We are approaching December and my goal of having the game done and dusted by the end of the year has been adjusted to having at least the content ready.
There are going to be 30 chapters and a story walkthrough will consist of of 8-10 chapters, depending on which way you choose and how stupid you act (i.e. whether you’re going to get yourself killed at any point…!).
I took a screenshot of the Twine stories. Each small dot is a text passage of any length.
According to my word processor, each chapter has between 5000 and 9000 words, which won’t be a lot to read per game, because you simply can’t see the whole chapter. But thaaaat’s exactly the incentive to through it all again and take a completely different route. I wrote some of the stories a year and a half ago. And because of the forced breaks (a move abroad and all that), I’m currently going through older texts to revise or expand and some of these passages and choices make me chuckle, so I think that’s a good sign.
The most important achievements/endings can be found here as an overview – three are still missing. I think I can post them without spoiling anything. Well, you can probably imagine some of them anyway. (Tentacle-tentacle-tentacle-tentacle.)
I have finally resumed work on the characters, which I am currently animating in the evenings after work, but I’ll post those another time.
The hardest part right now is to continue with the new backgrounds because it’s been two months since I’ve worked on them…
Gnargh. See you next time!