So far what I have is a sidescroller platformer/puzzle and the only idea I have to manage weight is by putting rocks on one side and making sure you don’t get stuck.
Would anyone have any other cool mechanic ideas you would like in the game I’m making? The only fetish in the game is weight gain/fat, nothing else
The idea is to gain/lose weight during the level and have a certain weight by the end of the level to unlock the door,so you basically have to manage how much weight you have if you want to pass the level, the current theme is Bamboo Temple so try to keep the ideas to like temple themed etc
The current mechanics planned are:
-you can jump, but the fatter you get the more you cant jump / the lower you jump
-fattening darts, you step on a pressure plate and fattening darts will shoot from some dispenser or something
-fattening gas, same as above but maybe could be included as timed mode of something you have to run from?
-trip mechanic, if you trip over a small rock you can button mash to speed getting up, but if you’re at 5 and trip you can’t get up
-ladder that breaks if you’re too fat, A one way ladder, a weight limited ladder, a one time ladder, and a regular ladder
-fattening bamboo, bamboo placed around the map to use to gain weight for puzzles
-freeplay mode, where you can change your weight at will but if you beat the game you can unlock bigger sizes
-weight limited grapple, one type of grapple point is a motor where weight doesnt matter, and the other grapple point is a tree branch where it breaks if ur too fat
-seesaw, put rocks or something on one side to make sure you dont tip it and get stuck
-flip gravity upside down
-change how much things weighs (like all rocks now weigh 1 instead of 2)
-swap places with some magical statue or something like that
-water that you can’t dive in when too fat (you could let the player dive if they are carrying a rock, heavy enough, that must be ditched to float back up)
-destructible floors/walls (could be destroyed with fat or bombs)
-Large rocks that can roll down slopes, may be needed for puzzles or a hazard
-break boxes and cause platforms to crumble beneath themselves under your weight, but since the temple is magic, pieces of the stone temple rebuild themselves which allows the player to walk across at a later time.
-Fatless Talisman, let’s you be normal size for just a little bit before BWOOMPHing back up