Your first case as Detective is forcing you to open your eyes to a world bigger than you thought. But, maybe it is better to keep them closed. Knowing too much doesn’t help anyone sleep at night!
Seems the supernatural didn’t get the memo that nothing exciting ever happens in the little town of Wayhaven.
I’m new here as a writer, but have been a long time lurker of the forums and an avid fan of interactive fiction and CoG games (hosted and otherwise).
I’m not new to this kind of writing, as I make visual novels (finished projects- The Lady’s Choice, Diving in Deep). And, though I am still working on visual novel projects, I really wanted to try my hand at interactive fiction.
The Wayhaven Chronicles is a series of books I have had in my head for over 10 years. The characters, setting, and stories are all quite well-formed by now! But, there always felt like there was something missing before, so when I came across interactive fiction it just all pieced together.
It will be a series of books, focused on characters, relationships, and romance, especially romance (I am a romance writer at heart!), where the relationships develop throughout the books. I’m hoping it all feels much more of a natural progression, where you can become involved deeply in the world and characters.
Each book will have a new supernatural entity to overcome, and the plot will focus on finding out how to defeat them and then how the MC and group go about putting your decided plan into action. The first book is mainly about being introduced to the world and characters and deciding the type of character you want to play.
The stories aren’t mysteries, as I’m not a mystery writer But, more action and suspense.
- Relationships that develop over the course of the books
- Four romance options, with romances that develop and continue over the series (genders change dependant upon MC sexuality choice)
- A variety of choices from fun to story-changing, that develop your MC and have varying effects on the story and characters
- An interesting cast of NPCs, of which you can also build friendship or professional relationships with
- Choose name, gender, sexuality, and appearance!
The full demo is now released!- https://dashingdon.com/play/seraphinite/the-wayhaven-chronicles-book-one/mygame/index.php?cb=81097
I’m still kind of playing around with stats and variables (what I want visible, what I want hidden, etc), deciding what I want for certain, so I’ll post more up when I am a bit more grounded in my decisions. Though, it’s likely to change here and there all the way throughout the writing process.
(You can play as a male or female, but I am a female writer- I’m hoping not to make the MC feel too female-focused, but sometimes I don’t notice when I do. So, feedback on that would be appreciated!)
Bit more in depth info:
- The romance options are all vampires- mainly because it’s a big plot point that comes into play throughout all books.
- You play as a human, no special powers or anything- but, there will become something special about you… dundundun
- I am hoping to put in a love-triangle between two of the RO’s (Nate/Nat and Adam/Ava) and the MC- it’s something that was going to feature in the original book series (when I was going to write it as novels), and I’d like to include it. You don’t have to have the love triangle- it will just be there if people would like to.
So, I thought I might go into a bit more detail about how the romances are gonna go down in this series if you’re interested
If you’ve played Dragon Age: Inquisition, it’ll be something like that. You’ll flirt with them, decide on who you like, then at some point you’ll be given the choice to ‘commit’ to that person. Not necessarily commit to a relationship, just make a decision about who you are going to romance. Then, from then on, the options will be about how you want the relationship to go, rather than deciding who to romance. For example, Mason/Morgan’s romance can be handled in quite dramatically different ways, or a middle ground- but, I couldn’t do that if I wasn’t sure that the MC wanted to pursue the romance with Mason/Morgan in the first place.
The reason I’m doing it this way is because the romances are SO heavily linked to the plots throughout the series of books. It’s the only way I will be able to code it so as I stay sane
There will be points throughout the books where you can break up with your current RO and start a romance with someone else, or get back together later. (This is the plan for the moment, anyway!).
I want the romances and relationships throughout the series to feel natural and fluid, and this is the only way I will be able to manage that.
This is my first IF, so I really hope you guys enjoy what I’ve got so far!