Whats the likelihood of the entry date being extended? Heh, I'm still working out my concept for the "battles." I do have a storyline idea though.
The main character is a game designer trying desperately to get his original IP approved. He recruits other team members to his side (who you play the part of, helping him to argue his points..or backstabbing him) until he can persuade the producers. I'm thinking those heated discussions will be the battles, each character you control giving advice or making important points that in turn boost the hero's chances of success.
Seriously, I might not get it done in time, but even if I don't the challenge inspired me atleast and I'll post a link when it is done.