23 October Update
You can save your game now. Yay!
Another small update this month . There are just a ton of branches and conditionals so even though I wrote a bunch it doesn’t really extend the playthrough by much. That said: Chapter 3 is all coded. The prose still needs to be added on a lot of parts but the skeleton is there. I will update the demo again as soon as chapter 3 is filled in so hopefully that won’t be long.
Warning: In the event that there are code readers here THERE ARE MANY SPOILERS IN THE CODE RIGHT NOW. The files contain my notes and skeleton code for the rest of chapter 3 and some that go beyond. Peek behind the curtain at your own risk.
First half of chapter 3. Side story short can be found in stat screen.
More of chapter 3(sorry its not done It’s so close yet so far) Make a big decision with wide ramifications. Saves enabled! wordcount: ~78k with bad code and lots of repeat text so who knows what that is in average play length.
Here comes a new WIP!
Hi everyone. Here’s the page for my new game tentatively named Wild Summer. The title has a 99.99% chance of changing but I needed something to call it. Broad strokes: it is a supernatural slice-of-life story about a shape-shifting teenager on summer break. You’ll be tasked with hanging out, dealing with your family, and perhaps falling in love with one of your friends(?). This is a somewhat laid-back adventure set in a small town where you have to keep the secret of your nature while navigating your various relationships.
The final story will have 5 or 6 chapters with multiple endings and character specific epilogues.
You play as a shape shifting teenager who can become your choice of fox, bobcat, or coyote. Your supernatural abilities come from your father and your mother is human. The MC has a younger brother/sister named Dylan.
There are four ROs, all gender flip-able and can be romanced by any MC.
To play the demo, go here: https://dashingdon.com/play/bjosh/wild-summer-wip/mygame/
There is a tumblr as well: https://bjoshwolf.tumblr.com/
The werewolves in the room
What happened to my first WIP? The short version is that it is on hiatus. I haven’t abandoned Wolfheart, and in fact have enlisted the help of someone I trust to work on fixing it. The long version is that I really don’t like what I have so far and needed to step back from it for a bit. As I wrote Wolfheart it spiraled out of control and I did not reign in the scope of the project, resulting in a rambling mess that goes nowhere. It is still on my mind and I will get back to the first game I tried to write in choicescript. It has a fond place in my heart. For now I’m doing this project. I want to work on finishing something that is a little less ambitious.
TL;DR I hope someone out there gets even a little enjoyment out of this game. Thanks for listening