A Warm Night's Slaughter

low-fantasy
nonbinary-inclusive
gender-choice

#1

I’ve begun work on my new game A Warm Nights Slaughter. In it, you play a wizard/ bard/ guard/ thief.

To play the demo, go here:

Link

Here!

As of right now, it’s not much, but a few key things I wanted to touch upon:

Would you guys be interested in being a Guard who secretly works for the Thieves Guild (or vice- versa)

I’m planning on having a part where you can hire some recruits, 2 you have to have accompany you, and you can pick 2 more (e.g. if a [CLASS] you’ll get Bob and Jeff always, can pick 2 between Geoff, Jim, Jimbob and [Specific Class helper guy])… so teams of 5, including you.

Also, I’m expecting to finish this short- medium (like maybe 100-120K (including code) word) game in a year or so, probably before, since I’m a student and all that jazz.

Current Progress: 3%

Startup: Set background, main skills, etc. [10%]
The 10% is split into Noble background [DONE], Wizard background [DONE], Orphanage/ Weird abandoned child place and the Family Home background, at 2% each

You’ll either fight a wizard, defend family home, defend land (&fight political rival) or fight bandits and guards, depending on background.

Can buy some cool items, get some cool items for free, and hire mercenaries (who will die, even the main 2 guys will hopefully not be game-immortal, and you can die even if all your meat shields esteemed companions are alive.

Also, what really is young adult fiction? I mean… I’m a young adult, and this is fiction, and I think it’d be appealing to young adults but I’m not too sure. Oh and on that topic there’ll be some romance but nothing too much because 1) The character in the game is 15/16 throughout, and 2) I’m also 15/16.

This’ll be great though. I hope.
I’ll add on shizzle everyday, and update the link everyday. every other day (when I eventually finish startup!)


#2

#3

Ah thanks!

Then it’ll feel prettttty much like YA, but I want it to give you the option for the ol’ “We just met and I love you so much” feel like in Romeo and Juliet, but also a feel of “We just met and we’re going to die over each other because love is selfish and superficial,” also like in Romeo and Juliet!

Plus, I’ll have a lot of people die.


#4

Yes. And yes.

That is always a plus in my book.


#5

Hey I’ve got like 10-ish likes now, so nows a good time for a quick update:

I’ve been working on it mainly on weekends, since i’m a student (like… GCSE student, not a level) however I’ve done most mock exams and sizzle so I’ll be able to update more.

And the link will be put of sorta soonish. I’ll just finish the opening of the Noble branch first. It’s at like 6500 words (but that’s on CSIDE, and not sure if that includes code) and I’mma change my estimate (for now) to 100-120k words (excluding code)

I want it done before the end of the he summer holiday next year, and any suggestions are welcome. Although i’m guessing it’ll be slightly easier to do once you’ve actually y know, seen my game.

Also, please don’t take my atrocious speeling/ word choice here as indication of the quality of the hehe game since I’m on my phone right now, and try to check my game sounds uh… ‘game-ish’


#6

Double post purely because there’s actually a link up.
2 main things, 1) I’m kinda ill so I’ve added less this time, 2) Tell me features you want, what you do or don’t like already, what I spend too much time on, what I seem to rush over… etc.

Thanks for readin’


#7

hhhhhh !! I really like this! I just played the noble and wizard branches and they were equally a lot of fun! (I rEaLLY like playing as nobility in any game.) I like that there are so many backgrounds to choose from. It reminds me of when I would go back and replay all of the different beginnings of DA:O lol.

Some Thingies

This was in the noble path uhhhh

idk if this is supposed to be backwards but it made me giggle either way

I was playing as a girl in the wizard path, but hadn’t chosen a gender yet.

!! watch me get emotionally attached and cry over all my dead friends !!


#8

Hey thanks I’ll fix these problemos!

The damsels-in-distress one is on purpose, the others most likely the result of mistyping or evil copy and pasting :sweat_smile:


#9

This is an interesting demo. I’ve only played through the wizard background but I’m looking forward to what you can do with your character.

Side note: what do you have planned for the MC?

Bugs(?)

Pretty sure the space before the comma is not meant to be there.

While playing a nonbinary MC.

That would be pretty cool. Would other classes be able to work for the guild too or is this strictly a dynamic between thief and guard?

Good luck with the game!


