While dreaming up an idea, I decided that I would start from the prototype I already have. It wasn’t far enough along to really be specific to any one particular game idea, so was easy enough to change.
So with a small stepping stone already written, I just needed a game idea to fit my requirements in order to get started.
But, what to do?
While looking over my prototype, it hit me.
The green circle looks like a big frog to me. It was originally intended to be just a temporary marker for testing movement inside my game view; but no matter, it’s now a bullfrog.
So… the idea.
You are a bullfrog. You live in a small pond. You have 60 seconds to catch and eat all the bugs flying over your pond using only your frog tongue. You must jump from lily pad to lily pad as they float around and eat yourself silly. If you miss a lily pad when jumping, game over. The goal is to clear as many levels as you can without running out of time. Each level gets harder by adding more bugs. Different kinds of bugs move at different speeds. Some bugs give you bonus time.
So, that’s it… what do you think?