I have gotten a lot closer to a fleshed out prototype of my game idea since yesterday.
Just a note on the art side (a friend on Facebook pointed out that it looks like shit). Of course this is not what I have in mind for how the game would actually look. Those are just circles I drew with a diagramming program I use for my UX work. This game could end up looking like anything – if I was lazy, I would make it UFO wars, or some kind of mote/cell thing like Osmos or something. It could a fucking teleporting ninja. The point is that I have an idea for core gameplay that I’m prototyping to see if it is/can be fun. Then if it was, in an ideal world I’d figure out how to get it developed, and I build a ‘story’ on top of it.