Wilhelmina is a gothic horror story combined with romance, mystery elements, and, of course, vampires. In this reimagination of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, the player experiences the story from Mina’s perspective, who is given a much bigger role and the power to change things this time around.
Wilhelmina focuses on characters and their relationship, thus the story is heavily character-driven.
As your fiancé is currently away working for a client in the far-away Transylvania, you are on your own way to pay your childhood friend Lucy a visit, who requested your help with some urgent matters concerning three young men. Things already seem to be off as you arrive in the picturesque coastal town, but everything starts to get weirder right after you run into a mysterious stranger, who seems to be quite intrigued by you.
There are four romance options for Mina in the game.
- Jonathan Harker, Mina’s currently out-of-town fiancé.
- Lucy Westenra, Mina’s childhood best friend, who’s in dire need of her help.
- Abraham van Helsing, polymath doctor, Dutch, and monster hunter.
- And of course, Dracula, the (in)famous vampire, who’s gender will either be female or male, depending on your own preference.
Additionally to these four, there will be a set of side characters with whom you will be able to form a platonic relationship.
- A word of warning. The game is getting really dark and gruesome at some points. So be warned about gore and horror.
- English isn’t my 1st language (spelling and grammar mistakes will happen and I am very sorry about that!)
- This is my first time coding (bugs may appear )
- I don’t expect any of you to have read Stoker’s book! It is not necessary to have seen a movie adaptation! This is a new story!
Will this be a series or is it just one game?
I know using the word “books” confused some people, but I actually meant these books to be like acts of a play. There will be a total of five “acts” so to speak, including an epilogue. So, my plan is that Mina will be just one big game.
Will Renfield make an appearance?
Yes! If you played your cards right you might have already seen him once or twice. But in case you didn’t there will be another chance in the coming chapters.
So, how many romance options are there?
There is a total of four. One female, two males and one whose gender will be dependent on the player’s choice once the game is finished.
Will there be achievements?
Yes, once I am done with the open alpha I will make plans regarding them.
How long will be the open alpha/demo?
The first book, meaning the first five chapters will be available to play free. The rest will be closed and only to see for my beta-readers, who I still have to find/invite.
Do you need beta-readers? What are you looking for?
Yes, I need beta-readers! Once I am done writing the fifth chapter, I think I will approach people who are interested in helping me with the game. I am looking for people who are willing to play through the game several times, looking for the usual stuff (plot inconsistency, coding bugs, grammar and spelling errors, etc) and offer constructive criticism. English native speakers would be especially helpful since English isn’t my native language. If you are interested and really mean to help, please feel free to contact me!
Will book one stay as it is right now?
Nope, I will add more details and maybe change some minor things as I continue writing the rest of the game.
Will Mina be able to be evil?
In a certain way, yes!
Will Mina be able to become a vampire?
Yes, there will be two possibilities to change your lifestyle
Chapters One - Five are uploaded - the open alpha is thus completed
Current word count: ~55.5k
Act 2 in the writing stage
Feel free to ask questions, give me critique or leave a comment!