Introducing: The Dark Dreams Saga
Hello and welcome, everyone.
Many of you might be familiar with me if you’ve read The Lair of the Beast, a story I was working on previously that’s been put on hold for the time being. There’s an explanation on that down below, should you be interested in knowing what happened there.
For the meantime, however, my current passion I’ve been working on for many months has decided to throw me for a loop this morning when it decided to stop working properly. I came across a rather annoying glitch I can’t quite figure a way to kill.
For whatever reason, when I load the game, instead of the intro that I did have, I have a page with three sets of (…) and NEXT. Then it jumps to the intro.
It wasn’t doing this last night. Hence my aggravation.
So I thought I’d go ahead and drop it to all of you lovely people. Maybe my computer is glitching and it’s only happening to me. Maybe it’s universal. I don’t know. But it is frustrating me cause when I go to test it, it throws me off.
To access the demo, go here: Demo: The Dark Dreams Saga
If you’re getting the same issue I am, let me know. It’s frustrating me. None of the scenes I’ve created have ‘… … …’ at the top of the page. They either have placeholder titles or some kind of text already put into place, so I’m confused as to why it’s happening. Any input on that would be lovely, if any of you know what causes that to happen. It’s driving me batty.
Below is a picture of it in dashingdon. The second two are CSIDE, one being the startup menu and the other being the intro which should be the first page to pop up.
An Inside Look: The Dark Dreams Saga
It is important to keep in mind that the demo currently has only bits and pieces to it (though the character creation section is nearly finished) and I’m in the middle of plotting out the book itself. The story itself centers around Journe Blescede, whose name the reader can change and whose gender isn’t locked, and their return to Desperada Falls. Their mother is ill, dying, and weak. She has called the youngest child home after ten years of no contact.
The Story Overall
Ten years ago, Journe Blescede, the youngest child of Oather and Meryl Blescede, was sent away in the dead of night with one clear order: Never Return To Desperada Falls. Now the youngest Blescede is returning home with only the knowledge that their inheritance has been frozen and that the only way to get it back is to return home.
Things in Desperada Falls is far from normal, however. A missing person’s case from Diamond City pins the young Blescede’s older cousin as a culprit to a crime that’s being investigated by a Private Investigator and an odd rag-tag group of individuals working for a federal governmental agency known as the Institute.
The real issue, however, is how the case itself, and other cold cases in Desperada are clear matches to the stories and artwork the youngest Blescede created during their troubled childhood.
Desperada Falls is home to a wide variety of characters the main character can interact with. These characters would be Journe’s family, secondary characters, and the romance options that will be present in the story.
Journe Blescede has three living siblings, one cousin, and their mother who is still among the living. At this moment (11-11-20), only the mother and Journe (who can get a different name in the character creation section – a fun note is that, should the name be changed, there will be conversations from some characters about that) have their names.
There are many secondary characters who will help the main character in the story, or who are important to the main character or the town. Those of note, at this moment (11-11-20) are:
The main character’s creative agent. She’s a dark-skinned, curly hair woman who tends to be a bit unfriendly to those she isn’t friends with. She’s a softie on the inside, tho.
Kahn V. Medeia
The Mayor of Desperada Falls is a young man who has seen better days. He’s a quiet man, sickly pale, and leaves a great deal of the work to his secretary while he works on the paperwork in solitude.
A shop owner, doula, and midwife in Desperada. She sells herbs, crystals, and antiques. Friendly and a bit odd, Melisande is a woman who’s silence speaks loudly.
There are six romance options in the story, dubbed as TAMERS. These characters are gender-locked, but romanceable regardless of the main character’s gender. While the main character’s gender doesn’t interfere with romancing them, a few of them will require a bit more work if you are a certain gender (or any gender at all, for that matter). Certain cosmetic choices will get comments from the TAMERS, as they all have their preferences to what they’re physically attracted to.
A spirit that accidentally possesses Jamie after an accident. Tasia is kind and welcoming and does whatever necessary to help her fellow TAMERS and the main character. Ironically, the last body she possessed had been a male.
Small and wild, Aeria is full of energy that seemingly never ends.
The leader of the group, dark-haired and not very friendly. Takes his job seriously.
The oldest of the group, gruff but well-meaning.
Still in development
Still In Development
As I get more about the story worked out and ironed, I’ll be sure to post updates. I have a website I’m working on creating that’ll have all prevalent information and a Patreon page where all general updates will be free (once I start working on it, that is). I did think of using Tumblr, but I prefer working on my own stuff instead of spending hours killing myself through curiosity when I should be working.
So that’s it for today. Hope what little I do have is interesting enough for all of you