Hi, I am new to the forum here. But I am determined to write a game so I appreciate all the help that I will need. I am not sure if it is too early to create a thread here regarding my idea. But I thought I would record my progress here as I move along.
I have currently written around 1,000 words story wise, which is not a lot. And to add to that, they are not in a linear fashion. I am writing possible scenes that come to mind (with extreme difficulty from this lousy writer).
Here is my idea:
The game will be set in Historical China (Either the Qing or Tang Dynasty) and the focus will be on Romance. I do not claim to be historically correct in my writing, but will try to stick as close to the ancient traditions (eg. greeting methods, customs etc.) as possible. But this is first and foremost a ‘Love’ story.
The story will revolve around a daughter from a noble family (Manchurian descended) that has to participate in the mandatory Imperial Consort selection process to elect eight wives for the current Emperor (With an existing Empress).
The characters I currently have in mind are (possible love interests):
Prince (one of the Emperor’s many brothers)
There will be quite a lot of scheming ahead in this story. The selected concubines will never be able the leave the Forbidden City for life. They either fight for the Emperor’s attention or never know another man’s touch.
The story won’t go deeply into the feud between the concubines so much as the main character’s interaction with the characters above. At the most 6-7 characters will be majorly featured, at the very least four.
I intended for this story to contain a lot of alternate paths and branching lines. Which is pretty ambitious (and stupid) of me, so do wish me luck I am tentatively aiming for 20,000 to 50,000 words.
I am not a good writer at all. And coupled with my zero knowledge regarding Choicescript, I am genuinely worried about whether this little project of mine will take off or not. So, I am posting things here at the very beginning to motivate myself a little.
Thank you for reading! Let me know what you think of the idea.
50, 000 min words
2 months max
28/11/2014 - 04/12/2014 (5,100 words)
05/12/2014 (5,300 words)