Fan Game Prompts

Presley

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So, I've recently subscribed to a subreddit called /r/WritingPrompts. I thought that it might be a neat idea to bring that sort of concept here on Relic.

If you have an idea regarding the overall story or features you might want to see in a fan game, post them here! If you see a prompt that you'd like to make a fan game based on, go for it! Practice your game-making skills! Essentially, this is like a "game jam," where you build off of the theme(s) or idea(s) that you like best! Everything else left out by someone's prompt is up to your imagination. Or, if you like an idea, but don't want to quite make a game about it, feel free to add on to it or even write a short story about it! Maybe someone could use that, too!

I'll start off with a few examples:
  • In an alternate timeline where Team Rocket has actually taken over and established a region-wide regime, you have recently encountered a resistance of Pokémon Trainers who aim to retake the region.
  • About 50,000 years into the past, where tribes of man and wild Pokémon are in an everlasting battle of survival, there is a brilliant boy/girl who has a bold idea to try and find peace with these creatures.
  • You are an explorer who's ship went down. Stranded on a seemingly empty island, you must find a way to get back home.
  • Document the life and events of a celebrity in the Pokémon world.
 
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LunarDusk

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I'll give the brief prompt of epsilon, to add to this!

Pokemon Epsilon: When two evil teams go to war over a region based on the myth of legends and the cultures of the people that follow those myths, your job is to find the secrets of the Alpha Pokemon's power, and the source of the strange new legendaries that it created from the 18 plates, in order to take down the war and save the Vesryn Region!


note: this is for an already existing game, so moreso just looking at feedback and thoughts. It’s taken a lot to make the zo story better and then boil it down this far so im pretty proud of it right now
 
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Presley

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I'll give the brief prompt of epsilon, to add to this!

Pokemon Epsilon: When two evil teams go to war over a region based on the myth of legends and the cultures of the people that follow those myths, your job is to find the secrets of the Alpha Pokemon's power, and the source of the strange new legendaries that it created from the 18 plates, in order to take down the war and save the Vesryn Region!
I like it, it's a nice twist take on the Pokemon game formula as it tries to include a lot of legendaries instead of just one or two.
 

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In my game ( Pokemon Origins of Peace) the play starts getting invested into the Pokemon world's version of scouts on the top of a mountain suddenly there is a rock slide and you find yourself stuck! You find the only way out is through a cave in the side of the mountain. You find a massive stain glass window showing all the legendary pixie Pokemon around a dark ball. Suddenly the room fills up with water and you get swept out. You wake up on a sandy shore and see a man serounded by fire typed baddy looking people you beat them and rescue the old man and learns about the tribes. You decide you must be in the past!
 

Tomix9tomix

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I've always thought a game set in the pokemon world, but you're not a trainer, you have some other job, is a pretty cool idea. There are a few games about the police force and i know in game jam 3 there was a game about fire fighting. I think it would be really cool to see the other side of the pokemon world and how the creator would build off it.
 

Presley

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In my game ( Pokemon Origins of Peace) the play starts getting invested into the Pokemon world's version of scouts on the top of a mountain suddenly there is a rock slide and you find yourself stuck! You find the only way out is through a cave in the side of the mountain. You find a massive stain glass window showing all the legendary pixie Pokemon around a dark ball. Suddenly the room fills up with water and you get swept out. You wake up on a sandy shore and see a man serounded by fire typed baddy looking people you beat them and rescue the old man and learns about the tribes. You decide you must be in the past!
I really like that you start off as some sort of “scout,” it reminds me of something like a national park ranger. And of course, time travel is always fun.

I've always thought a game set in the pokemon world, but you're not a trainer, you have some other job, is a pretty cool idea. There are a few games about the police force and i know in game jam 3 there was a game about fire fighting. I think it would be really cool to see the other side of the pokemon world and how the creator would build off it.
Yeah, there’s been police, fire fighters, scientist-type jobs, and being a part of Team Rocket. Definitely would like to see more spin-off type games like this. Might even try to make one myself, but I have no idea what job it should be.
 

Presley

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A few more prompts that I actually want to work on:

  • You are a Pokemon archaeologist and you finally uncover the ancient ruins (that you've been looking for) and you discover that the ancient (insert name of a fake civilization here) are still flourishing beneath the earth. When you arrive, you discover that you are a part of a prophecy involving an ancient terror that awakens every thousand years.
  • You are part of a police force and you are tasked with taking down two rival gangs in the region. You soon find out that the only way to actually take these groups down is to get on the inside.
  • As your father is taking his final breath, he gives you the perfect sandwich and asks that you cherish it. As you are leaving, someone snatches your sandwich, which in turn, fuels more than enough anger to pursue your vendetta.

Feel free to add on to these or change some things! Also, please let me know which story line you'd like to see in a game, I can't really decide which one of these three to use.
 

Modeling Clay

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In the light of Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon:
  • A game in which you travel through Ultra Space to several other worlds in the main story, what happens is up to you.
  • A game that takes place in the non-main Pokemon dimension, where each Pokemon is an Ultra Beast. For example:
    • A game which takes place in Ultra Megalopolis and maybe even a story relating to the fall of Necrozma and the humans of that world.​
    • A game based on the Ultra Forest's world, where trainers do not even use Pokeballs to send out their Pokemon, or a game that's just the normal Pokemon world but just that.​
 

Maruno

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  • In your region there have been a lot of claimed sightings of rare Pokémon variants: Weezing with three heads, Arbok with unusual chest markings, pink Kecleon and Butterfree, and so on and so forth. The local Professor specialises in Pokémon forms, and both he and you are keen to discover these elusive rare variants. But is it just coincidence that there are so many alleged sightings of rare forms in this region?
 

mustafa505

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This is the idea of the plot for my game
  • You live in a big house lonely with your parents, they won't let you become a trainer
  • You run away with your friends.
  • Along your journey out of nowhere a bright light appears and renders you unconscious.
  • You wake up only to find yourself in a world unknown to you.
  • You must face the challenges of this unknown timeline and the wars taking place in it, and must look for a way back home.
 

