I am in my final year and doing a game in Unity. The professor has clearly stated that the idea needs to be novel and not some clone or usual ideas.
I don't quite get it. So does that mean I have to forgo all the common RTS, FPS, RPG, puzzles and so on type of game ideas and come up with a completely new one? Counter strike was one of the previous FPS games that I can think of and now we have Battlefield 4 and so on. So does that make Battlefield 4 no longer novel or it is novel in its own way?
Wanted to make an FPS game but honestly having a major creative mental block to find something novel about it. Can I get some ideas.