A simple sugestion, Entertainment.

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A simple sugestion, Entertainment.

Allright, I've been thinking. The world's pretty depressing in this game. Heck, even in real life, people need escapism. I'm going to sugest that if one isn't "entertained", like from maybe games on a smartphone, Drugs and other things (Maybe zom zoms?) he'll get depressed. (Which could also be a trait, similar to motabolism which makes those things less effective)
To stave off depression, One could recreationally use some drugs, like painkillers, Drink booze (Maybe even able to make a makeshift still, to turn berries into wine?), Or just fuck around on a electronic device, like a laptop. Could even implement handheld consoles. Ofcorse, to power them on long trips away from the DMC, One could get lucky and find an extremly rare solar panel to charge them with...

Sorry if the sugestion's too sims-y, I was recently replaying fallout 3 wander's edition.

Oh, and higher quality foods could help the player out. Maybe some small-scale cooking, even?

What, killing bandits and eating unknown mushrooms isn't entertaining? ;-)

Ran around with a clown mask before it was cool

I like the idea of a mental health stat, and I actually have a note to self about it on my wishlist. I think there's a lot one can do in game mechanics with such a stat, not to mention the opportunities for commentary on human nature.

It'd take quite a bit of effort to do it right, though, so I've rated it lower on priorities until I finish some of my other homework :) (e.g. finishing story, bug-fixes, etc.)

Dan Fedor - Founder, Blue Bottle Games