Okay - I'm going to do 7drts! That's right, I'm going to make a real-time-strategy game in seven days. And I'm going to livestream as much of it as possible just for kicks -http://twitch.tv/happionlabs (starting around 10AM today)
My design goal is to see just how short a session RTS I can make. I want it to have most of the classic elements of Dune II: harvesting resources, building factories that build units, sending units to recon, fog of war - but play in about a minute. Not sure if it'll be time-limited or survival. Resources will probably be random drops - sometimes it'll just be gold, other times advances to your tech tree or free units - to increase uncertainty, slot-machineness, replayability.
So come on over to twitch.tv/happionlabs to check in on what I'm doing. Probably be boring as hell to watch, but I kind of like the pressure of thinking there might be other eyes on me as I work.
Side note: I still plan on doing an Energy Hook update on Tuesday. There's some great new stuff in there.