You are a person on the run from your past, and no matter how far or fast you go, you cannot outrun your destiny. In this epic journey, it’s not just your life that hangs on the balance. Ancient artifacts of untold power are waking up from their millennia-old sleep and whoever controls them will help mold the shape of your world.
Embark on a journey of self-discovery, sacrifice, and heroism, meet the people that are bound to you through the threads of fate, fall in love or fall in despair. Will you rise up to the challenge that is to be a Soul Stone Wielder? Or will you allow the world to be shrouded in darkness? The choice is yours.
The Soul Stone War is the first book in a series that allows you to play as a character in a fantasy world, beset by your own problems, who then unexpectedly becomes a Wielder of a Soul Stone. You can play as male, female or non-binary and you can romance four different people, two men and two women, with a secret romance option thrown in. The intention behind this book is to hit the sweet spot between emotional storytelling focusing on relationships and friendships,
and some ass-kicking action!
Become a Wielder of a Soul Stone, the shape of which will be determined by your stats, and help save the world from the sinister plans of the Lord of All. Find your soulmate (or soulmates) and fight along their side in this mad race that will determine how everything ends. Your Soul Stone is waiting for you.
my name is Morgan and I’ve been a lurker on this site for some time. I absolutely love interactive fiction and this is my first foray into actually writing a game myself!
I’ve loved writing about fantasy and romance since I was a teenager and I’ve been sitting on the idea for this book for almost 12 years.
I wrote it as a novel first, but seeing as this is a series, I never went further than book 2. And then I discovered interactive fiction and something clicked.
I love writing romance and focusing on character relationships and emotions, but I like having fun with epic battles, magic, and all-powerful weapons too! So I’m hoping that I can combine my love for these two things into a book/books that has\have both.
These are the main features:
Focus on relationships and romance that builds over time! You don’t have to romance someone, however, you can just be friends with them instead, and I hope to make the option just as rewarding as a romance.
Play as male, female, or non-binary.
Four main romance options and one secret one. The main ones are two men and two women and their genders are locked, sorry! But between these four you can have three poly routes, and I’m hoping to make the romance really extensive to make up for the lack of options!
Lots of choices and customization, seriously, I’m driving myself crazy coding this thing. But I really like the end result, so I’m keeping it up, lol.
You can choose your name, gender, sexuality, and appearance and your very own Soul Stone, that changes depending on your stats or you make the choice yourself about which Soul Stone you want to get, independent of stats!
So, I bit about the world. The Soul Stones are artifacts that were created by the dragons in a time long past and which manifest as semi-precious stones to the naked eye.
However, the Soul Stones are more than just pretty trinkets. No one is exactly sure, but it’s known that they grant their Wielders mythical power. Once a Soul Stone senses a suitable Wielder nearby, it binds itself to the Wielder’s soul and takes on the form of a weapon. There are many Soul Stones scattered around the land, and no one has tried to collect all of them. Until now.
Also, I feel I should warn you that there are mature themes in this book, situations described that people may find triggering😥 They can, however, be skipped if so desired. I’ll say which the specific instance is under the spoiler tag. Protect yourselves first, good people!
If you choose the Harvest’s Bounty background, it features a rape attempt. It does not succeed and it is not graphic, in fact, I tried to make it as vague as I could, but it’s still there. If that is triggering to you, please, for the love of God, CHOOSE ANOTHER BACKGROUND!
As far as the romances go there are four options:
A human, redheaded warrior that is on the run alongside his best friend. Morkai is brash and arrogant and a very physical man. You can romance him either individually, in a poly with his best friend Straasa, or in a poly with one of the female RO’s, Daelynn.
A human, dreadlocked spear-yielding warrior and Morkai’s best friend. Straasa is kind and considerate, very in favor of respecting boundaries, whether yours or his own. You can romance him individually or in a poly with Morkai.
A blond elf woman that loves magic and causing mischief. She is very light-hearted and affectionate, but once you get to know her well you understand there’s more to her than meets the eye. You can romance her individually, in a poly with Morkai or in a poly with Eledwen, the other female RO.
A half-human half-dragon hybrid that has an intimate connection to the Soul Stones, since they were created by her forefathers. She is very serious and hard to trust, but once she trusts you, you have a true friend for life. You can romance her either individually on in a poly with Daelynn.
This is about it, I think! The link to the demo is this redacted
I have written 4 chapters up till now, and you get to meet Straasa, Morkai and Daelynn in them! You also get your first glimpse of Eledwen! These 4 Chapters make the full demo, so after that there will be no more updating it.
I hope I can write out at least 2 chapters per month until the book is done. I’m seriously hyped for this!
I’ve proofread it to the best of my ability, but I’m sure there are things I’ve missed. Please let me know if you find something, and I hope you’ll give my game a chance!
Also, this is my tumblr in case you want to send me any asks: https://intimidatingpuffinstudios.tumblr.com/
I also have a Ko-Fi account where I take commissions:https://ko-fi.com/H2H0TR8M
Also a Patreon if you’re interested: Intimidating Puffin Studios is creating Interactive Fiction Games | Patreon
The official Discord server: https://discord.gg/MuMg3H9
Update April 6th: I have made some corrections to the demo, added one or two options that were missing from a couple of conversations AND added an important script to Chapter Two. You won’t be able to play Chapter 3 correctly without it, so you’ll have to replay Chapter Two to make sure you have it. Sorry for the inconvenience
Update April 11th: Chapter Three is out! The story continues and our friends get to meet the third companion in the game, the elf mage Daelynn! Hope you like it!
Update May 2nd The Full Demo is out! You get to talk to Daelynn and you get your first glimpse of Eledwen!
Update May 3rd Bug fixing, typos and continuity errors fixed, also the scene with the bad guy a bit changed if you try to skip the questions!
Update July 19th Bug fixing, typos AND the friendmance options have been added for all routes!