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Trying to think of story for a Where's Waldo/Spot The Difference-ish game

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StickstoMagnet Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
I've been wanting to make a game that, as the title says, is similar to those flash Spot The Difference or the beloved Where's Waldo games or having to find items to progress. I have many mechanics mapped out in my head and am planning to do all the art myself, I just can't settle on a theme or story that would lend itself best to these types of games. I don't mind if it's sci-fi or medieval fantasy, though I'd prefer to keep from it taking place in every day real life. I am still open to that however depending on the concept. I just want something that has a story that drives forward to offset the general slow nature of those games.

Sorry if that's too vague, if need be I'll try to be more specific. Any advice or input is greatly appreciated (I know there's many more focused posts that would be easier to answer, so I appreciate the time).

Also, I'm not sure if this is in the right place, but I figured asking writers would at least have some relevance
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Beccalicious Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012   Writer
Consider your audience? Who are they? What ages are they and what are they into etc? Work out who you are creating this for.
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Rovanna Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012   Digital Artist
What are your favourite kind of things to draw? I reckon it should be whatever you like drawing best cos you'll have to draw a lot of it. (We call him Wally. I think Waldo is a funny name. :giggle:)
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StickstoMagnet Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
There are a variety of things I enjoy drawing which is why I'm having a hard time deciding. I also don't mind taking on a new challenge by drawing things I'm not used to.

I initially only plan on it being five to seven pages (though I may end up making many more depending on how it goes) so I'm not as worried about getting burnt out on whatever I'm drawing.
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Rovanna Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012   Digital Artist
Do you have any sort of premise or what is the game?
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StickstoMagnet Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
I guess that is what I am trying to settle on. I'm looking for a story that would explain why those game mechanics would exist (being able to view two separate worlds/screens and having to make them the same), along with finding hidden items and such.

It seems like both science fiction and fantasy could lend themselves well to that but I can't decide and I also am not a writer so I don't know the most effective way to tell the story in a short amount of scenes.
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Rovanna Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012   Digital Artist
If it's a spot the difference type thing, it could be that a wizard/scientist has created a fake reality split off the real one and you need to make them the same again so that they merge back into one?
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