I have an idea for a game, and I just wanted to get a couple opinions as to whether or not it would be fun enough to be worth spending the time developing it.
Basically, the game would be for either 2 to 4 players, and be played via the internet or LAN. It would also be in ascii mode (a la Dwarf Fortress), as I'm a programmer and definitely not an artist. Think Lemmings meets Risk meets Warcraft. Each player is given a certain number of "pawns", or little people, that they can assign tasks to. These include building ships, land vehicles, or planes, digging (to go under rivers, or even through mountains), spying, and many other duties. The game would start with each player's "pawns" only being given a piece of land on the world map, and a strategy to overrun the other player would have to be developed based on their position. The game ends when one player completely takes out all the other player's pawns.
My question is - would this be fun?