(WIP) Corruptant [172k words, New Update: April 11th, 2024]

Chained up, locked away. Tortured and forgotten. At least that is how it has been for as long as you remember. Suddenly you are freed. Your mind is shredded, all memories lost to the overwhelming agony that you endured. The very people that imprisoned you demand for you to assist in preventing a looming threat, one that has the entire world at stake. Just who are you? Why were you imprisoned? What about those you knew? Remember it all and cope with the tattered remains of your psyche. Maybe even save the world. Or not, what has the world ever given you?

Corruptant is a dark fantasy interactive fiction game (book?) that sees you play a cursed amnesiac coping with the situation they find themselves in.

-Play as Male, Female or Non-Binary.
-Deal with the lingering effects of your imprisonment.
-Give into 6 different extremes.
-Romance one (or more!) of 5 (6?) characters that find themselves on your team.
-Save the world and earn your freedom.
-Or maybe burn it all down as revenge.

Romance Options

The Binder: [M/F]
They are the first person you really interact with upon being freed. Gentle, timid and soft spoken, at least around you, they are going to be a constant in your life for now. Finding themselves bound to you, they try to do everything in their power to make sure you are comfortable. Can you forgive them for working for your captors? Can you get over the power imbalance that lies between you two?
Male: 5’9 with short styled brown hair. He has warm brown eyes and is clean shaven.
Female: 5’6 with medium length brown hair, often worn in a ponytail. She has gentle, inviting brown eyes.

The Second Born. [M/F]
The second born child of the reigning monarch, they find themself placed on the team that you are on. They seem to take things easy, flaunting rules and wearing a lazy smile. They seem to treat you like a friend (or more), easily chatting and joking with you despite your curse. Can anything come from these interactions?
Male: 5’11 with messy chin length blonde hair. His face is framed on the left side by strands of his hair being a dark blue. His bold violet eyes and stylish beard add to the look.
Female: 5’7 with spiky short blonde hair and smoky violet eyes. Her bangs are highlighted by strands of dark blue.

The Best Friend. [M/F]
Your best friend from childhood. You remember them as a person filled with wonder and optimism, genuinely caring about you and always lifting you up. Are they still the same person from your fragmented memories?
You recall HE had short ginger hair and bright green eyes.
You recall SHE had short ginger hair and bright green eyes.

The Scholar [F]
An obsessive and eccentric scholar that specializes in your curse among other things. She has been assigned to your team and seems to be captivated by you. Can you get over the scholarly eye she has for you? And what about her not even being human?
She has glimmering silver eyes and medium length hair matching her eyes. She is 5’5.

Maverick, The Cultist [M]
A captured member of a cult that is attempting to bring about the end of the world. He seems to fanatically revere you as some sort of savior. He is placed on the team to lead you to your targets. Will the fact you two are both outsiders draw you two together?
He has short black hair and a beard, his blue eyes are etched with tiny black runes around the iris.

Note on Game Mechanics

This IF is geared towards storytelling, and while the personality stats and skills will have impacts on the narration as well as the outcomes of certain scenes, they are not the focus. No personality stat checks will bar you from content should you choose a certain personality, so feel free to explore around. The personality stats are there for flavoring (mainly).

Note on Content

This story is on the darker side of things. Featuring some pretty mature topics and depictions. Below is a list of some things encountered in the book. Please be advised.
-Torture.
-Coercion to perform jobs. (NOT ANYTHING SEXUAL)
-Blood and gore.
-Extreme Violence.
-Death.
-Abuse.

Here’s the link and hope you enjoy it!
https://dashingdon.com/go/15625

Feedback I'm looking for

Most obvious are typos, pronoun issues and other grammar snafus.
Not as obvious are pacing and general story feedback. No guarantees that suggestions will be incorporated, but I will take all that in mind.
More specifically, I am interested if the descriptions of the characters are good enough, and any feedback on that directly. I always feel like I struggle with that.
Way more nichely, if any of you decide to look at the code of the game, any tips or advice on coding would be greatly appreciated as well!

Update log

FEB 8th, 2024: Posted with 22k words.
FEB 14th, 2024: Updated to 53k words!
FEB 23rd, 2024: Updated to 70k words!
APR 11th, 2024: Updated to 172k words!

Also, I’ve got a tumblr for the project now! Check it out if you want too.

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Would it be possible to have a short summary / teaser?

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Yea, of course. Forgot to add it when I made the post!

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God damn it why does the good writers give me a fucking good cliffinger I want to know the sam person even more why do you do this I want to know the sam person even more. Why do you do this to me?!XD

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Well, that’s certainly an intriguing start. Sorry, adoptive mom, I don’t think we’re going to get along. :grimacing:

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I get what you mean when you get tortured by your own flesh and blood. Or being adopted it kind of stings when you think about it without even knowing why you were in. That position to begin with, makes it worse.

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So will the characters realize the torture they have done to the MC deleted the old MC completely replaced them with uncaring monster that does only want to revenge

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I love the demo so much :heart::heart::heart::heart:, poor mc need a hug​:smiling_face_with_tear:. Can’t wait to read more.

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:sob::sneezing_face::face_holding_back_tears: it’s beautiful.

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Ah I can already tell this will be a great book, keep up the good work!

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Like it so far, but damn why did you end it right before juicy drama started :smiley:

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I really like it so far! For the MCs reactions, the choice is usually between being angry and apathetic. Or the occasional hysterical laughter. I think having the option to just be upset would be nice.

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This story is already my favourite wip and I love how you describe all sorts of pains…plz update it quickly I don’t think I can wait bcz the suspense is already killing me

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Oh yeah I really love it when there is an option of being insane :joy:. Joke aside I love this very much so can’t wait to see more of this.

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Wow I love this. Can’t wait to see how our friend reacts to us being deranged and just laughing at stuff. :rofl:

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Super intrigued! I got, like, Arcane vibes from this, weirdly enough. Awaiting your next update!!

Pronoun error

Got this after gently + verbally waking Everix; we’re both meant to be dudes.

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I love Mc’s self control because I’d at least try to strangle 4 of the 4 strangers they have seen till this point. I mean it will obviously not work but not for lack of trying.

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Bookmarked it. I’m interested in how this story will unfold.

In this sentence Everix was referred to as female, but I choose for him to be male.

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@big_pickle you got a gem in the making looking forward to seeing what you do next with it for now thats all i got since others have brought up thibgs ive noticed.

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I am so sad that the game ended on that cliffhanger. I really hope we don’t have to wait too long for the next update. Of course I ain’t rushing the writer. Just hyped! :heart_eyes:

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