I’ve begun work on my first game Lost to the Moon. You play as an emissary from one of three origins in a fantasy/ 1940s flavored world where faith is centered around the elements and elemental gods after the goddess of life passes. In an established world with complex racial state divides, the region where the character lives is attacked by black monsters who emerge each night. You have to travel to Kobalt City, the center of technology, knowledge and treachery, to try to find aid for your people. The Moonscourge has already taken your old life from you, what else will it take?
Currently the game’s total word count is 23,000 words and this just includes the introductions and a very shallow dip into the first chapter. I plan on trying to update it roughly once a month.
-play as male, female or nonbinary
-Choose to be a runaway from a mountain city defying marriage traditions or an exile of the last indigenous people on the continent or even the exciting life of a farmer in a provincial town!
-Seven possible romances (3 men, 3 women and an extra romance opposite your gender)
-Befriend a immortal weapon of mass destruction
-Wield elemental magic by pledging yourself to one of the living gods
-Influence other people’s relationships, ruin people’s lives
-You shape your personality, characters react to your personality
Appearance: 5’ 11’'. A slender man with fair skin and long dark hair. He dresses simply except for an ornament in a single braid of his hair. His face is smooth and expressionless, like a doll’s.
Description: A Iydan man who became a champion of the water goddess Melusine several years ago. He is best known for slaying a sea serpent. Before he was a champion, he was a renowned host in Iyda’s many tea houses. Faithful to Melusine’s creed, Kaspian values his ability to provide others with comfort and hospitality above all else. Since being deified four years ago, he struggles to convey any other emotions and is hyper-focused on his mission.
Appearance: 6’ 1". A tall, full-bodied woman with bronze skin, long dark hair and dark eyes. She wears plain clothes under her green long hooded-coat and usually has the same pair of oxfords on her feet.
Description: A Traysi woman who took refuge in Kobalt City after being found lost at sea. She now works as a scholar for the Nyxan government. She has a fierce, honest personality and a serious demeanor. A tough but fair critic who struggles to connect with others.
Appearance: 5’ 6". A limber and sprightly man of average-build with olive skin, almond brown eyes and a cropping of fluffy brown hair. He is rarely seen without his gold-buttoned red vest.
Description: A local playwright and actor in Kobalt City. Ori works at the Emminent Theatre. He is known for being reckless, personable and cheery. Ori has the blessing of air but tries his best to refrain from using magics.
Appearance: 5’ 5" A young, dainty woman with pale skin, shoulder-length soft blonde hair and light blue eyes. She often wears a sweater under her pinafore and winter boots, even in the temperate city.
Description: A young heiress of a gun manufacturer in the Northern province of Yeoaze. Her life has been fraught with misfortune for those around her which has left her estranged from her family. A kind, quiet woman who is trying her best to find a place to fit in and a way to protect others from the curse she carries.
To play the introduction, click here.
This is just me throwing something I’ve been working on out there. It’s not really a demo. It’s not very developed yet and I am inexperienced with making interactive fiction so please give me all of the feedback.
I am also doing my best to make the game inclusive so please help me as much as you can on that because I am disclaimer not non-binary or lgbt so I am just doing my best. I want it to be an enjoyable experience for everyone as much as I can make it.