Hong Kong Blood Opera: Demo Updated July 6th

Thank you everyone for your support and patience with this project. After a long hiatus I am back working on this project. The dashingdon link hasn’t been playable for several months now. I’m addressing that now. I’ve uploaded new assets and the demo should be playable again.

Most of my time and attention is focused on the ending which isn’t easy because this project is a mess because I have been pantsing my way through this project for over a year.

I am going to divide my time on two things

*if writersblock = False
Work on Act 3
*if writersblock = True
Clean up Act 1 & 2

That’s my new bit of operational code for the time being. Here’s hoping it works.

So check out the link, the game will be evolving quite a bit over the coming weeks. Currently the beginning plays properly, I eliminated the heavy sandbox nature of it so you meet all the major characters no matter what but things like the Triad casino or other asides are optional.

There’s a super sandbox section written for Chapter 7 which hasn’t been “installed” yet but I’m hoping to have that installed and running this month.

Right now the game runs to Chapter 9 before crashing but there’s a number of non sequitur moments in the game. If you notice any weird transitions after you make a choice please copy and paste the first line of the new nonsensical scene and post it to this forum and I’ll track the offender down.

This game is inspired by Asian Action cinema. John Woo’s The Killer, Once a Thief are big inspirations. But Saviour of the Soul is also a big inspiration and there’s a big fantasy path to pursue in Hong Kong Blood opera along those lines. I’ve also been inspired by some of Johnnie Tso films like Election which explore the traditions and politics of Hong Kong’s underworld.

There’s a guns and gansters path, a kung fu path, a writer’s path (currently underdeveloped) and a supernatural arc.

To play the demo, go here: https://dashingdon.com/play/jollyspaniard/hong-kong-blood-opera/mygame/index.php?cb=31429

The demo has some replayability.

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More Asian based WIPs! Yay! The criminal underworld theme is interesting, and from the summary there are a good mix of “black and white” paths for MC to go down.

As for feedback: some punctuation appears to be missing from the options, and is there something wrong with the stat page? Maybe it’s just my phone but it’s not loading…

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Already better than a lot of demos on here. Keep it up.

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Thanks for bringing up punctuation. I’m not sure whether options should be punctuated or not.

I’ve uploaded a basic stat chart. I haven’t included relationships or wound status but it shows you the primary stats.

In the interesting of evilness. I have one hidden stat called Tragic which is very important. High tragic scores will be communicated via the narrative.

It’s really interesting special is trained I. A lot of stuff

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It’s fitting that it should be her. She was the one who saw you off the day you left Hong Kong seventeen years.

I think you missed a word on the end of that sentence.

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Thank you so much. I’ve fixed that.

Cheers for the feedback. It’s much appreciated.

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Found another missed word for you:

“An enigmatic man even to his own flesh and blood. Perhaps you’ll be find out more in the near future.”

She takes a long look at you. Her eyes feel like they’re boring into you tunnel digging robots.

Here too.

Now it’s the amusement park, Wonderland. Tt was just a

Typo.

The dog stops to take a crap. That’s when gets to the point.

Missing word?

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Thank you for all of that. I’ve fixed those. I’m currently working on getting two more chapters debugged and uploaded but I’ll take another pass in a day or two when I have a fresh set of eyes.

Pls fix the error. I havent finish the demo yet :sob:

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I got an error when I chose my gender as female/chose to be called Ms. :frowning:

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also Mr Mx. just a few minutes, it was fine.

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Ouch, fix one problem and create another. I fixed it.

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right im still waiting here :joy:

there is another error at gun prodigy choice

Thank you. I fixed that and did a new randomtest, looks like it works ok now.

Finally, some Asian shit. I had just about given up on expecting this kind of thing. Thank goodness for this WIP!!!

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The Mystery Baby Momma’s name changed from Black Fan to Black Nun over the course of the last scene.

Also, it seems a bit early to be falling for anyone, Baiyu in particular.

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Great story with an authentic feel to the whole Asian action movie scene you said you were going for. I wouldn’t get too concerned with the typos til you are ready to put it in beta testing, but that is the only real issue I encountered. There will need to be a lot of proofreading done by the beta testers, but everything else looks amazing. I will be keeping an eye on this work and looking for its release. I, however never beta test as I feel it kind of ruins things for me. I will buy the final product though as the demo is just too good.

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Reminds me of the game Sleeping Dogs with the whole Hong Kong Triads theme and avenging your family.

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