Polly’s Adventure — About the Character (And a few other things…)

April 25, 2009

I thought I’d write down some information about the protagonist of Polly’s Adventure, as well as the setting, to kind of solidify them in my mind.

So, here goes.

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The game takes place in a near-future world, where mobile robots have become fairly commonplace, and humans share the world with numerous types of sentient animals.

These robots are more often than not piloted, though autonomous machines exist. The robots serve a variety of functions, from mining to construction, but have not largely superceded wheeled vehicles in the area of transportation.

Piloted robots, particularly those where the pilot is on-board, are called “Powered Armors”, remotely-piloted robots are called “Puppet Armors”, and non-piloted robots are simply called robots.

Specifically, the game takes place in northern Michigan.

In the area where the game is set, a band of thieves known as the Locktooth Gang have been raiding small towns, like the one the protagonist lives in. They have mainly taken machine parts, but have also stolen food, clothing, and even money. Few people have tried to stand up to them, as even police armors cannot seem to get the better of Locktooth’s machines.

The governor has yet to act on the matter of the Locktooth Gang, and there are rumors that the gang’s leader, James Locktooth, has been blackmailing him into not cracking down.

Rumor has it that the Locktooth Gang has a secret hideout somewhere in the Upper Peninsula, but no one knows where to look for it, or even if it really exists.

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Polly Lorraine Rose is an inventor from Edison, Michigan. Her day job is that of engine mechanic at Toby’s Motor Hut, the business her best friend owns.

Polly has built numerous machines, including a machine she has named “The Pug”, a robotic armor which can be mounted with a variety of tools.

During the course of the game, the player will come across numerous machine parts, which they can use to build upgrades to and new components for the Pug. This will be handled by a menu system between levels.

Polly is a tomboy, through and through. She hates makeup, loves the smell of motor oil, and refuses to wear a skirt. She can be a bit too gung-ho at times, though, and often charges blindly into things without forethought.

Polly has long blond hair which she ties back in pigtails, and typically wears a dark gray tank top, olive green baggy pants, and work boots. She has the typical orange and white fox fur pattern, with black marks on her muzzle.


Character Concept — Aqua

April 23, 2009

I have thought up a character concept that I want to write down for future use.

The character’s name is Aqua. She is an android powered by a hydrogen engine that is fueled by water.

The character would likely exist in a setting where a method of efficient electrolysis was discovered, so that an android-sized machine could have an on-board electrolysis mechanism.

Aqua has a cheerful disposition, and a never-say-die attitude. She always keeps her chin up, no matter what. She is a bit careless at times, and sometimes ends up in trouble because she didn’t have the caution that she should have. She is a bit clumsy, as well.

Aqua is a combat robot, and is equipped with a pair of lasers mounted on her left forearm. She is also equipped with a set of hydrogen-powered boosters.

She stores oxygen and hydrogen in tanks on her back, and has steam exhaust vents on her shoulders.

Aqua has deep green eyes and black hair tied back in a ponytail. She has blue armor on her upper torso and forearms, and azure boots. The rest of her body is covered in a light grey skin, aside from her head and face, which have a creamy complexion. She has soft features, and an expressive face.

I don’t have much else to write about the character, but I thought I’d write all that down, for after I’m done with my current game project. I’d like to put her in a game.

—Henry