I’m new to creating interactive fiction but am not new to writing. I’ve had this idea in my head since the beginning of the pandemic and it wasn’t until I discovered this particular medium for storytelling that I finally felt ready to pour my heart into this project. The events, characters, and themes in this story are all held very close to my chest and I’m excited (and scared shit-less) to finally be able to share a piece of myself with y’all.
Currently, the prologue and part 1 of chapter 1 are available to play through. It’s very short right now, but I’m hoping to keep my updates shorter just so I can push more content out more consistently. I would love any feedback on mistakes that I’ve made, be it formatting issues or technical issues. I am brand new to coding, so please feel free to point out my mistakes in that area, as well.
“Red beats its way into your eyelids, the heat of the air fills the smallest crevices of your lungs. Kicked-up sand settles into the collar of your shirt. You are not home.
You will never be home. There is no home for people like you.
But this place holds a stance of familiarity, tastes like a memory you’ve digested and regurgitated before. Sickly sweet, the lick of saccharin against your tongue and the reminder of rust against your lip.
You are so terribly, terribly lost.”
Fated forever to roam an existence unknown to you, searching for this concept of absolution that escapes your every grasp, leaves you bleeding, leaves you gasping, you find yourself stuck in a town for the lost. Here, you will find what you’re looking for. Here, you will remember who you are.
(Or will you?)
There’s something to be said about the monsters you keep.
Tell Me If There’s A Way Home is western-gothic created with ChoiceScript that has a heavy focus on choice, love, and grief. Set in a place both strange and familiar to you, you seek to unravel the mystery of this town, figure out who you are, and what it is you’ve lost along the way.
A fully customizable MC including gender, appearance, and sexuality
Time loops, glitches in reality, and a rotting town that collects The Forgotten
Key choices that will influence the game. Careful, Traveler, are you ready to find out just what kind of person you are? Who you’ve become, who you’ve lost?
Unravel the mysteries and bones of this strange town you find yourself in. Old western curses, demons, and ancient gods will rattle the very foundation of this antiquated town.
Four love interests will reveal themselves to you in various forms, all ancient and familiar gods in this new and strange world. How will you hurt them, Traveler?
A story that is heavy on choice, love, grief, hope, and recovery. Is it better to get what you’ve lost back or move on? You will make this decision yourself
The Reverie: A foreign figure that you know the taste of, the lick of blood from the underbelly of a wound. Intoxicating. The taste of grandeur and gilded agony. There is something so lovely about the color of hunger when it shapes your mouth into a thing of want. The Reverie is either a man or a woman depending on your sexuality, Traveler. You have broken their heart. You will always break their heart.
Death: The scent in the air before the crack of lightning, the choke of the slaughter after. Death is a woman who will show you that to love is to burn, Traveler. Her ribs are intertwined in yours, the lick of her tongue in your mouth. Tread carefully, but remember that Death always gets what she wants.
The Tower: There’s the promise of danger in his arms. Chaos follows him like a black wind, violent and fast. But there’s the redemption of liberation in the palms of his hands. The Tower is a man. Will you risk the fall, Traveler?
The Hierophant: The keys to heaven are at their feet, Traveler. The kiss of promise and happiness is in your mouth, waiting for you to take the bite. What are you willing to do to taste salvation? The Hierophant is non-binary Beautiful things often have the sharpest teeth, Traveler. Take care where you wander.
Shaking as I write this post, I think a combination of nerves and excitement, but I really would appreciate constructive feedback and thoughts. I’m always looking to improve in everything that I do. If you’re looking for more information on this project and updates, check out my Tumblr linked in my profile. Thank y’all for reading !! <3