A game where the player controls a girl inside a war zone that she cannot escape from
I want to make a game. In this game, the player plays as a little girl inside the war zone. She is not a glorious military leader, run and gunning her way through the map. Instead, she will just explore and live a mundane life while the war rages around her. She can explore the outside, avoid threats, and attempt to go to school. However, she could get killed. When that happens, she will wake up back in her bed, as if though she just had a bad dream. However some changes from the previous days are carried over.
Soldiers are deadly. Also are bulldozers, as inspired by what is happening in Palestine. The setting is not going to be any specific location, but instead it will be something relatable, so by turning it into a war zone, the game can hit the uncanny. The girl will start off with a family, but with each repetition, they might disappear.
The girl, being a child, can play in the war zones, in addition to going to school.
For my research, I looked at many media, from films to games, that touch upon the inglorious aspect of war
In addition, I have researched many real-world wars and people
I was also reminded that war is not glorious by an reddit thread
Specifically this one:
Finally, Paolo’s game inspired the interaction mechanic