Just wanted to post a couple of games ideas. I played Detroit (car factory) and an airline game a few years ago, in the early 90s I think. The world has moved on to FPS and PS3 and I’m on the Mac. I’d kind of forgotten about them until I found Cliffski and his games. I’d love to see those games again.
Cars! could be a game where you start at the beginning of the 20th century. You research technologies, design cars and sell them. The great depression would be a major challenge, you’d have to help building military vehicles during the war, but the goal of the game would be to survive to the present day (or near future). The types of cars you build will affect your image. Will you be a Ferrari that only makes sports cars (and make a fool of yourself when you introduce a van) or will you be a Ford that makes everything for everyone (and won’t be taken seriously in the niche segments)? Advertising will also help solidify your image, so be careful how you advertise and where. Will you focus on quality, performance or price?
Airline! would have you starting out with one plane and hopefully growing into an international force. Will you focus on cheap ticket prices, safety or luxury? Will you fly to the premium airports or the Lutons? An alternative idea is an airline factory, similar to the cars game above. Do you focus on military aircraft, private jets or airliners?
What do you think?