The Wayhaven Chronicles: Book One (WIP)

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#1978

Fallen Hero has been submitted and Wayhaven Book One writing has been finished?

Today is a good day.

Congrats @Seraphinite.


#1979

As a sappy, romantic, lover of all things supernatural. I salute you! I have to admit, this is by far one of my favorite CoG games so far! I really am looking forward to the future of this project! Also, I really appreciate the fact that you gave the character customization a really good background. It helped me connect with the character I was creating!

All in all, please continue this project! I’m really loving it so far!


#1980

THIS IS A MAJOR FEAT I’M SO HAPPY FOR YOU @Seraphinite


#1981

@Taylor_Enean - I really like that :smiley: Very clever, lol!

@thatdodgymoggie- Yeah, @Umbreonpanda is right. I pronounce it Cha-na (with the ‘a’ sounding like the ‘a’ in ‘banana’- I have no idea if that makes sense, lol!).

@idonotlikeusernames - Still no kisses in Book One, lol. And you’re in for the long haul if you choose Adam/Ava! :smiley:

In reference to the supernaturals- yes, there will be supernaturals from non-western sources, which I’m looking forward to. It’s amazing the wealth of information out there! Though some races won’t be exactly like the original tales, and will have their own Wayhaven spin on them- western or otherwise :slight_smile:


Progress Update

So as some of you may have seen from my (rather excited) Tumblr post earlier in the week, I finished the base writing for Book One of The Wayhaven Chronicles!

I’m still pretty hyped about it :smiley:

I played through it all as a full thing for the first time yesterday, which was exciting!

The final word count before edits and tests is:

Total word count: 431,851.

Average playthrough: Just over 70,000.

Nice to reach novel length even just on one playthrough! :smiley:

There’s still some stuff to fiddle around with and obviously still LOTS of editing and then testing to go.

But I feel kind of optimistic that I might be able to put into the Hosted Game queue before Christmas, which would be a major accomplishment for this year for me!

But I don’t want to rush it. I’d rather give it the time it needs to be the best it can be, so I can’t make any promises. Still might not be until early next year, just to make sure it gets the time it needs on the polishes and edits :slight_smile:

So yeah, yay! :smiley:

I will be handing it over to my testers to playthrough whilst I do my own edits on it for the next week, then the next step will be beta testers.

Exciting!

Thank you so much for sticking with me through this guys, and for showing such incredible and amazing support!

Hope you all have an absolutely brilliant weekend and I’ll talk to you on Monday! :slight_smile:


#1982

Hey I was wondering what are the max stats you can get in book one? I had a low investigation score and was wondering if it was because I chose to investigate the freaky blood instead of the victims connection.


#1983

Thank you for the pronunciation help - Chana is a beautiful name.

Also Sera, I forgot to tell you well done and good luck for the editing and testing! It’s been amazing to watch your progress on this WIP.


#1984

Oh, if i told you guys what Chana means as a brazilian slang, lmao…


#1986

I remember when this wip first opened and now you are finished writing. Congratulations Sera. Great work.


#1987

Sorry but ruining beautiful names is illegal now.


#1988

I have a friend named Chana who pronounces it “Shaw-na” because the Hebrew CH sound is unfamiliar for most English speakers.

So that’s how I would pronounce it if I read it in game. :woman_shrugging:


#1989

Congrats on finishing the writing :grin:.


#1990

Want to throw my hat of congratulations into the ring as well. I fell in love with your characters because their depth didn’t feel manufactured but self-evident. Can’t wait to melt Ava/Adam’s (seemingly) icy heart! Keep up the excellent work!


#1991

Congrats! I’m so excited for the story to come out and ajdhfhaj I’m so happy for you!! Lots of love from meh! :heart:


#1992

Just bought a 15$ gift card to get the game at release! Can’t wait!
Good luck!


#1993

Chana’s name sort of reminds me of xanas, version of water fairies in Asturian folklore. I guess she has nothing to do with them but still it makes me like the character even more (?)

Also… Yey! It’s finished!!! (Already congratuled Sera via tumblr but i had to do it here too lol).


#1994

@Seraphinite Sorry if this was asked before, but are you going to enter Wayhaven in the contest? I’d say it’s about the right timing.


#1995

@TheSarah - The investigation skill is actually taken out in the main game now, replaced totally by Deduction/Knowledge- they were just too similar to keep seperate.
The stats are still something I’m working on, so still not sure how high they can go when focused on.
Usually (iirc!) investigation blood is science stat, and things related to victims is the people stat.

@Outrageous - I’m not going to be entering it into the contest, no :slight_smile: You have to follow pretty strict to CoG guidelines for the contest entries, if I remember. Wayhaven doesn’t conform to those so much, which is why I’m going for the Hosted Games route.
Would like to enter the contest one year though, if it keeps going!
(Good luck to all those entering, btw. I’m so excited to see and play the games that come out of it! :D).


Thank you so, so much for all of your support and congrats, guys! You have no idea how much it’s really helping to keep me motivated and excited on the last stretch :smiley:

I settled down to get some editing done on the weekend, and a couple of my testers played it through for the first time! Very exciting :smiley:


#1996

I’ve been playing the demo over and over and over (at least 20 times) for months and I just wanna say… I don’t care how much it costs, I will happily spend as much money as I need to bu it whether it’s $1 or $100 and I will wait 1000 years for this to come out if i have to. Just try to keep me away.


#1997

Ooh, dayum. Now you got me all excited an’ sheeeeeee-it! Congrats


#1998

Congratulations @Seraphinite on completing book one looking forward to enjoying the full story :grinning::sparkler::fireworks: