For four hundred years, the immortal Sorceress of the Skies ruled over Kelestri, her boundless magical powers granted to her by the Remnant Stars, fallen crystals bearing the might of the heavens. Then, twenty years ago, the Sorceress was deposed by a rising rebellion: cast into exile, believed dead by all – except for you, her hidden child. Now, as you grow to adulthood and the Sorceress’s life bleeds away, she has given you a task: steal back the Stars and regain her power and her crown. You’ll call the ghosts of old foes to your aid and bring the wrath of the skies down upon your new opponents, assuming you can reclaim the Stars – or that, seeing the new world that’s rising in the Sorceress’s absence, you still mean to fulfill her ancient vision. How will you shape Kelestri as it accustoms itself to mortal rule? Will you restore the Sorceress’s might, shatter it for good, or claim it for yourself?
Hi! I’m Abby, one of CoG’s editors and the author of Heroes of Myth. Stars Arisen (working title) is my next upcoming game, currently in-progress. You can play the first three chapters HERE: https://dashingdon.com/play/abbytrevor/stars-arisen/mygame/
EDIT 3/18/2020: Chapter 4 is now available!
Taking a page out of @HannahPS’s book, this is a developer diary thread where I’ll take feedback, answer questions, discuss the game and the writing process, and possibly post short previews of future chapters. I may or may not extend the demo with future chapters, but this game has enough moving parts that I’d rather not post more chapters unless I’m fairly sure I won’t be shifting things around.
Let me know what you think! I’m excited to hear it. And to preemptively answer a few questions:
Is Stars Arisen related to Heroes of Myth?
Nope. Different world, totally unconnected.
How long is Stars Arisen?
The demo, which is the first three chapters of the game, is just over 100k words. I’ve already finished Chapter 4 and am in the middle of writing Chapter 5, and the current total word count for the game is around 210k. It’ll be ten chapters long plus an epilogue, and I have no idea what the final word count for the game will be right now, but my guess is…long.
When will the game be finished and/or released?
No idea, too early to tell. I run the customer support email for COG, so I’m far too familiar with what happens with a missed release date to be comfortable giving an estimate
Who are the romance options?
Spoilered just in case: Vivian, Em, Natalia, Harper, and Ravenna. Slightly bigger spoiler, particularly if you haven’t reached the end of the demo: there’s also a polyamorous option with Em and Natalia, or you can try to get them together without your involvement.
To be updated with other FAQs, if there are any!