Hey all. I have a project that has been stirring in the back corners of my mind. After a long debate, and the culmination of what could be a decent storyline, I wanted to gain feedback on how plausible, and successful, my idea would be.
My project, in general, will be a combination of an e-book and a visual novel.
I want the game itself to be read as a book, but contain artwork in the background.
It sounds like a picture book, but I want it to be more than that.
I want the background to change depending on the section of the book, and what is going on.
I want the background to move during a particular section, or written description.
I would like for their to be small mini-games (that progress along with the story).
For example, in my story, the main character attends a festival that happens annually. During this portion of the story (when the character attends the festival), I would like for there to be a section in this electronic book of sorts for the player to play games, and encounter festival scenes that the main character would be experiencing at the time.
I don't want any of the bubbles, or dialogue boxes that you find in visual novels, but I want the visual aspect to be there.
I guess my question is, does anyone know of something like this being done (I feel as though nothing is ever TRULY original)? Would this be do-able? Would moving backgrounds be too distracting? Would elaborative artwork to back up written text be a little bit too much for a reader?
My goal would be to make it available for Kindles, since those are touch screen, but I realize that kindles only allow you to ... well... read, and not do all this crap I'm talking about. But my goal would be for this type of book to end up on a device like the Kindle.
Once I get the story finished, I want to begin implementing this project. Honestly, aside from some proof readers, the only other people needed would be an artist and a programmer.
Any comments would be great. I truly want this idea to become a reality, and feedback from others would benefit me greatly.
Edited by M4uesviecr, 01 May 2013 - 03:59 PM.