What’s Your Favourite Theme?

I’m into this sneaky oriental samurai stuff, and I like zombies (as a theme, not as nocturnal creatures who want my brain). I don’t know exactly why. Samurais are just so cool (especially those silent guys who just swing the sword once and see their opponent fall ground… dead). Zombies – well, zombies are cool – everybody knows that.

What themes have you used in your games, and why you’ve chosen those?

Also, what favorite themes you guys have? Fantasy? World War II? What kind of themes you really enjoy seeing in games?

Is there a theme you’d like to see in games, but for some reason it’s rarely done?

(Disclaimer: I reserve the right to steal your theme idea and put it to my next game if it ticks me.)

Juuso Hietalahti


  1. Medieval, medieval+fantasy (magic) for me. Maybe some sort of postapocalypse, that can be very interesting, but also somewhat depressing for some people.

  2. Well you’ve obviously got some sort of “sneaky game dev” theme going on ;) Love the disclaimer.

  3. @hermitC: I also like League – it was cool.

    @Ronin: Cyperpunk… hmm, I had forgotten this one. Very nice thing to remind me. Cyperpunk/samurai theme.. hmm hmm.

    @Arya: :)

  4. well, I like the classical medieval magical theme.
    swords and magic are the best!

  5. Cyberpunk and Science Fiction, hands down!
    That’s also why I’m developing games in that genre ;)

  6. I like “Van Helsing” (the movie) its gothic/medieval style. It combines beauty, darkness, magic, technology and mysticism.
    Also the “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen” its alternative science has its special charm.

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