Well, much to my chagrin, the massive bulk of this project is... talking. The design of the game is novel, as in "nobody seems to have made anything even resembling this kind of game before", so every idea, every concept, every feature pilfered from some other game, they all need to be discussed endlessly, regarding their need, the consequences of bringing them in, potentials both short and long term, and so on and so forth. That's a lot of talking!!
Right now, at the very least, we're dealing with actual game design, rather than abstract concepts like gamifying ethics, player psychology, social impact, etc. No graphics to speak of, and the proposed method for testing is... amusing? It's chaos, is what I'm saying. But, hopefully, creative chaos!
Wish me luck. I need it!