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Writing Update #3: Let's brainstorm Locations together!

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- Inside a piece of classical music.

- Inside a stuffed space elevator travelling from earth to the moon.

- The generic ice level, hit by global warming.

- The time and place where the first life began.

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- A James Bond Villian-esqe Room meant for high ranking members of the recording industry.

- Inside a fly inside a spider that wiggled and jiggled and tickled inside her inside the bird inside a cat inside a dog inside a goat inside a cow inside a horse inside an old lady who is dead, of course.

- The above, except inside a dream inside Leonardo DeCaprio's head

-A Hawaiian ghetto.

-A club with a bunch of losers.

-Inside Osama Bin Laden's porno dungeon.

-In the pad of a rabid Linux user who is in reality a Penguin

-A pad of two people who have particular tastes in style. One 1920s gangster and the other 1970s hippie.

-A marshmallow with sunshine and rainbows and ponies and flowers.

-A factory where they make giant pink warrior robots

-A campfire

-In an alley where homeless people meet.

-Akihabara

-Tahiti

-An airport ramp where people are loading bags and refueling/emptying lavoratories/arbitrarily checking off on clipboards, perhaps while being hunted down by manhungry TSA agents.

-Inside a customer service office.

-A castle with marble floors and lots of waterfalls/fountains running through it.

-A guitar shop

-In a manapua factory.

-A takoyaki stand.

-A countryside shack.

-Beachfront pizza shack

-A space station where space cowboys race on comets.

-A public forum where people speak as they do on a web forum.

-A foreign language school.

And that is my contribution for now. =)

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Random ideas:

World made completely out of bubble wrap

Bubble world

Ice level

Possessed classroom

world of trees who all sing different genres of music

world of kittens and puppies only

world of run by a mafia of bananas who can only be killed by violently peeling them

world where the carpet will eat humans

world filled with millions of Tim Schafers

world where babies are adults and adults are babies (whoah)

Ice level where all the furniture is fire based

world where mustaches are villains and bears are heroes

world completely made of edible food

world in which some war is crafted

world only containing mother-in-laws

world where everyone yells at inappropriate moments

world containing living food which are chefs that cook people

world made of cream soda

world made of pointy dangerous objects

world with an unnecessary amount of unique fans (either the air blowing kind or the obsessed kind)

world where everything slowly melts (not to be confused with ice cream world)

world where not wearing a hat is against the law

world only containing fat Persian cats and pugs

world where garbage is used for everything (buildings, vehicles, parking meters, etc.)

i may come up with more random ideas :)

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- A tiny, tiny spaceship lost in space. Litterally the size of a phone box.

- Back in time when the dinosaurs lived, minutes before that big-ass asteroid struck.

- The moon. Can't go wrong with the moon.

- Levitating tibetan munks. They do all kinds of weird rites.

- A dark cave filled with hand paintings thousands of years old, sunlit waterfalls and rivers streaming throughout the cave.

- Proboscis monkeys

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Antartica

Hanging between two skyscrapers

On a catwalk

Stuck in a chimney

On the freeway

Lost in the woods of Varmland in Sweden

On a movieset

In th supermarket

In the Ikea on a holiday

In a bank vault

The red square

Wallstreet

Cape canaveral

Escapee camp

Double Fine studios

Champs elysee during rush hour

A Mosque

On a wall next to Tim Schafer doing freewriting

Collegeroom

The trailer of a rockband on tour

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A native american Graveyard - Small bones, Spiderwebs, sitting or lying human skeletons, etc..

The Workshop of the muppet creators :) maybe you have to build a special monster to solve a riddle...

A sci-fi world populated with humanoid intelligent animals of all kinds.. (like in Alan Dean Fosters Spellsinger, but set in the future..)

Vampires, Werewolfs are back in books and movies.. but where is poor mummy.. so have to visit egypt .. and maybe get lost in the pyramids.

Africa Kruger National Park .. allway wanted to go there

I heard of a place.. its called PANCAKE ISLAND !! :)

Oh all the Books i have read.. another amazing fantasytale is the book basilisk. Dragons of different forms and sizes and technological developmemnt live together on the world. Then suddnely awakes an old enemy, the basilisk .. Environment: small plain buildings and tents for humanoid dragons. Caves in high stone walls for the flying ones, etc.. Deep old woods, here and there huge caves under ground, pastures here and there.. pre industrial.. (http://www.amazon.de/Der-Basilisk-Saga-Ende-Zauberdrachen/dp/3404202767/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1338496076&sr=8-1)

A World without religion and beliefes.. everyone accepts what is and what it means..

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Holy Moses, Toledo, and Cow!

I look away for a second and this this is 24 pages long?

tl;dr guys!

j/k. I love it. But give me a little while to read it through and pick out some favorites.

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Riding on top of a giant whale swimming in a space nebula.

An ancient lost city in a vast desert where camels have formed their own nation.

A small mountain town made out of origami.

Super Futuristic Africa

A moon base built by the Inca people where they fled to when Spanish arrived in Peru. They are in constant competition to the rival moon base built by Mayans.

An actual Anasazi city that's inhabited ( picture )

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Holy Moses, Toledo, and Cow!

I look away for a second and this this is 24 pages long?

tl;dr guys!

j/k. I love it. But give me a little while to read it through and pick out some favorites.

This is what you get when you ask a group of over 80,000 fans to brainstorm :D

Just by reading some of the others ideas, I think there's enough brainstorming here for at least 50 adventure games!

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Holy Moses, Toledo, and Cow!

