The Rosy Ones (WIP)

The Rosy Ones: Resurrections is a modern fantasy academia game set in Rodinos, The Rosy City, a city sat on the second highest cloud in Greece, right under Olympus, The Golden City. You play as the heir to one of the world’s biggest tech companies, asked to finish your studies where your now dead mother graduated, Rodinos University.

In Rodinos, the creatures are restless and tired of the gods’ ruling, and a quickly multiplying amount of people are joining the revolution. The demigods, the link between the Golden and the Rosy, are unfortunately stuck in the middle and are being hunted by an unknown murderer, killing them the same way your mother was killed. You must navigate your way through college as everyone takes keen interest in you, gods and mortals alike

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demo.

Up to Chapter 1 (may 24, 2020), 27.6k words without code, 31.4k with. 19.4k on average per playthrough.

Here’s a google form of the more general questions. Please answer if you can! Those who wish to remain anonymous but have suggestions, criticisms, mistakes to point out etc can also send them through this form.

Also, the choices I wrote into the demo aren’t final, since sometimes I can’t think of other choices to add. Please tell me if there’s a choice you wish you were able to make and I’ll try to add it into the game as soon as possible.

And this a very Alpha version of the demo. I update (without announcing) every time I rewrite a scene or change something in my draft. I just put it out almost immediately to get feedback on what I should change or add before I rewrite the whole draft. There will be mistakes, pretty weird sentences and pacing, and coding errors. But I will try my best to make the whole book coherent in the final draft.

Changelog

old demo link. compiled.
I changed it back to scenes files because it’s less of a hassle to add a save option.

  • Added a save button, though do tell me if it’s not working.
  • Changed the very first part of the prologue.
  • Added achievements but then removed them again because I didn’t like their names. They weren’t witty enough :laughing: (29.05.20)
  • Added option to either make speech about Kalista or not. (29.05.20)
  • Rewrote some scenes, added more emotions. (29.05.20)
  • Made the health gains/losses fairmath for now, to make sure they don’t surpass 100 (25.05.20)
  • Fixed a lot of some pronoun mistakes (25.05.20)

ADDED CHAPTER ONE (24.05.20)

  • Added ability to choose your own pronouns. (20.05.2020)
  • Added more choices in the prologue. (20.05.2020)
  • Fixed minor coding details (16.05.2020)
  • Fixed grammatical errors (15.05.2020)
  • Changed options from second person to first person. (15.05.2020)
To do
  • Better stats and stats page
  • Add some suggested choices
  • Chapter 2 (draft is 70% done)
  • Rewrite chapter 1

about.

NEW SYNOPSIS, BOOK 1 SPECIFIC

It’s hard enough that your mother died a tragic and gruesome death and you were the one to find the body. It’s harder when you find yourself a new student of Rodinos University, the most prestigious university of Rodinos City. Even more so when you find out the city is on a cloud above Greece, and that there’s a magical world your mother tried very hard to shield you from.

But apparently the fates have a severe sense of humor, and you’re their favorite subject. Hera takes keen interest in you, making it her mission to guide you throughout your studies; someone in the forest is waiting for you, and, most importantly; murders similar to your mother’s follow you, one of them of your supposed suitemate—a demigod. Your other suitemates plan to resurrect the fallen demigod and you find yourself agreeing to help them.

Content Warnings
  • Body horror (Prologue has this.)
  • Mental health issues, and all its effects. (Panic attacks, extremely sad, dreary thoughts).
  • Swearing
  • Violence and death
  • Alcohol, drugs, cigarettes etc
Gameplay
  • Not genderlocked
  • Play as any sexuality.
  • Find the Demigod Slayer and their connection to your mother’s murder.
  • Resurrect your mother and your demigod suitemate.
  • Join the revolution or side with the gods, or betray any or both of them.
  • Uncover your suitmate’s secrets.
  • Build friendships, gain trust, maybe even pursue relationships.
  • Romance (or not) any of the six ROs. Maybe even a poly route.
  • Be truthful or betray everyone.

Note: the stat page on the demo is not final and is there as placeholder at the moment. I will add a stats summary here as soon as I am done with it.


setting.

Each country has two clouds on top of it that carries only mythical creatures. Only the ones with godly blood in their veins are allowed to reside on the higher cloud, all others must stay on the lower cloud.

Rodinos City, The Rosy Cloud

Rodinos City is Greece’s lower cloud, housing mythical creatures of different kinds, builds, backgrounds, and religions. Even though everyone that lives here are Rosy, there is still a clear inequality between the rich and the poor, and the gap is only widening. At one end, there’s the rich neighborhood with vast backyards and grand architectural designs, the forest behind it.

On the other side, there’s the slums, overpopulated and hot and unfortunate. The oldest, most historical buildings stand here and are one by one being destroyed to make space for more Rosy creatures wanting to reside on Rodinos.

Between them is the metropolitan area, arguably the busiest part of the cloud. There are tall buildings and long, narrow streets. Betta Corporation’s Rodinos branch sits in the middle, its rooftop the highest point of all of the cloud.

