Good day. This is actually my first post here on this forum, so I’m happy to say hi to everyone. It’s nice to meet you.
For a brief explanation, I originally intended to make a short, basic text adventure. It’s a part of our university’s curriculum - to have a text adventure finished or at least mostly finished by the end of this semester - and among other two worktools, ChoiceScript has been recommended to us. Then however I’ve had a look at some of the text adventures gathered here, both ChoiceGames and HostedGames and… frankly, I had an incredible amount of fun with just the teasers. The way the system works, the interesting stories that had my attention from start to finish (or at least until the free teaser version had run out, though I did click through the entire Choice of the Dragon almost breathlessly), the works.
I don’t consider myself much of a writer in English. I simply don’t quite feel confident with my knowledge of the language to write big, proper stories in it, but at the same time, I have figured I could try and make something out of what I have. The genre of text adventure intrigues me, and I would like to see if I can make something out of it.
Thus, I have this idea I’ve had for a while now: using a universe me and my friend are slowly putting together (for the shortest of explanations; it’s an urban fantasy where humans are almost extinct and other fantasy races - classical ones like dwarves and orcs or stranger ones like the varieties of beastmen - are hanging around. It’s a bit of a salad bowl) I wanted to depict a story of a fresh-out-of-school detective, one Gordon Abel, who gets assigned to Supernatural Division of Geneva together with a veteran and a bit of a loose cannon Lucy Cane, then gets swept along into a larger crime at work within his first days of work there.
I’m still getting the hang of ChoiceScript, so i don’t really have any demo I could present, but I’m open to any questions that concern the worldbuilding that I could answer or anything about the plot itself. I think I have the stats figured out for now, but that likely remains to be seen yet. I also apologize in advance if this is a wrong category to put such a topic in, but I wasn’t really sure where to go with it.
In any case, it’s nice to meet you all and I hope we can get along swimmingly.
Here’s the first draft of the game; available are a small intro and a bit of Chapter 1. c: