Something Slimy This Way Comes!
You are a monster. A terrible enemy of humanity, albiet the least of them all: a simple slime.
Ok, so perhaps you aren't terrible in the way you think you are. After all, a love-tap from a farm boy with a stick is likely to reduce you to only so much exp. With hoards of leveled heroes marching about, what is a poor, hungry slime to do?
Well if you can make it past the heroes fast-traveling off to begin some great quest, returning to sell their spoils and venturing into the wilderness to decimate a forest single handedly, there is a small city wherein a slime may feast to it's hearts content with nary a farm-boy nor a stick to make afraid. After all, the guards in this town are too busy keeping a watchful eye on the world saving heroes to bother with a lowly slime.
So yeah, we'll have frogger with no legs and a twist! Here's the gameplay summary.
I'm leaning towards 2d on this one. The slime begins at the bottom and must cross a couple busy roads and a moat to get to the "npcs". The roads are going to have assorted "pcs" of various sizes, strengths, and speeds. The moat will have ... obstacles. 'Cause it's frogger. I'll think of something.
The twist comes in with the slime's hp. Rather than always getting one-shotted by all hazards, the slime will start with a tiny amount of hp. The slime's hp will be directly correlated to the slime's size. When encountering most heroes, the slime first takes damage. Then, if the slime survives, the hero will be consumed and you will gain slightly more hp than you had. Be aware that there exist heroes that have reached the level cap, and therefore can one shot the "final boss" let alone a pretentious slime with delusions of grandeur. The slime will similarly instantaneously succumb to a few other hazards, including falling into the moat.
The city the slime seeks to enter is not completely incompetent. If a slime rampages outside it's gate for too long the gate will shut and the slime will meet a terrible fate indeed.
I am going to stick with familiar territory on this one. I am planning on using pygame.