Hello again aaaaannnnnddddd…demo
My name is still Taran and this is my second WIP though I have not abandoned the first. I intend to alternate between the two but that… is neither here nor there… On with the show!
In this game you play as a stuffed animal crafted to be the companion to a child. Many years later you are reintroduced into a world which seems to no longer care for you. Soon however you find yourself in the company of three creatures like which you’ve never seen and begin traveling with them to a city on the shore full of creatures who only wish to avoid the ire of the merciless Coalition of Wolves. In order to find lodging in this new place you soon begin working for a do-gooder group named The Cain Foundation.
Characters (Romancable & Otherwise)
Brook - Romance Option #1 - An Automaton who talks fast and acts faster. Brook has a habit of running into danger in seek of the next big thrill, as a result they will often think of everyone’s safety before their own. Whats more Brook is most inclined towards like minded thrill seekers, while disliking anyone overly cautious or those concerned with their well being in particular.
Rollor - Brook’s elder brother, he like Brook is a Automaton though seemingly of a different breed or build given his inability to speak outright. Even so Rollor is a feeling machine who is emphatically protective of Brook whom he idolizes & adores.
Mama Rute - An Encantado originally from Brazil who has only recently left her home for the first time where she was ousted after years of serving as a mystic when the Coalition threatened violence on her village. Now she travels towards Hippothyne a city supposedly welcoming of all kinds. Despite her more tragic circumstances Mama Rute is an energetic old woman who always seems to be smiling as if knowing something you don’t.
Devin Gunn - A human man who lives in Hippothyne as a baker, along with his wife. What’s more he is the founder of the Cain Foundation an organization he started after years of belonging to the Coalition of Wolves. The thought is plenty unnerving now given his uncanny resemblance to a fluffy harmless bear as well as his typically cheerful disposition.
Kelly Gunn - A Fairy whom is married to Devin, she can often be found running the shop with her husband, as well as without him when he is off on Cain Foundation business. Kelly is kind above all else though frugal with a mind for business.
Briar Ronan - Romance Option #2 - Briar is a Selkie living under the thumb of a manipulative man who holds their second skin hostage thus keeping Briar tied to him. Briar is the first job you’re given when you begin working with The Cain Foundation and you’re tasked with freeing them, in doing so you come to find Briar incredibly closed off and hard, in fact the only thing Briar does seem to like is privacy, and independence. What’s more Briar will outright bolt if they feel their freedom is at risk.
Choose between eleven different stuffed animals, multiple colors and patterns, as well as four stylish accessories.
There are also two planned romances.
Choose to either embrace blossoming emotions or shun them entirely.
Currently sitting at 40k again I do intend to update though I don’t know how long the finished product will be
Well as for feedback I am not looking for anything major, spelling errors, grammer errors, thoughts on the story, hopes for future updates
04/07/21 - The demo now works… truly the biggest change of all
08/13/21 - Chapter 1 is now done at nearly double the length of the game previously, don’t get too excited though its mostly world building/introduction.
Also there is now a save system.
08/16/21 - Chapter 1 is still done but now the save system SHOULD work, what’s more there is a Glossary of terms and creatures which you can look at when you get far enough in the story there will be additions as new terms and creatures are met. Also changes to Brook’s pronouns special thanks to @Konoi for this one.
In The Next Update
In the next update you will be able to change your name if you so choose as well as change your gender again if you so choose. I would have included it in this update but it seemed to be a heavy inclusion given it’s literally your first day alive so to speak so yes later… Also in the next update Hippothyne?.. Probably not I hoped so but at this rate… woof.
Notes I guess?
@Francisco_Mendez - Gracias me gustó la idea también, perdón si mal español puedes agradecer a google porque no lo hablo
I have changed the pronunciation per your input, and it shall be reflected in the next update, as for the why… see above.
@Draconifors - Fixed & fixed. The changes will be reflected in the next update of the game thank you kindly for pointing them out.
@Empress_Nightmare - The error has been fixed, sorry I usually play as a cow because ‘Moo’ so the error slipped right on by.
Also I will have to look into save systems because the last one I implemented prevented me from adding any new variables which I am constantly doing so… I promise to look into it.
Also also if Tommy/Betty called the MC a boy it was only slightly unintentional. The logic was that kids attribute different genders to toys at different times so it could just have easily been she. In fact I’ll probably slip that pronoun into the prologue as well, But no your gender is NOT set to male. It will be covered in the story eventually but I thought it best to assuage any fears… post haste.
@Konoi - I am working on a save system so fingers crossed it should be implemented upon the next update.
Thank you for complimenting my stat screen and the game for that matter, I worked hard on both but the stat screen is sorta my pride & joy.
The accessory was separated when the MC got dropped into the garbage bin and was not retrieved by Brook due to no fault of their own it was merely separated and thus a different piece of junk in the garbage truck but will you be reunited in the future? Possibly.
Yes I included this bit intentionally because there is another section in the show-and-tell mini story in which Betty/Tommy refers to the MC as male. All this was to say that children impart different genders to their stuffed animals at different times which I was going to include in the story when it came time to decide the MC’s gender for yourself which was going to be in this update but which had been pushed back to the next update in either case I thought it necessary to include this bit of information here to dissuade any fears that you might have a gender locked MC which I assure you is not the case.
Also also thank you so much for all the pronoun error fixtures I assure you Brook is not a female in my mind there are probably just as many male born errors. I kept telling myself to make a cheat sheet that I could look at for pronouns (since I am hopeless in this area) but I didn’t and now I’m paying the price so again thank you, the feedback in invaluable.
@fisheye I honestly had not thought of bunny, it never even crossed my mind. I am of course open to adding more animals to the pantheon so to speak, but I’ll have to think on it. I mean initially Lamb was Horse and then Pig was in the running for a time and even Fish so any thing is possible. As for the rest… no. I feel if birds can fly that gives them a bit of an unfair advantage barking as well, I figure there might be a gag thing in there at some point like your character pretending to be dog to distract someone but my logic at least was that your burgeoning soul was just A soul, not the soul of a dog nor even the body of a dog much like the bird. Birds may be aerodynamic and able to fly but stuffed animals which look like birds… not so much.
Bunny is now one of eleven playable animals
At everybody else who complimented my game - Thank you, I worked hard on it and I hope the next update doesn’t take forever because I have a lot more to show you… y’all sorry couldn’t help my self.