Hey everyone, I’ve been really inspired with everyone’s WIPs out here and so a little while ago I started writing a game of my own. Here’s what I’ve got so far:
In a world where more than 60% of the population possesses enhanced abilities, it is up to you to defend the odd ones out: The ordinary people without abilities, or Ords for short. As an Ord private investigator, you aid those who don’t have anyone to turn to, and for your latest case, the stakes couldn’t be higher: You are tasked with the investigation of the death of Alana Carr, an enhanced scientist found in the middle of Ord territory.
With tensions between the two communities at an all-time high, time is of the essence as questions abound: Who had a hand in bringing about Ms. Carr’s end, and what did they have to gain from it? Was this an isolated incident or the start of something bigger? And not least of them all, how are you going to fit into the middle of it all?
In this murder mystery, navigate the thin line between protecting your community and finding answers while proving to the world that being ordinary has no bearing on whether you can be special.
- Play as female, male or non-binary
- Play as gay, straight, bisexual or asexual
- Improve different stats to become the investigator your community needs
- Uncover the truth behind Ms. Carr’s death and bring justice to those responsible
- Level the playing field r let the abilities of others work for you
- Bring romance into your work life or stick to the task at hand
- Prioritise protecting your community or put the law above all else
Sylvia / Sylvan, she/her or he/him: A new face in this part of town, your trench coat-clad fellow investigator brings all of the business and none of the casual. Focused as they are, you get the feeling there might be something they’re not telling you. What does your new colleague have to hide, and can you connect with them enough for them to tell you?
Georgia, she/her: Your oldest friend and confidant, Georgia has become something of an Ord community organiser and was the one who put you on this case. Despite all that you’ve been through together as friends, recently you’ve been wondering whether there might be more to this than either of you have let on.
John, he/him: Your connection to the police and closest collaborator in bringing you onto cases. Though he’s been subtle about it up until now, his giant crush on you is becoming more apparent by the minute. From his clumsy but supportive demeanour to the power he wields, will he tempt you enough for you to risk your best connection to law enforcement?
Devon, they/them: As an unparalleled technical analyst and close colleague of Sylvia/Sylvan’s, Devon proves to be a real life-saver on your case. Aside from their undeniable genius and masterful technical prowess, they are a delight to be around, not least on account of the shameless flirting they lay on you.
So far I’ve drafted my first two chapters, sitting at roughly 23k words total. I’m planning another 4 to 5 chapters, though they may well vary in length.
You can find the link to my Demo here: https://dashingdon.com/go/11547
Any and all feedback is appreciated