(WIP) Wilhelmina (Update 08/30 1/4th of chapter 4)

You play Wilhelmina Murray, aka Mina. The Mina who takes part in the story about Dracula. Just that this time, you have a major part in how the story progresses and eventually in how it ends.
Some things might seem familiar, others not at all.

I am trying to give you as much room as possible to create your own version of Mina. This story is more about characters and their relations than action and horror, though these elements will still be part of the game. You can decide how Mina’s relationship with Dracula, Jonathan Harker and Lucy Westenra develops – ranging from enemies to friends to lovers. Mina can be asexual, bisexual, homosexual or heterosexual.

Since this game is focused on personalities and relationships, I am trying to create deep and three-dimensional NPCs, who fit my story best – not really paying attention to the ‘canonical’ personalities. These characters are my own interpretation.

My current plan is that the story is divided into four books as well as an epilogue. There will be different endings – depending on which choices you make throughout the game.

Quick disclaimers:

  • 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 :expressionless:)
  • 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!

Demo
Tumblr (feel free to talk to me over there! ^^)
Kofi (In case you’re feeling generous!)

Updates

Chapters One - Three are uploaded
Current word count: ~13.5k
Chapter 4 is in progress

Feel free to ask questions, give me critique or leave a comment! :slight_smile:

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Normally I dont like Games where the Gender is locked, but this is Dracula! The idea is awesome and what I have read in the demo is awesome as well!
I love that we can costumize “our” Mina, as I was a little bit disappointed with the role she played in the book and I like how much we can already decide for her. Since Dr. Seward is not mentoined as a RO, can we be friends with him?
I had no bugs in the playthrough, but I was able to choose all three of the hobbies: first I choose crimes and riddles, then the actress and then I was able to choose again between fencing and crimes, riddles.

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I first picked the option about loving riddles, then actress and when the last “anything else” appeared, there was the fencing option plus the riddle one again… I think that wasn’t supposed to happen…?

@Schrodinger was faster :stuck_out_tongue:

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@Schrodinger @Nael
Oh dang, nope that shouldn’t happen.

But thank you! I‘m going to fix that asap.

And thanks @Schrodinger for the kind words. Also, same here. Mina deserved more. And yes, you can befriend John :slight_smile:

Okay, the issue should be fixed now!

Jep, didnt occur this time!
I am really looking forward to this game! Maybe I need to finally finish Dracula for this.

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i really enjoyed the writing style of this! i didnt see any issues on my playthrough

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Sounds awesome, like a Gothic Horror version of Guen! If I can’t ultimately ignore them all and opt for Allan Quartermain instead I will be very disappointed… :grin:

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Before I click on the link, I feel the need to say that I have not read the Bram Stoker’s (is that how you spell it?) Dracula book, or watched the movie. The Dracula I know of is Vlad Tepes, AKA Vlad The Impaler. Sooooooooooo, with that in mind, my question is; would someone who has not read the book still enjoy this?

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I‘d say yes, because I am telling another story. I don’t assume that any of you have read the book or watched one of the films. All I am doing is taking Stoker‘s book as a very, very rough outline and taking inspiration from many vampire stories to create my own game.
I hope that answers your question!

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I’m really looking forward to reading this once its completed!

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Thank y’all for the kind words! @loyallyroyal @derekmetaltron @wife

I just added the saving button, making it easier to navigate the game. I also fixed some grammatic and spelling errors - sorry about those. :sweat_smile:

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You’re welcome! I got very fond of Mina Murray as a character via League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen (the comics, not the crappy movie) so getting to craft my own version of her sounds fun!

Three logical questions (spoilers for 1897’s Dracula)

  1. Can we save Lucy from becoming a Vampire?

  2. Can Mina become a Vampire? (Either siding with or opposing Dracula)

  3. Can we ignore all three romance options and opt for Abraham Van Hellsing, the silver fox that he is? :wink:

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Shame on me I only saw the crappy movie :anguished:

And to answer your questions:

  1. Yes.
  2. Yes, there is also another way to become a vampire.
  3. You can ignore all three romance options, yes. There will be two endings with a single Mina. But van Helsing :thinking: I mean, I always liked him, it just didn’t occur to me to make him romanceable - for whatever reason… So I might be inclined to do so :smiley:
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Great story idea, I really like your writing.
Also, found a bug here:

Fixed it! I’m not allowed to use fancy acutes :roll_eyes:
Thank you :slight_smile:

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Oh do, the comics are much better, like the Avengers but with Victorian Fiction and cool stuff like Fu Manchu vs Moriarty and The War Of The Worlds with the Invisible Man and Doctor Moreau.The later volumes do get weird though once they start getting into the 20th century and have stuff like Harry Potter being the Anti Christ and Mary Poppins being God and the like.

I guess it depends what you have planned with Van Hellsing, I suppose because of Mina’s relationship with Allan in the LEG comics I supposed she has a thing for older men but that’s probably just my take! Do what works for you anyway! I’ll probably have her with Jonathan in my first run anyway.

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I have to say I’m very excited for this, I always thought that Mina and Lucy belonged together :heart_eyes:

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I rarely check out WIPs, but I don’t regret doing it this time. Seems interesting what you have so for, can’t wait to see more of it.

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I always love a good vampire theme keep up the good work.

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