Burn the bridges:chapter 1 is a visual novel...my first one kind of complete.
It is a novel about two young transfer students with a troubled but hopefully interesting past,trying to turn a new leaf in their lives. I prefer visual novels with lot's of choices, so there will be routes. The first branching will happen when you will pick with which main character you want to play, the guy or the gal.However after that I hope to have a computer club route, a library route, a HEMA fencing route(pretty unique if you ask me), a form your own club route and a hidden mystery route. Personally my favourites so far are the fencing and mystery routes, so that is why so far those are the most fleshed out ones in my head.
Most of the choices however will be hiding a hidden skill system. Also one of the skills unlocks all routes, while the others unlock only one route. This choice is however useless later in the game(unless I decide otherwise). I am only sorry that I forgot to at least display the skills at the end since right now they don't do anything...
As for the romantic relationships, I plan to make it like this depending on the routes and their subroutes, some routes will have several romantic interests:
-boy pursues girl
-girl pursues boy
-girl pursues girl
So far in the first chapter I have done this:
-the introduction of the settings,main characters(also the choice of which one of them you will play)
-the introduction of the homeroom teacher,however his character design is a placeholder.
-grammar-sorry,even though I am mostly praised about it, English is not my mother tongue.(if you can please post some grammar errors here and how you would correct them)
What I hope to do for the beta:
-improve the grammar and my writing in general
-find a sound artist or at least add some sound
-display the skill scores at the end of the game
-release on android and ios
What I hope to do for chapter 2:
-introduce most of the other love interests
-more skill challenges
-more bad endings
-add the choice of which club will you join
On chapter 3 the players will already be on their route.
Chapter 4 and any further chapters if they will exist will contain the routes and endings.
Gameplay Time: ~10 minutes-up to 30 if you are a slow reader and try all the choices.
However "Talk is cheap, show me the code." So here is the link on github for anyone who wants to join on development:https://github.com/bluedragon77/Burn-the-bridges
If you join as a programmer/storyteller I will assign a route or two to you. Keep in mind that from now on we should write everything in separate script files as much as we can. But I have a way bigger need for artists, especially sound artists.Downloads
Linux:http://www.megafileupload.com/4Nwj/alph ... ux.tar.bz2
Anyhow,please comment, suggest, review, criticize, show me it's strengths and weaknesses!