Olympus, The Golden Cloud

On Olympus lives the Golden, anyone that has godly blood and/or is immortal. This can mean the major gods, the minor gods, demigods, or mortals that the gods favored and made immortal. It is extremely hard to enter and the desire of many.

No one outside actually knows what it looks like inside. From Rodinos, all one can see on top of the grand stairs are the large, white gates and the tall brick walls. There are rumors, however, of it having everything your heart will ever desire, right within arm’s reach.

Most creatures aim to one day reside on The Golden Cloud. Very rarely do they succeed.

Rodinos University

Rodinos University is the only university on The Rosy Cloud, and it resides between the metropolitan area and the uptown. It is several centuries old, with countless secret passageways and rooms. There are more modern buildings for more modern classes like engineering and other science related ones.

In the middle of the main road, a statue of Athena stands tall with her book and armour. All around the campus, there are statues of other goddesses. It is said that the Rodinos University is connected more to goddesses than the gods, while Olympus University is the opposite.

Students enrolling may choose to live on campus or outside. It has several different boarding houses, ranging from old and damaged to new and prestigious. The player will live in the most prestigious building, the Hera Tower, with only ten suites, each one occupying a whole floor, and eight students with their own rooms in each.

This is where most of the story will take place.


characters.

Relationships are important in this game. You are to gain trust, build friendships, and maybe even trick them. Gaining trust does not mean you have to be truthful.

RO Details

Decided to remove it in the meantime as I’m still unsure about some things. But there are RO details (basic info and physical appearances) here!

!!! LINK IS NOT ACCURATE ANYMORE !!!
As part of the story, the PC/MC will be handed a dossier of all suitemates. These are now more accurate info, but are still not 100% final. They might change as I write. Here’s the other one.


I will most likely update the WIP page some time soon with more info, but for now these are what I have. I have a tumblr page for this where I will be entertaining more questions. Please do give a follow and ask me stuff!


others.

I will also have this little part here where I ask for suggestions. Researching on my own is fun but there is so much more reach if I ask. As soon as I get enough data/what I am looking for, I’ll close the question and ask another one. If I need to, I’ll add polls.

POLLS

Question: what creature do you want to have as a pet?


Please also let me know about any typos, coding errors, suggestions, and/or critique. I am new to writing CYOA games and some stuff will need to be pointed out. Thank you!


That will be all for now. Thank you, and I hope you enjoy!

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Artemis Hunters are not supposed to be in a relationship I’m pretty sure.

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Oh, I know that. I’m sorry, this is set in a modern world where most of everything is modified. If it’s offensive to make her one, though, I can always change it. (And these are not set characteristics, I’ve only started fleshing out their characters.) Thanks!

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I don’t know if it’s offensive, but one of Artemis main things is that she’s one of the virgin goddesses align with Athena and Hestia and that her hunters have a vow of chastity and get punished if they break it. I guess you could consider them asexual/aromatic, would be a little weird to change it.

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That’s true. But she was allowed to fall in love, I’m pretty sure, so with that in mind, I made Zakia demisexual. A lot of the rules and stuff, I modified to fit a more, I guess, progressive world. While a lot still follow her rule, it isn’t as strict. But the other, older hunters still think it’s wrong, that kind of thing.

Honestly, these aren’t set in stone so if I think of another creature that will fit her character, I’ll change it. I’m not too convinced about her being a hunter anyway.

Thank you for pointing out, by the way!

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Yeah it’s fine just a little weird to me, kinda waiting for Artemis to turn her into a boar or something after lol.

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Well, I can imagine. Maybe that’ll add some angst to her route lmao. If you have any suggestions on what I can change her into, though? Tbh, it was hard researching for creatures that weren’t overused and/or coinciding with any of the already present creatures (may it be of the other ros or of the ones the player will be allowed to be), so these… realllly are not final.

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Maybe a dryad (female tree spirits) or a nereid (sea nymphs or sea spirits) or an arae (female spirit of curses). Maybe a former Hunter of Artemis, she could be honorably discharged I guess you could call it.

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WAIT. How is it my first time hearing of an arae I’m so ashamed? I love creatures like them. I think I might go with either that or her being a former/retired Hunter. Thank you sooo much!

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Yeah it’s no problem, kinda inclined with the Arae one, but fine with whatever you go with though.

Honestly, me too. We’ll see though. Again, thanks!!

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It won’t let me type in a name.

Ahh, I’m so sorry about that! I corrected it, hope it goes well this time around. Thank you!

There’s a few species I can think of right off the bat. The centaur, which is basically someone with the upper body of a human and the lower body of a horse. If you want something a bit more unique there’s the cervitaur which has the lower body of a deer. They usually grow antlers though.

Then there’s fauns who have the legs of a goat, but only two whereas the cervitaur and centaur have the complete body of a horse or deer (minus the head of course), and the upper body of a human. They have ram horns.
Those, like centaurs and cervitaurs, are kind of common, as in you probably heard about them, but you don’t see them often.

If you want to get a bit more creative, I don’t think anyone’s done one of these with a phoenix or a thunderbird before. You could figure out something cool for a more humanesque form.

