The Idea: You play as a mechanic working in a research facility on the deep sea floor. Of course in video games "research facility" is code for "place that's about to unleash ultimate evil/the apocolypse/zombies."
You haven't even been playing five minutes when those damn scientists open a strange hole in the ocean floor and a huge gas explosion rips the facility in half, and then crazy monsters start pouring out and eating all the scientists.
Luckily for you, you were about to go fix some other thing those scientists broke and had just put on your super deep-sea suit, so you survive. But how lucky are you really? As the lights of the shattered research facility flicker and die, you are cast into the absolute darkness of of the bottom of the ocean, surrounded by monsters.
If you want to live, you'll have to travel across the facility trying to restore power to send for help, or try and reach the sub bay and get out of there. You could also save some survivors (not that they deserve it...)
The Game: A turn-based survival RPG played from the cockpit of your enormous pressurized deep-sea suit.
The game will run on a raycasting engine I'm writing in Love2D. It will play (hopefully) something like "DoomRPG" or "Orcs and Elves." Rather than running around Doom style, the player moves a block at a time and can rotate left and right (no diagonals). Gameplay will involve battling the strange monsters from the murky depths and not running out of air.
In lieu of normal RPG stats all game info will be provided through the cockpit, with meters for things like air supply etc. Health will be shown by damage to your suit. The more damage you take the more cracks appear in your glass viewing window, etc.
The Cockpit should dominate the screen, hopefully giving the player a sense of claustrophobia.
Took a few days to get the basic raycasting engine functioning...never done anything like this before, so it was a bit of a task. For some reason, on my work computer there are these funky lines...maybe that wont be a problem once textures are working?
No textures yet...we'll see how that goes.
Also here's a link to my inspiration for the suit:http://www.leviathanfacility.com/portfolio.htm
The first two images on that page are what i'm looking at.