Imminent Threat - a political/military fiction ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ story developed in choicescript.
The story of Imminent Threat features an alternate modern United States of America, very similar to but not quite the same as our own, plagued by the threat of rampant terrorism - both foreign and domestic. You play as a highly-customizable character in the role of someone who is both a suspect of a terrorist attack and one asked by the desperate Counter-Terrorism Bureau (CTB) to help solve the mystery behind the event and stop it from happening again. Your choices will affect the outcome of the story. Will you find the one who did this? Will you stop them? The choice is up to you. Just remember never to let your guard down; there is always an imminent threat.
A key idea of this story is to question who actually is a terrorist. Many governments have lists or groups and people that they associate with terrorism. How many of these listed are true threats, and how many of them are political enemies? How many people and groups have a government purposefully left off of the list because it served their own political agendas? Why do terrorists do what they do, and do they ever have a point in their message? How do we stop them from committing acts of violence? These are all important questions to ask in this story, but far more so in our real world. Just remember that violence against innocent people is never okay and that we should not be complicit when it happens in our world that we share.
I will try to update the demo as much as I can, and as life allows. Thank you for your understanding.
DEMO LINK: https://dashingdon.com/go/1436
Feedback is welcome, appreciated, and requested! Please let me know of any inconsistencies, errors, complaints, ideas, or anything! Thank you!
- The Main Character (You!)
- David Harvey, CTB Agent, Hot-Headed and Passionate (RO)
- Karina Diaz, CTB Intelligence Analyst, Compassionate Soul (RO)
- Andrew Johnson, CTB Acting Director, Wise and Experienced
- Andrew “Andy” Johnson Jr, U.S Army Delta Force, Tough Guy (RO)
- Melissa Black, CTB Agent, Professional and Focused (RO)
- Daniel Stevens, CTB Secretary, Helpful and Friendly (RO)
- Belle Hall, Child of New Antebellum, Spunky Rebel (RO)
- Chevy, Friendly, Loyal, Well-Trained German Shepherd
- Ivan Kalashnikov, Russian Agent, Perceptive Sniper
- Chita, Independent, Giant, Protective Siberian Husky
- Oraib, Arabian Translator, Keen and Vigilant (RO)
- Moses, Aloof, Brave, Loving Canaan Dog
(Only one dog will be obtainable per playthrough)
Organized “Terrorist” Groups (That You Will Encounter):
- New Antebellum, an organization for expansion of individual rights (specifically the reinstatement of the second amendment), as well as the expansion of states rights, under the threat of a second Confederate secession. While the group is often associated with racism in the mainstream media, 22% of their membership is African-American, and only a small number of members have ever displayed racist attitudes or views (until now). Following the death of founder and leader Jacob Hall, his second took his place and now uses his position to call for violence against the United States and people of minorities, beginning not long before the first bombing. While a significant number of the members of the group echo the sentiments of their new leader, Jeremiah Bedford, the majority detest him for his violent (non-Christian) attitude. The group is now (ironically) in its own Civil War between the white-supremacists and those fighting for Hall’s original vision. The group’s main influence spans the Southern United States, with entire cities, agricultural communities, and even entire states sponsoring New Antebellum, while some branches have even popped up in rural communities throughout South America, the northwestern United States, and Europe.
What types of terrorist groups would you like to see featured as antagonists (or maybe friends with based on mutual enemies) in the story?
- White Supremacists
- Confederate Resecessionists (Not Neccessarily Racist)
- Tea Party
- Antifa Style Liberal Extremists
- Violent Black Nationalists
- Islamic Extremism
- A Foreign Intelligence Service
- A Military Coup
- Christian Cult Extremism
- Other (Please Describe in a Post!)