While this was discussed by Tom and Tony in some of the discussions, I’m raising the idea that somebody might take the base game engine that is Stonehearth and turn it into a completely different game by making a nearly complete overhaul of all of the modable assets in the game.
For example: A space-based asteroid mining game and other heavy science fiction themed assets.
I realize that this is of course something that would take a whole lot of effort and not something lightly done. Never the less, I’ve seen other games that have had this level of detail including some Civilization mods that did really interesting things like creating a Star Trek-themed mod that completely redid the tech tree and had planets instead of cities with black-colored “ocean” tiles and starships. Minecraft has mods like Industrialcraft and Millénaire, both with huge fan communities of their own including separate wikis and even mods of mods in these cases.
Is anybody else considering such a grand overhaul of the game in this fashion? If so, what kinds of “alternative” gameplay ideas are you thinking about? Anybody thinking of doing Minecraft-in-Stonehearth?