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What other world themes would you like to see?

Posted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:15 am
by Gorjo
So in YL we got a jungle, a snowy mountain, a swamp, a casino and space; what do you think should come next? What would you personaly like to explore?

Should they cover other typical game locations like a desert or a beach? Or should they go all out crazy, like say the intestines of a living planet while disguised as a salamander?

Personaly while it has been done to death I would love a creepy Halloween world, I can never get tired of those, and there could be a joke or two about how some people find bats and reptiles scary.

(There was a thread like this one some time ago but since now we know how the game functions I thought it would be better to make a new one.)

Re: What other world themes would you like to see?

Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:30 pm
by Rueckkoppler
I don't care as much for the theme if it’s visually pleasing and has a smart layout. But when I think about it, I prefer organic looking places and of course dark, gloomy areas.

Re: What other world themes would you like to see?

Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:51 pm
by Omega
I would love to see a Lava/Volcano world. Yeah, pretty basic theme but I always like that kind of levels. A world inside a human body would be interesting too...

Re: What other world themes would you like to see?

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:39 pm
by FailureFactory
Industrial and/or spooky themes rock. Sadly, both were more or less covered with Moody Maze Marsh already, but neither was done in a way that was all that satisfying.

In general, I prefer "manmade place" themes (like Rusty Bucket Bay, Witchy World, Grunty Industries, Clanker's Cavern) and "genre" themes (Mad Monster Mansion, Gobi's Valley, Treasure Trove Cove) over "elemental" themes like "ice", "lava" (sorry Omega) and so on. A manmade place can have many different areas, and a genre can have many different aspects, but an element will always be that. Freezeezy Peak is a good example of an elemental theme (ice) being combined with a genre theme (christmas) to make sure the level has more variety. Glitterglaze Glacier has that little castle subtheme, but just like with Moodymaze Marsh, it's not developed enough to make the level feel like more than "lots of ice" to me.

So, a factory or plant would still be great (could effortlessly be combined with something like a lava subtheme). Or a spooky castle level, e.g. with a frankenstein-y lab. A junkyard level with toxic waste and sewers. And, to repeat what I wrote then, a run-down tourist trap at a grimy lake, with hotel, camping site and roach NPCs.

Re: What other world themes would you like to see?

Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:22 am
by Gorjo
I was about to say a world where everything is huge, like a house, with Yooka and Laylee being the size of insects or toys, but then I remembered Clive 'n Wrench is going to have just that, so instead I would love to see the opposite: a world where eveything is tiny, specifficaly a city, with Yooka and Laylee as "giants" like Godzilla or King Kong, and the enemies could be themed after tanks, planes and robots.

Re: What other world themes would you like to see?

Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:40 pm
by Yitsul
I was hoping for a desert, and a lava world. Please have those in Tooka-Laylee.

Re: What other world themes would you like to see?

Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:41 pm
by Alucard
Gorjo wrote:I was about to say a world where everything is huge, like a house, with Yooka and Laylee being the size of insects or toys, but then I remembered Clive 'n Wrench is going to have just that, so instead I would love to see the opposite: a world where eveything is tiny, specifficaly a city, with Yooka and Laylee as "giants" like Godzilla or King Kong, and the enemies could be themed after tanks, planes and robots.


I think the developers of Clive n Wrench do it right with the number of worlds and also with the world themes.
There is a godzilla/king kong themed world called Lungfishopolis in Psychonauts which is also a 3d platformer and a good example for good world design.

Re: What other world themes would you like to see?

Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:44 pm
by Alucard
FailureFactory wrote:Industrial and/or spooky themes rock. Sadly, both were more or less covered with Moody Maze Marsh already, but neither was done in a way that was all that satisfying.

In general, I prefer "manmade place" themes (like Rusty Bucket Bay, Witchy World, Grunty Industries, Clanker's Cavern) and "genre" themes (Mad Monster Mansion, Gobi's Valley, Treasure Trove Cove) over "elemental" themes like "ice", "lava" (sorry Omega) and so on. A manmade place can have many different areas, and a genre can have many different aspects, but an element will always be that. Freezeezy Peak is a good example of an elemental theme (ice) being combined with a genre theme (christmas) to make sure the level has more variety. Glitterglaze Glacier has that little castle subtheme, but just like with Moodymaze Marsh, it's not developed enough to make the level feel like more than "lots of ice" to me.

So, a factory or plant would still be great (could effortlessly be combined with something like a lava subtheme). Or a spooky castle level, e.g. with a frankenstein-y lab. A junkyard level with toxic waste and sewers. And, to repeat what I wrote then, a run-down tourist trap at a grimy lake, with hotel, camping site and roach NPCs.


I like the idea with the hotel could be even mixed with horror genres to be a homage to friday the 13.
I also posted a similiar idea with a hotel but on a polluted tourist beach with a oil well in the water.