After a considerable amount of time spent lurking, I’ve finally decided to just go for it and create an account here. For my first post, a true honorary honorable honor, I present to you -
yet an other idea thread.
A thing to keep in mind about my writing before reading:
- I live for my characters. My games will all be character-focused and have a heavy emphasis on relationships. Not necessarily of a romantic kind, mind you. Friendships, rivalries, a tangled mess of all of them, or whatever, will be just as important. And optional. They tend to end up, by 100% complete accident, like dating sims with plots. Whoops.
Here are the ideas:
I) Romeo and Juliet - Think “kind-of-superheroes* set in an alternate history of early Renaissance Italy (a very fictional Verona)” along with “character-focused adaptation of Romeo and Juliet” and you will get a general idea of this game’s plot. In this game you take the role of Juliet (Or Julian/Julius, still deciding which name), the only heir of the noble Capulet family, as you navigate political drama and obligations, relationships, and magical abilities. *Superheroes in a more renaissance-toned game was my inspiration, but the idea kind of snowballed past the usual capes and masks.
- Persephone and Hades - [This one is gender-locked. Not changing it.] Almost exactly as it sounds, you play as Persephone/Core in a world brimming with conflict. It’s based off of the original story but has other Greek mythology creating the framework as well. Hades is so misunderstood and one of my favorite Greek characters, so a game revolving around him is something I have really wanted to write. Plus you get to be the Queen of the Underworld. (You don’t have to love Hades. The stats would all be personality based and adventures, intrigue, and other ROs are also the main focus. You can be aromantic or a lesbian too, no worries.)
A) Happy Endings - Whoo boy, summing up the plot on this one is kind of hard. Basically, you are reincarnated into a modern-esque world (a cross between modern, Victorian, and Medieval Age atmospheres), previously being a princess/prince, as the role of a cupid (or “fairy godparent” lol). For fairytale characters. To ensure that history plays out as it is supposed to, you have to attend Grimm Academy - an elite school for young royalty. For spoilery reasons™ your job is to get certain characters to have certain endings. This can mean playing matchmaker, endings lives, or changing the outcome of events. But of course, things never go according to plan. Murder, betrayal, politics, supernatural mysteries, and your targets falling for you instead, make your task so oh-so-much harder. | To clarify two things: The play on fairytales is just for (you) readers. In-game characters do not know the tales they’re based on or anything. Two, this description might sound lighthearted and fluffy, but I love dark themes and angst. So expect that instead.
That’s it! I know my descriptions are short and don’t cover much plot - I want to see which basic concept stands out most to you.
A demo for the chosen one will be up lickity-split.
It’s great to finally join. (And if you-know-who-you-are is reading this, thank you so much for introducing me to these games and forum. You are the best.)
- I) Romeo and Juliet
- Persephone and Hades
- A) Happy Endings