The Seven Heirs of Ophaesia is a low-fantasy game set in a Renaissance-esque world where you are the King of Ophaesia’s seventh child.
The game starts with your childhood and follows you through your life and ends when you’re around your late-twenties, early-thirties. The story is largely character-driven, and your choices will greatly impact the future of Ophaesia and its neighboring countries. There will be many, many branches, and I have nine long-term love interests planned, so this game will end up being very long, and as such will probably take a while to write. Fortunately, I have a lot of free time, so I’ll be working on it frequently.
You can play as a man or a woman, and you will be treated differently based on your gender. However, you will have every opportunity to fight against gender norms and sexism, or even go along with them if you’d like. The love interests planned each have a set gender and sexuality, and that will not be changed by your choices. Each relationship with them can turn out many different ways, as will your relationships with other characters, such as your family who will play a major part in the game. There will be a lot of different endings, and I don’t intend for any one of them to be entirely good or entirely bad.
My ultimate goal is that each playthrough feels unique and is about the length of a novel.
I have the first chapter finished, and while I’ve checked it for errors and mistakes, I might have missed some. This first chapter is 14.1k words, and that will probably be the average length of future chapters.
Here is the playtest of Chapter One.
-LINK UPDATED AUGUST 1, 2017-
(To clarify, there’s no new content – the game has simply been moved to DashingDon so it’s playable again.)
Please let me know what you think.
Family Tree - Contains some spoilers. Will be updated with more information at my discretion.