Circular Flow - a Hula Hooping Video Game!
Circular Flow - a Hula Hooping Video Game!
Circular Flow is an adventure game for Hula Hoopers! You explore an open world performing with your friends as you earn new items!
Circular Flow is an adventure game for Hula Hoopers! You explore an open world performing with your friends as you earn new items! Read more
About this project
Circular Flow is an adventure game for Hula Hoopers! You explore an open world full of gigs, events, missions, and other people including real hoopers in multiplayer. These various quests will be composed of numerous mini-games to allow for a variety in gameplay. The money earned from these quests can be used towards new hoops and clothes/accessories for your character; and to unlock special locations.
I want this game to have a profoundly positive effect on people’s health worldwide. There is a LOT of young women and men out there playing video games right now and hooping is a great activity to help them exercise and develop an active lifestyle. If you are a hooper yourself you know of its amazing benefits physically AND mentally.
There will be a huge plethora of tapes/materials for the hoops; Reflective, UV, LED, Color-Morph, and all kinds of others in many various hues, saturations, values, levels of reflection, transparency, and more. You will be able to get most of the hoops in any size; from 10inch doubles to 60inch+ single. Same goes for the diameter/circumference.
I am looking for all kinds of additional people who want to be in the game. I’ll be running various little contests for people to qualify to have me create a 3d model of their self and put it into the game. I’d love to allow people to create their own player character, but this will have to be done in the future unless the game happens to receive a lot of funding.
Animating the player’s hooping animations will be one of the most time consuming and important parts of the project. After these are created and all of the assets are configured it is much easier to go in and program various games. This will also allow for the game to have a wider appeal; if you don’t like some of the game types you can just avoid those in the game world and have more fun doing what you prefer.
Unity3D is indisputably the best game engine for a solo indie-dev with limited time. The popularity of this engine has allowed it to develop an immense amount of documentation and other assets that are open source that you can include in your projects to save time. This allows for the creation of a great game in a short period of time.
Competitive Mode: One mode that I’m sure will be very popular is a “DDR” style of mode where you compete with an AI or other player to try and accurately hit combinations of keys as they drop down the screen. There will also be an adaptation of this mode where you hit your own unique combos.
Flow Mode: There will also be a Flow mode where you will be able to walk/run around an area gracefully using other combinations of keys to do tricks. The better the tricks flow together the more points you will get. At the end of the round your points will be converted into a reward depending on where you are and why.
Story Tree: There will be various decisions you can make when interacting with AI to unlock activities for your character. This could be considered a mini-game as well.
Additional Features: There will also be a multitude of additions to the mini-games, such as in a practice mode you will have to dodge your baby that naturally gets in your way as they try to hoop too.
*Your name in the credits: All people who pledge to the project will be given a special thanks in our credits section.
*Limited Edition Hula-Hoops #1, #2, and #3: These are REAL hula-hoops that will be delivered to you in real-life and in-game. The final designs of them will be voted on.
*Qualify to be a Character in the game: I will make a 3D model of you or the person of your choice(at their discretion) and put them in the game as a character.
*Limited Edition Physical Copy of Circular Flow: This a physical copy of the game that will be mailed to you.
*Beta-Access to Digital Flow: You will receive access to many early versions of the game. This will actually give you access to versions before the beta.
*Digital Copy of Circular Flow: A digital download of the game. You’ll be able to download it anytime and anywhere.
*Limited Edition in-game Hula Hoop: An additional in-game hula-hoop for you to start with.
*Special Digital Bonuses: This includes Wallpapers, Soundtracks, and Media-Kits.
*Instructions Scroll: This is a special scroll that has information to help you be very successful at the game.
*Access to Exclusive Forums: This is a private forum where select people can discuss the game with me and have their opinions taken into a high regard.
*Hoop Shop: The hoop shop will be added in “physically” or in an “in-game internet” with the approval of the owner of the shop.
*Main Character: This an important, recurring character in the game, modeled after a real person of your choice..
Risks and challenges
This project is very low risk. The core programming of the game is complete and I have access to a lot of open-source code to refine things. The most difficult part of the project is the animations, and that will just be a matter of time and hard work.
I am extremely capable of assembling the limited edition hoops myself, but I am thinking it would be a better gesture to delegate that to someone who does that as their profession.
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