I have been noodling around with a cyberpunk-setting superhero game, a la Batman Beyond
A cyberpunk setting has a lot to lend itself to a superhero game:
* Downtrodden people who need a hero.
* The bad guys have guns and bad attitudes.
* Colorful costumes (gang members, corporate/arcology uniforms, etc.) in the 1980s style
Remember in Dogfight how everyone in that tournament really needed Tiny to be the hero, to be the unbeatable champ? I think people in a corporatized, dehumanized world would be really desperate for heroes.
One thing I was thinking about was origins. For some reason I lean away from the idea that evil corporate experiments created the heroes. Of course they would like to do something like that. But I lean towards the serendipitous. One thing I liked about the series Heroes was that nobody really knew much about why the super-abilities were appearing how they did and to whom. I kinda like the idea that maybe it's just straight up destiny, something beyond the ever-increasing reach of humankind (and our ever-decreasing humanity).
What would you suggest for things to incorporate in the setting or ideas for what to do in the game?