FazzTheMan, The Novelist
Currently im working on finishing The Hammer, The Eagle, and The Pig, a story that was previously submitted for a contest.
"I am now quite certain the crimes of this guilty land will never be purged away, but with blood." - John Brown (1859), revolutionary, abolitionist, and hero
Author's Note: This is my first storygame, written and published for the January 2017 New Frontier contest. It remains very much unfinished and I will unpublish it as son as I can. However, I hope you appreciate all that I have written thus far.
“[…] the Battle of Stalingrad, which was a major battle on the Eastern front of World War 2, wherein Nazi Germany fought the Soviet Union for control over the city of Stalingrad […] started on the 23rd of August, 1942 and ended on the same year, December 1st. […] The Battle of Stalingrad was the second bloodiest battle of World War 2, behind the Siege of London in 1962 […] considerable gains by the Germans in mid-November prompted General Zhukov to spring Operation Uranus, which focused attacks on the weakened flanks of the Axis armies […] although successful initially, Ronanian commander Petre Dumitrescu managed to fight off the Soviet advance into a stalemate, delaying the Soviets and allowing the Nazis to prepare for the second wave of attacks, which occurred on November 20th […] the Nazis used Dumitrescu’s bought time to bolster their Romanian flanks with anti-tank guns in preparation for the second wave of attacks, allowing the Romanians to hold onto their positions and not allow the Soviets to advance into the nearby town of Kalach […] On December 1st the Soviets retreated after heavy losses, leaving the Nazis as victors. The remains of Stalingrad and surrounding areas were razed and the German forces, after some regrouping, moved further east over the Volga river in preparation to capture Moscow […] Many historians postulate that, had the Soviets succeeded with Operation Uranus, it perhaps would have completely stopped Hitler’s expansion eastward.”
-- Excerpt taken from Canadian high school history textbook, circa 1970
“Entire squads were being punched through like cloth […] When we looked up at the hills towering the beach all we saw was steel […] it was the Landkreuzer P. 1000, a Heinie superweapon, the largest bloody tank known to mankind. 200 or so feet in length, fifty feet wide or some. Our armor couldn’t make it past the beach, and we couldn’t either, we just got blasted by these huge ass guns. It was chaotic. A massacre. I still remember the confusion. Torn and broken bodies face down on the beach, most of the poor fools not makin it a few feet. Normandy was a disastrous failure, and you can blame the Americans and their flawed strategies for it.."
-- Excerpt taken from interview with British veteran, circa 1944
“Remember – your best chance to survive a nuclear bomb attack is to -- Duck and Cover! […] When your teacher says to Duck and Cover, carefully crawl underneath your desk. Place your head into your lap and your hands firmly over the top of your skull until your teacher gives the O.K. signal […] Although the possibility of the enemy [pictured below is a drawing of Adolf Hitler] sending nuclear devices to your city is probably somewhat worrisome, you can stay safe by Ducking and Covering!”
-- Excerpt taken from American school poster, circa 2001
Recent PostsNew here! on 3/7/2017 9:42:06 PM
welcome to the site my dude. it's nice to see a lot of enthusiasm from new members.
January New Frontier Contest Results on 2/8/2017 2:52:15 PM
didn't think it was possible for 2 people to tie first.
January New Frontier Contest on 2/5/2017 8:57:12 PM
i had planned for the protag to confront his sexism and such in later chapters (but ofc didnt write them).
January New Frontier Contest on 2/5/2017 7:31:25 PM
well this kinda just occurred to me and I just wanna say...
I hope people don't think I'm trying to encourage / endorse the beliefs of Viktor (the father of the protaganist) in my story...
January New Frontier Contest on 1/30/2017 6:03:07 PM
thank you for clearing that up.
January New Frontier Contest on 1/30/2017 6:01:14 PM
>Yours felt like that video game Metro a bit.
you dont know how satisfied this makes me because the main inspiration behind my work was the STALKER games which are very much alike to Metro.
In fact, i was even planning to use Shadow of Chernobyl concept art at various points in the story but implementing images into the cys editor as it turns out is an arduous process that takes more than the 10 minutes i had before deadline ended.
thanks for the other comments.
Contest SHAME 2: THE SHAMENING! on 1/30/2017 5:49:51 PM
my space johnson is stronger than your hammer :)))
January New Frontier Contest on 1/30/2017 5:45:53 PM
okay so my story is ~15 pages long and most of it, at least 90%, is exposition.
there are 4 choices. 1 of them isnt finished. The other one leads to two more choices and both end the game. that's it, done.
so yeah, my "amazing piece of interactive fiction" is barely a CYOA and pretty much exactly like the 2/8 demos that sometimes get published here (and promptly unpublished by mods.) It's actually shit.
so i guess im sorry for acknowledging the fact that i produced a much more subpar story for the contest than what i am capable of doing and should have done, and that i will try to reconcile this mistake by further enhancing the story when it no longer needs to be published?
am i misreading you? do you really think i should not continue to improve my unfinished demo of a story? if so i would like to know why because i get the impression that youre trying to discourage people from improving their games after contest.
rather than give off this "lets all feel good and give each other high fives because we cant acknowledge our weaknesses -- and did you say your game is shit, dont worry its just low self esteem" bs sentiment, how about we acknowledge that some peoples games were weak while celebrating the games rhat were strong -- games written by Malk, WITD, Ogre, IronPanther, Will, and so on.
but i agree with you on the fact that showing off your humbleness is stupid tho.
January New Frontier Contest on 1/30/2017 1:40:57 AM
second place is probably malk or will. edit: as of now looks like ogre beat malk. so third place is might be malk.
Contest SHAME 2: THE SHAMENING! on 1/30/2017 1:38:53 AM
god hates all of you.
literally, god hates all of you.