Prometheus - 3D Mid-core Platformer
We’re Room 8 and we’re working on a new mid-core platformer. All of us on the team have been fairly anxious to see how it all comes together since we already set the bar pretty high for ourselves with Cyto’s Puzzle Adventure for iOS earlier this year. We believe - as corny as it sounds - that enough attention to detail and focus on interesting new gameplay experiences are enough to get players to really enjoy themselves.
Our mission is to make gamers happy. That’s why we need you. Help us make sure our next game is up to snuff and let us know what you think of the concept. Here’s a rough concept summary (please take into account that it’s still a work in progress):
Prometheus is a 3D Platformer adventure highlighting a deep narrative, sophisticated battle mechanics, and RPG gaming elements.
The game’s story is based around the conflict between Prometheus and Zeus. Prometheus stole fire - the symbol of godly power - from Zeus, to give as a gift to people - imbuing them with the power of the gods and the power of knowledge. The game enables players to play through Prometheus’s quest, as well as his many run-ins with monsters - sent by the gods to stop him from completing his mission - and at times his battles with the gods hell bent on stopping him in his tracks themselves.
The main goal of the game is to navigate Prometheus through one level after another. Every level will require gamers to complete a number of diverse gaming tasks before they reach its end. These include killing incoming monsters, clearing various obstacles, discovering secret rooms, completing missions, and collecting bonus items. Once players reach the end of a given level its considered complete. The player’s ultimate goal is to pass through every level in the game, at which point Prometheus’ full storyline will be revealed in its entirety.
Gameplay will also be directly affect Arena and God modes. In order to unlock every available stage within these modes players will first need to complete every level in Prometheus’s campaign on a number of different difficulties.
A primary gameplay element of Prometheus will be to engage in real-time battles with monsters and gods. The game features a wide array of monsters which Prometheus will have to battle. Each unique in-game monster features diverse skills and strengths. For this reason the game’s battle system emphasizes the importance of performing combination attacks to protect Prometheus from monsters’ own attacks on him. As the game progresses in-game monsters become more powerful as well, with their attacks doing more and more damage, and their health banks growing larger and larger. The player will have to continuously level up their in-game skills and the intelligence level of their character in order to be able to defeat monsters even as they grow more and more powerful.
Multi-tiered in-game mission structure
The game features a number of different mission types, each of which are handed to players at different points within gameplay. There are global missions - central achievements within the game - and localized missions, which will be intermittently handed out to players while they’re making their way through a given level. When players complete any mission they will make strides further through the game’s plot in addition to being rewarded with points or valuable in-game items.
Every aspect of Prometheus will be structured to actively engage and entertain players. Completing actions as simple as for instance opening a door will requires players to play mini-games we’ve termed ‘Quick Time Events’. These mini games will pop up frequently throughout Prometheus’s campaign. Quick Time Events are straightforward to play will also serve as a platform which will enable players to be actively involved in moving the game’s plot forward in an interactive fashion.
That’s pretty much it.
Please share your opinion about the game - what you like and dislike. We will be glad to keep you updated with the development progress.
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Level design concept art
Elevator concept art
Elevator shaped as a Titan's hand
Hades concept art. God of the underworld
Statue of Zeus
Axe. Minotaur's weapon.
Last edited by MikeNintendo; 12-03-2013 at 04:24 AM. Reason: update