I am new, and this question will probably seem ignorant, but I have been searching the forums and tutorials for days and still am not sure what the facts are.
I am considering using Choice Script for a game that requires lots of variables and allows the player to customize their stats. I am concerned about what Choice Script games actually save/remember between sessions.
The COG games I have purchased seem to remember where I left off, and what my character stats were when I quit, and then reload that data automatically at the start a new session to continue the game.
I don't quite get though if this is something that the game authors implemented actively or if this is a feature of any game made in Choice Script?
I have been digging through the forums and I see lots of terms that confuse me. There is talk of GAME SAVING and talk of CHECKPOINTS. Are these features folks are adding to their games that are different than the game just remembering all the variables and what scene you were in between sessions? I just want to make sure that the player can continue the game and not lose any changes between sessions.
The game I am considering is fairly long, and it just won't work if every time someone quits to take a break the had to start over. I read in one thread that the folks at COG will add a save feature if they feel a game warrants it, but is that something different than what I am asking about?
Anyway, I hope I made some kind of rambling sense.
Thank you for any help in advance!