Kira in What Never Was

    Description

    The world of “What never was” is defined by having a totally new ecosystem. Nature has taken over everything and what is left of human civilization are only remains. In this sense the characters will wear worn out and tittered clothes. Sloppy and scruff y aspect. Caravans and settlements. Tents. Rudimentary security systems. Back to white arms, bows, stones… The few that has weapons watch them carefully and save on ammunition.
    Fog. Free and uncontrolled flora and fauna. Leafy nature.
    The general sensation of hopelessness. Distrust. Human beings are reticent about personal relationships and search only for their own benefit. They question everything.

    Cinematographic visual references

    The road. Stalker. The book of Eli. I am legend. Children of men. Nausicaä of the valley of the wind.
    Videogames references;
    Children of morta. Moonligther. Pathway. Deadlight. Wizard of legend. Crawl. Dungeon of the endless

    GAME CORE
    Survival/Exploration

    CHARACTER
    KIRA – Movement and actions
    – Normal walking
    – Stealth walking
    – Dodge movement (cartwheel or dash)
    – Long attack (arc): Attack and puzzle solving.
    – Short attack (machete): You risk taking damage.
    – Short stealth attack: From behind.
    – Distraction: Th row ground objects to distract enemies.
    – Traps: Possibility of using traps or elements of the stage to attack enemies.
    – Search: Action that allows you to investigate certain elements and
    get resources/clues

    UPGRADES
    – Kira will be able to increase her inventory capacity (backpack) obtaining slots for more objects
    and load capacity.

    SETTING
    GAME MAP
    3 diff erent types of maps:
    – World map (minimap): Global map with the big game zones (regions).
    Forest, snowy area, arid area etc.
    – Zone map: Shows the content of a region (zones and roads discovered by the player).
    – Indoor map (dungeon): Map showing the content of a large indoor area.

    TRAVEL BETWEEN REGIONS
    The main regions of the map will be connected by underground tunnels that will allow quick travel. Once you discover a quick travel point you can use it to get from one area to another.
    Within each region, Kira’s progress will be made in real time. These map areas are divided into safe areas (checkpoints), free of virus; And transit areas, where Kira will depend on her gas mask to advance (oxygen loads)

    GAME SCHEDULE
    4 time zones: The lighting change will take place at specific times.
    – Sunrise – 5:30 AM (reddish lighting)
    – Daytime – 9:30 AM (normal game lighting)
    – Sunset – 19:00 PM (reddish-purplish lighting)
    – Night – 22:30 PM (dark blue)

    GENERAL WALKTHROUGH
    Kira will advance in the game discovering new areas. In each transit area, action and puzzle challenges will be proposed. In the transit areas there will be safe zones that will allow Kira to store her progress, rest etc. Th e narrative will progress through events where we will discover the next goal. Between our position and that objective, the path will be a puzzle to solve. In every major region of the game there will be a settlement that will function as a point of getting a quest/information that will allow the player to advance in the story

    NARRATIVE CONCEPTS TO BE DEVELOPED
    Unsustainability.
    Natural purge (Virus).
    New social paradigm. Matriarchy.
    Fraternal love.
    Search for the cure.

    NARRATIVE PREMISE
    Kira and Josh are two siblings who survive in a post apocalyptic and dark world. Josh disappears on one of his raids in search of resources and Kira is forced to search for her lost brother

    CONTEXT
    In the near future, humanity has practically exhausted all the natural resources. Overpopulation is unsustainable and the planet’s ecosystems are in serious danger.
    In this situation, nature has a virulent reaction against the human being’s actions and it begins to mutate as an uncontrollable defense system that seeks to end the cancer that is consuming it. A new kind of infectious disease becomes evident and annihilates a large part of the world population in a few years. The ecosystem rewrits itself to become as harmful as possible to human beings. Many animals breeds also perish, giving way to new ones and some of the existing ones mutate into something different 40 years aft er the virus appeared, nature has once again taken control of the planet’s surface. A new fl ora and fauna. The remaining human beings live day by day focused on their own survival. Any social norm is no longer in force. A desolate landscape where the law of the strongest prevails.

     

    Details
    • Release year
      2022
    • State
      Alpha
    • Platforms
      PC Windows, Mac, XONE, PS4, Switch
    • Genre
      Action, Adventure, Narrative
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