407 Vowel Quest

A web game that takes the text from any website and generates it into the level map for a top-down RPG.

On a given page, all of the consonants would form the basis of the layout of the level (using some sort of b=, c=, d=, etc system), while all of the Vowels form the enemies in the level (a, e, i, o, u, and I guess sometimes y?). Various other aspects of the site, like tags (H1, < b >, < p >, and others) would determine things like obstacles, treasure, resources, special rules, and abilities.

The standard “Story” mode would follow a set of websites that you take your character through. Other modes would have recommended sites to input that could be used, or the player could input any other website. Essentially, anyone who can design a website can design a level for Vowel Quest.

This idea is similar to post 132, although I’m not sure why I didn’t make the connection that websites are a near-infinite and much more accessible option for data input for the levels.

[ Today I Was Playing: The Witness ]

February 11, 2016

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