Keeper of Day and Night (WIP - Updated 7/28/19, Post 955)

Hi, everyone! Keeper of Day and Night is the WIP sequel to Keeper of the Sun and Moon.

Premise:
A newly declared keeper, you realize life hasn’t changed much when you’re attacked by werewolves over the summer. With the aftermath of a demon attack to deal with, the kidnapping of a girl who isn’t supposed to exist, and more Magic Theory homework than ever, you know that your sophomore year at New World Magi Academy is shaping up to be a killer. Hopefully not literally.

Link: https://dashingdon.com/play/daydreamsincolor/keeper-of-day-and-night/mygame/
Tumblr: https://keeperofthesunandmoon.tumblr.com

Features

  • Play as male, female, or non-binary; gay, straight, bi, or asexual.
  • Romance one of over ten love interests, from a bubbly clairvoyant to an ornery nephilim.
  • Experience life as one of seven unique species as you learn to control your powers.
  • Adopt one of five magical creatures, from a lazy basilisk to a finicky phantom cat.
  • Choose your classes for each semester, from Artifacts to Battle Magic.
  • Discover the secrets of New Magi City, and become involved in the intrigue yourself.
  • Delve into a forgotten mystery to uncover the secrets of the Constellation Project.
  • Support one of the factions working to take control of NMC, or play them against each other.

Demo Status

  • Current word count: around 100,000 words

Plans for full game

  • Around 300,000 words total
  • 10 RO/friend subplots, 8 species subplots, 5 factions subplots, Delacroix Massacre/Constellation Project subplot, new secrets to discover

The Main ROs

Altair Adtaz

Species: Cambion
Known abilities: Darkness manipulation, fire manipulation, telekinesis, flight, compulsion, celestial magic
Personality: Sweet, helpful, reliable
Appearance: Near black hair, dark brown eyes, fair skin, has freckles across his cheeks
What others have to say about Altair:

  • Astrid - “He’s nice, but he can be overbearing sometimes.”
  • Cressida - “Alty’s a real sweetheart. Any person would be lucky to have him.”
  • Cyrus - “He’s cool. Way better to be around than his sister."
  • Dominic - “He’s been great about helping me adjust to NMC.”
  • Katia - “Altair’s really nice, from what I’ve heard!”
  • Kol - “He always says hi to me.”
  • Leon - “Altair’s cool.”
  • Marcela - “He offered to tutor me in telekinesis.”
  • Seraphina - “He’s quite closed off, despite pretending otherwise.”
  • Thalia - “Altair’s a complete bore.”
  • Yakov - “He seems rather nice.”
Astrid Adtaz

Species: Cambion
Known abilities: Darkness manipulation, telekinesis, flight, compulsion, celestial magic
Personality: Cheerful, strong willed, loyal
Appearance: Medium blonde hair, dark brown eyes, fair skin
What others have to say about Astrid:

  • Altair - “She’s my sister, and I love her…But she can be a bit much.”
  • Cressida - “Asta’s great. Most of the time.”
  • Cyrus - “She definitely has a temper.”
  • Dominic - “She seems pretty…excitable.”
  • Katia - “I haven’t met her, but she seems really sweet!”
  • Kol - “Astrid’s heart is in the right place.”
  • Leon - “She likes to argue. It’s entertaining.”
  • Marcela - “She’s definitely something. I think in a good way?”
  • Seraphina - “She needs to learn how to control herself.”
  • Thalia - “Blondie’s fun.”
  • Yakov - “She tries to be kind to people.”
Cressida Monroe

Species: Nephilim
Known abilities: Light manipulation, telekinesis, flight, compulsion, celestial magic
Appearance: Curly near black hair, brown eyes, dark skin, usually wears gold nail polish
Personality: Calculating, charming, ambitious
What others have to say about Cressida:

  • Altair - “Cressida is really sweet if you get to know her.”
  • Astrid - “Cressy’s great. Most of the time.”
  • Cyrus - “She’s not the most forthright of people.”
  • Dominic - “She hasn’t really spoken to me.”
  • Katia - “She seems like she would get along with Gisela.”
  • Kol - “She seemed nice when I met her.”
  • Leon - “Cressida is great, when she’s not manipulating you.”
  • Marcela - “She seems kind of catty.”
  • Seraphina - “She likes to think she’s smarter than other people.”
  • Thalia - “She definitely throws good parties.”
  • Yakov - “I don’t know her very well.”
Cyrus Monroe

Species: Nephilim
Known abilities: Light manipulation, telekinesis, flight, compulsion, celestial magic
Personality: Sullen, determined, snarky
Appearance: Short dark hair, brown eyes, dark skin, likes wearing leather jackets
What others have to say about Cyrus:

