I've been working on an RPG/Adventure game. It will probably go into beta testing in March of 2008.
You play a sarcastic adventure party who must save the world from zombies. Actually, there's not much left to save, because the entire world is undead. But the King travelling with you seems to have some sort of hope, so you quest on.
Each character has unique skills to aid the party. Gathering the party without getting turned into a zombie is a good first quest. But the map is entirely explorable, so if you think you can do good with the elderly gentleman you start off with, go for it.
The game pulls from my film and story-telling experience, so it's minimal on GUI's. Instead, everything is played out in-game, including a lot of banter, flame, slander, rude remarks and just plain name-calling among the party members. ...something to listen to while mowing down hordes of orcs. It's definately in the "Horrific Comedy" genre. Orcs *and* zombies? Actually, there are over 100 different characters to encounter, get to know, and then empty your quiver into. Add to that another 100 ways to get squashed, spiked, burned, ambushed and drowned and you have the total number of enemies and traps that are out to get you.
But not all is gratuitous. No, like a good sandwich, I've slathered on a healthy swath of scripture. The saving grace of the party's earthly ways is their collection of Holy quotes taken from the Psalms. See, the game secretly teaches scripture, so the next time you're waste-deep in swamp juice, casting fireballs at a were-croc, you'll know exactly what to scream.
Christian Horror Comedy -- the Video Game. I think that narrows the target market down to ... the people on this site.
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This week, I put all the props into the level maker. There were 350 of them, and it looked like it would take weeks to complete it, but the Lord showed me an easy way and blamo, it's done with collision and sort drawing in just a few days. Also made it so that characters' body parts appear blue under water, orange under lava, and green under swampland.