An observation of Great Ideas
"The Legend of Zelda" was built upon an idea Miyamoto experienced when he was a young boy and discovered a cave. This natural wonder was filled with mystery and he sought to capture this in a form of a game which we all know today and I consider these inspirations of his as the origin of Ideas. On this journey of coming up with "original" ideas for our game I have read a multitude of articles and forums of where it is best to get ideas from and let me start off by saying that even though there is no one way to get an idea, I find this to be one of the great many ways to start and one way we are applying it to ours.
|This would make a great game!|
Long story short
Life is one of the best sources of inspiration and the only way to find ideas from life is to live. Example: To make the Mayor feel real we based him on reflections of ourselves and how we would act in his situation. This may seem pretty obvious right now but understanding the Laws of Obviousity is left for another article.