Hello all. I’m a relatively new face around here, so I don’t really know how things work yet.
I’m currently working on my first CS game. It’s coming along rather nicely up till now.
It’s currently about 37k words long. Like the title implies you’ll be playing a princess. (No, I’m not going to write a prince’s side. It would simply be too much work. And I’m not going to pull some strange gender switcheroo like ‘Choice of Broadsides’ either.) You don’t have to play your average helpless fairytale princess. You can be just as rebellious as you want to be. (For example, the branch of the story I’m currently working on involves you killing off both of your brothers in an attempt to claim the throne.)
The structure of the story is not that of a typical CoG game. Instead of branching off and returning to the main story this story just branches off. (and those branches branch off, and the branches of those branches branch off etc. You get the idea.) This causes you to end up on completely separate paths. Because of this there are quite a lot of completely separate endings. Last time I counted there were 17 endings (including several deaths). That was when I was at about 20k words.
I would have preferred to have waited with creating a WiP-thread until after I’d finished at least one of the seven (seven) main branches, but since I feel like I really need the help of you guys right now I decided to start a thread this early. You see, because of all the different branch stories (it’s more like a collection of short stories than one coherent story) you run into a lot of different people, and I’m really struggling with naming them. So if you could post some at this thread it would be greatly appreciated.
On a separate note, I’ve also ran out of witty remarks. Your help with that is also greatly appreciated, but it’s not as urgent as the above. If you don’t want all possible names to end up as either ‘Jack’ or ‘Joe’ you’d better lend a hand
I look forward to your replies.