...to the personal blog of Kynan Pearson. You might know me from my work on the Metroid Prime Series, Donkey Kong Country Returns and Halo 4. This blog is here so I can share some of my design philosophies, dump some ideas and post some of my random art. These are all my views and do not represent those of my employer.


Sunday, July 21, 2013

Random Game Ideas Volume 2

Here’s another collection of random game ideas I dumped on Twitter. I left them mostly unedited again. These are all from the same day. I may do an editing pass later but I don’t have time right now. I actually like a few of these enough to look into them later… maybe. J

  • Brain Dead: a game in which you program how a zombie brain functions. Release zombie into the wild and see if you successfully take over.

  • ProtoTour: Real car manufacturers (BMW, etc.) supply designs for futuristic hovercraft. Wipeout as if it were an actual simulation racing game.

  • All Aboard: Build a ship and then stack as many people on it to see how many you can safely carry. More wins. Like bridge constructor games.

  • Burn Baby Burn: 3D Side Scroller. You play as a toddler made of fire spreading flames where you go. Burn buildings without getting PUT OUT!

  • Rain of Terror: you play as a rain cloud that can terrorize by using different things as rain. Rain down scorpions, gasoline, etc. to destroy

  • Sim Haunted House: Design haunted houses where little simulated crowds run through. Too scary and nobody goes, not scary enough nobody cares.

  • Vicious Cycle: Create a bicycle of Doom. Extend all kinds of weapons from the front and then see if it can reach the end of a warzone.

  •  Dozer Dozer: Play as a character that periodically falls asleep while using a bulldozer. Rival construction crews hire you to destroy sites.

  • Oh Snap: Play as a character trying to break as many bones falling down stairs to get a massive insurance claim. Try to be seen on way down.

  • Bad Puppy: You control a puppy that is possessed by a demon. Try to suppress the evil long enough to get adopted. Once at a new home UNLEASH

  • Halo: You control a halo that turns anyone it sits over into an angel. Prevent bad people from committing crimes by hovering over them.

  • Book Worm: You play as a worm in a library. Your goal is to eat as many pages out of books without getting seen. It's a busy library.

  • Monkey Business: You control a monkey in a suit setting up a business providing services for other animals. Build up your monkey workforce.

  • Comedy Club: a game where you have a character who has a magical club that makes people laugh when you hit them with it. Make everyone happy

  • The Pick Up artist: a game where you draw different portions of a device that can pick up objects of different shapes. Draw the Claw!

  • Don’t Cry Spy Guy: Play as a Spy on a mission. He has flashbacks to similar moments in his childhood that made him cry. Avoid similar moments

  • Anger Management: A game where you play as an angry manager who rules through RAGE! Unleash your inner FURY to keep employees productive!

  • Unbelievable Discovery: Play as an archaeologist who needs to rearrange existing dino bones to make up new creatures to fake new discoveries (Alt Name: ArchaeoloTwist) Dino Bone Mix Up.

  • The Memorizer: You play as a character that can do anything that anyone does after seeing it done once: Watch someone practice then steal their glory.

  • Super Moves: A fighting game where every button is a super move and you can use them without requiring meter build up. Maybe no blocking.

  • Starving Artist: A game where you play a hungry artist who needs to paint based on requests to make money to eat. Speed Painting Rhythm Game.

  • Tossing and Turning: You play as a character trying to sleep. Bed Bugs try to creep up on you. Toss them out of bed by turning to face them.

  • Choose your Phone Adventure: Generate a multiple choice story based on contacts in your phone. After finishing your story it gets mailed out to your contacts.

  • Help!: a role playing game where you can't play. You have to make requests that allow your friends to play for you. Hopefully they listen.

  • Hot Line: You play as a character working for a phone sex line! You can only respond to callers using pre-recorded lines on a sound board. Would be fun to team up with FunnyOrDie to make "Hot Line" with famous comedians recorded for the sound board you use.

  • Road Kill: A photorealistic next gen "Frogger like" simulation where you play as a small animal trying to cross a busy highway. Real Life.

  • Solar Flair: You play as a Sun/Star trying to impress all of the other Stars in the Galaxy by sending out spectacular multicolored Flares.

  • Sensei: You play a teacher who must train students how to fight. The catch- CPU controlled students complete quests based on your teaching.

  • Protect Us All: wall creation simulator. Take turns building/repairing/defending a giant wall against creatures/natural disasters. Physics Sim

  • All Hail The King: You are a storm king and you have to generate massive hail storms to protect the kingdom and influence your people.

  • Magic Mixologist: You play as a Witch Bartender who brews beverages for the witches and warlocks partying after a hard day of conjuring.


I want Assassin's Colossus: a cross between Assassin's Creed and Shadow of the Colossus. Parkour + Giant Moving Levels = Win!