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I’ve been working on my first game in my free time as a side project and I’ve reached a point where some of it is finally playable. I’d love to receive feedback on whether everything is working correctly and to see if anyone would be actually interested in playing it, haha. Thanks for checking it out!
Also: English isn’t my native language and I have no prior experience with coding, so any and all feedback is welcome!
Virtue’s End is a dark fantasy story in which you play as a supernaturally gifted monster hunter called a helvling, a human whose soul has been bound to an entity from the shadow plane known as Hel. Usually, such a harsh fate is reserved only for the lowest of criminals, as penance for their loathsome deeds. You wouldn’t know if your fate has been deserved, however, since upon completion of the Binding, all former memories of your life have been lost.
You’ve been moulded into a weapon by the Virtuous Order, trained to be an unfeeling and ruthlessly efficient monster… But is that who you really are? Who are you?
- Play as a fully customisable MC, including gender, orientation, physical appearance, etc.
- Choose to be Bound to one of four (4) different helspawn entities, all of which have their own abilities and properties.
- Romance up to eight (8) ROs, all of which can be flipped between female or male.
- Find your way in a world that treats you with scorn, whilst trying to retain what’s left of your sanity.
- Fight terrifying creatures and entities from the shadow plane called Hel.
- Seek answers to the mysterious origins of an event known as the Catastrophe, which brought the world to ruin little more than over 100 years ago.
- Help or hinder a group of rebels intend on destroying the established order.
- Discover the truth of your past…
- … and more!
Companions (minor spoilers)
Idrissa/Idris Renske. F/M. 29. 5’9”/176 cm. Wispy black hair, fair skin, dark brown eyes. (Moodboard)
They are a brilliant and gifted mage that turned traitor to the Empire and Order after making a shocking discovery. Due to their upbringing and previous position in life, they’ve grown privileged and slightly arrogant, but are now finally seeing the world for what it truly is. They’re willing to make amends and do what must be done, for the good of the realm.
Idris/Idrissa is of average height, with a slender and graceful build. They mostly dress in elegant yet practical clothing in various colours of dark blue or black. Their wispy hair is long, reaching to mid-back, and it is usually tied back in a top-knot or half-up. They’re very proficient in all sorts of magick.
Penrose Sadrahar. F/M. 34. 6’5”/196 cm. Coiled dark brown hair, dark skin, dark green eyes. (Moodboard)
A stalwart companion of Guinn, Penrose can never be found too far away from them. Having served as their guardian for the past 13 years, the two have become nearly inseparable. Despite their occupation, Penrose is actually very kind-hearted and thoughtful. They’re compassionate and show their affections easily.
Penrose is very tall, towering over most people with a formidable and hulking build. They’re usually clad in their templar armour, which consists of various pieces of embellished gold-plated platemail. Their black hair is tightly finger-coiled, reaching to just above their shoulders. They wield a shield and longsword and have some minor knowledge of combat magick.
Eiri/Eir Finvrir. F/M. 26. 5’9”/174 cm. Lanky white blonde hair, deathly pale skin, icy blue eyes. (Moodboard)
How Eir/Eiri came to join the group is a mystery, but nevertheless the mysterious wanderer has joined forces with them against the Empire and the Order. They have a caustic personality and find most social interactions very tedious. Their outlook on life is extremely cynical.
Eir/Eiri is of average height and has a lean, sinewy build with long legs. They’re mostly dressed in all-black or dark grey, with various wickedly sharp knives hidden upon their person. Their lanky hair is uneven but reaches to about chin-length, and it usually looks like they’ve messily brushed it back too many times with their hands. They’re proficient in illusory magick.
Sutton Kinney. F/M. 27. 6’2”/189 cm. Wavy light auburn hair, tan skin, light green eyes. (Moodboard)
The group meets Sutton on their travels, during a less than ideal situation. Having nothing left, they propose to join, lending their considerable skill in nature magick to the group. Sutton is a very standoff-ish person, who has no patience for people who are frivolous or otherwise airheaded (in their opinion). Due to previous events, they’re left bottling up a lot of anger, and they’re not always successful in keeping all of it contained.
