This is a thread to discuss The Lost Heir.
I started this game over a year ago with the hopes of it becoming my next title. It was my plan to make a game like Life of a Wizard with the immersive story and cast of characters like Zombie Exodus.
I even did a closed beta test for the first third of the game, so there are about 50 people who have played a portion of it. Unfortunately, I ran into some glitches and got disheartened over how it was progressing. On November 1st, 2013, I stepped away from it to write Life of a Mobster.
I had a few friends ask me about it as I worked on Mobster. With the ability to play over 10 classes of characters, a full inventory system, an epic storyline and a solid cast of characters, it had the potential to be something really good.
If Life of a Wizard was more game than story, the Lost Heir was to be my rebuttal, bringing a full story into the game.
And so, now that Life of a Mobster released on Friday, I have returned to it. (I’ve actually been working on it for the last month or so). It’s up to around 117k words and the end of the rough draft is in sight. It’s still a long ways from beta, since it’ll need a full edit and lots of alpha testing from me before I open it up to beta testing. But, it’s coming.
The game itself is to be a trilogy. And so, that’s one of my first questions. What should the full title be? I’m thinking something like this.
The Lost Heir: Part One: The Fall of Daria
Or, should I not name the first installment, just calling it The Lost Heir? If I did that, would people be upset when they reach the end and realize that it’s not over?