So what's 'CBC', then?
Sun 28th Nov 2010 3:28pm
Category: Games (FH)
Hello, this is a Weekly Update. This week, I will be finally talking about this mysterious 'CBC' project that I'm working on at the moment, since I'm fairly certain now that I will finish it, and soon, rather than scrapping it like some other projects. Usually I only scrap projects that I've barely started on, you see, but I'm mostly done with this one now.
I originally wanted to keep it 'secret' until the release so it'd be a surprise, but there might be some benefit in generating a bit of hype or something. So, right then...
Firstly, it's called 'Clarence's Big Chance'. It's a silly title for a silly game.
You play as an ugly 35-year-old virgin of a man who's unlucky in love, UNTIL NOW!! He's somehow managed to get himself a Date with a real live human girl, and he's very excited.
The point of the game is to run and jump around collecting items and such in order to impress this girl; there'd be multiple different endings depending on how well you performed.
The game would start with him waking up in the morning in his house, and you'd have to go through his 'morning routine' of getting dressed, having a shower, brushing his teeth, and so on. You'd do this by collecting Items from various rooms. The silliness of it comes from the fact that the game is a platformer, and a fairly large one too; his house is some ridiculous gauntlet of platforms and enemies waiting to kill him, which you have to pass in order to do these mundane, everyday tasks. It's something I find amusing, anyway.
It's optional how many of these Items you collect in the house; you can go out in your underwear for all it matters. However, the more you collect, the greater your score.
After this, you head out on the streets in order to Go To Work. You can collect coins throughout the game to use as currency later on.
Once you reach Work, you have to do various Tasks in order to impress your boss and get that promotion you've always dreamed of. You have a time limit. If you do all the available tasks, your boss may be impressed, and everyone knows that a girl would be more impressed by a higher position on the corporate ladder!! But do a poor job, and you could find yourself unemployed, which won't impress her much at all.
After work, you can roam the streets for a bit, and go into shops to buy gifts for the girl with the coins you've collected so far. This is optional, but it will greatly affect your outcome.
However, each shop sells three types of a certain item - say, Milk, Dark or White chocolate - and you can only buy one of each! The girl has preferences, and will Love one but Hate another. Her preferences are randomly generated at the start of the game, and you can find hints about aspects of her personality by locating laptops at various secret locations in each level.
You must finally head to a restaurant, and the pleasantries begin. You've got to converse with her, and choose the right choices; Advice you might have obtained from talking to people at work may give you an edge in the dialogue... but you might also upset her, again based on her preferences! You must order a meal - the more money you spend (if you have enough), the more pleased she'll be - and get through the night without messing up too badly...
And at the end of it all, she'll tell you how it went. Will she reject you? Is it True Love?! Will they get married?! It's up to you, I suppose!
Maybe you'd even Score Some Action, if you know what I mean.
That's the general idea of the game. I've done the house, streets, and half of the Work level now, so there's just the second half of that, the fourth level, and the date left to go. Shouldn't take too long; I've been taking approximately a week, or maybe two, on each level so far.
The sponsorship time's another matter, but I'll worry about it when I get there.
Here is a single screenshot for your viewing pleasure, to give you an idea of what the graphics are like:
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