[IDEA] Pokemon-like game
Hey guys. It's a' me, I'm too cool for an introduction.
Anyway, I've been planning to make a game when I grow up from little boy pants after I maybe do a university course on Computer games design.
The game is basically, you train, raise, breed, work with etc. creatures and perform missions with some creatures. I was planning to make it a kind of lifestyle/RPG game, where you live with and help your monsters to grow, earn a living, fight with others and whatever.
Here is a bit more about creatures:
Your creatures will have up to two of the following types: Mscle, Psycho, Bug, Mammal, Bird, Undead, Fire, Water, Ice, Leaf, Rock, Ground, Air, Light, Sound and None (None needs a new name), and each type has strengths and weaknesses over other types. Each monster learns moves of different types (eg, shooting fireballs, throwing rocks, sucking blood etc), and certain moves or abilities can help you in your job, or fighting others (criminals, fight junkies etc.)
Unlike many fighting games, the fights are in 3D. Not 2D, or anything, its a full-on, 3D game.
Each creatures gradually grows, like a lion cub to a lion, or kitten to cat.
The creatures can assume Stances, to increase certain attributes
Attributes are: Health, Strength, Power, defence, Blocking Defence, Speed and Jump Height
And here is about the lifestyle part:
You start off in a crappy apartment. Then you capture a monster, and depending on what it is depends on your first job (eg; capturing a fire-type creature gets you a job as a welder, water types may get a you a job as a sailor, also, specific creatures may land you a specific job, like one I've already made called Crawleach, a bug that sucks impurities out of blood, may get you a job in a hospital. However, at the start you are only an apprentice ,so you don't get full pay). I'm not sure yet if you have to do anything in your job, or if you just see your avatar driving or catching the bus to work
Later, you can get more money you can get better jobs, better housing, etc. Remember you need to supply yourself and your creatures with food and stuff, so a good pay is vital
So, I need some ideas for this game.
A general term for the creatures, a way of capturing the creatures, some more creatures, and anything else helpful. Any ideas are welcome, stupid or not, and whether or not I laugh at your stupidity is irrelevant.
Remember, This game mey be produced in real life, and if your ideas are accepted you will be credited (unfortunately, only by your real name and not username). Also, I'm trying to not be too much of a rip-off of other games, so it looks more like a real game and not a fan-game.
EDIT: altered this post