Separated- A zombie story without the zombies

Hi there!

I had an idea for a game (FINALLY!!) after bashing my head against the wall for months hoping for something inspired to come tumbling out. The idea came to me, as it often does when I was trying to get some sleep. I scribbled the idea down and proceeded to have my usual 4-8 hours rolling around snatching the odd handful of minutes' sleep.
Today I made a start. I got home from work and cracked open Photoshop to throw down some imagery. I've been working for a little while to turn my 3am scribbles into a mock screenshot and it hasn't been going too badly at all.

The idea was to string things together that didn't make a whole lot of sense. I wanted to make a zombie game without a single zombie in it and build a relationship between the player and a character that is never there. I like a challenge, and this definitely is a challenge. It also sounds like it could make for an interesting game.

I am so far proud of the artwork I've produced in this early stage but I think I may have to look into befriending someone with more pixel talent than I. This is probably some of my best work which, to anyone with skill in the field, isn't impressive. Animating is also likely to be a struggle for me. Worst case scenario- I produce all the art myself which, by the look of things so far, isn't that much of a disaster.