Update Chapter 3.2
Hi guys, longtime lurker here, who has been around for years and played a hell of a lot of games on this forum. I decided a few weeks ago to write something of my own. I have always loved character focused WIPs, like Guenevere (which is amazing and a big inspiration) but found that there weren’t as many available as I was wanting.
This little game, currently called Those Betwixt, is a vampire character based story set in early 90s Manchester. It was initially heavily inspired by the World of Darkness and specifically Vampire the Masquerade, as you will no doubt be able to tell as you read. However as I started writing, the story started drifting further and further away into something entirely different.
I would love if you could read what I have written up to now. This is my first foray into solo writing and choice script coding so any comments, feedback and aide would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
Changed illegally into a vampire of one of five bloodlines you find yourself thrust into a complex political situation centuries in the making. With your maker having been summarily executed you find yourself at the mercy of Julian/Juliana, a fascinating person of great power within the province.
Spared by Julian/Juliana who subsequently bargains your liberty away, you are taken under the wing of Calder, a quiet mysterious young man and his two progeny, Jack and Andreas. You are given an option, join their coterie, or die in exile; orphaned and alone. The choice being clear, you begin your life as an undead immortal; fate tied to machinations yet unknown.
The final nights approach their end. The vampire population at an all time low, from mass executions, deadly blood born pathogens, institutionalized witch hunts and fear of technological exposure. You are born at the precipice of vampire extinction. Will you aid the vampire hierarchy, the shunned fifth sorcerer bloodline or bring about both their demise?
- Five romanceable characters with a multitude of poly combinations.
- Romances which are evolving throughout the game and heavily included throughout the main plot.
- The ability to play as one of five clans who have their own abilities and powers.
- The ability to sway your companions morality and have them change their alignment in response.
- Be totally evil and have the ability to kill three of your companions.
Characters and Romance
A Fascinare of royal descent who holds power over the province of Manchester. They are a person of great beauty and inconsistencies, whose actions and motivations are difficult to predict and decipher.
An elder Veneficus of great power who is actively in rivalry with Julian/Juliana. He owns the nightclub Gjöll and is the sire of both Andreas and Jack, with Andreas being his longtime romantic partner.
Calder is a man of quiet and inanimate nature, who has both great ambitions and the determination to see them to fruition.
Andreas is the nonbinary (although initially identifying as male) Veneficus childe and lover of Calder. They are the jovial and free spirited sorts who embraces those from all walks of life.
They have a deep affection for their coterie and will risk all to protect their family.
Jack is a young woman of Unremarkable nature, created in the last century, she differs greatly from the others in her coterie as she yet retains a human moral compass.
Despite her brash and hostile mannerisms she cares deeply for Andreas and is incredibly protective of them.
Arcadia is the human assigned to you. Louisiana born and bred, they left their reservation for New Orleans, hoping to escape their troublesome home life and make it big as a musician. But all their dreams turned to dust when Calder abducted them, condemning them to a life of servitude and abuse.
Since this game is heavily character focused, romance plays a large role. You will be able to romance each character individually. In addition I wanted this game to focus heavily on the coterie and a sense of forming ones own family units so there are a few poly romance options available which can also be pursued in an asexual capacity. These are the possible combinations:
- Calder + Andreas
- Calder +Jack + Andreas
- Julian + Andreas
- Human + Jack
Oh and FYI, all romance options will be available to every gender selection.
Remember to hit that shuffle button…
Task One: http://go.bubbl.us/a88642/a323?/Task-1
Strong language, sexual references, abuse, sexual abuse, violence, gore, drug misuse. Oh and temporary amnesia