Polly’s Adventure — Weapon List

April 25, 2009

I’ve got a tentative list of weapons for Polly’s Adventure. 😀

Arms: (One weapon on each arm)

  • Machine Gun
  • Gatling Gun
  • Flamethrower
  • Laser
  • Plasma Cannon
  • Dual Laser
  • Shotgun
  • Missile Launcher
  • Swarmer Missiles
  • Phaser
  • Mines
  • Bombs
  • (Or none on both arms if the player wants to lift things)

Shoulders: (One weapon on each shoulder)

  • Gatling Gun
  • Cannon
  • Laser
  • Heavy Laser
  • Rocket Launcher
  • Swarmer Missiles
  • Pounder Missiles (Sort of a concussion missile)
  • Flamethrower
  • Plasma Cannon
  • Ball Lightning Cannon
  • (Or a lamp for dark areas)

Back: (Only one)

  • Mine Layer
  • (Or a box of ammo)
  • (Or one of a couple types of jetpack)

Chest: (Only one)

  • Grenade Launcher
  • Machine Gun
  • Laser
  • (Or flares for dark areas)

The player can also put one of a few types of feet on their armor:

  • Dash Boosters
  • Flight Boosters
  • Running Boots (Doubles running speed)
  • Tungsten Boots (Allows player to walk on most hazardous surfaces, but halves running speed)

The player can also choose from five bodies:

  • Normal
  • Light (Double speed, half health)
  • Heavy (Half speed, double health)
  • Turtle (Quarter speed, quadruple health)
  • Hare (Quadruple speed, quarter health)

Each of these parts goes through four levels, zero through three. Level zero parts have blue trim, level one parts have green trim, level two parts have yellow trim, and level three parts have red trim.


I’ll start working seriously on the assets after Pyweek. In fact, I’m declaring this game shelved until after the competition. I’ll revisit it in a week. 🙂

For now, I’ll start thinking about my Pyweek game.


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.


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 The robots serve a variety of functions, from mining to construction, but have not largely superceded wheeled vehicles in the area of transportation.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.


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.