There is no one game idea or answer obviously. Each platform has it's own strengths, suited to different game concepts I have in mind. Racing, JRPG, Arcade, Platformer. For Dreamcast I'm wanting to do a mixture and have it as a HD basis for the Genesis series, based on the 1990 Ghostbusters: Genesis game.
I was a investor for Arcade Racing Legends, with the ECTO-777 vehicle. I was also a investor and beta tester for Watermelon Games, for Pier Solar, and a prior beta tester to Black Lantern Studios once in their early days before they got contracted to Nintendo Gameboy Advance titles. I was never paid to do such. I volunteered my time, just as anyone does to further their career and to start projects. Should any money ever be involved, the community would have to be presented a concept demo and fundraiser.
I had ideabuyer.com interested in funding up to 50% for any project I got off the ground in a concept stage, but 2020 hit and they went under. So I'm back where I started on a partial investor part. The project is estimated at a $100k minimum, to get made as a packaged physical medium, be it a estimated 3000 custom cartridges or less $ for pressed CDs for any platform. So for me to contract hire developers after a successful concept demo and fundraiser, it's looking at a good $200k plus taxes in the estimates. You can thank the guys at Watermelon for helping me at least have estimates. Anything under $100k is too risky for a high quality game, unless it's Tetris or Pong... Ha!
Yes, I have my main plot and do random sketches for concepts. The story revolves around the mysterious Dr. D., the Phantasm Jewels and a time arc. Yes I'm a Sonic fan.
7 main platform stages around the world based on a mixture of Ghostbusters:Genesis and Contra:Hard Corps.
7 Special Stages based on some arcade Sega titles.
Currently all other developers I've spoke to either are busy or not interested atm. So I'm hitting forums again. Thanks everyone for your time in replying.https://www.linkedin.com/mwlite/in/ecto7