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 into a CYOA.
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.
- 10 chapters (7 completed)
- Projected 100k word count (~70k complete)
- 2 mini-games (and counting)
- 27 achievements
This game lies somewhere between light horror and black comedy, and is intended to be more fun than frightening.
TO PLAY THE DEMO STARTING FROM CHAPTER 1, go here: https://dashingdon.com/go/2282
For the sake of convenience, I’ve also uploaded demos where you can start at the beginning of each chapter.
https://dashingdon.com/go/2282#chapter2 <-- start at chapter 2
https://dashingdon.com/go/2282#chapter3 <-- start at chapter 3
https://dashingdon.com/go/2282#chapter4 <-- start at chapter 4
https://dashingdon.com/go/2282#chapter5 <-- start at chapter 5
https://dashingdon.com/go/2282#chapter6 <-- start at chapter 6
https://dashingdon.com/go/2282#chapter7 <-- start at chapter 7
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