I'm writing all this down because I have a grand vision of what this collaboration looks like in my head. I love the theme and wanted to delve a little deeper. I believe this collaboration should resemble something along the lines of a Fallout-type world. The idea came to me because there is a group of kids in that game who live in a town called "Little Lamplight". It's a shanty-town in a cavern completely run by commando-esque children with hunting rifles and oversize body armor. I'm using this as an example of what I'm getting at.
It's just an idea, but I think the collab could be even more dark than it already is and become a story of desperation and war, but also a story about hope and courage in the face of horrifying circumstances. We could even develop a fictional town in which this war is being fought. I saw it as a half industrial, half suburban town with outlying areas like lumber yards and swamps and summer camps.
So here's a list of characters and areas I've come up with so far for the children's side. Feel free to illustrate, elaborate, or give a voice to any of them, or submit your own to the collab if they spark any ideas. And anyone willing to come up with one of these lists for monsters, you should totally do that.
Boy Scout Troop 387 "The Wolfpack"
St. Abraham Baptist Church Choir "The Angels"
West Acres Neighborhood Gangs:
-"West Acres Defenders"
-"The Kirby Brothers"
North Lane Regional Mathletes "The Braintrust"
Little Miss West Acres Pageant Girls "The Sirens"
Harland Mavis and his twin brother Kyle "Trapper and Keeper"
Stepping Stone Rocket Football Team "The Fighting Owls"
Claudia Madison's all-female gang "The Snow Whites"
West Acres Theater Troupe "The Pretenders"
The Lister Brothers (Kevin, Johnny, and Judah) "Radio 89.9" (Broadcasting Monster Locations and News)
Stepping Stone Elementary Explorer's Group "Fieldwalkers"
West Acres Literary Club "The Historians"
Carter Mittle's Cadillac Dealership Gang "Greasers"
INDIVIDUALS (Not Associated With Above Groups)
Lester Caldwell, Thief "The Phantom"
Alicia Strand, Mayor Of The Historical District Shantytown
Buster Tennison, Chef At Save-A-Ton Food Depot Refuge Camp "Big Buster"
Unknown Name, Marksman/Sniper "Longshot"
Tuesday Applebaum, Leader Of West Acres Shopping Mall District "Tuesday The Terrible"
Thomas Little III, Black Market Dealer, "Walkie-Talkie Tommy" (He only is known by his nickname, to keep a low profile.)
Mason Hopper, Sheriff of Oak Ridge Neighborhood District
West Acres Middle School
Stepping-Stone Elementary School
Oak Ridge Neighborhood
West Acres Neighborhood
Little Leaf Daycare Center
Save-A-Ton Food Depot
West Acres Shopping Mall
West Acres Historical District
Calendo Lumber Yard & Supply
Field & River Outdoors/Army Surplus "The Armory"
The "Little Globe" Acting School
Tido's Pawn & Loan (Where Walkie-Talkie Tommy gets his merchandise)
St. Abraham Baptist Church
32nd Street Parking Ramp Refugee Camp
Arcadia Glen District (Art Galleries, Hair Salons, Swanky Restaurants, etc.)
Silent Mountain Cemetery
Lenny Lepinski's Farmer's Market
FunZone (Similar to Chuck E. Cheese)
Deer Jump Inn (Motel)
Paw Prints Pet Supplies
Gerald H. Livingston Shipping Bay
I know I just threw a ton of ideas and information at you guys, but I think this could be a brilliant world to create and develop, with rich characters and a gripping story. I'm thinking Lord Of The Flies meets Fallout 3 meets Cloverfield meets The Mist meets The Goonies meets Dawn Of The Dead. If that makes any sense (which it doesn't). But I haven't been this excited about a collaboration in awhile. So let's get to it. And of course, you don't have to use any of my ideas, make up some characters or areas or groups on your own and let's breathe some life into this little, terrible world we've created.
And Wirrow, if this isn't what you were thinking, then just disregard this haha.
-Brandon Elrod (TheSerpentTheCharmer)