The Porthecrawl Witness
The town of Little Porthecrawl’s idyllic existence is under threat and it’s up to a small-time columnist to stop the town’s unraveling. Between tears in the timeline and a radical occultist, it may just make the front page.
For two hundred and fifty years, Porthecrawl’s colonial ancestors have watched as modernity has improved the lives of their descendants - that was the deal they made and they have accepted it with hands clasped and heads bowed. But something is changing in the past as an enigmatic young man emerges from the shadows, intent on saving his people from a sweeping plague - and quite possibly condemning yours in the process.
Secrets can’t stay hidden forever, it seems, and Little Porthecrawl’s are starting to whisper from the town’s ancient shadows. As bodies start dropping, a group of newcomers means to find out just what those secrets entail.
Challenge tradition or support it. The choice is yours, along with the consequences.
About the game:
The Porthecrawl Witness is an in-progress interactive mature fantasy novel. It is best enjoyed as a romance. Your choices control a story in which you will be able to experience the adventures of a small town reporter as you try and stop a radical occultist from threatening the idyllic community of Little Porthecrawl. It’s a task easier said than done when there’s two and a half centuries between you.
Play as female, male, or non-binary with options including straight, gay, or to pursue an asexual romance in a story that centers around developing personal relationships.
Define your relationships with various characters, many of whom have secrets and motivations of their own. Cultivate these or don’t - choose your friends and enemies wisely!
Question the secrets you’ve sworn to uphold or support tradition as a member of one of Little Porthecrawl’s Old Families.
Decide your priorities! Will you form a lasting romance or two? Rip the timeline to shreds? Your playthrough and the secrets you uncover are dependent on your personality and decisions.
Decide where your loyalties lie! Past or present, love or sacrifice, and more.
Uncover the truth with traits and skills including Occultism, Insight, Empathy, Charm, and others.
Currently, as of May 1st, the story is at roughly 91,000 words. Future chapters appear as though they’re going to average 30,000 to 40,000, which is a bit over my initial estimates.
My MAIN CONCERNS are ensuring that coding hasn’t caused a trash fire somewhere and that variables are showing up as needed. Grammar/spelling/misc. edits will be taken care of along the way.
To play the demo, go here: https://dashingdon.com/play/coy/the-porthecrawl-witness/mygame/
Development Blog with Bonus Content: https://respite-and-nepenthe.tumblr.com/
This Week’s Bonus Content:
Vote for the situation you would most like to see. I generally aim for at least a few hundred to 1,000 words for bonus content. Male and Female versions will be posted. The content will always be posted on the development blog on the Tumblr linked above! 100% Spoiler Free. Intended to let you all get to know the characters little better.
Vote is open until 8:05 AM EST, Tues, June 4
This week’s vote : MC finds _____ sloppy drunk at the Little Bar-crawl Bar and Grille.
- Aunt Eleanor and Faye
Summary - Last Week's Poll
Vote is open until 8:30 AM EST, Monday, May 20th.
This week’s prompt is inspired by…sit-com plots! You’ll notice Asher isn’t included - to keep things fair, I’ll generally avoid including the previous week’s winning character in the next poll.[poll name=poll2 type=regular results=always close=2019-05-20T12:30:00.000Z]
- …that time Talbot took an office job.
- …the time when Staci impersonated a movie star.
- …the day Quinn lead a protest.