Hello there! So, first things first: this game has been on my mind since 2012, and it has gone through lots and I say lots of rewriting and reshaping since then, but I was never satisfied with it. There was always something not right with it. I thought it was my “messy” writing style bothering me again at first, but as soon as I came across COG I realized my story was probably best suited for being a gamebock and I finally managed to get back to writing it! (yay to heartwarming story?)
Anyways, creation aside: as you probably have already noticed by the title, I’ll try to make this game kind of light hearted, though still filled with story and adventure, a bit of action and some serious enough scenes.
(I’m going to call Kai ‘them’ for the sake of not interrupting the flow, but the character is not genderlocked):
You’ve been having vivid dreams about a person named Kai, who, according to these same dreams, seems to be locked away in a exoplanet named Astrum, and who is also trying to contact Earth to ask for help on some demon-killing journey they plan on going in.
You began to think you were becoming the next J.K. Rolling in terms of creativity (and madness), and that your creative writing teacher would be very proud at you until one day you arrive class and see them. Kai. Dressed in ragged clothes and looking as lost as they looked in your dreams.
And some backstory for you to understand it better
(slight spoiling, I guess? If you prefer to learn the story as you go, feel free to skip this part):
[spoiler]I don’t want to spoil it a lot, so let me just tell you that Astrum is (on game universe) a quite real, technologic-heavy futuristic exoplanet, whose people adored a goddess who was imprisoned in a tree. For so-far unknown reasons to Kai, one day, their main enemy nation organized an attack against the planet with the intention of targeting that goddess. They succeeded and consequently destroyed the entire planet and detached it in two. Que to one of those halves originating what we nowadays know as Earth.
(Is it now the time I tell you the story was first originated by a school project, where our teacher asked us to create a fictitious theory for the origin of Earth?)
Also, Pyeha is the name of that goddess, also referred as ‘Majesty’ during the game, so that’s why the name for the game.[/spoiler]
I’ve written a small bit for the game so far, but it’s still a rough draft, so I’ll need to modify it a bit before posting the first demo. Coding is kind of already in process, though.
I’ll need lots of feedback because this is my first game. Even though I do write a lot, my English is a bit rough and sometimes doesn’t flow well so I’ll need a bit of help on that. Also, plot holes, the game atmosphere, grammar, pacing, likability of characters and those kind of things. For now, though, I just want to know what you think of the idea and if you’re interested on it!
Also, some features:
- You’ll be able to play as yourself, the MC, but also as Kai and other 4 characters. This will let you explore other perspectives, so I hope it’ll be as fun to you to play like this as it will be for me to write it. Bad side of this is probably less customization for the player regarding, as I can’t write. Are you fine with something like this, or do you prefer to be in control about your characters characteristics?
- Romance! And I mean, carefully crafted romance. Definitely optional for who’s only in for the adventure, but for those who are a bit romantic at the heart I solemnly promise to make the romance relevant to the story, to not rush it (too much) and to make the RO have a life and their own agenda.
- Bonus character stories hidden IN the story, to encourage the player to replay the game as much as needed to find them all.
- Some more I’m not 100% sure of and will think about as I go.
Alas, sorry for any grammar or continuity mistake, its midnight here and I’m really sleepy lol. Also I couldn’t html if it depended on my life, sorry.