Alright, I had to get away from Golden Eagle for a little bit, just to collect my thoughts and restructure some plans. So, after I got back from the New Year’s vacation stuff and all that jazz, I gave myself a month to work on something completely different, but which had been knocking around in my head for a while. So now that that’s done, I’ll head back to quasi-France instead of real France.
Diamant Rose is finished as far as the story goes, but it is still very much open to rewrites based on feedback. It’s short and sweet, but hopefully with plenty of replayability.
It’s weird, I’ve never finished NaNoWriMo because I never thought I’d be able to achieve that kind of output for a full month, but now I have this thing in my hands with 67,444 words, but that includes most of the code in it too.
It’s also very funny that another spy adventure popped up in the last few days. That was kind of spooky.
A mission gone wrong, an agent left behind in enemy territory, the planned escape route compromised. This was supposed to be an easy mission to find out who’s smuggling Soviet diamonds out of Crimea, but now you are right in the middle of a far larger mission. Somebody talked, your entire spy ring is either dead or disavowed: anyone could be the leak and you’ve been burned.
You must get to the truth, avoid your former allies, deal with new enemies, and compromise with known neutral parties in order to set things right.
Everything ties back to what happened a decade prior in Africa, you have to pull one those strings and find out where it ends.
Diamant Rose is a romp through classic spy thrillers, paying homage in no small part to capers of the 60s, Bonds from Connery to Craig, and the works of le Carré. It takes place in the non-specific period of time known as the height of the Cold War.
What I need from you is the following:
Feedback, feedback, feedback. Don’t just tell me whether you like it, tell me what you like about it and what don’t you like about it. Tell me about whether or not it flows well, and whether the action scenes are thrilling enough. Tell me about which characters you like and why, which don’t you like and why. Do the characters stick in your mind or not? If you’ve played through Best of Us, tell me how this compares to that!
Remember to be constructive, please! The more I know about why you feel one way, the easier it is for me to understand the feedback.
Reports! Ah, the joy of reports. Tell me about bugs, typos, and continuity errors. Go into the raw files if you dare read through the madness, and point out where I’ve made mistakes. If you find a typo or weird sentence, copy and paste (or screenshot if easier on mobile) some words around it. It’ll make it easier to find the right place in the raw files.
Honestly I think that covers it, but if you have anything else to say, let me have it. If you have something lengthy that you don’t want everyone to see necessarily, send it to me as a PM. I’m open to critique. Also, feel free to voice opinions about the image above (currently planned cover) and the name. That’s all still malleable.
Have at it! I hope you enjoy it.