So I decided to take part in the Game Prototype Challenge, located over here: http://gameprototypechallenge.com/
the themes this month are Electricity and Closure.
After rooting around on wikipedia and google, I kept coming back to the idea of electromagnets- using electricity to activate them. The current idea in the prototype is you are some kind of electricity controlling guy/thing, and the floor is a grid of magnets. by standing on one and powering it, you can manipulate objects using magnetism..
as for closure, I’m not quite sure yet. I’m thinking of linking it in to the backstory/setting somehow..
here’s a pic of how things look so far..
and a vid, which is rather more interesting: