The two games have little in common, but they both use Florida as a setting. Fountain of Dreams may not have been a good game, but I doubt killer clowns killed enthusiasm for the game, as this quote on the Wikipedia page says:
The Joker and Stephen King’s clown from, It, are popular and clowns do play a role in Florida. John Wayne Gacy even visited here and apparently raped a guy. Many people who come here are monsters, I’m more native.than a Seminole, so everyone else is just a trespassing monster. I can’t wait to hang Obama’s obnoxious elitist-scalp to my scalp collection, but I digress—clowns and other circus fold belong to Florida culture, we also have many serial killers; which, I can’t be because I’m just a native defending his land.
The Wikipedia quote also makes note of the fear of Disney, but how do you know when the conspiracy theories about Disney are right or wrong. Maybe the Mouseketeer Illuminati Society really exists. You can’t prove it doesn’t. I’m mostly interested in the factions of the game — three organized crime factions — the DeSoto Family, the Obeah Orders, the Bahia Mafia., plus the disorganized crime faction made from the deranged Killer Clowns.
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is a higher rated game which revolves primarily around two factions; the Templars and the Pirates. You have other factions but they can be considered regional. I’m not sure if you can make an RPG without factions, but most have two primary factions.
I’ve decided to add a video game enterprise to my main character’s list of assets and I’m analyzing the games set in Florida. Like I said, the factions interest me. My novel will probably use the story within a story trick, but the encapsulated story will be a game story. How many games is undecided, but I’m suspecting multiple.
Fountain of Dreams
Designer(s): Dave Albert, Banjo Bob Hardy