What’s the error you’re getting? if it’s " Our apologies; there was a 404 error while loading game data. Please refresh your browser now; if that doesn’t work, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with details." (the one you mentioned before your edits), it means the file wasn’t uploaded. The game’s trying to go to the next page, but there isn’t a next page.
Try reuploading the startup file again?
And… I don’ think you can have so many *goto_scene in this format; otherwise the game won’t know which scene to load next.
Just arranging the order you want the scenes to appear under the *scene_list indent will be enough.
The first thing I see is an indentation error on Chapter 11. but you don’t need all those goto_scenes. As soon as your code hits one, it won’t see anything else. The startup file is actually your chapter one, where all your chapter one stuff goes
In addition to what the others have said, I’m fairly certain ChoiceScript is unhappy with spaces and punctuation characters in chapter filenames. So while prologue_kotodama is unlikely to cause any problems, you may see issues with either prologue kotodama or prologue:_kotodama.
Try renaming your .txt files and adjusting your *goto_scene commands to match the new filenames. Then give it a test and see if anything changes.
your startup doesn’t actually have to contain story now that I think about it, but instead of all your goto_scenes at the end of the file, you should have a *finish. The *finish command will immediately take the player to the next scene (so the prologue)
Re what @minnow said, I tested it out to see if it would work with spaces, and I didn’t have any trouble, but I would still be kind of wary about it and change it anyway
In your *scene_list you need to include the .txt filenames. Suppose you have a file called prologue_kotodama.txt in the scenes folder, you would have it simply as “prologue_kotodama” in the *scene_list.
Use *finish to go to the next scene in the order that is listed in the *scene_list. If you use *finish while on startup, it will go to the scene that is below.
To correct all of this, we will remove first correct the *scene_list with proper filenames (you need to follow name conventions, such as no spacing and special characters).
When you create your .txt files for the next chapters, make sure to follow the name that is in *scene_list.
Next you must remove all your *goto_scenes and simply add a *finish. (Also, should you wish to use *goto_scene at any time you will need to point to the filename, such as *goto_scene prologue_kotodama).
I think this is a matter of reading the tutorial and following along rather than solving this particular problem. If you rely on other people to do your thinking for you, you’ll never get a hang of the system on your own.