here is my game idea that fits the theme.
wip name is "extreme encounters"
(basic idea is this: you control various animals/things on a mission...
and all those creatures will meet each other at the end of every level!)1st level A (first form) :
you control a new born water drop (from the water tap in the kitchen) that got this party invitation. big party is going on in the jacuzzi!!
so you control that thing in a sidescrolling obstacle course style... and then you jump to your friends into the tub!!
now a thirsty cat appears and drinks the whole water!!
in the 2nd level (1st part) you will control the balloon shaped big fat rolling cat (2nd form)1st level B (first form):
you control an ant that is grabbing a cheese from the kitchen table... but watch out for the hungry mouse that also wants some cheese and hunts you!
make it to the finish line... but no matter what you do.... the ant + cheese will be eaten... now in the 2nd level you are the mouse (2nd form)
now its time for the clash of the 2nd forms in the 2nd level!2nd level: (1st part)
(player can choose which character he wants to play.... if the mouse is choosen you run away from the cat (3rd person crash bandicoot style... you run toward the screen)
and the big rolling cat is chasing the mouse...
if the cat is choosen you control the extraordinary big fat rolling cat in either 3d (=katamari damacy style)....or in 2d ("tasty planet" style)
----->when the cat gets the mouse the game continues with the cat. when the mouse can escape the game continues with the mouse....2nd level (2nd part)
---->you control a humble little bee that is flying around and is busy with bee related things ... unfortunately when the bee goes back into the bee hive a bear appears and eats the whole thing.
now you control the bear.
bear chases cat!
---->in the garden theres a pond with fishes... now a crazy bird appears that is hungry for a good meal.... a fish!
bird skydives into the pond and tries to get the fish. fish eaten.... good meal acquired...mission accomplished!
ehhm what next.... bird chases mouse i assume! :D
--------------------> the game continues with the same structure... and constantly new encounters!
beside the platforming stages (2d, 3rd person and first person) there can also be different styled encounters inspired by various classic games...
micro machines, re-volt, twisted metal small, toy story, army men, honey i shrink the kids... stuff that features miniature things....VERSUS EDITION:
splitscreen! (inspired by jazz jackrabbit 2)
both players have to reach the target zone asap.