level, which provides a lot of the challenge.
This is a simple game best suited for either a website like http://www.newgrounds.com or for free on mobile. I don’t see the concept as holding up as a pay-to-play product, but I think it has merit as a neat way to spend a few free minutes.
That’s it! Thanks for reading. I’m finally busy again, so it’s a fairly short one today. I’ll be back again tomorrow with another quick game concept.