I wasn’t going to make this until I had a demo up, but I wanted to ser if I could get any feedback on this.
The game is basically this:
You’re a counselor for a popular, old-fashioned sleep-in summer camp that you have attended since you were younger.
A few days in, however, tragedy strikes when one of the campers is murdered early in the evening.
The camp keeps running, however, but in order for this to happen the owners place the blame on a staff member who is immediately arrested, who just so happens to be your father.
The game is a combination of murder mystery, adventure, horror, and some other things. While the plot seems pretty straightforward, it’s the exact opposite. The plot will require you pay close attention to key things and build relationships with your fellow counselors and campers as much as possible. There are several story arcs, and yes, there is more to the game than solving a murder. Fun camp stuff happens too, because another goal of the game is to lead your campers to victory in the Camp Games (name subject to change).
Some of the stuff in this game only a bit somewhat reminiscent to Hogwarts in the aspect of the cabin system. There are four cabins, each with somewhere between 7-10 campers between the ages of 12-15. (Many campers left camp after the murder.)
The campers are placed randomly in cabins. There tends to be a strong rivalry between members of particular cabins, especially between counselors.
There are two counselors to each cabin, one male and one female, between 18-21 Depending on your gender your fellow counselor’s gender will change (duh) and both are actually very different in terms of personality, but worry not because the character that is not used will be placed in-game as the director’s assistant, so you will get to know both.
The other six counselors and your counterpart will all be romance options if you’re interested in pursuing one. For the sake of making my life easier, all characters will be available to both genders, but this will only show if you actively pursue the character so don’t worry about everyone throwing themselves onto you. xD
Going back to the plot… it changes. Depending on a few choices you make at the beginning, the culprit will change. There are four possible culprits and a different story for each, so it will be fun to replay. That is about as complicated as I am willing to make the story, so I’ll make up for it in length and separate story arcs.
There are secret episodes you may also find based on choices. For example, you have the option of choosing the date and month of your birth, and if you choose certain dates that occur in game (about a month and a half span) you’ll get something fun.
Other features in this game are puzzles and jokes aplenty, an inventory system, and… Well, that’s it, basically.
I really love summer camps and have written a TON of stories about them, as well as having written cyoa games in the past, so I figured it would be fun to try something like this, despite my knowledge of coding being limited. But it’s a project I plan to stick to and hope many will enjoy reading.
Also, I’ve drawn up a few sketches of the counselors that I will put up alter so you can get an idea of what they look like. I’m not the best artist, however, and my style is anime. I plan to use a more realistic style in the game, however, so if anyone could help me out with drawing the characters that’d be cool.
… I think that’s it. Any feedback is appreciated, and a demo with the Prologue (which is really long) will be up sometime around March!