Hey folks. I guess I’ll reintroduce myself first due to a long absence and never really being active. Anyway, I’m from the UK and I’m a published author (indie). If you’re interested, you can sample two stories for free on Wattpad, as well as a work in progress, at http://www.wattpad.com/user/David_Gilmore.
Personally, I’d recommend Gus and To Take A Life. They’re short reads and I think they represent my best work (plus they’ll show you how a finished work of mine reads), but there’s another reason why. The reason being that they should give you an idea of what I’m aiming to do with the interactive story I’m working on, which I’m going to link to below. Basically, my goal is to try and touch on social issues while making people think/feel. At least that’ll be my goal once the story’s complete and better written as I’ve started it today and it’s very rough (alongside started learning choicescript today as a non-programmer, thanks to Reaperoa’s tutorial, as I could never even work out how to start writing my game until I happened across it. I’d been using Inklewriter prior to discovering Reaperoa’s tutorial.)
So yeah . . . after stating I wanted to try and write an interactive game and swearing off Choicescript because I figured I wouldn’t be able to learn it, I’ve started to do so and it’s not as hard as I thought by any means. I’ll leave a description for my game/story below (right now, please keep in mind that it’s only a potential work in progress and I’m very much a beginner, so I may start over etc. but I do think the story idea has potential if I can get it to work right, and I’m a perfectionist, so . . .):
In the interactive story you’re about to read, you play as a man called Carl Rivers. He is on his way home after attending his father’s funeral, who was murdered after he’d supposedly resisted a mugging. However, before he can arrive home at his home in a poor area of the city, Carl runs into an old woman who’s being mugged and, thanks to serving in the military, he springs into action with thoughts of his own father’s murder still fresh.
From this point on, Carl will become a vigilante and try to clean up the city as crime and corruption has gotten worse and worse. He will start out with noble intentions, but will he become corrupted? How will will he fight the crime? And, when the criminals escape the law’s grasp, is it right for someone else to bring them to justice outside of the law? How would they be perceived? Does it make them no better than those they’re trying to catch? And will Carl find anyone to help him, or should he shun help, realising how dangerous it can be to involve others? All of these questions will, hopefully, be answered as you guide Carl on his journey (along with others possibly).
Note: This is very much an adult story.
(As you can see, I’ve played around with implementing a stat. I’ve got it working, I know how to join up scenes etc., and how to increase or decrease stats. So, it’s mostly just a case of writing the story now and learning some of the more advanced features. If I provide an updated version of the story, it’ll be one that at least has a complete chapter. It’s very bare bones right now.)
And to end the topic, does anyone know if Choice of Games provides a cover/image for the apps? And I’m assuming that I might be eligible to write for the Choice of brand if I want to, rather than Hosted Games, and if they’re interested in publishing my story? Granted, I prefer working without editorial advisement when it comes to content.
Also, if you read the Wattpad stories, please don’t hesitate to tell me what you think.