I have decided that for the month of June I am going to be forcing myself to write a game. It’s just a coincidence that this coincides with http://wogademo.com/ but I make have a look around there as long as it doesn’t prove too distracting.
PSI: Psychic Student Investigates is a futuristic, urban-fantasy game set in a fictional UK city.
It’s the story of Hunter, an amnesiac student, who has psychic powers, and investigates a variety of supernatural happenings that the rest of the world seems to turn a blind eye to. Hunter’s investigations will lead them into a world of vampires, werewolves and wizards as well as uncovering the mystery of their own past, the reasons for their amnesia, and the nature of their psychic abilities.
I hate writing out concepts though since they always sound a bit silly and cheesy to me. The initial concept was a game inspired by everything from Buffy The Vampire Slayer and The Craft, to White Wolf’s World of Darkness, to all those horror books I read in my teens.
It’s an episodic game, with each new episode involving a different mystery, as well as the over-arching ones. I also wanted to make a game with a number of romantic options, which are interwoven and important to the story. We’ll see how that goes since so many romantic options can be a bit difficult to juggle.
My ultimate goal is to finish Episode 1, PSI: Psychic Student Investigates The Dollmaker and hopefully run it through the first rounds of beta-testing and polishing. I’ll see how that goes.
In my wildest dreams I’ll get either Episode 2 or Episode 3 or the Character Generation done as well.
I am making this thread so that I can hold myself accountable. I am making this thread so I can stop procrastinating and actually start on my project. I won’t be posting the game here, since it’s not helpful for me to get feedback on a work in progress. I will likely eventually ask for beta-testers once the first draft is done.