Hey, hello, hi. My name’s Leem (not a typo) and I’ve been playing CoG and Hosted Games titles for a few years now and I’ve grown to really love this particular medium of story telling. I lurk around the forums A LOT but I’ve never posted anything before today.
See, I’ve been working on a series of books for a while now, Planes, and while I had originally hoped to get it ready in time to submit to the contest, reality kept interfering and my writing partner wasn’t able to help with this one. But, while I won’t be entering it into the contest, I still really want to write this book.
The basic lore is as follows:
The world we see in front of us exists in “planes”, unofficially dubbed “Planes of Existence” or “Planes of Vision”.
Planes follow a few simple rules, 1) Inhabitants of one plane can not see or interact with those in another plane. 2)The only exception to the rule are those inhabiting the “Plane of the Divine” (angels and heavenly creatures) who can see all, and those living in the “Plane of the Mundane” (humans) who can be seen by all but can’t see others.
The only way a human is able to glimpse into another plane is for either the creature is very powerful and wants to bee seen, or to be granted the gift of sight by a person living in that plane (the gift is ristricted to the plane of the gift giver, unless they’re divine). And finally , if they’re a hybrid, a half human, half other.
These half humans used to band together at one time as heroes, knights and vigilantes and call themselves Seekers. Seekers would hunt down demons and cross-planes outlaws and make sure humans were safe. But at one point, the monsters they hunted started to fight back, all but wiping out the heroic Seekers. This event caused the rest of the Seekers and half humans to go into hiding, leaving history and the people they saved to forget all about them.
Every new half human that pops up now either keeps their lineage a secret, gets killed while trying to play hero, or is labeled as mentally ill for saying that they see demons and imps.
Plot of this book:
The story revolves around a half angel MC living with their Grandmother in a bakery or flower shop (up to player choice) and their human significant other or close friend. The MC was taught by their Grandmother to avoid anything from other planes at all costs, but when the friend/SO gets killed in front of the MC, the MC tries to hunt down their killer (a reaper in a broken mask) and bring them back to life. Now, there is no known record of a dead person coming back to life, but if any one knows if such a thing is possible, it’s a reaper.
Other than the main plot, I’m planing at least 3 other major cases that you have to solve, all optional but some might help you get closer to finding out who that reaper was.
A big part of the game is going to be detective work, gathering clues and making conclusions based on them. Your investigation stat is going to be very important since it show you how close you are to solving your cases and getting the “good” endings.
Romances are still a work in progress, since I am not a romance writer at all (I’m barely a writer smh) but I still want to include them since they’re my favorite part of CoGs.
I’m also hoping to give the players as much control and customization options as possible in the game, when I finally get a hang of ChoiceScript, that is.
I started posting the Prologue on DashingDon (here) for a friend to help me test, but if you guys want to try it out too go ahead! Keep in mind that the intro is nowhere near done but I’m working on this book everyday to have something good to show for it eventually.
That’s all I have to say right now, I’d love to hear what you guys think of this! Thank you for taking the time to read this!
- August 9, 2017: Original demo posted!
- August 12, 2017: Reworked beginning.