Hi folks, INTPlayer here!
For my next game, Diabolus Ex Machina, I’ve decided to combine two of my former game concepts into one game with an innovative feature: you can play as two different characters at the same time!
Diabolus Ex Machina is an action adventure RPG, combining early modern historical fiction with 21st century cyberpunk science fiction.
Your first character is set in 1542. You are an inquisitor for the Roman Catholic Church, a witchhunter who will drink from the fountain of youth allowing you to live without ageing. You will experience adventures in renaissance age Europe, and live on to experience the 1600s, 1700s and 1800s, and perhaps even… the future.
Your second character is set 500 years later, in 2042. You are “subject 5”, a poor soul who has leased his body to a multinational megacorporation. After being shot down from a helicopter your spinal cord is shattered, and the company offers to rebuild your body with cybernetic enhancements, at a cost…
This story will have your two characters develop on their own paths, but eventually come together and meet to deal with a common foe. The themes and experiences will be different per character:
Early Modern Witchhunter: focus is on the paranormal, Christian mythology and historical intrigue. You will build a character that can gain increasing metaphysical powers, but only at the cost of selling your integrity to demonic powers. Not so much focused on relationships but more on actions.
21st Century Cyberpunk: focus in on the interplay of politics, technology and corporatocracy. As a cybernetically enhanced human you will engage in corporate espionage and become embroidled in a global conspiracy. The theme is again the temptation of power: will you sacrifice your humanity for ever increasing technological advancement? Will also explore romantic and non-romantic relationships with a cast of characters.
I’ve finished 4 chapters so far, mostly about building your character, let me know what you think!