I look away for a second and this this is 24 pages long?

tl;dr guys!

j/k. I love it. But give me a little while to read it through and pick out some favorites.

Between a lot of suggestions for locations would be a nice location.

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Holy Moses, Toledo, and Cow!

I look away for a second and this this is 24 pages long?

tl;dr guys!

j/k. I love it. But give me a little while to read it through and pick out some favorites.

As the old saying goes, ask and ye shall receive. What you actually receive is up for debate though.

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People keep suggesting Kowloon, play Shenmue 2 already! You can wander Kowloon, collect pretend toys then sit in a well of sadness that it will never ever get finished*

* Love you all really, this thread has gotten very Molydeux very quickly :)

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- naked mole-rat colony

- powerplant powered by muscle strength (keeps population healthy and solves unemployment issues)

- room filled with things you see every day but don't really know the name of

- inside schroedingers box

- meme-factory (filled with people, who shout random things very loudly, hoping some of it will stick)

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Hi Tim, here some brainstorming,

- Someplace before Big Bang

- The interior of a black hole

- A trip to a real 2-D world (Flatland)

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Holy Moses, Toledo, and Cow!

I look away for a second and this this is 24 pages long?

tl;dr guys!

j/k. I love it. But give me a little while to read it through and pick out some favorites.

As the old saying goes, ask and ye shall receive. What you actually receive is up for debate though.

I only saw ice level, was there any other?

A place everything is made up and the points don't matter

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Oh! Just thought of this...

Translucent / Glass World! :)

Maybe mix this with some cool shiny water, flowing or not.

... or an endless perfectly mowed/trimmed green grass lawn filled with white bunnies. Evil fuzzy bunnies that do horrible evil things like nibble on grass and a small hop from time to time and look like they are looking at nothing, but at the same time... something... You know that they are plotting something, but you don't know what. Just like I told you... evil... ...and fuzzy...

...and who the hell mows this lawn?!?!

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OK, locations.... how about, funny or not:

• museum with items and locations based on previous schafer games

• woodpecker's nest

• a giant's table with plates, forks, spoons, and half-eaten food... don't step in the pudding!

• edge of a black hole or white hole

• space, with planets and stars being footholds and/or walkways

• mariana trench

• keyboard, at the space bar

• page from a spell book, as the wizard "writes" the landscape

• flyswatter, laying on tile with remnants of its last battle

• across the back of a chinchilla

• convoluted gerbil tube maze, complete with gerbils and minature richard gere parody character ( maybe not? )

• pinwheel or spinning top... as you move left or right, the landscape changes

• ron gilbert's or time schafer's desk

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-flooded 1300's Dentist Office.

-that scene in "Goodfelles" where Joe Peci gets really creepy and you think he's gonna eat Ray Liotta, but then everybody starts laughing.

-Telephone store, where clerk never thought he do THIS for a living.

-ON THE WING OF A PLANE....parked in a hangar.

-On a planet covered in moss.

-in a cellar decorated by a guy who's trying to recreate the cryo-scene from Avatar.

my first comment on this forum :=)

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Black hole

Stereoscopic 3D-Land (close cousin of Chromatic Aberration World)

Moebius strip

Surface of a snowflake

Box factory

Doggie heaven

A bakery (has there ever been one in a game before?)

Inside an atom

Garbage island (or, if it's in space, Garbage Nebula...?)

That will do to begin with. I'll be back once I've had a think, but I'm happy with that as an initial brainstorm.

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A hidden room in which everything is VGA or EGA looking and then the main character says "Oops, wrong door" and then shuts the door so hard an ad-lib soundcard 'thunk' effect is heard.

That should surprise some people!

:)

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A city where all buildings are gothic and church-like

A school of roleplaying

A humble alien world invaded by evil humans

The Nautilus

A steampunk spaceship

A monkfish beauty pageant

A gross, dirty and polluting candy factory

World War I

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I'd like to see a bit where you get miniaturized, like borrower size (if you know what I mean) and get to see the same locations and items you saw in human size, but from a different perspective;- that pin becomes a crowbar, a match is a flaming torch, string becomes rope, a shirt button becomes... well a rather useless disc with four even holes through it, but anyway you get the idea.

It has been done before (off the top of my head I remember it in Simon the Sorceror, and the Half-Life 1 mod USS Darkstar, and I remember really liking those bits) but there's plenty of room to be original and amusing with it.

Alternatively, you could make the character get really big, so that log is just a stick, that guitar is like uh.. like a really small guitar, that trailer/cart is like a rollerskate!

Maybe you could use it as a puzzle mechanic, two interchangable characters of different relative sizes working together, or one character that can change size on demand. Big guy breaks a glass - little guy picks up a sharp shard of glass(knife), little guys climbs inside a lock and holds/props the pins up in the correct position to unlock for the big guy, big guy removes a wall socket - little guys climbs inside the wall cavity, etc I'm sure there are better ones than that though.

Sorry if ive repeated anyones ideas! Don't have the time to look at all of them (Good luck with that Tim! ;)) but I did chuckle at "Bowling on Ice" that could so work in a DOTT or Sam n Max style and I reckon it would be pretty funny!

Also couple of people mentioned Kowloon Walled City, I'd never heard of it before, but a quick google later and I can say it really is fascinating, Cheers for that people!

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A space viking longship

A refugee camp for former child stars

The universe created when hazelnut spread meets peanut butter

on a quilt world that is still being quilted/ a painting that is still being painted changes over time

inside an animal's mind (e.g. a dog where it's all food in one room, and then just a giant red ball in another room)

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