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What setting would be most enjoyable in a burglary simulation game?

Asked by ragingloli (51952points) December 17th, 2023
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For example, snatching bags of gold coins and silver candelabras from a medieval manor is clearly more enjoyable than burgling a suburban McMansion and taking off with a playstation.
What would beat a medieval setting in a burglary simulator? Certainly a stone age cave does not cut it.

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zenvelo's avatar

Stealing the Royal Jewels from the Tower of London, getting away on a boat through the Traitor’s Gate.

flutherother's avatar

Removing all Vladimir Putin’s underwear from his palace on the Black Sea.

Zaku's avatar

It’s an established genre form, particularly as a character type in role-playing games, where the traditional setting is fantasy/medieval. It has been used successfully in many settings.

“Most enjoyable” would be a subjective judgement, and no two gamers seem to agree on everything.

What will make a burglary game more enjoyable than others, is how well it’s done.

But the setting does affect what types of loot, gear, and security is available. Modern burglary is much harder to pull off with all the security technology, but see the cyberpunk genre (where it extends to computerized burglary, as well) and games such as https://www.klei.com/games/invisible-inc (though it’s a bit more gamey than simulation, as most games are).

I’d tend to recommend a setting before 2000 AD, and after 1800 AD.

(The Hobbit’s protagonist is called a burglar.)

Blackwater_Park's avatar

Modern setting games have been done. “Hitman” is one like it, except you’re not stealing. If they could mix planning with stealth and opportunity, it would be a game I gravitate to. A nuclear weapons heist would be neat. Snatching alien bodies from area 51. Kidnapping Kim Jong Un, Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump, locking them into a room and forcing them to work together to get out of saw-like puzzles.

Mimishu1995's avatar

snatching bags of gold coins and silver candelabras from a medieval manor is clearly more enjoyable than burgling a suburban McMansion and taking off with a playstation.

Have you ever heard of Thief Simulator?

filmfann's avatar

The Hobbit scenario of a cave of gold protected by a dragon is amusing.
A playboy mansion heist might be amusing.
Perhaps trying to pilfer lost objects on the Titanic.

gorillapaws's avatar

I think a Prince-of-Persia-esque burglary game that takes place at the heart of the Khmer Empire, or during an interesting moment in India’s history would be pretty cool.

Forever_Free's avatar

Mar-a-Lago would be an intriguing setting. Imagine the obscure things you could find.

gorillapaws's avatar

@Forever_Free Historical letters from Lincoln smudged with hamburger grease?

ragingloli's avatar

@gorillapaws
Pictures of underage orgies on Epstein Island.

Forever_Free's avatar

@ragingloli I am seriously inspired to create this before SNL does the bit on it.

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