I’ve started working on a game in ChoiceScript called Fallen Lights!
"Fallen Lights is an upcoming interactive fiction novel in which you are born in Ebia, a country gripped by war and drenched in forgotten secrets of the divine and arcane.
You are the half-sibling of High General Ezrah Rhys and have lived the past twelve years of your life in Kesdon, the capital of Ebia. You’ve spent most of your time training and honing your skills for the future that awaits you.
A future that is entirely your own."
Features of the game include:
- Create your character. Customize gender, pronouns, appearance, skills, and personality.
- Choose how you feel towards those around you; your brother, your friends, your allies, and your enemies.
- Romance any of the ten options (four female, four male, one nonbinary, and one gender selectable) including two poly routes; a prince, a knight, a noble, a blacksmith, a priestess in training, an archmage, an enemy general, an elf on the run, an opportunistic healer, and an assassin who’s (maybe) trying to kill you.
- Choose your magic. Will you practice elemental, conjuring, alchemical, or illusory magic? Maybe even all four, of course, for those particularly talented and stubborn.
- Explore the lore of the two kingdoms and delve into the mystery of the conflict between them. Learn the knowledge of Gods and Goddesses both foreign and familiar, and use whatever you can to protect the ones you love.
- Try to survive. You’ll die at least once and come back, but the second time may be more permanent.
The ten romance options are:
Florian Vasil (M) , the rebellious prince you’ve known since you were twelve who only wants the best for everyone, you included.
Marcella Dumont (F) , the knight training under your brother with a protective streak a mile wide and the skill to back it up.
Emil/Emilia Renaud (M/F) , a noble from an old and rich family with many secrets and even more power.
Dimitri Volkov (M) , the blacksmith with a closed-off exterior and a heart of gold underneath it all.
Ariadna “Ari” Novik (F) , the priestess in training who just wants to help people any way she can.
Rowan Lozano (N/B) , the archmage who struggled to the top and intends to stay there…by any means necessary.
Orion Morosov (M) , the enemy general with a tough exterior and an aversion to affection. He’s horrible…at least, you thought he was.
Cier Katsaros (T!M) , a half-elf on the run with a mysterious past and a carefree disposition. He’ll sacrifice anything to remain free.
Kira Argyris (F) , a charming elven healer who uses her talent for coin instead of charity. What lies beneath the golden veneer?
Ilaria Thayer (F) , an assassin who’s perhaps not as cutthroat as you first thought. Or she is, and you’re just her soft spot.
*Poly Route with Florian & Emil/Emilia, Orion & Cier, and Marcella & Ilaria
8/7/21: The demo prologue is available to play here! More info can also be found on my tumblr.
8/10/21: Chapter One update is expected 9/24/21 and most bugs/spellings errors in demo prologue have been corrected.
8/28/21: Ilaria & Marcella poly route had been added.