(Don’t) Wake Me Up
Premise: You and your flighty friend Asterius are trapped in a malfunctioning virtual reality and must seek a way to return to the real world! The only catch is that you have no memories between you… except for those from every video game you’ve ever played. Armed with nothing more than puns, pop culture references and a healthy dose of sarcasm, will you be able to struggle through this muddled game world back to reality?
Adventure through virtual worlds alongside a delusional gamer, an actual emo vampire (who really wishes he wasn’t an emo vampire), a poet from outer space, and a dashing princess in shining armor, among others!
Brief summary aside, I’ll admit that this is mostly a satire of the trapped-in-a-video-game genre. For about two thirds, it’s a light-hearted comedy story, rife with meta-humour. But I can assure you, it’s anything but light-hearted by the end.
For well over a year, I’ve been working on this game. Originally, I intended not to get involved with the forums until the very latest stages of the process. My work ethic has always been that you never show anything until you’re 100% finished with a project. But I’ve recently read that CoG prefers to have some advance notice for incoming games! Therefore I’ve decided to upload the first chapter as a demo for people to play here.
So please, play the demo! Discuss the game! I’ll try my hardest to get it finished soon. If anyone would like to test a more advanced version later down the line, please send me a message. Also, the code is messy. Hardened CoG authors would probably feel some writhing revulsion looking at how messy the code is. Once I used ‘spaghetti’ as a label just because I was hungry.
Anyway, enough rambling. I’m sleep deprived. Here’s the demo:
(Don’t) Wake Me Up - Chapter 1
Also, I would love to answer any questions/queries/rants/squeeing you might have. I’m furiously refreshing this page so I’ll be here. You can call me Isabella if you want.
Status Update! - I have finished Chapter 3/5 of this game. It is currently 150,000 words long. Chapter 4 is intended to be about
10,000 words, and 5 another 50,000, before the various ending sequences.
I have also gotten over my embarrassment from writing romance scenes.