I am currently working on an interactive story as part of my Master of Media, and after having a great time playing Choice of Robots, I’ve decided to work on it with the ChoiceScript system. I’m hoping to finish at least the first chapter for the course, by the end of October.
Summary: Set in an European medieval kingdom, you are a knight’s squire of low-birth but well-cared for within the knight’s family. Your contented life is shattered however, by the last words of the king on his death-bed. With his dying breath, he acknowledges you as his bastard son, placing your life in danger and turmoil from that moment on.
Choose whether to prove your claim, putting you on a collision course with the Crown Prince; or simply try to survive each day, while unraveling the layers of conspiracy surrounding the throne.
Public Playtest (constantly updating): https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/122504794/Rook%20Playtest/mygame/index.html
This is essentially a playable prologue where you can set-up the player character before venturing into the first real chapter of the story. It’s also a way for me to practice with actually working with ChoiceScript and deciding on the final mechanics.
Very early alpha stages, and incomplete, but please do read/play through what’s currently available and provide me with any feedback. It’s all appreciated!
Update 13/10/2015: First actual major update. Completed one ending, it follows the route that’s available (options that are incomplete are marked so just ignore them). After receiving some great critique from a friend, I’ve been working on incorporating far more personalization and choice. The current ending has more potential differences and combinations, so please do try it out!
I’m hoping to break-up the monotone of the opening to bring in more choice like the ending, that’ll be a while yet though.
(Minor) update 29/9/2015: Added a disclaimer page, did some minor clean-up, added elaboration on the different stats on the stat screen. Also made the incomplete route re-route back to the completed path if you pick the ‘training yard’. Working on completing the first Ending available, as well as more on the other choices.