As of now, development on Time Takes Its Toll has been suspended. After meeting with other members of the team, we have decided it would be best to continue working on TTT after classes are over and our schedules are much clearer. We would be able to come back to the project with new ideas and fresh minds.
During our recent meeting, we discussed several ideas for a game we could create with our remaining time. While there were many good ideas, one was a clear winner. We will be building a God-Game focusing on exploration and management.
The player has a complete 360 degree view of the planet their minions currently inhabit. Although the player is a “god” they are unable to see areas clearly if no beacons are in the area. So the best way for the player to see more of their surroundings is to colonize by moving minions into other areas and building structures like beacons that can remove the fog.
This may seem simple but a lot of strategy will come into play when deciding when, where and how quickly to expand. All minions and infrastructure like beacons have an initial resource cost to create, and more resources to keep them working. If the player expands too rapidly, and is unable to keep up the flow of resources, they may lose half of their workforce or an entire area back to the fog. This could then cripple them further because they may not have the workforce necessary to keep up the current level of operations.
There are several other aspects of the game that have not yet been decided such as whether or not there will be a form of combat, what the win-state is, if the game will follow a story, and more. I can speak for myself though when saying that I’m very excited for this new game, and I hope that everything will go much smoother than Time Takes Its Toll. We have already set up a more frequent and stable way to communicate with each other, assign tasks, and organize. These things alone show that we are off to a much better start than we were with Time Takes Its Toll.
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