For many years I've waited for games that are similar to some of the classics I played in the past, but they never happened. One game in particular is Monster Rancher, and I hope that due to the ingenuity of indie developers, that someone may have created something like it.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFnpI9pvxBE&feature=related
The video shows the monster battles, and I heard it's like pokemon (never got into it).
The idea is that, you raise a monster from its infancy.
It has stats like life, power, intelligence, skill, speed and defense. You raise the stats by making your monster do jobs like delivering mail, run through a track field, meditate, etc. You can only do 1 job per week, and there are 4 weeks in a month.
You also need to balance training and rest/fun, along with other things like stress, discipline, body weight, etc.
Once your monster is ready, you send it in tournaments like the one in the video. Winning tournaments mean winning money and items. With money you can send your monster off to advanced training to raise its stats further and gain new skills. You can buy better items and upgrade its house so that it can rest better.
Some items help you create monsters with high starting stats.
A monster however has a limited lifespan and the main challenge is to raise a monster and balancing everything just enough for it to reach and win the major tournaments. There are many things that will lower a monster's life span, being knocked out in tournaments, high levels of stress, etc.
There are many types of monsters to be bred, like the bone dragon boss in the video. There is also exploration in the game to find more secret items, treasure, etc, enough to keep gamers interested.
Is there any game in Greenlight that is similar to what I'm looking for?