The past months I've been working on a game. I think the idea is quite neat. You sit on the ground, occasionally walk around and build you town/city in VR. Just like in your childhood with lego castles or any other fantasy toys.
Sorry for the delay. Now to the game. I was imagining it as a game like Settlers and Black&White. You gather followers and with that faith to unlock new hexagons (because it is the bestagon). You have to defend against intruders with fortifications, but you can also throw them you into the universe. The room you paint for the oculus is as large as the hexagon. So you can move on one freely. To the others you can port.
The first buildings will be built by putting trees into the wooden frame. Later the followers will collect the wood by themselves. As resources, there will be wood, food, stone and faith (for now, more will come). Tell me please if you like it.
I don't have much skill or confidence in my skills. I'm stumbling from one problem into the next and finding a solution takes ages. For example, I want to have a bumpy terrain with hills and lakes. But the player will plant the buildings on the hills. How do I flatten the area under the building in real time? I have some solutions in mind and I will try them, but I need more time for that.
And then comes the promotion. I suck at this hard. I can't sell my product as the best there is. I was not raised in that way and I know there are better things out there.
I'm working part-time on this because I have to sustain the house my late parents left behind – still paying the bank. So, much energy goes into that. I know from experience that dividing your time on two projects is suboptimal. I was thinking about trying patreon, to give all my time to the game. What do you guys think?
Thank you for taking the time to read this.