After my unique idea came crashing down with the news of the kickstarted game Escape…from the Temple Curse, I thought that I would forget about the idea of a real time game. However, I have had some other thoughts about such a game…and here they are.
1. Escape is a hectic dice rolling game that lasts 10 minutes. While this sounds like a lot of fun, it is certainly not the type of game I was thinking of creating.
2. What if when you opened the game box it triggered a timer that lasted 60 minutes…the game is on! Solve the game before the timer goes off!
3. Theme – a bomb is about to go off in the City. You have one hour to figure out the location. Using a map (the game board) and documents and clues each player takes on a roll to solve the imminent danger. It is possible to play with NPCs that move around the board. But when you move an NPC across the City you will have to wait x number of minutes before getting the results of their action.
Again this is just an idea ruminating in the back of my mind.