Hello, folks! Submitted for your consideration are the first three chapters of my WiP, Saturday Morning Villain!
Summary: Saturday Morning Villain is a superhero game where players get to play as a villain preparing to conquer the world. Players will get to defeat their costumed archnemesis, settle a dispute among their henchmen, defeat a team of heroes before it forms, and even attend a fan convention.
A little about me: My name is Brandon Greer, or at least, that’s my secret identity. When I’m not scheming maniacally in my lab, I teach English courses at Lamar Institute of Technology, where I am Lead Faculty. (“Do not fail me again…Adjunct.”) I have a few publications under my belt, namely “Something Happened to the Food” in Allegory Magazine, “Buffalo Gals” in Aphelion Ezine, and an upcoming short story, “One of the Bad Kids” in a future issue of Phantasmagoria magazine. I also wrote, directed, produced, and starred in Codename: Blank, which is part audio fiction series, part vanity project. (If you want to check it out, the humor in it is similar to the humor in my game.) I’m hoping to turn the podcast into a comic book this year, and I’m also working on publishing a novel I’ve been writing the last couple of years.
Working on the game: Seven chapters in, and I think I’m getting the hang of this ChoiceScript thing. My first chapter was rough (probably still is), but as I’ve gone further, I’ve had a blast with all the things you can get ChoiceScript to do. I particularly love having unique dialogue tied to specific stats, which gives me the opportunity to add in new jokes every now and then.
One of the biggest challenges so far was when I lost all of chapter three when my Mac computer just up and deleted it. I had to rebuild the entire thing from scratch, and I don’t think I’ve ever been angrier in my life. However, we got through it, despite a lot of swearing on my part. Good rule of thumb: backups for backups, people.
Hope you all enjoy the game!