Hello there! I played the demo and I loved it. I find it very intriguing as I played, since I kept wondering: would it be possible to mitigate the curse? I tried to play the game as ‘lawful good’ as I could, in hopes of being able to do this. Anyway, I definitely want to see more!
Your writing is very strong, and you have a really good grasp on the time period-- ancient Greece is not the easiest period to write. However, I noticed a lot of the names did not fit with the period. Some of the names were okay, like Orestes, Nysa, Amytas and Nestor. Here were the problematic names I noticed:
-Petrina (Latin ending)
-Rouvin (Hebrew, alternate form of Reuben)
-Baltsaros (Greek form of Balthazar, which is alternate form of Belshazzar… okay if he’s Babylonian, but that doesn’t seem like the character… also Greeks were very xenophobic about outsiders)
-Eleni and Costa are modern Greek names (Costa comes from Latin)
Names that were common in ancient Greece were names like Diodorus, Polydora, Athenodorus, Apollonius, Hermokrates, etc. If you need a site with a lot of good ancient Greek names, this place is good for a look:
There were a few other minor anachronisms I noticed. For example, in the scene in Thebes where Oedipus first hears about the Sphinx, he runs into a “perfumed spice merchant in a dark blue toga.” The toga was a specifically Roman garment that wasn’t around in ancient Greece (at least not before the Romans arrived, and was restricted to Roman citizens).
In the Thebes scene, there is also a mention of a “goodwife” which is a very 16th/17th century and makes me think more of the Salem witch trials and colonial America than ancient Greece.
Anyway, I would love to see more. The demo is great already, and I hope you don’t mind my going through it so closely.