in my second post about my project Stay on the Track I want to tell you the Story and the Gameplay idea behind the map.
After I decided to use the Western setting for the map, the question was, why is the map placed there, and what is the story behind that?
My luck is, that it´s not really one of my problems to find ideas, so I found really fast a few possible ideas for the story of the map and a gameplay use for that.
First I couldn´t decide what would maybe a better solution, a fight for precious metals or oil or maybe a war with Indians? But the base theme for the application was "track".
Okay, Oil? Yeah, the railroad is the main supply line to get the oil from the oil field to the refineries. So maybe a competing company is trying to sabotage your railroad and you have to protect them? Remembers me a bit of "There will be blood".
Yeah, what would be a nice story but oil was discovered real late in the wild west times and I wanted to create a really cool Western-style map with steam trains and cowboys. And so I thought a bit more about the story. So if you think about the Wild West, what are you imagine?
Cowboys, horses, freedom, bandits, Indians. Right?
So that I finally come to this story: