Hope everyone is having a good weekend!
As you may have read in the “working on a game thread” I have begun working on a IF time-travel romance.
It’s based on the events of the Trojan War. You play as a modern-day Classical Lit grad student transported back in time and dropped into the role of Cassandra, prophetess and priestess of Troy. (Didn’t you ever wonder how she knew all the things that were going to happen?) Obviously you don’t have a choice of gender, but you get the option to seduce (or
not) many different people, while trying to navigate the power struggles during the Trojan War.
Here is my first tiny playtest. It’s 3 short chapters, around 4000 words. I followed the instructions in an earlier thread, and I hope the link works!
You’ll notice a few things different from a lot of IF/CoG. It’s written in first person (“I picked up the cat” rather than 2nd person “You pick up the cat.”) It’s just my preference as a reader…I feel that reading “You pick up the cat” pulls me out the narrative of the storyline. YMMV… but I just wanted to point out that it is in an intentional choice on my part.
I also feel that my work is more of a novel with choices, than a game…again, that may bother you or not.
Anyway, I’m eager for feedback. Let me know what you think of the concept in general or any dead ends you stumble across…I’m still trying to figure out how to run the randomtest, so there may be errors.
Thanks for having a look!