Seven books? So, much like Guenevere, this is going to be a massive project! I’ve seen this demo and didn’t pay it any mind for a while because I saw that the main character was a detective and this put a lot of preconceived ideas in my head. Detective/mystery style stories or games are not generally my thing but I was bored one day and decided to branch out, and I’m really glad I did. First, I love, love, love, your writing. It’s very clear that you’ve been doing it for a while and, to me at least, it’s very easy to fall into the narrative. Not many COG games get as involved in world and character building as you have in this game. Generally, it can be easy to forget about places or periphery characters when they are not actively in a scene with the PC but you breathed life into Wayhaven for me. I also loved how you could choose what your character’s style is, what their apartment looks like, what they pick up from the bakery, etc. All those little everyday life choices made the PC feel more like a real person and easier to get invested in as a reader.
I also like that the perspective changes from the MC to the vampires because it gives us more insight into them and their dynamic to see how they behave when the PC is not around. And the POV shifts allow us to know things that the PC doesn’t know, which makes certain choices and dialogue options very fun.
All and all I really loved this demo and I cannot wait for the full book to be out! ^.^