Question about game developers/game comcepts
Suppose I have an awesome idea for a videogame. The game engine is beyond my abilities to design, though.
If I were to lay out the gameplay/character designs/concept art, and develop a simple flash game that encapsulated the idea of the game, would it be possible to sell the idea of the game to a developer?
I was thinking of making a bunch of concept art/t-shirts/stickers, and renting booth space at a game convention to create buzz for this game.....even though it is a rudimentary flash game....if I were to secure all the rights to the game story and concept, would I be protected?
Are there any games that actually get made in this way?
I mean, what if before Guitar Hero was created, some person made a simple Flash version and created all the cool concept art with kids standing around in their living room with those guitar-controls, like they had a vision for where the game would go in the future......would a game developer just see that and steal the idea? Or would there be a bidding war over buying the rights to the game?
I start to think, and then I sink,
into the paper, like I was ink.