  • Altair - “He’s nice, if a bit rough around the edges.”
  • Astrid - “He’s a jerk who likes to pretend he’s not a secret softy.”
  • Cressida - “He’s not the most polite of people.”
  • Dominic - “Cyrus is easy to talk to.”
  • Katia - “I don’t really know him.”
  • Kol - “He seems kind of scary, but the one time I talked to him he was nice.”
  • Leon - “Cyrus is funny. He’s good to complain with.”
  • Marcela - “He’ll tell you the truth when no one else will.”
  • Seraphina - “He’s honest, which I can respect.”
  • Thalia - “He’s a respectable duelist. Ugh, I can’t believe I said that.”
  • Yakov - “I heard he volunteers at the animal shelter.”
Katia Meyer

Species: Nymph
Known abilities: Clairvoyance, telekinesis, control magic, celestial magic
Personality: Optimistic, hyper, cheerful
Appearance: Black hair, hazel doe eyes, olive skin, soft features
What others have to say about Katia:

  • Altair - “We haven’t met.”
  • Astrid - “Katia’s super cheerful.”
  • Cressida - “She seems very sheltered.”
  • Dominic - “Everyone says she’s really nice.”
  • Cyrus - “Don’t know her.”
  • Kol - “She’s a really sweet person.”
  • Leon - “Never met her.”
  • Marcela - “She’s always so happy.”
  • Seraphina - “Katia’s very gentle, and very attached to Gisela.”
  • Thalia - “Katia’s enjoyable.”
  • Yakov - “She sounds like she’s very kind."
Kol Foster

Species: Shifter
Known abilities: Shapeshifting
Personality: Friendly, realistic, easygoing
Appearance: Medium brown hair, black eyes, medium brown skin
What others have to say about Kol:

  • Altair - “Kol’s nice. We get along well.”
  • Astrid - “He can be a bit of a stick in the mud.”
  • Cressida - “He seems like such a sweet thing.”
  • Cyrus - “He seems like a bore.”
  • Dominic - “There’s something sketchy about him.”
  • Katia - “I like him a lot. He’s really kind.”
  • Leon - “He’s always super nice…No one’s that nice.”
  • Marcela - “He seems very normal, which is nice.”
  • Seraphina - “He has a calming presence.”
  • Thalia - “Lover boy would be more fun if he were able to let loose.”
  • Yakov - “He’s the most sane of us all.”
Leon Dalton

Species: Nephilim
Known abilities: Light manipulation, telekinesis, flight, compulsion, celestial magic
Personality: Arrogant, strong willed, dependable
Appearance: Artfully messy light brown/dark blond hair, blue eyes, tan
What others have to say about Leon:

  • Altair - “He’s nice when he’s not arguing with Astrid.”
  • Astrid - “He’s incredibly arrogant and always looking to pick a fight.”
  • Cressida - “Leon can be very entertaining.”
  • Cyrus - “He’s good to hang out with.”
  • Dominic - “Leon’s exciting to be around.”
  • Katia - “I’ve never met him, but he seems nice.”
  • Kol - “Leon is definitely…something. If he could learn to stop talking, our in-dorm peace would benefit from it.”
  • Marcela - “He’s…interesting?”
  • Seraphina - “His heart seems to be in the right place…no matter how misdirected its attempts.”
  • Thalia - “He’s a spoiled brat, and easy to bother, but overall a great guy to be around.”
  • Yakov - "He’s nice, albeit overly proud.”
Seraphina Delacroix

Species: Nymph
Known abilities: Telepathy, telekinesis, control magic, celestial magic
Personality: Aloof, observant, self-assured
Appearance: Dark red hair, hazel eyes, light skin, high cheekbones
What others have to say about Seraphina:

  • Altair - “Seraphina’s…kind of intimidating, honestly.”
  • Astrid - “She’s a total ‘holier than thou’ type.”
  • Cressida - “She likes to think she’s smarter than other people.”
  • Cyrus - “I like her. She annoys Cressida, which is always a plus.”
  • Dominic - “She seems somewhat closed off.”
  • Katia - “Seraphina’s wonderful, amazing, brilliant—I could go on all day”
  • Kol - “She’s incredibly smart. It’s kind of scary.”
  • Leon - “She’s tolerable when she’s not bossing you around”
  • Marcela - “Er, well…She doesn’t seem to like me very much.”
  • Thalia - “She’s pretty anti-fun. Not cool, Red.”
  • Yakov - “Seraphina’s a good person.”
Thalia Sato

Species: Siren
Known abilities: Air manipulation, telekinesis, supernatural strength
Personality: Animated, impulsive, adaptable
Appearance: Straight black hair, near black eyes, sharp features
What others have to say about Thalia:

