Hi. I'm litterally a noob in minecraft-modding, but I had some cool ideas and I think It can make a really good mod, even an alternate way of playing minecraft.
The title is Outscout, a solo experience where you are a cyborg sent to scout unknown worlds. You're teleported with the "strict necessary needs" to collect ressources and turn it into useful stuff.
The world you explore is full of life, profitable ressources, and unknown technologies that you will get for yourself.
The goal of this mod is to not use any of minecraft textures, but to replace it with custom ressources, in a sci-fi theme, which is also really dark and tern. For example, a bit like Deadspace or Scorn.
Unknown worlds would indeed mean custom biomes, mobs, blocks, items, wildlife etc...
Mecanics Ideas :
- Scan and Datas system : would allow the player to "scan" any entity like blocks, mobs, objects and structures. Datas would be uploaded in the player's data inventory, giving him a sort of wiki about all the suff he come by, and what he can craft with said stuff. Useful to know crafting combinations or raw stats of an item !
- Micro-Management : first of all, imagine the player create power networks (redstone equivalent), and connect to it robots, devices, turrets, doors, cameras... an interface used thrue a "computer" would map the network and allow you to disable or to change the settings of a device. The player could also have his own cariable computer, which would allow him to like, ask robots to carry him ressources, to get reinforcements, or to manage his base during an invasion tho he's an hundred block far from it.
- Buildiable Vehicles : Another idea would be the "pilotseat" device. Once you have it, you could connect any block to it. Once you connect a power source block, 3-4 wheels or thrusters, you could move all blocks connected to the pilotseat in any direction. This would allow the player to create an infinity of looks for his vehicle, and even placing turrets blocks, mini shelter, storage blocks, and further on.
- New weapons and tools :
Grappler : a gun which would allow the player to attach himself to a block, and either swing in air, on to go down a vertical tunnel (would be freakin useful in original game)
Mining Laser : a laser to mine rapidly in a straight line
Slime Gun : would fire an area of enhanced slime blocks with better bouncyness, which would allow the player to go to crazy heights
I'm pretty much confident with the making of textures. I already did some tests with the little of modding knowledge, which you can see down the text.
Tho, with animation of textures, blocks, and raw modding (modifying json file, mob behavior, generating a custom biome), I'm really a newbie. Say that I got the vision but I lack 90% of the needed skill.
Also, I don't know which version of Minecraft I should start with to have a decent mod, or even if I should use another engine like unity to start a sanbox block game from a scratch. If you aren't interested in participating in this project, your point on those questions would be appreciated ! Or even advise me a list of minecraft modding software which would allow me to fulfill all my goals.