Okay, if this idea sucks, don’t tell me and just pretend it never happened. However, if anybody does want to make a game out of this concept, it’s copyright 2013 Harper Hair, in order that I can put 2 stipulations. The first, minor one is that you credit me somewhere so that I can point it out to people. The second, by far the primary stipulation, is that you make it freeware that runs on most systems, so I can play it easy.
The perspective I envision for this is a casual 3-d like that seen in many Nintendo 64 games, like Super Mario 64 and Ocarina of Time (though, obviously, only up to freeware standard), where the camera hovers behind the player character and gives you a broad scope of vision. You are a big, gross, pudgy cop, complete with the scary totalitarian cop hat and creepy cop suspenders. I mean, this guy is the worst kind of cop. He has that fascist schoolmaster expression of consternation eternally scaring his face. He walks around stiffly and rapidly like he has an ear of corn shoved up his ass. His body looks like an obsessive regiment of weight lifting is the only thing keeping it from collapsing into a Jabba the Hut-like mess. There’s no structural integrity, but the outer hull is solid steel.
You’re in the middle of a gallery. There’s no story and you never leave. Somehow, what we’re calling “C-list artists” keep coming into the gallery and walking toward you like friendly zombies. When I say C-list artists, what I mean is the type of people you’d normally expect to meet in an art gallery. Good, normal people involved in the arts. There could be an aging flower generation lady brandishing a flower pot, and maybe a friendly-looking hip young guy with dark-rimmed spectacles brandishing a notebook. Lots of things would work. There are all different types of these guys (obviously some can be clones). Besides their goofy friendly-zombie behavior in walking eternally toward you with outstretched arms and not speaking, there’s really nothing off about them, and they certainly aren’t attacking you. A sane person wouldn’t want to see any of these people harmed.
Your goal is to kill an arbitrary but high number of these “C-list artists”. For a weapon, you have your police baton and maybe a gun, which I’d save for like one special kill, such as your last kill before winning or something. A taser gun could be fun to work in, but mainly I’m thinking cudgel assault. For kills, think intense and violent yet goofy. Hotline Miami is a workable reference, but Diablo games is even better. When you’ve killed them all, your guy will say some shit like “For the power of America!”, and you’ll have the option of playing again. That’s it.
PS – Don’t scrimp on the cartoon “SPLAT!” sound effects.