There’s also the chimera, which doesn’t get used much either. Basically a lion, goat, and snake mixed together. That might be cool, maybe you could figure out a look for the mc in human form with this if the mc will even take any of the traits from their species because I think they look fairly human right now, but I don’t know if that will change.

I honestly don’t know how much this helped, but hopefully it helped just a little. Great work on the prologue btw. I’m loving the book so far :smile:

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First of all, thank you soo much! These are great.

Ooh, I’d love to use the cervitaur, but the player doesn’t think they’re anything other than human until they get to Rodinos. Although, I can probably make it so they’re not always in that form? Similar with fauns and centaurs, I can always just alter their specifics to better fit my story.

Ah, I’m planning to have a phoenix or two in the story already, but thunderbird seem cool. I guess I can make them shapeshifters? It’ll be easy since the phoenixes are already shapeshifters. I love this one the most.

Hm, that’s a bit harder to tweak than the others. Although, I am also looking for possible pet options. I’ll have to write that down as a possibility. A tiny one, though, one that won’t break their suite down, lol. If you have suggestions for possible pet options, I’ll appreciate them so much.

These helped very much so! Thank you. I’ll add them to my list and if I get an aha! moment with the centaurs, cervitaur, and/or fauns, I’ll use it. Thunderbirds, I’m most likely to use. It’ll fit the backstory too. Thank you sooo much!

And thank you, glad you liked it!!

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I’m glad I could help :grin: I’m actually getting the chance to put my random knowledge to use.
As far as pets go, I think I do have some ideas.

Amarok

Probably the least outlandish out of the others is the Amarok. I say least outlandish because it’s basically just a giant wolf. Either way, it could make a good protector if you don’t follow the legend.

White Stag

There’s also the white stag, in looks it’s pretty much just what it’s name suggests, a white stag. The only reason it’s more outlandish than the amarok is because it’s actually magical. It’s said to be a messenger from the otherworld, so it might actually be more of a spirit. If you choose to use this one, assuming the mc’s newest companion isn’t around anymore, white stags are said to alert others to taboo so it might be capable of alerting players of danger.

Kirin

Then there’s the Kirin. You actually have a lot to work with here since it’s depicted in lots of different ways, so the appearance is mostly up to you. Full of scales, partially scaled, body of a deer, horse, or I think an ox? They’re typically furred in some places but I hear they’ve also had feathers. They usually have horns, but what type depends on you. Lately I think they’re depicted with unicorn horns though they have had dragonesque horns before too. It’s said they only punish the wicked, so if you still want to use the myth based personality it could still prove helpful to an mc that needs protection from dark forces.



Kirin (1)

Calopus

Now we’re getting into the more insane stuff. The kirin will seem pretty average compared to this. This thing is basically the ultra chimera. It has the features of a bear, wolf, feral cat, boar, and reptile. Honestly can’t remember if I got it all because it was mixed with quite a bit :rofl: more often than not though, people will depict it as a tamer version which is just a wolf with horns.

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Tarasque

Then there’s the Tarasque. Kinda up there in the insane bordeline-nightmare territory. I’ve heard a lot about it being dragonesque but I’ve also heard reptilian. It has a turtle shell, it’s been said to have the face of a lion sometimes, and the body of an ox but this one also has a lot of leeway. Modern depictions typically give it a more monstrous appearance, but that’s really up to you.

Not sure if there’s a size limit or not, but some of these guys can get pretty big. Though I guess you could manage to make them smaller for the sake of your book if you wanted to. Anyway, hope this helps a little too.

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There’s always dragons.

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Wow I’m hooked! I love my mysterious guardian angel!

And my MC can’t wait to compete with Chai to see who is the real charm king hehehehehe

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Oh my god, these are amazing! I can just make them babies in the first book to make it easier to handle them and maybe make it so they can pop in and out of existence (maybe they go to another dimension when they’re not in ours?) as long as they’re bound to the player. I plan to have the other characters have their own pets so imagine the chaos in their suite if they didn’t have another dimension to go to.

I love them a lot, and I care little for size limit. As I said, they’re babies in the first book and will probably have another dimension to live in when they’re resting. These are amazing. I’ll make a poll someday soon so everyone can vote on which pets they want to be able to pick and those that lose the vote will have to go to the other characters instead.

Oh, is this for the pet thing? Because I thought about it and I think it’ll be hilarious how Chai (who’s half-dragon) will react to someone having a dragon pet. I think he’ll think of the dragon as his rival, regardless of his relationship with the player. I’ll add it to the poll. Thanks!

Thanks! Love them, too. Still deciding between bringing them back or keeping them dead.

Oh, no. I can already imagine the ruckus with three of the suitemates being charmers. Are you planning to romance him? Because if you are, I just know you’ll have a fun time trying to out-charm and fluster him. Even if you aren’t, it’ll be a little bonding thing between the two of you, then.

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Am I supposed to be disturbed at the guardians? Because I am very disturbed about the guardians :sweat_smile: Ooh, boy.