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Title: Game Pitch Competition - Round 8: "Pitch It Like It's 2019" (OPEN until 12. Jan)
Post by: Snarky on 01 Jan 2019, 09:26
It's been a while since the last round. So are you up for... ?

Game Pitch Competition – Round 8: "Pitch It Like It's 2019"

The object of the competition is to present the best possible "elevator pitch" for an original adventure game.
Come up with a cool idea, and explain it very briefly to someone in order to catch their interest and make them excited about it. (Check out the last round (https://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=56573.0) to see how it goes.)

You probably know the drill by now, but if you don't...

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Procedure
  • Submit your game pitch via this form (https://goo.gl/forms/awX8I4Mjy4KNmpyi1).
  • I will post the entries (anonymously) as they come in, in order to inspire others to join.
  • Submissions close 12th January. I will then open a thread poll for voting.
  • Voting will last 7 days (until 19th January). Discussion and feedback on the entries is encouraged, but make sure to maintain anonymity.
  • After voting is over, the results and authors of each entry become public.
Rules
  • The pitch should be for some kind of adventure game (under a broad definition of the genre).
  • Stick to the word limits: An elevator ride is not that long! (If you run over, those parts will be placed behind spoiler tags.)
  • You may submit only one entry in the round.
  • The entry should be anonymous. Do not reveal your authorship until voting closes.
  • Do not vote for your own entry. It's not cool.

I'm looking forward to your pitches (https://goo.gl/forms/awX8I4Mjy4KNmpyi1)!
Title: Re: Game Pitch Competition - Round 8: "Pitch It Like It's 2019" (OPEN until 12. Jan)
Post by: Snarky on 04 Jan 2019, 11:27
And we have our first entry:

(Edit: It turns out that Word doesn't recognize words separated by / as two words, so counting fairly this entry is actually one word over the word count, and I've moved the end behind a spoiler tag.)

Dash & Nicky in: Serum Scarum
A rollicking adventure styled after classic European comics like Spike & Suzy, Tintin, or Spirou


Dash & Nicky are unlikely best friends. Dash, an orphan, is the head messenger boy at Madam Rammekin’s Delivery Service. Alphonse Nicodemus Hildebrand St. John is the black sheep of the posh Addlepaight-DeRange family, and a professional gadabout.

When a package containing a strange serum goes missing, the search takes them around the world and brings them up against a dangerous foe. With them is Dash’s philosophical pet fox, Ren.

Features varied gameplay based on teamwork and their individual styles


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/abilities.
Title: Re: Game Pitch Competition - Round 8: "Pitch It Like It's 2019" (OPEN until 12. Jan)
Post by: Snarky on 05 Jan 2019, 08:10
Dwarffall
A game set in a during the dying days of a once magnificent dwarven fortress.


The once magnificent underground city of Steelhold is in its final days. Corruption has taken hold of the nobles, roads and buildings lay crumbling, people starve, and the trade caravans have all but stopped.

When the will of the people breaks, there will be chaos. Before that happens, you must convince your loved ones to leave Steelhold to forge a new future. Gather supplies, make deals, and use subterfuge to secretly escape the city and save the ones you love.
Title: Re: Game Pitch Competition - Round 8: "Pitch It Like It's 2019" (OPEN until 12. Jan)
Post by: Snarky on 05 Jan 2019, 11:54
Serious Games
An innocent party game becomes dangerously real


A group of co-worker decided to play a little more thrilling version of the "Mafia" party game. They spend the day debating who the "Mafia" is and at the end of it they gather to vote who should be "hanged". All went well until in one of the sessions, the voted players started dying for real...

Play as a different player each day and try to influence the vote of the group, balancing objectives on multiple levels.
Title: Re: Game Pitch Competition - Round 8: "Pitch It Like It's 2019" (OPEN until 12. Jan)
Post by: Snarky on 08 Jan 2019, 09:05
This entry went just one word over the word limit (according to the word count function in MS Word), but rules are rules...

Bedroom Vigilante
Armed with only pair of binoculars, rid the city of crime... from your rear window.


From the vantage point of your bedroom window, you’ve witnessed a lot of crime. You’ve tried calling the police but they are corrupt and useless. You decide to do something about it but it’s far too dangerous to go outside after dark.

Over the course of one night, armed with only a pair of binoculars, a telephone and your own wits, you must point and click around the city, gathering clues and manipulating your surroundings.

And rid this city of


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evil.