Note: This is not a recruitment thread; just want to see how much people like the idea, and if there are enough who would want to play.
On September 13, on the year 2000, a massive meteor crashed into the Earth in the vicinity of Antarctica. Instantly the polar icecaps were melted, seas boiled, land churned and the heavens blackened with fire and ash. Over a thousand species went extinct within a month, careful habitats and ecosystems that were preserved and balanced upon the most sensitive of pendulums destroyed utterly in the aftermath. Thousands more disappeared in the coming years, and it looked as though the impact would end the human race. It was the most destructive natural disaster for the human race's collective memory, the second meteor fall so destructive that it changed the face of the world since the first one which led to the fall of the dinosaurs, and thus the event was known as the "Second Impact".
It is now the year 2017, and less than two decades have passed since the Second Impact. It is a testament to human ingenuity and willpower that slowly the land is being rebuilt. Despite 90% of the human population being wiped out, people are slowly building their lives back and attempting to fix the damage done to the world. But a new danger threatens to destroy the world, strange and alien beings called "Angels" who destroy whole cities within minutes, walking towards some unknown location somewhere on the West Coast. In response, the United Nations have created a special task force, and whenever one of these Angels attacked there was always a giant robot there to stop them. These giant robots are called Evangelions.
Unknown to the majority of the population, a human sits within the massive construction guiding its inexorable might to stop the Angels in their path. Ranging from 16 to 18, these young boys and girls were born up to a year from the instant that the Second Impact occurred and have the strange ability to synchronize with the Evangelions. Working for NERV, the pilots are under tremendous stress to excel in their missions, with the fate of humanity on their shoulders. Should they fail, it would mean the unimaginable--a Third Impact.
The game itself takes place around a high school on the West Coast in the LA area not too far from Malibu. Players play either Evangelion pilots who fight to keep the Angels at bay, NERV personnel who support the pilots, or school staff, unaware of what happens right beneath their noses (or one of the NERV staff who also functions as part of the school staff, overseeing the students). The game itself will either be freeform or extremely light on the rules (chime in for what you prefer). This is primarily a story of the pilots' descent into darkness as their hopes and dreams are weighed down by the stress they are placed under, as well as their own psychoses and mental derangements that accrue from piloting the Evangelions, a process that causes you to feel the pain your robotic companion suit would in combat.