Hello Everyone! I'm a 21 year old college student. This is my first time attempting to finish a game. Newbie in every regard! I'm coming at it with just the tiniest amount of programming knowledge in Python. I was inspired to join though after discovering Twine and playing through a few Visual Novels/Interactive Fiction Games!
Namely: Butterfly Soup, My Uncle Works for Nintendo, and Doki Doki Literature Club!
Probably won't be updating every day as I'll be busy working on other things as well. But I'm starting from a pretty strong point I think as I have most of the narrative done and have created something playable in the ~5 hours I've been working on it today. Hope you enjoy following my game!
What is "Let's Make Breakfast!"
It's a piece of semi-autobiographical Interactive Fiction about being a college student. Through the routine of breakfast, we follow as the protagonist works through his anxieties about money, academics, pressure from family, and self worth.
Currently includes 1 ending. It's possible that I will expand on the game and include multiple endings. I want to include some Easter eggs/false or humorous endings.
Two big goals for this project.
1) Learn how to write video game narratives.
Narrative has always been a big deal for me. I love hearing and telling stories. Some of my favorite games too have always been narrative focused. In this sense, I want to learn how to play to tell strong narratives in games both from a design perspective and from a writing perspective.
2) Learn how to use Twine
Specific Design Goals
- Extending Length to be ~20 min of playtime.
- Multiple Endings
- Compelling narrative writing
- Further incorporating choice
- Adding more detail and description to the world
Playable game created. General story structure has been laid out!
Here's a snippet!