Hello again, everyone!
So after a few weeks of intense back and forth with myself over if and when I should start a thread and post a demo of the game I’ve been working on, I decided to go ahead and do it!
This is Phantasm, a game I originally started as a way of learning ChoiceScript, but ended up falling totally in love with. So much so that I decided it would be the first piece of my writing to be shared with the public in…a very long time.
Please bear in mind, this is my very first attmept at ChoiceScript, and I had absolutely no coding ability before I decided to open up a choicescript tutorial a few months ago. But enough about me.
You are a Shadow, a new recruit to your country’s intelligence and national defense force. Like all of your countryfolk, you have natural abilities known as phasmic powers, which allow you to (among other things) hide in plain sight and cause other people to forget they have even seen you. Unlike most of your countryfolk, you are going to have the opportunity to harness these abilities and use them in service of your country. And just in time, too…Riva has not seen a time of such political strife since its creation several millenia ago.
Learn your order’s secrets, protect (or betray) your country, and form relationships that could potentially change the world as you know it… But since this is a demo, we’ll mostly be working on your origin story.
What I’m Looking For:
Feedback about plot and story, characters, dialogue…all the good stuff
If you see any glaring grammar or spelling errors, feel free to point them out, but this is in very early stages and will be edited many more times, so it’s not the biggest thing.
Mostly, for people to have fun and tell me what they think! Something you want your character to be able to say or do? Tell me! Hopes for the future? Tell me those too!
There will eventually be multiple backgrounds to choose from, but for now only one is written. If enough people poke around this topic, you can choose the order I write them in
Riva (the country in question) does not have the same gender norms and standards that we do. Almost all of their gendered language is a holdover from their ancestors (they’re big on tradition and roots), and as such does not relate very much to gameplay. You will choose your pronouns early in the game!
Follow up to the above: Inheritance in Riva is based almost entirely on one’s ability to continue the family line by bearing their own children (by which I mean physically carrying them and giving birth). This is not considered to be related to gender identity or pronouns, the two concepts are very separate in Rivan society. You will be asked about this, there will eventually be an opt out feature that allows you to not specify.
I’m trying very hard to make playing this game a fun, comfortable, and nonstressful experience for everyone. If there is something I can do to that effect, PLEASE let me know!
Thanks everyone, I’m looking forward to hearing from you!!!