I've been thinking lately about my next game project. What it will be. Yes, I am already working on games but I mean the game after these games. This is something I knocked out today LEGEND Blue is water (ocean) Darker green is grassy area Lighter green are forests (two different types not sure why exactly) The brown trails are dirt roads The gray areas are rock ground The Light gray with black near center are caves The small back circles near forests are holes in the ground. The little multi-colored things always next to a road are towns. Obviously this is a map very similar to the RPG games from long ago. And since we're seeing retro games coming back more and more probably much like some recent Indie games too. Anyway, I've been thinking about games and nothing really excites me that much to focus on in and of itself. I've realized the reason for this is because I've basically seen it & played it all before. What I would like to do is to have this overworld area that works much like an RPG with movement from tile to tile & random encounters. But in addition to that what I would like to do is make a series of mini games. Like you travel around and random encounters happen, you battle, you get the loot & xp. Light quests. So this kind of thing is normal. But what I personally would find more interesting is when you enter a cave the view changes and you are playing a light action game exploring the cave. It could be a side platformer or it could be top down. Same for the holes. If you have the rope and go down you explore the area and then return to the rope and go back up. Of course, if you go down without a rope... enjoy your stay. Anyway, I've noticed there don't seem to be any games like this. I do remember hybrid games sort of like this long ago. I guess I am wondering if maybe I just an oddball and one of a very few who like the idea of playing a game that combines some arcade action with the depth and experience of playing a simplified RPG style game? So anyone who plays such games... roguelikes and such. Dwarf Fortress, etc. What would you think if when you found a cave the game mode switched and you actually played through that cave? Maybe @Ryiah is a good person to start with. Probably should throw this up on Steam and see what the gamers think.