Hi there! I’m a published (can I still say published if my publisher went out of business and my books are no longer in print?) author / computer-programmer who thought it would be fun to convert my first novel to IF.
Richard is a modern-day vampire who likes to eat in, so he always keeps a fresh victim trapped in his lair. All of his captives eventually die; YOU hope to be the first to escape.
Match wits with Richard, his vampire cohort, Paul, and their human servant, Charles, in a treacherous game where bleeding to death is the least of your problems. And learn what it means to have something terrible in common with your captors: You must kill in order to survive.
- 14 Endings total (7 deaths, 7 “happy” endings), each with their own epilogue.
- No permadeath. If you die, automatically go back to your last choice.
- Play as a helpless victim or master manipulator.
- Befriend or ultimately destroy your enemies.
- Single cohesive storyline with multiple branches.
- 11 chapters
- Word count ~130k
- Lots of mini-games!
- 28 achievements
Average play-through length: 55k
This game lies somewhere between light horror and dark comedy, and is intended to be more fun than frightening.
UPDATE: The game has been released, so I’ve removed all the links to the demo. Please check the final product out here: Donor.
Paul, by iingezo:
NSFW Lenore + Paul, by Meira_Litch:
Lenore and Charles, by iingezo:
Lenore, by Meira_Litch:
Richard, by Meira_Litch
Helpful diagram, by Meira_Litch
Diner, by DenaFan https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13926063/1/Diner
And another by the awesome DenaFan : Decider, a donor fanfic | FanFiction
Bad Chances, by FoxalypticWord’s friend, Romiress
Bad Chances - Romiress - Donor - Elena Hearty [Archive of Our Own]
UPDATE 02.07.18 - Chapter 2 complete.
UPDATE 02.11.18 - Debugging, adding a save system, and generally tweaking a few things as a prepare to upload Chapter 3. Please don’t play the game on DashingDon until the next release.
UPDATE 02.12.18 - Chapter 3 complete
UPDATE 02.17.18 - Chapter 4 complete
UPDATE 03.11.18 - Chapter 5 complete
UPDATE 05.17.18 - Chapter 6 complete
UPDATE 05.19.18 - Added character configuration screen to “start from” links
UPDATE 05.27.18 - Chapter 7 complete
UPDATE 06.06.18 - Bug fix (removing my “Xanax penalty” experiment )
UPDATE 06.08.18 - QuckStart overhaul (using URL hash instead), and ACHIEVEMENTS
UPDATE 07.14.18 - Chapter 7b complete
UPDATE 07.27.18 - Chapter 8 complete
UPDATE 08.04.18 - Minor updates to chapter 8 flow, swapping Intelligence for Logic, Epilogues now avail via the stats screen.
UPDATE 11.20.18 - Chapter 9 complete
UPDATE 01.27.19 - Chapter 10 complete
UPDATE 04.28.19 - Chapter 11 complete
PS: After several requests, I’ve uploaded my first novel to amazon here: Donor - Kindle edition by Hearty, Elena. Literature & Fiction Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.. It is not my intention to charge anyone money for it, so if you don’t have Kindle Unlimited (and you’re interested in reading), you should be able to directly download the book here: Donor Self Pub Final 2 EPUB.epub - Google Drive.
And here’s a link to the sequel, Bait: bait_ebook - Google Drive
Note: I don’t get a ton of feedback on the novel, so if you liked it (or hated it), please consider reviewing on Amazon or Goodreads - it really helps out!