I've been working on an RPG maker project involving Creepypastas and the idea of Tulpas that they seem to create. It's just a small fan project which is why I turn to you.
Which Creepypasta characters would you want to appear in something like this? The only ones for sure are Slenderman,(which will be at best a cameo since he's been played out.) Jeff the Killer, (who I hate but needs to be there.) and Laughing Jack since I think he doesn't get enough credit.
Are there any big name characters that NEED to be there? Even the picture I attached I don't recognize half of them so help me out!
I don't know! I'm actually more interested in RPG maker horror games because they seem to stand the test of time compared to these unity created Walking Simulators.
I agree, but there's something to the whole idea of these characters that resonates with people. I appreciate your feedback!
I think the entire reason the Mythos is sullied today is because there was too much fan fiction of Lovecraft after his death anyways. If I wrote his characters into anything it would remind me too much of "Cthulhu for President" or "Cthulhu saves the World". The only guy who can write Lovecraft is Lovecraft.
You're overthinking it. Anyways, HPL's writing isn't that much. The horror cmes from lulling you in by pictoresque New England landscapes, and then abruptly changing to the ravings of an insane person.
I'd leave out actual video game characters so you don't get sued (yes, there have been C&D orders issued to fan game makers) and the fact that most video game creepypastas suck.
Anyway, this looks like a fun project, but we've had a lot of them fizzle out, so I hope you actually finish this and share it with us.
I was working on a Pokemon-ish game based upon legends from all over the world, but in the end i had to kill since i couldn't come up with a decent game system.
I wish you the best of luck, OP.
I think that "big name" characters might be already trademarked.
Slender Man certainly is. The same with Ben, Sonic.EXE, all lost media pastas, Tails Doll and the Lavender Town syndrome.
In fact, maybe you should google copyright stuff. Maybe even things like the Rake, Smiledog, etc., could be already registered. I wouldn't be surprised if they did.
As a tip, stick to monsters and ghosts, and avoid the edgy teenager killers. The latter tend to poison things by attracting the whole Deviantart kids crowd.