Hello everyone! Finally the game is under way! I am pleased to tell you that I now finally have most of the story (for now it could change hahaha) finalized and have started writing. At the moment I don’t have much, you’re introduced to a few characters and you get a taste for your MC and what directions you can go.
Here’s the summery of the story:
Your character is an old vampire, one of the oldest known vampires alive currently. Unfortunately there’s one big draw back. You were turned as a child, and have kept your child appearance. Now, in the age of technology and change the vampire governing body has decided that vampires, especially older ones must be taught how to adapt and live in this society so that vampires can remain a myth. You, willingly or not, are forced into society to learn and because of your appearance is given a chaperone. An adult vampire who can travel with you to avoid the ‘suspicion’ of human society. On top of all of this, you are also thrust into bloody vampire politics where murder and power grabs are among the norm. Will you take advantage of the changing times? Create a reputation for yourself? Will you fight your way to the top of the vampire totem pole? And what on earth does YOLO mean?
Basically imagine a blend of Affairs at Court and Choice of Vampire with comedic elements and strong friendships (or enemies, it’s up to you).
Alright so I’ve been going over the comments you guys have left so far and it seems that you want more options and customization. I’ve updated the demo to see if this is enough, if not please comment and I’ll keep working on it. Also I’ve been tossing up two of the stats and what they should be called. I’ve changed them now to Subtle and Direct, instead of Cunning and Charm. They work the same way but they can now be applied in a broader context.
Subtle- Working in the background, cunning, tricks, lying, using sneaky tactics instead of direct brute force (going in the back way instead of the front door). Drawbacks: your popularity increases slower and people may be less inclined to trust you, but this can be countered by other stats if they’re high enough
Direct- Working within the view of the courts, the charm offensive, persuasion, popularity increases quicker, in fights or confrontations you take a more ‘direct’ approach (breaking down doors and such). Drawbacks: You may not have the chance to gather as much information and less maneuverability to do what you want.
Also! in regards to the name of your character, yes it is locked. For now. I have in mind that it’s a plot point where at a certain point in the story, you reveal that it’s not your actual name and you can then chose your own name as the name you were born with and whether or not you want to keep Octavia/Octavian or go by your new name from this point on wards. If people really don’t like this idea, I will change it and give you the option to do this earlier, at this point it will happen later in the game.
I’d love for you guys to give what I have a go and any feedback would be gratefully welcomed. (updated link)
UPDATE: Guys, I’m so surprised that people are still following this thread, even though there hasn’t been an update in so long, it warms my heart. Which makes this bit of news even worse to share.
Recently my laptop, which had all my work on it broke and got rid of everything, all my files and even the back ups. The files that I had stored on my hard drives got corrupted and after sending it away to be fixed, it came back even more broke. So I’m sorry to say, all the work on the story has been lost.
I’m not abandoning this story, I’ll be working on it a bit at a time until it’s finally done. A replacement laptop is finally being sent to me so hopefully I’ll get it around Friday.
I’m so sorry that this couldn’t be better news for everyone, but I hope you all have a great day/night!