Sutton is a tall person with a lean and agile build honed whilst spending years in the outdoors. They’re usually clad in brown hide armour and furs, wearing a dark blue shirt underneath. If male, their wavy hair is longer on top and shorter on the sides; if female, their hair reaches to about their shoulders and is often braided. An old scar runs across their left eyebrow. They wield a longbow and an engraved handaxe. They’re very proficient in nature magick.
Sinclair Colepepper. F/M. 24. 5’8”/172 cm. Curly ginger hair, rosy skin, blue/green eyes. (Moodboard)
Sinclair’s reasons for joining the group aren’t entirely related to the revolution, but Sinclair is nevertheless stuck with them for now. Their greatest skill is the use of their mouth, in more ways than one. They possess a natural sort of charm that most people can’t help but find appealing and Sinclair makes great use of this, conning people out of their valuables left and right. Their personality can be described as jovial, flirtatious, and slightly mischievous.
Sinclair is of average height with a lithe and willowy build. They like to wear colourful and stylish clothes which show off their best assets. If male, their curly ginger hair is kept short and messy; if female, it is kept long and flowy. They’re not very skilled with weapons and only carry a small dagger with them (more for looks than anything else, really). They have some very minor skill with enchantment magick.
Guinn Bedirsa. F/M. 20. 5’6”/167 cm. Poofy light brown hair, bronze skin (freckled), grey eyes. (Moodboard)
Guinn has spent their entire life being watched over in a gilded cage. They long to be free, to use their powers for good, to just experience the world and all it has to offer. The only person that they feel they can trust completely is Penrose, who has practically raised them from a very young age. Guinn likes to see the good in everyone and they are hopelessly optimistic. They’re genuinely good and kind, which is something you don’t see very often.
Guinn is a short person with an average build, unaccustomed to any form of physical labour. They’re dressed in various layers of grey robes and their forehead is marked with a graceful silvery rune. Their light brown hair is soft and poofy and hangs like a halo around their head. Guinn has no experience fighting and does not wield a weapon.
The Enlightened Empire and the Virtuous Order:
Shea Clane. F/M. 39. 6’1”/186 cm. Glossy raven hair, olive skin, pale grey eyes. (Moodboard)
Shea has served as your Keeper for the past six years, turning you from a feral monster into a person that somehow resembles something approaching human. They’re not unkind, but they’re very stern and have a strong preference for a strict routine. They rarely show any sign of emotion.
Shea is tall and broad-shouldered with a powerful build and muscular arms and legs, which are mostly hidden behind layers of leather armour, warm furs, and a thick dark grey cloak. They wear their glossy hair in a tightly pulled back ponytail. They wield a sword and are proficient in the use of combat magick.
Elexis Selwyn. F/M. 24. 5’11”/180 cm. Bright-red straight hair, fair skin, blue eyes. (Moodboard)
Not much is known about Elexis except for the fact that they’re employed by the royal family in some capacity. They have some history with Shea, but your Keeper is tight-lipped about it. Elexis likes to take jabs at people and press their buttons, to see what makes them tick. They also tend to act slightly melodramatic and over-the-top, and are very forward.
Elexis is of slightly taller than average size, with a nimble and athletic build. They most often wear form-fitting leather armour which has been dyed a dark colour, with a deep dark red cloak. Their hair, an unusual bright-red colour not unlike the colour of freshly spilled blood, reaches to just below their ears. They’re equipped with two curved swords of excellent make and are proficient in combat magick. They have a scar on their chin.
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Notes: Last updated on 20 November!
For detailed updates and other in-depth info, please check out the game’s tumblr.
- (Nov 20, 2020) Update 1.4: word count updated to 27,110. In this update, the PC can visit Elexis!
- (Nov 15, 2020) Update 1.3: word count updated to 18,504! This update includes a lot of changes and has one additional branching path, please check the pinned post at my tumblr for more info.
- (Nov 4, 2020) Update 1.2: word count updated to 8,266, prologue completed, over half of chapter 1 completed
- Working on Shea’s branch and fleshing out some more of the story in the other branches.