For my new years resolution I wanted to make my first choicescript game; Beast Within!
Beast Within isn’t the final name for this work in progress, but it’s a name i’m going with for now. The story spans over a long time period, a few thousand years at the least. I don’t have time to explain the plot fully now, but I’ll summarise the main concept.
Before humans existed, Primals ruled the world. These Primals were simply animals. However, they had distinctive powers that made then great. They truly believed that nothing could best them, until the first man was born. The Primals mocked the human race; it had no natural abilities and could never challenge a Primal’s reign.
But what humans had could never be obtained by Primals. They had Humanity. With it, they brought industrialisation and civilisation. Using magic and metal, the humans battled against the primals and the Great War had begun. The war lasted years and was fierce.
It wasn’t until one day, whilst a huge battle commenced, a young child had the courage to see what is right.
He ended the war, although it is unclear how, bringing the world to it’s senses. Hundreds of years later, Primals and Humans have learnt to live together. Some Primals hate Humans, some Humans hate Primals. Either way, the worlds will never be the same again…
So there’s little background information. The way the game works is you can choose to be Human or Primal. So far, I have made 4 primals to choose from: Wolf, Tiger, Crocodile and Hawk. I plan to be updating with more whenever I get the chance. Once you’ve customised, the games plot will vary widely depending on every little decision you make. It may not look obvious at first, but taking that path in chapter one could be game changing in chapter 5, hint hint.
As for possibilities, you could become a palace guard, maybe join a clan, become part of an evil primal tribe who want to abolish the human race, go out into the lands to discover how the great war truly ended, or even start another war yourself. I want the plot to be in the hands of the player here whilst still maintaining control.
If you have any suggestions or just want to say your opinion based on what you’ve read so far, feel free. A demo will be ready soon.
Edit Feb 10: Here’s the link to the game: