Hello, I’m Len, a long-time IF enjoyer and previously just a lurker! And now I’m working on a light-hearted game about soulmates, chances and choices.
Without further ado–
Here at Soulmates Inc. we specialize in chance meetings!
As a soul-link, your job is to guide two people entrusted in your care to one another in a fateful meeting, for they are each other’s soulmates. Aided by the soul-link powers, you will craft a story that will be told over and over to others, changed and misremembered or kept as faithful as humanly possible. Without your help, they would not find one another.
P.S.: a regular reminder to refrain from referring to yourself or your coworkers as Cupid.
Current word count: 79k
Most recent update on: 01/11/2024
- Uploaded on 01/11/2024, +17k
This update to the first case introduces new ways to complete the goals for your chosen meeting setting and employs the character’s stats for that. There are new and rewritten scenes for the art exhibition branch and a whole new path for the game event one, expanding the role of the soul-link powers and enabling no-powers solutions.
- Uploaded on 12/21/2023, 62k
Initial upload. Fully playable soulmate matching case and the aftermath.
It takes by the storm. It is lucky, it is cruel, it makes no sense, it elevates. It is beautiful, it rears its ugly head, then it is beautiful once again. Now that, humans can manage on their own.
Soulmate-grade connection is an entirely different brand. Enter you. That’s your brand. It requires dedicated labor. Whimsical meetings. Nuance.
As a soul-link, you arrange for those destined matches to happen using the powers of glamor at your disposal. An ancient practice, really, though, as with everything, it has evolved and happily marched with the times. You work out of an office, have a phone plan, a lease, and a favorite restaurant. Your boss is not a half-naked man with a bow and arrows but a fashionably dressed man who goes to a gym and drives an electrical Mustang.
It is nice. Modern.
Just one rule. The only rule, in fact. A scripture, if you will: never interact with a soul directly.
Which is precisely why your most recent half-match staring at your confused face is so damn bad. Worse yet, they can see right through your glamor for some reason.
- customize the protagonist: their name, pronouns, appearance and reactions
- love is all around you but it does not have to be for you: play as aro, ace, bi, gay or straight. Your romantic prospects are three, but each has a story to tell
- explore who you are: a firm and enthusiastic believer, a burned-out office worker, or a skeptical soul-link questioning their purpose
- use and evolve your soul-link powers: Empathy and Shroud
- keep up with your job duties and bring people together while trying to protect your employer from a greater looming threat
- someone is throwing around heavy words like ‘destiny’, but dealing with existential questions is entirely optional!
all ROs are available to all MCs regardless of gender
Amber | Andrew Wyatt
Once a high-performer soul-link, they flew too close to the sun and snooped around where one does not snoop around. Having fallen from grace at a company that believes in chances, Wyatt is back on probation, though under your supervision. The light is snuffed out of their eyes, and instead of being a firm believer, Wyatt now drips disillusioned pearls of what they think is wisdom.
Samuel | Samantha C. Powell
Sam has a steady job, does weekly family visits and always parks the bike properly. How do you learn that? Sam is also your sparkling new charge, a common everyperson, a salt of the earth—nope, not that simple at all! You cannot seem to find their soulmate (never happens) and they can see through your glamor (never happens either). To be fair, Sam is freaked out by it, too.
Martin | Mia Romero
A hectic ball of energy that is a human person, they are passionate about their distaste for your employer’s business and are happy to go in length about it. Romero is messy, yet strangely put together in their belief: a hurricane that may sweep you off your feet if you are not careful enough. They know things, things no human should. You should probably report that to your boss…