It’s working now.
Also will the mc be able to get more powerful?
It’s working now.
Awesome, I probably forgot the save innit code snippet last time. Sorry about that!
And yes, they can get more powerful. An increase in power can be seen on the stats screen if Telekinesis is the power picked as it’s the easiest to level up.
I was quite surprised during my first playthrough when I died. Although the warning signs were there, I ignored them, because it’s our baby sister. Didn’t help that I picked being the oldest sibling, so am playing as very protective
Don’t worry, that’s just me wanting to remind people that sometimes going to the obvious answer isn’t always the best one. =P
It’s also because I wanted it to be kind of obvious on who or what one of the evils are in Brittleshade. Which is why there is the redo option to send players back to the start of that day.
When I was initially writing that part about the eyes, it was just straight up silver for the whole family. So the whole Silverstein Silvers was the original. I should have gone for the Goldmans having gold eyes but well, that’d be too much alliteration for me.
Yeah, the redo option took out most of the sting. Made some of the conversation with Rebecca make so much more sense playing as an Empath.
Did like that even she seems to have that air of entitlement being a Goldman. I confronted her about having me followed as Not Cool and she seemed shocked. Apologetic, but shocked.
The powers make things unique in their own way. Empath is technically the easiest way to play because you get insight on the characters that you won’t otherwise have.
That’s what I’m going for. =] She’s supposed to be cheerful but entitled.
Another question: How do you pronounce Xion? My first instinct is Zion, but then there’s the way like Chinese President Xi, or the Greek way that’s more gutteral and sounds like you’re clearing your throat
For me, it’s like Zee-on but as this isn’t voiced, people are welcome to have their own interpretation.
Fun fact, Sean (the male Golbry you meet off the bus) originally referred to them as Zee as a nickname but I changed that so I wouldn’t confuse myself later with the coding variables.
This is really well put together.
The city’s definitely one I’d love to see more of, even with the small amount we’re seeing so far it’s a really vivid image.
Your character introductions are pretty solid too, feeling immediately different from each other whilst not being too over the top.
I’ll be very interested to see how the ‘romantic jealousy’ feature plays out - I feel like we don’t see much of that in games, and it’s a very human thing to experience.
Great work so far, and I’m eagerly awaiting more
I intend to have the story branch into different places depending on player choices. For example, more time spent with Xion results in knowing more about the Golbry and the Warren while more time with one of the Goldmans would delve more into the human side of Brittleshade.
The jealousy feature will be different based on the characters though so some might not even trigger it. I don’t intend to go too crazy with it as that would end up being a little too much writing but we’ll see how it goes if I get time and inspiration.
Thank you for checking it out!
It could just be me, but did I detect a hint of jealousy from Rebecca on Keith? That she might have a crush on your little sister?
My mc might be developing a crush on her completely insufferable brother, though he’ll be damned if he admits to it. Also because I chose the break with the family background, so after getting away from super elite families the last thing he wants is to be caught up with them again, particularly as just a disposable kept boytoy for Zach who in turn seems to want to marry mc’s little sister himself, so mc would just be a diversion on the side for him.
@Alley_Cat Yes. Whichever one you meet in the apartment will initially be jealous about the sister and Keith’s relationship.
@idonotlikeusernames He may or may not continue to be insufferable but at least he’s not Keith. For reasons that’ll eventually become clear.
Probably just me, but the MC having the option of being a weak telekinetic reminds me of a plotline from Babylon 5- Earth gov was trying to develop weak telekinetics.
It doesn’t take much force to squeeze a heart, it doesn’t take much force to close a windpipe. It doesn’t take much force to do plenty of extremely painful or downright lethal things to someone.
I doubt the author intends for us to be able to force choke anyone any time soon though.
@stsword Babylon 5 has some amazing plots based on the telepaths. Just saying.
In this, it’s more of an issue of focus for the TK powered human (at least starting out anyway). They can shove people/things, make things rattle and slam doors (I grew up watching the original Charmed, Pru closing the door with TK has always stuck with me) but can’t do anything really small. Force choking (or poking) might come later though. =]
How powerful as a pyrokinetic can we become? Cause we kinda useless if there’s no fire which is 90% of the time.
@No_This_Is_Patrick Powerful enough to be a threat. I know that’s not a really good answer as I don’t want to spoil the story too much. xD
After finishing the conversation with the two Goldmans (which is right after where the demo currently ends), there will be an option to go get a source of flame (matches, lighter, or something similar) so that the power doesn’t feel as useless.
Would we get powerful to a point we don’t need a a source, like straight up just ignite that shit from the oxygen lol.
@No_This_Is_Patrick By the end of the game, not regularly but there may be a moment when it happens. If it does happen, it will be through a specific set of circumstances. Sorry for the kind of non-answer, trying to keep it low on spoilers as the powers kind of play into events throughout the game.
Can the mc also try to hide their power and avoid using it most of the time?
As the power being weak is after all why the mc’s family rejected them as they attach the worth of people solely to their power(s) and the strength of their powers.
So for my mc not using or even suppressing his power would be a way to rebel against his family and make sure that if he ever achieves anything of note the world will know neither his power nor his last name had anything at all to do with it.
I was just asking because it felt a bit out of character for my mc to gratuitously use telekinesis to close the door in the scene after Zach leaves if the intent is to have an mc who dislikes and maybe even tries to suppress their power be a viable option.
Also would like the option to buy contact lenses for a disguise to turn my mc’s silver eyes to just gray and I find it a bit odd mc doesn’t already have something like that on the background option where they changed their last name and broke off all contact with their family, minus their little sister years ago now.