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If there were a video game...

Discussion in 'Fraggle Rock' started by RedPiggy, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. RedPiggy

    RedPiggy Well-Known Member

    Let's see, where would I begin?

    For the handhelds, I'd probably keep it to a simple plot with lots of mini-games, such as music games and such.

    For something a bit grander (PS3 and such), I would keep the same plot but make it more in-depth.


    There wouldn't be too much of a plot at the beginning. You would create your own Fraggle and participate in various activities (like rock-climbing, rock hockey, pickle balancing, racing, etc) while you get the feel for the controls and the characters you meet. You wouldn't be able to go to Outer Space or the Gorg's garden until later.

    Eventually, though, you'd meet characters who actually can give you a plot. Meeting the Minstrels would unlock a plot about uniting the Rock with music. Meeting Gobo and Uncle Matt would unlock a plot about exploring (including Outer Space and the Gorg's garden). Meeting Red and Mokey would unlock trying to be the best gamer. Meeting Cotterpin would unlock helping the Doozers create fantastic buildings and such. However, you'd never be totally locked into a particular plot (while Cantus WOULD nag you in his usual low-key way if you wembled about becoming a minstrel throughout other plots) because, well, Fraggles can't tell you what to do. :coy: If you decide to go hang out with Junior all day ...

    On the other hand, the plots would continue whether you chose those or not. (If you helped the Doozers build, for example, someone else would become the best painter or rock-climber or explorer or whatever). Since you could still do all of those things, you could earn trophies for your room for things you accomplish, which could also be traded.

    Also, there'd HAVE to be an online component, though it wouldn't be mandatory. You could trade presents, have competitions, audition for Fraggle plays, learn new songs, etc.

    Furthermore, since trophy-collecting seems so ... ordinary ... your accomplishments would also get turned into stories as related by the Storyteller. The more you accomplish, the more outlandish the stories become, even to the point of getting the Storyteller confused :smirk:. There would also be a community thing, where the Trash Heap (since she hears and sees and knows all) could brag on you online. (Maybe it'd also be cool if she could read other games on your memory card/hard drive and offer advice or mention some fond memories.)

    Endings would be different depending on which plot/mission you spent the most time working on. There would be no "sad" endings, though.

    There would be sources of conflict, just to make things interesting:

    Minstrel: You might get lonely if you've made a bunch of friends with other Fraggles. Cantus may send you home temporarily if he feels you're not ready, or he might send you on a random mission to help someone.

    Exploration: You might get lost listening to Uncle Matt's directions. Gobo might become jealous of you. There are dangerous creatures and obstacles, such as the Invisible Gargoyle and such.

    Activity: You could get hurt ...lol. Red might end up trying to out-do you (though you could calm her down by asking to "train under her" so she'll feel important).

    Doozer Construction: Something could happen to the radishes (which would, of course, touch off a WHOLE list of problems). The Glob could invade the Doozer city. Doozer teams that aren't kept busy might just turn into Fraggles.
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  2. wwfpooh

    wwfpooh Well-Known Member

    Holy shrimp, Batman! That sounds like a swell game idea! I'd buy it instantly. XD
  3. RedPiggy

    RedPiggy Well-Known Member

    Thanks. I wish I knew how to make a demo. I'd love to submit it to the Hensons.
  4. Redsonga

    Redsonga Well-Known Member

    Gaaame :confused:! I had an idea that any new FR game would be like DDR or Guitar Hero, but I like the idea of a normal RPG more..I dunno if we could ever get a game maker that cares enough about fraggles to make a really nice game though :(
  5. RedPiggy

    RedPiggy Well-Known Member

    Well, I could see the handhelds being more about minigames and such ... but it's a sin not to exploit the power of the consoles.


    I would LOVE a Fraggle version of DDR! :D
  6. wwfpooh

    wwfpooh Well-Known Member

    It was a nice idea, just the same.
  7. RedPiggy

    RedPiggy Well-Known Member

    Well, the main thing for me, would be to have a relatively open game. Though, even sitting in the Gorg's garden watching Junior pull weeds for four hours wouldn't be completely pointless. For example, Junior would appreciate you more as a friend.

    I would want characterization to be VERY important. I would want conversations to be based on how far along you are on your goals and such. For example, if you kept switching between "jobs", some characters would start to get irritated with you, but Wembley might appreciate you more as someone who understands what you're going through. If you chose exploring, Red would have more sarcastic things to say about Gobo and Matt. That sort of thing. If you don't feel ready to start missions/plots at all and keep (politely) turning down all the offers ... Boober might assume you want to learn laundry from him and keep pestering you about it.
  8. Colbynfriends

    Colbynfriends Well-Known Member

    These are some great ideas. I would totally buy a game like this.:excited:
  9. wwfpooh

    wwfpooh Well-Known Member

    Wouldn't we all? And the opening of the game would be just like the TV series, but with the audience possibly playing Gobo's role. XD
  10. Redsonga

    Redsonga Well-Known Member

    Could you:concern:? I can just see it now:
    Fraggle Rock The video Game : "The Long Wash":excited:!
    Separate those colors heave ho, really make them shine
    soak those bleach nuts, gather that soap rock
    we've got lots of time :D!
  11. RedPiggy

    RedPiggy Well-Known Member

    Well, certainly it would be a fun minigame ... maybe even risk filling his room with bubbles if you mess up! :D

    EDIT: Also, no health bars or anything ... I find it incredibly funny that whenever a Fraggle gets injured, they "twist their ankle" or something. So, the character would just keep adding bandages ... LOL...
  12. Redsonga

    Redsonga Well-Known Member

    I thing fraggle bones are bendy because of some things that date back to when they use to live in water more than they do now:coy:
  13. Pork

    Pork Well-Known Member

    Oooh a Fraggle Game, that would be awesome.
  14. RedPiggy

    RedPiggy Well-Known Member

    It would, and I'd love to write it.
  15. Pork

    Pork Well-Known Member

    Cool, I wouldn't know where to start writing a game! I'd probably make it boring for other people cause I'd want to implement heaps of awesome puzzles into it, like really tricky logic stuff. :coy:
  16. Redsonga

    Redsonga Well-Known Member

    You know, you still could, it would be like writing a choose your own adventure fanfic..or if you wouldn't mind different styles of writing for story paths it would make a great joint co-author project over the time of like a year (more or less, with each person taking certain story paths), and then it could be posted with each post being a page number :excited:. I'd be up for the idea :excited:! We could make genetic fraggles to stand in for the player :3
  17. Pork

    Pork Well-Known Member

    What a great idea! I don't have the skills to right anything unfortunately. But that would be so much fun!
  18. bazooka_beak

    bazooka_beak Well-Known Member

    I think a mini game involving getting Uncle Matt's post card (or doing some other task) before Sprocket gets you would be a cool addition :)

    And a Fraggle Rock video game would be very high on my MUST GET list :D Maybe when the movie comes out they'll do something?
  19. RedPiggy

    RedPiggy Well-Known Member

    I love the Matt idea. I'd also love to have some small adventures through Matt's Room cave thing ... and a "trophy" would include a postcard he made about it. ;D

    I've never written for a game or a choose-your-own adventure thing. The best part would be pitching it to the Hensons, though I'd bet some sort of video game would already be in the works. I'm just afraid a mini-game only thing would be the extent of their attempt.
  20. wwfpooh

    wwfpooh Well-Known Member

    Me too, but for all we know, that would just be start if FR is as big a hit with today's generation as it was with us.

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