You live in apartment 808. For as long as you can remember you have had wings, but you can’t fly. They are pitiful, broken things made of bone and shredded skin stitched together. You aren’t allowed to leave the 8th floor of the Summerset Apartment Complex, and the only other people you are in contact with are the other freaks of the 8th floor and your mysterious benefactor, Doctor. Doctor has cared for you for as long as you can remember…
It’s a semi-horror/psychological game with mild romantic elements if the player chooses to go down that path. I would be very appreciative if someone tried it out and gave me some detailed feedback. Thanks!
This project was abandoned, but as of 2015 is revived! HUZZAH!
The newest link current as of 3/31/17
So, the biggest change is that I added a mechanism that allows you to skip the first two chapters of the game and go directly to chapter 3. Initially, it was meant to make testing an easier process for me, but then I realized that players may appreciate it. You can use the mechanism to set necessary variables and all that.
Some notes for those playing chapter 3 and 4:
If the MC “accepts their fate” (specifically “accepts their fate” about their demise) then the game ends, as I haven’t written this part of the game just yet. You’ll find way wayyy more content by attempting to fight your looming demise, especially if you decide to do so through cloning.
In order to open up the special conversation with Doctor at the end of chapter 3, you need to have a loyalty of 3 to the Doctor (previously, I had this variable set at 5). I did manage to get a loyalty of 3 with Doctor. However, some people have found it difficult to get this level of loyalty. I’m looking into it presently, and it’ll be easier in the future. For now, the MC should be very deferential, forgiving and “kiss ass” to Doctor to accrue loyalty.
Romances are now fixed! Before, there was a pesky bug where Ashton and Kel would react to the MC as if they kept Carmelle’s corpse around, which precluded romance with them. It seemed to work properly when I ran through it.
If you guys would, go through the process of cloning a new body so your MC can avoid dying prematurely. I wanna catch any bugs in this section, and the code is complicated (messy) enough that I’m sure it’s filled with bugs.
Notes for chapters 4 and 5
There are a lot of “hidden” paths the MC can follow. For instance, during the cloning process, Poppy may steal the clone’s consciousness if the player tends to be “manipulated” and Doctor isn’t present to stop her. This leads to Poppy being a character that is around the apartment. The MC can also start the cloning process, but end it before you have Poppy crush the clone’s consciousness. The clone then becomes a character in chapter 5. This comes at a price, as then the MC can’t use the clone’s body to avoid prematurely dying. Lastly, if Carmelle dies,the MC goes mad in reaction to her death, and the MC keeps Carmelle’s body, then the MC can clone Carmelle. The MC can try to train this new Carmelle clone to be like the old one. Again, this comes with a price. The MC loses the opportunity to avoid premature death.
If the MC gives up the opportunity to take the clone’s body during the cloning process there is later the opportunity to avoid death, but only with help of Doctor or Poppy (should Poppy be around).
Many, many options are opened up if you have a decent relationship with a particular character. Just be careful not to piss anyone off, as this shuts down some opportunities. By chapter 5, your MC should have already been able to start a romance with Kel, Ashton, or Carmelle, should the MC meet the requirements.
In chapter 5, your player has the opportunity to “check up” on other character (Kel, Carmelle, etc., etc.). The template and code is in place, but I haven’t written these scenes yet.
The cloning process should be a possibility in chapter 4.
As always, report bugs and enjoy! There’s way more stuff I need to add and tweak (including adding a pic of Doctor), but this is it for now. If the game implodes, let me know.
Also, here’s a link to my Web site to keep track of all BfP updates: https://mesmithcreations.wordpress.com. The site also contains information about my other projects and work in case you want to stalk me for some ungodly reason. I’ll soon have a blog up where I’ll post updates and various other things.
PS It does have the same title as a Garbage song, yes. I’m pretty in love with Shirley Manson.