I have decided to stop my work on my previous demo game “A Regency Tale” due to an incredibly long and severe case of writers block. It was not lack of ideas, it was lack of ideas for a woman in the regency era. Without thinking I found myself writing scenarios suitable only for men. (If someone could let me know how to close a thread it would be much appreciated!)
Hence the decision to change the game drastically to a male point of view.
In A Regency Tale you are…
A young aristocrat back from university following his fathers death to attend the funeral.
You discover that you have been left everything, including guardianship of your mother and younger siblings (one female, one male).
Unfortunately this also includes a massive pile of debt that cannot be paid! Furthermore the family manor is in ruins, and selling it would not provide any sum substantial enough to clear the money you owe. Any negotiations about debt repayments are impossible. Someone has purchased all of your fathers debts, and you now owe them the whole sum. To make matters worse you don’t know who “they” are, only that they have something to do with your fathers mysterious death…
Something must be done!
You, with a nagging mother and annoying siblings in tow decide to travel to London, in hopes of solving the families financial issue.
Throughout there will be many different ways to reduce your debt, and many different events, and romances to experience.
Will you gamble your way to a fortune?
Seduce a rich heiress into elopement?
Make money with wise investments?
Bring your estate back from the brink?
Solve the mystery of your father?
So far I have various parts of the game done, about 7000 words. Since these are not written in order of game-play I will only post a stat chart right now to give a flavor of what the game will be like. Any comments will be appreciated.