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It started with a war.
In our world, the Dark Ages is widely remembered as the bloodiest and most miserable part of human history. It eventually ended with the Renaissance, but what if history took a different turn?
In this world, during the climax of a long and brutal campaign, the centuries of bloodshed drew the attention of beings from another world. So much death in such a small amount of time weakened the walls that separated our world, and the fires of Hell. Seeing this weakness, the creatures of Hell struck, forcing themselves into our world and bringing about a new age. One with humans as the prey to an unstoppable force that feeds off of us.
You play as a character from before the Convergence. Trapped in a suit of sentient armor that requires constant feeding of demon blood, you use this ability to survive in a demon infested world and hunt any unholy creature that crosses your path.
Now then, it should be known, I wrote this for me. I was feeling bored, saw a few clips of the new Beserk anime and thought “that looks like the kind of world it would be fun to make a game in.” Not really planning to finish it. Someone else can, if they want, or maybe I’ll expand on it if I ever get the feeling to write an action packed demon slaying simulator again.
Update: Changed my mind, I will finish it.
It will be fairly short, around the length of the first chapter of Tin Star. And I’m going for the title of “Dark Souls of Interactive Fiction,” a game that’s really hard and requires the player to earn things rather than have success be guaranteed. A choice game that’s really not afraid to say “You’re not good enough to see the rest of me! Do better!”
Few questions to answer:
Q: Can I choose my gender?
A: No, the main character is female.
A: Because this was written for me, and I wanted a female character.
Q: But I want to be a dude!
A: You can always close your eyes and imagine. Might be hard to read like that, though.
Q: This stat screen looks pretty minimal.
A: Correct, there aren’t any skills. Fights are decided based on your tactical choices.
Q: What is 'Artor’
A: That’s the name of your sentient armor. That stat is based on how hungry it is. It will continuously tick down outside of combat, and only increase when you kill something. If this were expanded, then you would need to continuously kill things in order to avoid being killed by your own armor. Here it doesn’t really do anything.
Q: Is there romance?
Q: …Wait, what?
A: There isn’t any romance
Q: But every game has romance! Why not this one?
A: Could have something to do with you being 1) trapped in a suit of armor, 2) the ugliest woman alive, and 3) a mangled mess of mutilated flesh and stitched together muscle tissue only being held together by a suit of armor and literally nothing else.