HEADS UP THIS IS AN IDEA NOT A FIRST DRAFT IDEA, I will welcome discussion about it though:
Yo, long time lurker had an idea I wanted to share (apologises in advanced for how this might look Im using my phone to post this).
So Im not a coder or a programmer, I know there is a joke mod made in 2013 that made zoeys model round thats on steam. Heres the link for in case anyone hasnt seen it:
Which is alright for what it is but I was thinking of something that is a bit more involved such as a mod for weight gain that can happen throughout each campaign.
Stages of fatness:
The idea is this, there are 5 stages of weight that a player can achieve throughout the campaign:
-Not slowed down by your weight
-Model looks more curvy than the original model
-Has some jiggle physics to movements but is rare
-2% slowed down by your weight
-model looks more bloated than the original model having a slightly rounder look overall and there clothes look a bit tight.
-jiggles a bit more but is still more uncommon
-4% slowed down by your weight, a slight waddle can be seen
-model rounder and their clothes look tight on their body as their fat starts to show popping out of their clothes.
-jiggling is more common
-2% chance the player will let out either a rumbling sound from their gut or a burp, can be stopped by interacting with your gut to calm your stomach.
-6% slowed down by your own weight, your waddle is more pronounced
-model is wide both in the front, side and back and their clothes are very tight clinging to their bodies
-jiggling is very common
-4% chance the player will let out either a rumbling sound from their gut or a burp, can be stopped by interacting with your gut to calm your stomach. This can startle zombies nearby
8% slowed down by your own weight, you waddle indefinately
-model is very wide both in the front, side and back and some parts of their clothes are visably torn and or are overflowing with fat
-jiggling is very common
-6% chance the player will let out either a rumbling sound from their gut or a burp, can be stopped by interacting with your gut to calm your stomach. This can startle more zombies nearby
Stashes and challenges:
Im thinking for each stage of the level there will be a “stash” of food that the player can find while traversing each chapter that the player has to hold down a certain button to interact with the stash. As to how it got there Im thinking either a player has to help a survivor or defend a point while some gate opens alerting a horde, dependant on each map I think the origin of where and how to obtain each stash changes.
One use per-person and are optional per chapter Im thinking there will be clues as to where you can find the stashes such as discarded radios, posters of outposts with theyre own unique arrows and art.
I was thinking as the player increases in weight they would have quips about each others size depending
On if a person eats a stash or not. Not malicious more of teasing and depending on the players who have consistantly went up each stage they would usually be huffing and puffing or would talk about how hungry they were so on and so forth, Im not a voice actor and this is an idea for a mod but if anyone is interested in working with me Id be more willing to add to the idea and make into something playable.
Interactions amongst other players: Im thinking depending on how big a person is each character has different ways of healing or passing items appropriate to each persons stage of fatness, I HATE collision in mods where a person fazes through models so if this does become a thing thats something I would consider.
Original models for both 1 and 2 acessable (outside model welcome, idk): Im not sure how modding works but esentially I was thinking this was mainly a original model only type of mod where they original characters will be effected and be able to use stashes and grow with each stage, if it is possible any model if this ever gets worked on should work.
JUST A REMINDER THIS IS AN IDEA