I’m new to ChoiceScript and interactive fiction in general, though I have written for visual novels before. I’ve wanted to create an interactive fiction game or full-length visual novel for some time now, and I feel I’ve come up with a concept that would work well. Just wanted to see if people would be interested in it!
The general idea: It’s an urban fantasy game where mortals, or humans, and supernaturals live together, but it is far from peaceful. You play a private investigator who finds themself way over their head when trying to solve what they thought to be a simple missing persons case.
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I’m still working out the plot and the major players in it, but essentially the private investigator is looking into a missing persons case that becomes a murder case. From there, they must uncover the murderer, only to realize their case has wider repercussions and dilemmas than they previously imagined.
If this gets too complicated or has too many holes, I might switch up the case and its details. That still remains to be seen though!
The supernatural world had been hidden for decades, but in recent years, it was discovered by humans. Three years later, the races are getting along better than before, but tensions are still high. The investigator lives in a bustling city home to both mortal and supernatural races, though they congregate in different areas.
You can choose the gender and sexuality of the private investigator. Also, you can choose their race — whether they are a human, vampire, werewolf, and so forth. (I’m still deciding on the amount/type of races offered.) Each race will come with a stat advantage and (probably) disadvantage; a vampire investigator would start the game off with high charisma, for instance.
As a result, their background will vary, but the investigator is new to the PI business. That fact won’t change.
There will be love interests! Essentially, this game is fantasy/romance. I’m still deciding on the characters, but there will be at least three love interests, with differing races and genders.
I want romance to be a big part of the game, but we’ll see if I can properly pace/write/code everything, yike.
I want to know if people would want to play this game, as well as if which supernatural race you’d wish to play as. Reservations / advice / other suggestions are welcomed too.
Let me know any thoughts you have!