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