Cache Miss, the story about game sprites swapping between living in a ghost town and re-enacting stories…
Was also Piqha, the cast of colorful shelled bird-man gremlins and…
Was also Stardogs/Starlancer, my answer to the Berenstain Bears and Star Trek?
What if the handheld game console on which the sprites lived was a spaceship. Or more accurately, a ship designed to navigate the Dream, where stories have substance. And a piqha family uses that ship to rescue story characters who are being jettisoned by a mind virus that is ravaging the fictional worlds of the Dream.
It’s Wreck it Ralph meets Kingdom Hearts. Except politically too on the nose.
But the on-the-noseness will abate as the concept sees development. As I work out the rules of the reality and the motivations of the characters.
I think this is it. I think I’ve solved my story equation.
Only problem is this thing. This thing ain’t no spaceship.
Let me fix that for ya.
Now that’s a spaceship!