As the main character of the game, Emory's name and gender can be changed- Emory can be male, female, or neither. Emory is a business major like their father, and is typically studying international business law.
Even though Emory is the one studying international business, Cordelian is the one with the love for travel. He loves every second he can get outside the castle, and eagerly agrees to his parent's wanting him to build relations with neighboring countries- if only to see the sites and such. When they were younger, Emory would frequently accompany him, but now as they get closer to being 20 years old they've gotten more focused on their own futures, Cordelian especially.
At first, she seems like the standard princess- aloof, quiet, and cold. However, after talking to her for any longer than a quick conversation, you can see her quietness is a side effect of her social awkwardness. Despite being a princess, her royal advisers fix most everything for her, from her day to day routine to even most of what she should say. She is set to marry Cordelian to better relations between their countries, which have been on edge for years. Katherine is 18.
She's bright, she's bubbly, and she's your personal maid. Lisia loves frilly things, dresses, coronations, princes, princesses, dances, flowers... she loves just about everything. However, she can be a bit clumsy and clingy, much to Emory's mother's dismay. Lisia is 17.
A true workaholic, Marco spends almost every waking minute working. He doubles as Cordelian's personal servant and one of his advisers, but his duties don't stop there- he's also the decoration and planning coordinator for dances in the castle, Cordelian's scheduler, and- the castle's gardener. As part of a de-stress project the king and queen assigned him to, Marco takes care of the greenhouse on the castle grounds and organizes the gardening, something he's shown he's passionate about. Marco is 20.
So... what is Paths Taken? Haven't I heard it before?
Hello there, Miko speaking! Prince's Choice, as it was originally known as, is an old otome I started back in 2014 and never finished- the furthest I got was a demo, and nothing else after years. However, it's now being rebooted/finished with a completely new look- being rebranded as Paths Taken- and new writers- I'll be doing everything art and programming wise while my lovely two writers will be focusing on writing!
Now, on to some actual details! Path's Taken will be a free to play dating sim coming out on Itch.io and will be about 2-3 hours long. The player can change the main character's name and gender (male, female, or neither)- changing the gender of Emory will change nothing gameplay wise except for how the characters refer to you as; so, no routes will be locked by picking different genders, all four routes are unlocked from the beginning.
Old preview of in-game play