So, coming off of the discussion in the “Dream Game” thread, I’ve decided to lay out all of my cards on the table, so I can get some feedback on what people want me to write next.
So here’s what I got planned right now:
Mecha Ace: Heroes of the Vedrian War
Status: In development, completion sometime in December 2013/January 2014
Features: Mecha, Romances, PCs can be L, G or B, and Male or Female.
Working on this right now, with the second act (out of three) almost finished.
Guns of Infinity
Status: Pending, expected development period: February/March 2014- June 2014
Features: Sequel to Sabres of Infinity, imported saves, siege warfare, beginnings of romances, PCs can be G or B, Male only.
This is my next project (alongside with finishing MoF2) after I finish up Mecha Ace. That’s almost guaranteed.
Lords of Infinity
Status: Pending, expected development period: November 2014- February 2015
Features: Sequel to Guns of Infinity, imported saves, administration, continuing romances/marriage, high-level intrigues. PCs can be G or B, Male only.
This is likely going to coincide with NaNoWriMo next year.
What I need is a project to take up the time between Guns and Lords. I’ve got a couple ideas bouncing around my head, some more well developed than others:
Path of the Duelist
Hosted Work or CoG official pitch
The Republic of Fiore is a city-state of contrasts: great wealth and crippling poverty, fervent piety and rampant corruption. You are a rogue, a hired killer, a sword-for-hire in the pay of one of the city’s great merchant houses. Distrusted and despised by high society, you have the chance to scheme, stab and bribe your way to respectability, wealth, power… perhaps even to rulership of the city yourself.
Features: Sword fighting, debauchery, intrigue and general skullduggery. PCs can be L, G, B, and/or T, as well as Male or Female.
The year is 1976, and World War III is about to begin. Will you take command of the American V Corps, and stop the armoured spearheads of the Soviet advance? Or will you lead the Soviet 8th Guards Army through the Fulda Gap to the ultimate victory over NATO’s armies? Will you smash your enemies with cunning, meticulous planning and brute force, or will your actions lead to nuclear war, and the end of civilisation?
Features: High-level military command in the middle of the Cold War, PCs can be (closeted) G or B. Male only.
Short Story Anthology
A collection of short (5k-25k word) stories from published Hosted Work Authors to introduce new people to their work. The Anthology would be offered for free, with each author contributing their own week’s (or so) worth of work.
I would be writing one of these stories, naturally: “The Fall of Noringia”.
So, what do you guys think of any of these ideas?