I’ve begun work on my new (and first) game, Triaina Academy! It’s a sci-fi romance novel set in a far - yet still quite familiar - future. You play as a newly appointed student attending an academy after the sudden declaration and outbreak of war. Can you hold on to the last vestiges of peace and grow closer to those who cross your path during this antagonistic portion of history?
As may be assumed from the above, the story is more appropriately character development driven with fantastical sci-fi developments strewn in. I currently have about 110k words in total, excluding code.
You’re able to play Male, Female, or an unassigned, along with the options to romance everyone, someone, or no one (although for the sake of the game and story development I don’t recommend this last option!)
Due to the popularity of the link and the ease of update transfer, I’ll only have one demo link that should work for everyone - https://dashingdon.com/go/4276
I made a Tumblr, where I’ll routinely post my updates and do possible other Q&A-type things should there be enough requests. Link here: https://leo-interactive-fiction.tumblr.com/
Please let me know what your impressions were and perhaps what you hope for the future!
(The current plan is around 9 ROs)
Latest Update Notes:
Added Save System!
More about abilities.
Introduce Team Exul’s last two members! (both ROs)
Minor typo fixes.
A few option additions.
Minor text changes
Added small after-sequence that concludes Chapter 2.
Added a Raven reaction option.
Added several personality options for E, R, L, and V. More will be added for the other ROs later.
Changed Ellie/Elliott’s name to Mary/Matthew.
Added Emma/Emil to the dean file scene.
Fixed several pronoun switches and minor typos.
Released Chapter 3, completed for all of Team Xeno.
Added personality reactions for Mary/Matthew and Pinna/Pierce’s first hangout.
This will be a list of the romantic interests of the game. (SPOILERS)
the Romance Options
Emma/Emil - Your energetic step sibling that radiates positivity. With a small stature and brown hair accompanying them, rarely a time goes by when they’re not attempting to cheer someone up or bound for the next goalpost with their surprising athleticism. Familiar to you, they also attempt to grow their familiarity with the rest of Team Xeno by extending the olive branch in all directions, even if some are less willing to take it.
Ren/Robin - The charismatic gambling wonder of Team Xeno who found themselves locked away after a game-gone-bad, this golden-haired joker cares for only one thing - The risk and reward. Can you curb their reckless behavior, or deal yourself into the next game?
Levi/Leah - The genius native of Hospur who came to Triaina to escape the expectations of their homeland’s academic pressures placed upon them, this blue haired wonder can be found perusing a book during most of their time, although they have a habit of seeing romance novels in a superior light. A Shy member of Team Xeno, yet fiercely determined to grow , will you be able to help this gentle character learn to fight, or forgive their enemies as you grow closer to them?
Vee/Vin - A former terrorist of Vestia, abducted from their home and entrenched in the ways of war against their will, this silver-haired child soldier holds no remorse and no emotional considerations. With their only attachment being to a handgun named Silvy, they can usually be found hovering the arena and places of combat despite the constant antagonisms spewed in their direction. Will you show them the ways of emotion and compassion, or lead them to a fierce militant loyalty for you as their commander of Team Xeno?
Mary/Matthew - An always-tired redhead who holds a condition that forces their drowsiness to take hold at random moments. A light-hearted and light-spoken individual of Team Exul, they innocently state activity and pain can help them stay awake. In reality, they hold a dark masochism behind their seeming innocence that keeps them excited enough to remain conscious. Will you help them learn a different approach to handling their condition, or give in to their temptations?
Pierce/Pinna - A considerably outspoken and obscene-worded redhead, and Ellie/Elliot’s protective twin. This explative-ridden student holds a harsh outer core, and a mean competitive streak. Despite this, they hold a deep care and protective nature for their twin, and hold their responsibility as Team Exul’s leader to the highest regard. As another team’s leader, will you hold a competitive rivalry or attempt to break their hardened exterior?
Raven - A stalker of unknown origins who appeared to you one night. They’ve held an infatuation with you from the time they first saw you entering the academy. With black hair and and an almost darker look of glee always emanating from their cheshire smile, this enthralled individual will follow you to the ends of the earth of their own accord. Despite their fierce loyalty, they have something darker to hide - A deep unquenchable bloodlust and paranoia that extends beyond their infatuation for you. Will you mend the error of their ways and attempt to put them on the right path, or become influenced by them and spiral into insanity yourself?
Snatcher/Snipper - A Racer of Orden Desert, this sandy-haired rogue loves nothing more than their partner and friend, a bike named Sandrider. This adrenaline junkie of Team Exul with a unique accent longs for the open roads and wind against their hair once again. Will you help them cope with the city life, or attempt to find ways to ignite that fire inside them once again?
Flay/Fray - The classy and uncouth green-haired heir to the throne of Frenza, a self-proclaimed and unrecognized sovereign nation in Triaina filled will aristocracy. This entitled youth seeks to prove their superiority and gain the knowledge necessary to claim their throne. With a regal air and considerable disdain for common drudgery, will you be able to make this scornful royalty see those of different status in a different light, or attempt to raise your own status by associating with them?