Basically the backstory is mix-and-match. Some of it is what you picked in the beginning, other bits are yet to come. But most of it is up to the reader to imagine.
Trivia: For a while I toyed with the idea of hinting that alcohol abuse played a part in it, regardless who did it, but scratched the idea because it felt too restrictive and preachy.
For the player? I hope, truth be told, deciding on a path in regard which story to follow.
For me? Writing and coding those stories.
I like the kid romances equally, but, admittedly right now Francis has some of the most adorable bits
That’s even harder to answer. Just as with the kid, there’s a fav romance for several ways one can play the parent.
Major Spoiler: As Sergi gave me the OK to have a hidden, almost fanfic-y mega shoutout easteregg, I’ll admit that possible romance is right now my fav to write, cause those chars deserved better. I swear this makes sense in context
Lyca, I’d like you to refrain from this… cause reasons.
Back to the questions:
That’s a tricky question. It depends on how you play the parent.
African or European?
EDIT: Now that I’m not on mobile:
Aside from the mega-easteregg one, I’m torn between Mr Dorsey or Miss Gotten for ‘weirder’ parents, and Ian for the rest. Maybe Haggerty… Heatstroke has a lot of tragedy, though and is a darling… Also Lesley… Argh…
Still fiddling with the mechanics, so the following might change:
You have the three ‘strengths’, sweet, savory and spicy. In addition to that there’s a couple of skills you’ll be able to train in addition to regular choices affecting them.
the contest has ten rounds. In five of them the skills used + the flavor are set, at the others it’ll be at random.
The rest is mathematics dodges
Also, losing is not a loss. The game will still continue.