Heyyyy, wazzup guys? I’ve been pondering on a few ideas for what I want to do for my first attempt at an interactive fiction and wanted to see what people on here would be most interested in playing. I don’t have all of the ideas planned out too thoroughly, more like concepts than actual plots yet. Well, without further ado, I guess here are the ideas listed:
High School RomCom/Mystery
So my basic premise for this is that you’re a transfer student to a new high school because (reasons TBD). In school, you’ll meet a cast of characters, almost all of which will have their own route in case y’all are interested in them . As for the mystery component, I felt that this concept was a bit too bland and character-driven as I had it previously, and I am terrible at writing character-driven stories, so the basic plot will be about uncovering the secrets of the strange high school you’ve transferred to. This will include breaking and entering, theft, and most likely more crimes in the name of adventure! I still haven’t decided on what the secret will be though . Also, onto the cast of characters, I plan on forming the central theme about character flaws that act as double swords, so for example, one of the guys I plan to write will be really empathetic and patient with others, but also has no close friends which is due to his very low self worth, so he believes that if anyone gives him attention, he should be super grateful to them, and doesn’t seek out friends since he just thinks he’s wasting their time. So part of the plot will be devoted to also “investigating” your classmates/friends/partner and help them cope with their flaw.
This story takes place 2 million years in the future, after humans have abandoned Earth due to its inability to sustain life as a result of human destruction and pollution. Humans have been jumping across the galaxy, finding planets capable of supporting them and leeching of off them for a couple dozen thousand years or more until it too is also destroyed, and then moving on to find the next. After the most recent abandonment, a pilot discovers that Earth has been repopulated and is lively once again, so humanity sets its course for their original home planet from so many eons ago. When the humans arrive though, it is clear that they are no longer the only intelligent life there. A new race, similar to humans, called the “seraphim” (yes, I know, so original) have taken precedence, and it seems that they are about as advanced as humans were back in the medieval age. I’m planning on making a story for each perspective, seraph and human, both of which will be soldiers for the defense/invasion force. Also I’m planning on adding in-depth Seraphic politics and stuff to make it intriguing!
You’re a peasant boy/girl in a village in the great kingdom of TBD and the story follows you as you take an apprenticeship of your choice, but during your time as an apprentice, a group of bandits ransacks your village and kill your mentor and kidnap you. After they knock you out, you wake up at their hideout and must escape and trek across the kingdom to find your way back to your home. This story will follow closely to the Hero’s Journey and I plan to add ROs who will be people joining you in your quest back home. This one is going to be more of a chill game and if any of you have read Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist, I’m going for that sorta vibe.
If you guys have any suggestions or comments on my ideas or would like to maybe even propose some, I’m all ears! Also, I’ll make a poll for voting which one you guys like the best, so make sure to share your opinion!
- High School RomCom
- Futuristic SciFi
- Medieval Fantasy
- A button for those who just like to press buttons
Edit: GUYS! If you’re gonna choose “Other” it’d help if you told me what you’d prefer. If you really just like none of the above and have nothing to add, just press the button for those who like pressing buttons!