Hey all, I just started listening to idle thumbs a few months ago and this will be my first wizard jam. I've also never released a game before so I decided to do something pretty simple.
The premise of the game is based on a weird event where Takeru Kobayashi (a hot dog eating champion) was in a hot dog eating contest with a bear, link to video. Your job in the game is to try to enable Kobayashi to win via psyching out that bear. The actual gameplay is pretty simple. It is based on Zell's limit break from Final Fantasy VIII, where you are given a series of simple fighting game style inputs and you pick one which then plays an animation and does damage. In my game each move will just increase the time it takes for the bear to eat his hot dogs.
I've set up most of the game logic, now I'm just starting to add sprites which has not gone as well as I was hoping so far. I was also hoping to have at least 4 moves plus 1 super move, and I've got maybe 1 or 2 moves I'm happy with so far. I figure I should at least have some reference to the podcast so one of the moves is throwing the endlessly singing bear at the hot dog eating bear. Since I don't know all the podcast recurring jokes I'm just going with silly/ridiculous things that won't require too much art since I'm really bad at art.