This fairly odd fairy tale is intended to be the first of several stories united by a common theme: they will begin at the point where the traditional fairy tales they are based on end, and let you decide what happily ever after actually looks like. Will you remain with your fated true love, or find another? Remain a loyal royal, seize the throne by force, or bring the monarchy crashing down forever? You choose to play as Cinderella or the prince, both of whom have customizable names whichever way you go (since Cinderella was never a name to begin with, just a cruel nickname, and we aren’t calling this prince Charming unless we want the House of Mouse shutting this production down). Expect romance, palace intrigue, and hopefully some humor too as you enter a world that is at once incredibly familiar yet completely new and unusual.
To play the demo for The Day After Ever After, go here: https://dashingdon.com/go/7455
Hi, everybody! For anyone who does not know me, I am Matt Simpson, and I wrote two previous Hosted Games, Nuclear Powered Toaster (link here: https://www.choiceofgames.com/user-contributed/nuclear-powered-toaster/#utm_medium=web&utm_source=ourgames ) and The Parenting Simulator (link here: https://www.choiceofgames.com/user-contributed/parenting-simulator/#utm_medium=web&utm_source=usercontrib ). I also have a third WIP, League of Lunacy, but I have shelved it for the time being as the coding was just too much for me to manage at the moment.
This was a bit of a rough year writing-wise, as I bounced from project to project without any real traction and got out of the writing habit for the first time since I found this place. Suffice to say, I never saw this story being the one to break me out of that slump, but it did and I’m quite grateful. Like they said in Chasing Amy, this was the one least likely. But I’m having fun with it so far, and wrote more in the last ten days than in the previous hundred, so that has to count for something. I’m looking for all kinds of feedback, so please feel free to chime in with anything, large or small!
1/15/21- The first update is a beefy boy; at 5,779 new words it almost doubles the demo in size, with a new word total of 12,114 words.
12/29/20- The demo is at 6,262 words, excluding commands. I’m not so much of a rookie anymore as to make a concrete projection of its finished length (at one time I didn’t think Parenting would reach 100k lol rofl lmao), but I don’t intend for this to be super long. We’ll see if the story itself has an opinion to the contrary.