Now those are the questions and answers im looking for!
I’ll try my best below and let me know what you think!
The menus are mainly things like schedules, stats, societal opinions and other stuff you’d want to know.
The player wont be the protagonist. But more of a voice in her head. Or devil on her shoulder to whisper all kinds of delicious consumables into her ear. (with some interactions planned in her dreams maybe, when the barrier between realities is weakest )
(with some stats hidden to spice it up (Maybe only for patrons (nah it’ll be free, honest, pinky promise(weight gaming specific cheat code confirmed))).
It probably wont have much of a story other than what your rival is up to.
Who is antithetical to whatever change you try to make.
And will try slander, blackmail and other things to keep you from making those changes.
And when it comes to the incremental attributes, it’ll all be on sliders.
It’s kinda Kudos 2 inspired (there’s a demo for those interested. Weight content is minimal but i think you can mod it).
So whatever you gain in stats will be lost/regained over time.
But more dynamic as it’s more about how you gain the rescources you need (food, money, exposure) to get to where you want to be.
So when you have fattened her up quite nicely but society is still on the thinner end of the spectrum.
Your rival comes by compromising photographs about her drawbacks with all the added pounds.
This will make your pet want to slim down, so she will go on a diet for an X amount of time or want to reach X weight by X time.
So there are on the sliders 3 points.
- where your pet is currently at. (this will determine what way society changes when you get positive exposure)
- what society finds favourable (this is where your pet wants to go with negative exposure.)
- what your rival is trying to turn society towards. (This is always antithetical to where your pet is at or where society has changed towards. This is where society goes when you are negatively exposed.
Exposure will be things like, photo shoots, going outdoors, tabloid news, interviews(with (trick) questions), your relations (this won’t be a focus), your clothes giving out in public(probably wont work out in your favor).
Blackmail, rival influences,
There’ll be a set amount of time when there’s the “ending” after which you will immediately enter new game plus with whatever stats you have and the timer starts anew.
With a running theme of “No matter how bad it gets, it’s salvageable”.