Story Genres: Alternate Reality, Science Fiction, Mystery
Sub-Genres: Horror, Romance (In The Future)
About This Update
As of today, I am shy of 20,000 Words. For me, this is a rather big achievement. There are sections I am currently rewriting, as the format I got for the Garden Segment’s Workshop is a setup I want to repeat in the other areas of Chapter One. It makes it a lot easier for me to track everything that’s happening. And rewrites are needed because the Garden segment is much larger than either the Dream Segment or the Home Segment (which requires a rehaul to make it more interesting).
I redid the introduction. It’s more compact, which should make jumping into the story less distracting as there are fewer choices on the menu.
I had wanted to finish Chapter One by the end of this month, but that hasn’t happened. I hadn’t realized how large one chapter could be, so now I focus on enjoying the process. Not sure about how often to update the demo, as of this moment. Part of me wants to do the 25th of every month, while another part says I should do it twice a month.
For now, I’m quite happy with everything I’ve gotten.
Also, I’m starting a tumblr. I have no idea what I’m gonna put on it, as it’s not something I’m overly familiar with, but that’s something I’ll be starting as well.
I hope everyone’s month has been a good one!
The Eden Project: Previous Updates
Update: January 07, 2023
As of this moment, the readable portions of the story total 10,853 Words.
I have finished the second choice segment, where the Main Character is inside but downstairs instead of going back to sleep. I have one left to go, a segment where you, dear Readers, can explore the outside of the house. I have a bit of that already written, but I’m going back and restructuring that section.
The Garden Segment is approximately 1,500 Words so far, and it might be a bit longer than the other two areas (which I am trying to avoid because I want all choices to be as evenly paced as possible).
After Chapter One, Part 01, is finished, Part 02 will introduce character creation. This will entail the gender of the main character, their first name, and a few choices on appearance. I’ll be working diligently on this, and if there is anything that doesn’t flow right – let me know!
December 02, 2022
Last month, I mentioned having a bit of a roadblock regarding the first choice in the story. That’s been solved. I’ve tweaked that scene and am now in the process of fixing the ones that follow. It’s disjointed. Doesn’t read all that well because of inconsistencies.
In regards to the work I’ve been doing, I can say this:
Currently, the available word count capable of being read is 7,000 words excluding commands. The entirety of what I have for Chapter One is 12,000 words. The chunk that can’t be read is currently unavailable because I’m still working on it and it isn’t ready to be read as of right now.
My initial goal was to have the first chapter of The Eden Project done by the start of this month, but I didn’t make that deadline. I’ve been busy, however, and plan to have the section I’m working on done as soon as I can.
Part Of This Update
The first choice has been changed with additional content. It split into three different sections that lead to the same choice, but no repeated text should be there. They have a similar taste between them, but clicking on one choice won’t generate the same paragraphs afterward.
A Note Regarding The Demo
This is a very rough Work-in-Progress, but one I have been working on for quite some time. I’ve been working on it every day for some time now. I started speaking about it publicly starting in December. There’s more to read in it than what’s available; I’m just waiting to finish a few other areas first.
As this is a Work-in-Progress, it’s rough. It might not even read all that well now that I have a clear goal in mind and a better idea on a few things that I needed to add moving forward. I’m currently tweaking a few things, as of this moment, but progress is going smoothly.
A Summary of the Story
After a traumatic childhood experience, you’ve kept yourself tucked away inside the safety of your land and home. The outside world is an afterthought, nothing more than a reality far removed from all you have ever known. On occasion, you do leave, and it’s for one thing only: a mandatory visit to the doctor every month – without question.
For over a decade, you have lived in your small home tucked away on a small plot of land. You have wanted for nothing; your family provides your every need. Despite your deep aversion to leaving your home, you have claimed peace.
Then, one night, your world becomes a dream shattered by the echoing cry of a desperate song.
As a criminal with a checkered history locked within the police station, Tycho is a man who has found himself on the wrong side of the law more than once. When you first stumble upon him, he implores you to free him. In exchange, he will be your knife in the dark.
Physically, Tycho’s an intimidating man. Standing well over six feet tall, he towers over nearly everyone he’s ever met. Paired with lean, hard muscle and geometric tattoos, including the sides of his head and neck, he’s the sort of man you wouldn’t want to run into in a dark alleyway.
He’s a blunt fellow, and he isn’t afraid to get physical when the situation calls for it. As a person more focused on getting the job done than wasting time on shallow words, Tycho favors eliminating opposition than leaving them be.
How far will you let this blade cut once he is yours to wield?
As a nurse burdened with the weight of her past, Anais is a woman with a deep aversion to inflicting harm on anyone. When you first meet her, she is trapped in the hospital she works in, and begs to stay by your side once she is freed. In exchange, she will be your unwavering shield ready to heal you at any given moment.
Physically, Anais is a slight female with soft features and kind eyes. On the low end of five feet, she is a shorter than many women she works with. Her work as a nurse has been stressful, but the worst of it comes from the reactions to the burns covering the right side of her body. While most can be hidden, the ones discoloring her face are hidden beneath her hair. She radiates a gentleness that tends to draw others to her.
While Anais is a gentle person, she can be very passionate about helping others and doing the right thing even at the cost of her own safety. As someone who shies away from conflict, she will be more inclined to avoid situations where a fight could happen.
How far will you let this shield rise once she is yours to hold?