Hello! I’m getting started on my first ChoiceScript game. I’m intending to make a Modern Supernatural Romance/Thriller, but I am running into some questions that I could use some help with.
Should I have a separate path for each romance option, or a common path with romantic side scenes?
Separate paths for each would be more immediately linear to code and add to replayability, but it would certainly be a lot more writing, as I would have to create a narrative arc for each romance option. A common path with conditional scenes would be more complex to code and detract a little from replayability, but it would also be a much simpler thing to write as I would only need to make one overarching story plot.
Should I include poly/ace romances?
I’m already allowing pronoun/gender choice and non-binary romance options with no sex/gender lock on which characters you can pursue, as I want things to be as inclusive as possible. I’m a little torn on writing polyamorous and asexual romances, though, mostly because they aren’t my strong suit. But, if there’s enough interest, I’m willing to give it a shot.
Any help on these would be much appreciated! All opinions are valid, so don’t feel shy to let me know what you think! I’ve written some novels and the like before, but this is my first actual game, so I’m fairly out of my depth!