Written partly out of curiosity, I wanted to write something with a strong social backdrop, something where the player takes on a responsiblity. Non-destructive, a game to slowly build something without being a very deep or detached sim. To see if the virtual pet area could be taken up a level so here’s my take on that…a Browser-based game involving an alien pet for you to adopt then look after. The idea is to expand & develop this in stages corresponding to the growth stages of the actual pet. As a one-man dev this buys me time to not only work on the game in chunks but to get feedback on what is/isn’t working and adjust accordingly. First stage is thus a pseudo-VPet egg hatching level (but using alien ‘tech’, namely the Zen-Orb device).
Aimed at Kongregate as their Kreds system seems ideally suited to the games expansion system, with a mobile version possible.
There is a ton of stuff planned and under way, looking for any support whether through Twitter follows or just constructive comments/crits.
A Browser Promo app is now up on Kongregate, better viewing than the video (may need Firefox if you have problems )