#10

There’s going to be 4 guilds, Assassins, Thieves, Guards and Wizards.

In a shorter version, Assassins think thIves are thugs and cowards, think Wizards are pretentious and elitist, thieves think guards are people enforcing a class divide and bad, think assassins are cold hearted, uncaring. Wizards dislike assassins, don’t care much for thieves, consider them a minor annoyance.

Wizards and Guards often work together, but this displeases people (like, “Why do they get bodyguards just because they’really wizards” or “oh so the guards can use magical light orbs but I spend money on lanterns everday”)

For thieves the guild is basically like an unorganised Parliament, with multiple “heads” controlling different areas, Assassins shall be more like an organised crime/ mafia esque thing, yet still very brutal and has internal disagreements.
Guards is more like a police station, rarely any disagreements really (although there’ll be a few moles) and more like a community.
Wizards are generally alone, but take on apprentices, have rivals, have alliances but in their community being too social is negative, like a sign of needing to rely on other over own skill.

You can sorta multiguild, but stuff like guard and wizard will be easier than, say, Assassin and wizard


#11

Also I hope you have the entire startup done by the end of this weekend, and start working on a few characters I’ll add (need to have rougly 8 in total, with 2 always there and pick from remaining 3 (two can always pick, 1 dependant on background )


#12

Hey bepole. I’m aboot to add another update. I’ve got GCSE mocks and shizzle so slower (wayyy slower) than usual, but (hopefully) luckily for you guys I barely celebrate christmas and am super ready to do the ol’ writing.

Goto commands still feel like cheating, though.

…EDIT: May not be able to update it today, due to saving issues, but I’ve changed the beginning (as in, added something before it) since I disliked starting with the voice of a random Guard.

New Opening

The most effective way to make a man listen is a bomb on his doorstep: the quickest a knife in his throat.

Luckily for you, the Guards are not renowned for their effectiveness or speed, so you heard the booming voice before the boom at your door.


#13

Hey here’s something else I’mma put in the game. Tell me if its good, bad, ugly, etc.


Yet the world goes on, and as you emptied the pockets of some of the more befuddled nobles, the city emptied its pockets to you too, revealing clumps of life and death, danger and murder before which was before whispered, distant consequences now the lint that surrounds you in the pocket of poverty in which you reside.



#14

Totally not to BUMP this thread to the top (okay mayyyyybe) but 1) I am working on this, on average pretty much every other day. And 2) wanted some opinions

For example, I want an option to have a thief who is a spy/ mole for the guards, or vice-versa.

But this option normally will only present itself if you do really well, however I was wondering what you peeps would think if I made it so if you absolutely sucked you could do it too.

For example,

  1. save all the people -> famous -> option to work for thieves, too
  2. let all people die/ royally mess up -> thieves thinking you don’t want to be a guard/ anti- constabulary -> option to work for thieves

And also for thieves.

And any suggestions about missions that a Wizard or homeless orpHan can do? I have some ideas but they’really not as awesome as the others I’ve got thought out.

Oh and uh I’ll probably add R/O’s, but nothing to R-y because I have parents and friends and yeah I probably don’t want all that.
And it’d be weird to make a game with adult games that under normal circumstances I’d need parental supervision to play :sweat_smile:


#15

lmaooo I know that feeling when I’m writing Oval Office and I don’t want my mum to see certain scenes :joy::joy:


#16

I’m unsure if this is a good, honest method of game promotion but BUMP.

Okay, no updates (uploaded I mean, I’ve almost finished all the openings) but I need help on how to add a sort of godmode (or even whether it’s wanted) in a better-than-what-I-have-now way.

I’ll update super soon so yeah I’ll edit this to something big and bold like:


#17

Helloo! So, I was trying to play through the squeaky voice route, and it seems like it doesn’t work?


This happens when you try to play again. I actually like it so far, even though I only played through the squeaky voice route, but I’m about to go back in and try for the others!!

I also love the punny names you gave out, I had to pick “Justin Tyme” :joy:


#18

I actually haven’t finished that yet-- my bad, however I am literally working on it as we speak.

Effectively some guards will attack your squatting house, some magical hippies will the out-squat you and you have to get rid of them (somehow) but the last part won’t be in the opening.

Thanks for reading, I intend to make it even betterer and funnier, but for now the start of the first 2 paths should work…