Hiya. I’m Kailas Menon, longtime forum lurker and CoG aficionado.
I’ve begun making a game. Here’s the first bit. It’s a combination of low fantasy, Roman history, and horror.
Specifically, you play as a lowly but power-hungry plebeian in Ancient Rome, during the reign of the Emperor Tiberius. You are offered three different paths of villainy by which you can rise to power. I haven’t written in redemption yet, because redemption is dumb.
Becoming a thug and leading the Roman mob.
Training in magic (which, in this universe, I have based on Hippocrates’ theories of the four humors).
3)Undergoing a ritual which transforms you into a hideous monster, with only the barest understanding of humans–and no memories-- remaining to you. Hey, desperate times call for desperate measures. (This is the most fully developed path.) For those skeptical about this sort of thing happening in Ancient Rome, I direct you to H. P. Lovecraft’s “The Descendant.”
Play through it, point out bugs or make suggestions, and be gentle.
UPDATE NOTES FOR JANUARY 2017: Fixed the confusing narration and past tense/present tense issues; now it’s narrated by you, in first person. I also removed the ‘three objects’ bit, which seemed a little stereotypical, and have otherwise streamlined the storyline.
UPDATE NOTES FOR DEC 24: I’ve fixed the gender/magic bugs, so the game should be a bit more playable now. More in-depth changes to come in the next edit.