Who would have thought I would be posting a side project wip before my main project? This is my first time posting a wip here so I’m pretty nervous haha
Well anyways, I’ve started a side project Werewolf Noir.
In it, you play as a lone wolf who has lost everyone they ever loved, their spouse, their son, and now you’re trying to find your son’s killer. You can choose between being a criminal, a vigilante, or a private eye. All while meeting interesting characters, hunting down your old pack, and maybe even falling in love again. Before all of that though, you need to find out how the MC lost it all.
What you can do in the game (including what you can do currently and what I plan on adding in)
- play as male, female, or nonbianary (and trans)
- Find your son’s murderer and get your justice or revenger
- choose between becoming a private eye, criminal, or vigilante
- hunt down your old “pack”
- fall in love with one of the 5 row or none at all
- learn to tame your wolf instincts or let the beast control you
- as the private eye: discover injustice and crime, doing your best to help others and find killers so that no one has to suffer like you did ever again
- as the criminal: really the sky’s the limit. Are you a killer? Have you started making your own pack? Are you a thief? its your choice
- as the vigilante: you’re taking justice into your own hands, you find your targets, you decides who lives and who dies
Now as for the RO’s (who will be introduced in chapter one): there are 5 romance options for Werewolf Noir with the gender being player’s choice (including a nonbianary option for all ROs). There will be poly options for: The Detective and The Loner, The Ghost and The Loner, as well as The Burglar and The Hunter.
Romance Options (with concept sketches)
The Burglar a.k.a Ego:
A vampire who’s had their grip in the shadows for almost a century now. Most famous for heists they pull off and the information they hold. They know when to get their hands dirty and when to stay back. They’re known to be quite a flirt, and very protective of their things. Their most notable feature is the red viper tattoo that wraps around their torso. Dorian he/him, Pandora she/her, Echo they/them
A newly awakened ghost who is quite happy to have someone in the apartment building that can finally see them. They aren’t registered with the city, don’t really know they have to. They won’t talk about their death. They’re more content to just sift through MC’s place and try to befriend them. The Ghost is asexual, but cares deeply about those they connect to. Aurie he/him. Anima she/her. Aide they/them.
A demon straight from hell, but you didn’t hear that from me as beings of hell are strictly forbidden on the overworld. Known to most only as The Bounty Hunter, they work to hunt down stray monsters and killers and take them out before they can cause anymore harm. They usually hide their appearance by wearing a dark hooded coat and a mask over their face.They’re quite secretive and rarely let anyone close for fear of being sent back down. Zenith he/him. Zira she/her. Zed they/them.
A lone wolf, drifting through the city seeing the sights. No pack to claim as their own, and no interest in such a thing. The most jarring thing about their appearance is the ever present wolf ears. If anyone’s pointed it out to them they haven’t made an attempt to fix it. They’re quite a positive presence in the city which is something it desperately needs. No one really knows what their interest in the city is, but the drifter hasn’t left just yet. Diego he/him. Dawn she/her. Dusk they/them.
Detective Winters, a top tier investigator that’s trying to clean up the corrupt system they found themself working in. Of course this made them no friends in their colleagues especially after arresting other cops. Now they’re lucky if they even get a case with a partial lead. Sadly, their newest case is one without. The only thing in common was a bunch of dead kids. Detective Winters has learned to keep themself closed off and skeptical of everyone, only trusting themself to have their back. Perhaps there lies a soft heart behind those stony walls. Ethan he/him. Erin she/her. Dakota they/them.
So far I only have the prologue done, but I’ve made it kind of lengthy. This is going to be a pretty grim start to the story (I promise I’ll make up for it in chapter one). I’m going, to be honest, I don’t know how often I’ll update since I’m working on two WiPs at once. I’m going to try for every two weeks??
also if you’re sensitive to violence and death remember that your mental health comes first, I have the warnings listed before the actual game starts as well
To play the demo, go here
Invite to the discord: link
feedback is greatly appreciated and if you want to come check out the Tumblr https://canismaxim-games.tumblr.com/ (just specify if you’re sending in asks for werewolf noir if you ask there)
06/07/2020 - added in the stats page and some stats to the prologue