As of April, the demo for Sentinel is officially complete! This is an urban fantasy with horror elements, based in the fictional city of Goldcrest - play as a fully customisable character, choose your own morality and define your experience as you investigate a brutal murder.
Everyone has demons. Everyone has regrets.
You didn’t expect to be staring yours down in quite such a visceral way, but what can you do?
While investigating a gruesome murder, you find yourself embroiled in a conflict spanning lifetimes, haunted by the past in a very literal way. In order to survive, you’re forced to face your demons and deal with the fallout of decisions made long before you were even born. Ask yourself what you’re willing to sacrifice, what you hold most important, and who will help you.
When faced with the choice, how will you survive?
Contains horror, strong language & graphic violence.
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Adrian Shaw: 5’11, olive skin, dark brown hair, dark brown eyes. sometimes clean-shaven, sometimes lets his stubble grow out, he puts a lot of effort into his appearance, usually wearing expensive/fashionable clothes. a childhood friend of the MC, he’s 100% ride-or-die, but he can be a bit of an asshole.
Levi Attraeus: 6’5, muscular, long black hair he usually keeps braided, dark red eyes. clean-shaven. tattoos cover his whole body in intricate swirling patterns, including his hands, the back of his neck & the sides of his face. he’s pretty cagey with the MC at first & obviously knows more about the situation than he’s letting on.
Evangeline Reese: 6’0, bright red hair, usually tied back, hazel eyes. dresses practically & comfortably. very professional, police detective struggling to keep her integrity amidst a sea of corruption & injustice; can be self-righteous and inflexible. a lot less confident about her place in the world than she lets on.
Amari: 5’1, black & purple hair in dreadlocks, dark eyes. has a prosthetic arm made of living wood that she made herself; the extent of her magical capabilities are unclear (so far). fun, friendly, very nosy, but difficult to read.
Fleshed out choices in earlier scenes
Introduce options for character skills
Introduced two more ROs, Levi and Evangeline
Continuation of story
Introduction of character-specific powers
Further interactions with ROs
Fun with subroutines
Introduced Amari, romance option number 4!
Reshuffled some scenes from the previous update
Story progression, more worldbuilding/setting stuff
Updated the stats page
Added romance/friendship scenes.
One of these routes contains a major spoiler - please be aware of this if you want to discuss it! I deliberately made this scene harder to get to, but it is possible.
rewrote chapter 1
merged several of the early chapters into larger, single files
added options to refuse shaw’s touchiness (should be consistent throughout the game)
you’re now able to use the mugger’s knife in the fight with the strigoi - if you took it
entirely reworked the character creation system
fixed various instances of unwieldy or useless code
shifted some stats around, introduced some new functionalities in the Injuries section - will only be obvious if you take a very specific route, but it’s there now
a logo is coming - I was going to do it and have it release at the same time as this update
john mulaney voice and then I didn’t
reset the save plugin so it should no longer get corrupted by other games’ saves
i have been looking at this for ten years and my brain is broken if you get any bugs, or things don’t make sense, please tell me