Touch the Sky

September 3, 2008

For the last couple of weeks I’ve had a game idea in mind.  Teens using power armor to do pakour, in a city about to explode into a riot- sort of Do the Right Thing meets Jet Set Radio.  I wanted to set up some thing where the troubles of the community in the face of city politics just keeps interesecting with these kids trying to have fun.

The recent RNC arrests, etc. have made it a troubling idea in my head overall – which of course means it’s probably got some weight to it.  If I can just figure out how to unpack that into something fun.


  1. “If I can just figure out how to unpack that into something fun.”

    *shrug* Maybe some sort of culture built around this ‘powkour’? Probably how well and it’s been established in a given city could be decided around the time each game starts. Probably the same with the culture too, whether it’s used as a counter-culture, a form of art, or commercialized, rival ‘powkour’ groups in both legit competitions as well as carving out their own territories, whether or not teens grow out of it as they grow up, etc.

    Blah blah blah yadda yadda ramble-on and hope that sparks at least something. =p

  2. Oh yeah. You may also wanna look up the film Yamakasi, if that’ll help.

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