You are Binyomin. And you know that the world is a veil.
The world is very engaging. It's complex. But something doesn't fit. There is something beyond it. Deeper than it. To find the Truth and bring Light to the Darkness, you must delve into the mystical dimensions of existence.
Eradicate the dark side of the psyche. Glimpse into the realms of souls and angels. Discover the Secrets of the Universe. Achieve prophecy.
Fight on! The goal is near.
Website and Download
The website has more information about the world of Yesoidos:
(Yes, this project is open-source!)
Alpha binary released!
Download Alpha 0.4a9
This alpha is not ready for submission to the official Renpy games list, but should be playable on Mac/Win/Lin. Have fun!
Main support character:
Pinchus is Binyomin's best friend. Very idiosyncratic. When he doesn't know how to respond to a situation, he says "Aha," smiles and nods as if he knows what's going on. Prone to grinning excitedly and communicating in sound effects, he enjoys building and fixing things, and perpetually carries a multitool in his pocket.
(Edit: other characters listed in a later post)
The mystical universe in Yesoidos and the spiritual content that appear in the work are based on my (limited) understanding of Kabbalah and Traditional Judaism. Although I have tried to make the ideas in this work as factual as possible, I don't intend my work to be authoritative; inevitably, the picture will have been muddled by my own interpretations, which may or may not be correct.
This novel is written in English, with certain words in Ancient Hebrew, Aramaic, Yiddish, and other languages. This is because certain concepts have no exact translation in English. To maintain flow and build atmosphere, I occasionally use transliterations of the original term interspersed with normal English.
Those who know the modern descendant of the Holy Tongue, Hebrew, may be thrown off to find that I haven't transliterated the language the way they are used to pronouncing it, even feeling that my transliteration is incorrect. To those thus offended: please understand that modern Hebrew has evolved from the Holy Tongue, and they do not correspond exactly, even in the meanings of certain words. Rather than confuse modern Hebrew with the Holy Tongue, I decided to use a variant of Ashkenaz pronunciation for the transliteration in Yesoidos.
Act I (Early Years): 100%, Complete, rewrite finished
Act II (The Training): 60%
Act III (Darkness): 0%
Act IV (Exile): 0%
Act V (The Outside): 0%
Act VI (Light): 0%
Act VII (Birth-pangs): 0%
Act VIII (The First Breath): 0%
Act IX (Revelation): 0%
Act X (Indwelling): 0%
The general plot structure has been sketched out.
I was originally aiming for at least 7,000 words, but I have already more than that. The word count currently stands at 9,043 words for just chapter 1 and part of chapter 2!
- Binyomin, the Protagonist - Artist needed
Binyomin's Inner Voice - Artist needed
Satan, an Angel - Me
Michoël, another Angel - Me
Binyomin's Mother - Artist needed
Zusha, the Teacher - Artist needed
Pinchas, a Friend - Artist needed
Yossi, another Friend - Artist needed
Yisroël, the Baal Shem Tov - Artist needed
Eliëzer, a Tsadik, the Baal Shem Tov's father - Artist needed
Sara, a Tsadekes, the Baal Shem Tov's mother - Artist needed
Shlomo Zalmen, a hidden Tsadik - Artist needed
Music: Me again. Plus, anyone who wants to help...
Ren'Py programmers and writers who want to see my source code can download it here:
Download source v0.4a9
(Edit: 04/08/2010 - Updates to progress, edited intro, renamed project from "The Foundation of the World" -> "Foundations")
(Edit: 05/06/2010 - Updates to progress, edited intro, renamed project from "Foundations" -> "Yesoidos")
(Edit: 11/29/2010 - Updates to progress, some description edits, renamed Ben-Ezro to Binyomin)
(Edit: 11/30/2010 - Decided to do my own music, edited summary)
(Edit: 12/01/2010 - Added link to download source files)
(Edit: 12/02/2010 - Created web site, updated source link.)
(Edit: 07/10/2011 - Added some content to chapter 1. Updated word count.)
(Edit: 07/13/2011 - More editing and cleanups to chapter 1. Chose some nice fonts. Updated word count. More progress on music.)
(Edit: 08/05/2011 - Added alpha binary download link.)
(Edit: 08/17/2011 - New alpha v0.4a6. Began chapter 2. Updated word count.)
(Edit: 09/02/2011 - Added icon. Updated word count.)
(Edit: 09/05/2011 - New alpha v0.4a7.)
(Edit: 09/07/2011 - New alpha v0.4a8. Finished angel artwork.)
(Edit: 09/27/2011 - Updated word count and progress on chapter 2.)
(Edit: 10/03/2011 - Ditto previous. Expanded artwork progress list.)
(Edit: 10/04/2011 - New alpha v0.4a9. Updated word count.)
(Edit: 11/07/2011 - Rearranged plot outline.)