Presley

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#11
Another idea:

You are an ecologist working to preserve a natural park. For the past few weeks, Pokémon have been disappearing, disrupting the ecosystem. You discover that there is a group of invasive Pokémon and you must find out what the cause of it is and how to stop it.
 

Presley

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Unknown to mankind, legendary Pokémon have human counterparts that are essentially the gods of the Pokémon universe. You're Giratina's equivalent. Long ago, you and your counterpart tried overthrowing Arceus and his trainer but you failed, so you two were banished to the Distortion Realm. After millennia of planning, you and your partner are going to try again and finally succeed.
 

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-XD/Colosseum style game when it comes to traveling in a region based on Antarctica, near settlements there would be a few route for obtaining pokémon but not not large enough to take you to a different town. The main idea is that the villain team wishes to uncover the lost city that was where the natives were from. The Dex overall might around 70 species (either fully new species or official species possibly with regional variants).
 

Mashirosakura

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A game where you follow the story of a Skitty/Delcatty who's in a forbidden love with a Wailmer/Wailord that isn't accepted by their society, and the problems they face in trying to overcome these obstacles.
 

Maruno

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  • You want to be an explorer. You've finally become old enough to get your own Pokémon, and there's an expedition ready to depart for unexplored lands, and you're keen to be a part of it. You start off in your home region, gather a few Pokémon and make your way to the departure point, where after a brief test of strength and determination, the expedition team accepts you and you head off. The region you arrive at is either uninhabited or sparsely so, and outposts are set up as the explorers (including yourself) fan out across the area. These outposts and the more well-trodden routes are built and grow as the game progresses. But what do you want to accomplish in this region? Maybe write a Pokédex, maybe find some rare Pokémon, or maybe there are some ruins of a long-extinct civilisation that disappeared in mysterious circumstances and you want to know why...
 

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How about a Pokemon game actually taking place in New York,(or any other location) instead of being based off something.Just imagine,not just having to do gyms,but being a contest star,a fisher,but still keeping that Pokemon feel.It's like Life:The Game,but in NY,in a Pokemon game.I have close to no knowledge about RPGMakerXP,(or whatever it's called)But I sure do have ideas.
 

DogzNDogz113

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A few more prompts that I actually want to work on:

  • As your father is taking his final breath, he gives you the perfect sandwich and asks that you cherish it. As you are leaving, someone snatches your sandwich, which in turn, fuels more than enough anger to pursue your vendetta
- I don't know why but I think this is the best setting I've ever seen xD

Something similar:
  • Team Glutton has decided to remove any and all kinds of sweets and confectionery from the world. Unwilling to yield to such extremities, and after your last chocolate bar is melted and thrown away by these awful people, you decide to stand up once and for all, and relentlessly pursue the criminals until you force-feed them the most high-calorie, health-crippling, sugar-level-skyrocketing candies you can find.
Something else:
(dunno if this was done before)

  • How about a Wild West setting? As the child of an incredibly poor family, your only escape from ye Olde Pokemon Nation lies in the Newlands, a place where riches and adventure can be found. You set sail on a long voyage, and after a lot of trials and tribulations, you finally reach the westernmost parts of Newlands. Unbeknownst to you, the "paradise" of riches is full of bandits, factions that fight each other, and nature that is being exploited by an ever-increasing industrialization, but also rare Pokemon, beautiful landscapes, and different styles of battles: Pokemon Duels, where two battling Pokemon use one move, and the one that lands the quickest and most powerful strike wins. Also: Magearna is still being used as the basis of "modern" Pokeballs, and since the latter are not yet mass produced, you have to rely on "taming" wild Pokemon to catch them.
 

Presley

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Two new ideas:

The world has been controlled and dominated by a corrupted council of the wealthy and socially elite for years. People have been taught that Pokémon are dangerous and should only be interacted with for needs like food, science, etc. Traces of the once happy coexistence between people and Pokémon seem to have been completely erased. One day, in your grandfather's attic, you find a Pokéball and discover something that changes your life forever.

A remake of Generation 4.
 
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TechSkylander1518

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This might rely on worldbuilding than is practical, but:


Holidays in our world tend to be based in religion (whether in religious figures like saints or religious events like Christmas and Hanukkah) or in history (like various independence days). And these celebrations tend to develop unique cultures with them even beyond their original cause, like Christmas trees, trick-or-treating, and so on.

So what kind of holidays might develop in the Pokemon world? Naturally, there's lots of material to be had with legendary Pokemon, but there's also a few historical events that could be looked at, like the war in Kalos. And how does the culture of the world shape their celebrations? There's lots of things that have more prevalence than in our world, like cycling, surfing, and berry gardening, and some cultural aspects that just aren't a part of ours at all, like Pokemon Centers and trading.
 

Presley

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"Argh, matey! Set sails on the seas of the Pokémon world! Battle pirates from different ships! Explore, discover Pokémon, and loot islands you encounter! Become the Champion of the Seven Seas!"

The game is set about 300-500 years ago when swashbuckling Poképirates have been prominent throughout the world. You are a young boy looking to earn the title of Champion of the Seven Seas by conquering and expanding your domain. But first, you must prove yourself to your captain by climbing up the ranks through various tasks.
 
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