I, like millions of others and probably every single person on this website, have a lot of ideas for games that I think would be interesting and novel. Unfortunately, I have no dev experience, and the games I’m thinking up are beyond the scope of a solo project anyway. I made a resolution this year to start committing these ideas to paper - I want to make the most professional and intensive game design document I can, really JUST to get the idea out of my head. This includes all game mechanics, story, writing, and art. I’m wondering, has anyone else done this for fun?
I’ve found some great resources for putting something like this all together, but it seems like every community for game design and development is for mutual help with coding, asset creation, and other hands-on things. So I’m wondering if anyone else puts effort like this into pipe-dream games, and if there’s any discord or community out there to dish about game mechanics and whatnot in the abstract?