  • Altair - “She’s fun, and easy to get along with.”
  • Astrid - “I’ll never forgive her for the Thanksgiving stunt she pulled.”
  • Cressida - “She annoys Cyrus, which is enough for me.”
  • Dominic - “She’s enjoyable to be around.”
  • Cyrus - “She’s a competent enough duelist, regrettably.”
  • Katia - “Thalia seems to like me. I don’t think that’s a good thing.”
  • Kol - “We’re close…I don’t know how that happened or when she stopped vaguely threatening me to make that happen."
  • Leon - “She’s cool when she’s not pressing your buttons.”
  • Marcela - “Thalia’s really easy to talk to.”
  • Seraphina - “She has no impulse control. At all.”
  • Yakov - “She’s very energetic.”
Yakov Vasilyev

Species: Wraith
Known abilities: Healing, telekinesis
Personality: Reserved, stoic, observant
Appearance: Light blond hair, grey eyes, pale
What others have to say about Yakov:

  • Altair - “He seems nice.”
  • Astrid - “Yakov’s good to vent to. He always seems to know exactly what to say.”
  • Cressida - “I don’t know him very well.”
  • Dominic - “He seems somewhat intimidating.”
  • Cyrus - “He’s not a blabbermouth like some people.”
  • Katia - “Seraphina likes him. That’s good enough for me!"
  • Kol - “He doesn’t talk very much.”
  • Leon - “He helped me study for biology.”
  • Marcela - “Yakov’s presence is very reassuring.”
  • Seraphina - “He’s very intelligent.”
  • Thalia - “Yakov’s good to spar with.”

Questions for Testers

  • Pacing: Are there any pacing issues you noticed? Any overly abrupt transitions between scenes? Any scenes you felt could have been longer/shorter?
  • Grammar/Mechanics: Any errors?
  • MC: Do they have enough agency? Do they seem powerful enough?
  • General: Do you have any suggestions for making it a better game/story?

Thank you very much for playing! I hope you enjoy Keeper of Day and Night! :smile:

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IT IS HERE :partying_face:

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How punctual! :sob:

Edit: Okay so I’m super excited and I’ll probably play this demo eighty times

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Yes! Thank you :kissing_heart:

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By the way, when I set my MC’s personality I chose that she was incredibly sweet/nice but my cruel stats got raised instead. Just wanna report that.

Edit: just double checked and it seems like the options are raising the wrong stats. The cruel option raises kindness and the kind option raises cruelty.

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I noticed that too, but it’s just with the cruel/kind stat pair. Everything else seems to be working fine.

I am barely 20 choices in and I already made Seraphina smile!:scream:

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How?

I dropped my phone when i saw this

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I consistently implied or out right said that my grades were of greater concern than the possibilities of monster attacks.

Slight spelling mistake

You smile back at her. “You said that you were going abroad, din’t you?” She’d mentioned an hour before her flight that she wouldn’t be available most of the summer for that reason. “France, right?”

Should be didn’t.

I chose the bottom most answer. What did I say?

Telling her about the Olympics really made her smile to lol.

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Out of curiosity are going to do the whole romance from the previous book into demo. Like a option at the beginning asking if you dated anyone? Love it by the way!

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Oh! A driad. Very nice. She seems like your typical over worked college junior, the career anxiety is a nice touch.

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Go to set stats directly for that.

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I love that this demo opens with the same line as its predecessor. The new read-out relationship stats are fancy. I’ve always favored them, so it’s cool to see that implemented in such a relationship-heavy game.

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Yeah. You have an option to choose how high/low your relationship stat is with the characters and if you’re dating or not.

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Yes! I can continue to torment astrid with my patronage of Kerse.

Can I endorse Kerse during my keeper status reveal in september?

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Sera utterly confused by ships.
“Yes Sera! We’re someone’s OTP!”

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Rare Seraphina smile moment 10/10.

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@daydreamsincolor
When looking at the couple photo of MC and Cyrus, the text reads: “It’s of you and Cyrus at the duelist arena after one of her matches” instead of his.

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The joke is canon, Leon has a fan club :rofl:

Summary

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By the way, here’s a few suggestions:

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I think you should remove the not from the sentence. Unless you’re implying that this Reyna is just a fever dream/illusion and not the real Reyna, but the sentence would sound much smoother without it. The player already knows that it’s a dream since it is very obvious.

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You’re here to escort me sounds less awkward. I don’t know, but one word can make a huge difference.

I love what I’ve read so far. And I’m sorry if my suggestions weren’t adequate enough, it’s 4 AM and I might’ve gotten something wrong. Good luck on the sequel, author, we’re all supporting you! :heart:

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