So, like many of you, I’ve started working up a choicescript game.
It’s tentatively called “Nor the Battle to the Strong”. I kind of hate that title for a number of reasons, but as of this moment am bereft of a better one. The game is set in (depending on how you want to define it) a “low fantasy” or “gritty medium-high fantasy” world of my own devising, and depicts a medium-sized battle between the Norman English-styled nation of Dailin and rebellious factions of the conquered Corish people and their inhuman allies. You play a newly enlisted recruit of the Golden Swords Mercenary Company, who have been employed by the Dailish to help flush out the rebels.
Word of warning that I employ some blue language and a somewhat cynical sense of humor, so this may not be for everyone, especially if you’re put off by a little profanity. Also, there’s not a ton up yet, mostly just the standard “here’s the situation, now tell me your skillset” opening pages. Still, I’d love to get some feedback on whether the tone is too relentlessly dour, or any other issues or suggestions people might have. I’m going to try to get a little more updated every weekday until the fall hits or I just run out of gas.
Practical questions that I suspect should be easy but I can’t figure out or find on the help pages:
How do you change/eliminate the “My First ChoiceScript Game” title that appears at the top of the first page?
How do you retitle the stats page button?
Is there any cleaner way to code something like the following:
“You were a child during the war and, while you’ve never seen an ogre personally, you were raised on tales of bloodthirsty monsters to whom the flesh of little
*if (female = 1)
was considered a delicacy.”
I suspect there will be a lot of places where I want to just change a word or two based on some variable and I’d rather not have to create and keep track of dozens of labels in every scene.
Anyway, thanks in advance for any answers and any feedback (positive or negative) you are able to provide.