Post in building, more informations to be added.
Hello there, welcome to the WIP thread for the demo of Shattered.
This is a work in progress, and as such subject to change as the story progresses and the kinks get worked out. I encourage you to voice your thoughts on the writing, the characters, the scenario, every single thing that comes to your mind would be a great help.
What’s Shattered? :
Some things simply refuse to stay dead. The Shattered, you, are an amnesiac elven sorcerer, found on the verge of death at the shores of a freezing river. Even as your rescuers nurse you back to health you will slowly discover the extent of your loss.
There begins a quest to reclaim your forgotten memories. As well as the dark powers that once inhabited you, their awesome might and the terrible scars they left behind.
Hounded by a past that simply refuses to stay behind you, you will have to deal with your old demons, and an ever-increasing list of threats. Old enemies move in the shadows, truths once buried are coming back to haunt you and those unfortunate enough to cross your path, or worse, follow in your wake. But to a genius mage, there is little to fear… is there?
This story happens 300 years before my other game The Wight King. You can check it out with this link if you’re interested.
- Play as a dark elf or high elf, a master of magic on a quest to reclaim their power and discover the truth behind your close brush with death, your amnesia and the reason your powers were sealed.
- Master dark magic and smite your foes with the awesome and destructive power of sorcery, flesh and blood manipulation of sarkothurgy, mastery of illusions and mind manipulation of phasmiurgy, the occult powers and demonic summoning of witchcraft, or the infinite potential of alchemy.
- Battle against the forces of the inquisition, hounding you at every step, hungry for secrets even you have forgotten, your own kin seeking you for their own nebulous goals, wizards of every horizon, demons and all else foolish enough to get in your way.
This game features very graphic scenes of murder, expect detailed fight scenes and depictions of the consequences of said fighting.
The Main Character of this story is a very powerful dark mage, expect spells with gruesome effects. Here is a list of what you might see done to your enemies: Flayed alive by flesh magic, bursting into boiling eruptions of blood, cut cleanly in half, burnt to a bubbling crisp with fire, forced to take one’s own life through illusions, poisoning from various substances…
This story has an overall dark tone and dark themes, some scenes are meant to unsettle you or make you uncomfortable. I won’t turn away anyone or say this story is not for you, but do remember my warning.
There is now a content skip mode that lets you skip some of the more gruesome parts of the story, if you feel so inclined. To that purpose here’s a list of some of the scenes it will hide, that I will expand over time : Foiled sexual abuse during a torture scene.
If you feel like a scene should fall under the above category, and currently doesn’t, don’t hesitate to contact me, here or privately.
- The Warlock:
- The Veteran:
- The Huntress:
The Fallen Cleric:
The Wild Warrior:
The Disgraced Commander:
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08/31/2023 : Chapter 3 added, a few revisions to the prologue, notably to the gender and sex selection.
Demo content: Four chapters including the prologue. About 50k words.
Here is the link of the demo. Have fun, and tell me what you thought about it. Any feedback is welcome.
Despite the warning, the content in the demo as of now is pretty light, nothing really disturbing. (Gruesome deaths in battle aside) (BUT, it will get way worse in the next chapter) We’re getting there.
P.P.S : And there are no real stats yet, so the stat screen won’t work.
Current word count: 50k
By the way, if you liked the demo, you might also like another of my game, it’s over there: