So I've been working on writing a plot for my 2D platformer. I have what I believe to be a fun idea, but I have no clue where to go from here. I really enjoy stories with a light-hearted atmosphere, but a dark underlying plot. I am trying to think of this dark underlying bit, and where to go with the plot from here. Whoever replies gets a big hug and a big kiss.
PLOT SO FAR:
A young boy lives in a house with his mother.
The boy wakes up one night to a loud thump and bright lights outside his room (think alien abduction). He looks outside his window but he can't distinguish anything, except for a lot of banding, so he returns to bed.
Waking up the next morning, the boy looks out of his window to see a bunch of really buff men, glistening shirtless or in overalls, digging a big hole in the backyard. This may go on for a few days or may not, not sure) He eventually goes out to confront them, and catches the tail end of them all jumping down the hole they have dug. The boy goes over to look into the hole, but trip and fall in, landing at the bottom of a really deep pit unconscious.(maybe some other/better reason you are in the hole?)
During your journey through this underground world, you run into an old man, digging to China. This man scribbles down a picture of you in his notebook, thinking you are some sort of cave creature. (Save point) The boy meets a band as well, who had fallen down a similar hole and seem confused. Throughout the game you will get cutscenes of the band making their way through the caves, occasionally jamming out a tune or two, becoming boss music!
·Villains must be able to dance
·have a non selfish reason for what the character is trying to accomplish (endearing). Should be able to identify, and be sympathetic towards the character.
·Want to gradually make it a lot darker in contrast
·You start out with a couple little fetch quests around the town by your mother, which introduce you to characters you will see later, including posters for the band.
THINGS I AM TRYING TO THINK OF:
·I would like to have the story gradually becomes very dark. How can I progress this story towards that.
·The buffmen work for some villain or something?
·Cannot think of a bigger conflict, and ending.