325boy, The Wordsmith
Author of a 372-page game, yay! I won't be writing another one of them, like, ever. But I'm currently working on another large storygame that will probably have 0.5x the page count and 2x the word count.
When I'm not writing, you'll find me rating storygames with a length of 3/8 or lower.
Always up for a 1 or 2-point duel!
This is my first published storygame.
You have 20 minutes to save the world. You have the keys to open any door in a hallway, and the rooms contain items for your solution.
Get the correct items to create the world-saving solution!
But you will lose the keys after you open 6 doors, and you have limited time to get the items you want.
TIME IS DISPLAYED AS: MMSS
This is a game based on a 400-700 word short story (I ended up just under the word limit with 697!) that I wrote for my 8th grade English class, which I've expanded to make into a CYS. It's about a freshman on their second day of high school making a friend, and dealing with bullies. There are 31 pages, 14 endings (6 good, 3 neutral, 5 bad), and even a new branch that you're one of the bullies.
This story is relatively short; the length of one playthrough varies from 3 to 10 pages (roughly 250 words per page). I figured a short storygame would suit me better after my 372-page storygame got an average rating of 3/8!
Maturity Level: I've said 3/8 as young children may find it scary, but this is actually about teenagers.
This storygame is the product of 9 months on and off for roughly 20 minutes a day (including a 4 month hiatus). 372 pages, 1038 links, 24421 words, 27 items, 43 variables... don't expect storygames this large from me again.
While testing this storygame, I found a MASSIVE bug. In this game, there a four pages that each tell you a digit of a code, and the page that told you the second digit said the wrong digit... fixed now. Now for the real description.
You wake in a mysterious land full of strange puzzles. It seems the only way home is by venturing around and solving them.
You must roam around the map, collecting items to unlock the way home. There are 36 areas, each marked with a letter A-F, and a number 1-6. Every area must be visited at least once to win (at least using the intended route...). Good luck!
I hate storygames that you can't rate if you don't get the good ending as much as you do, so there is an "End Game" link at C2. South Cave in case you want to give up.
You have 3 lives.
Score = 2000 - the number of links you click on. If this goes below zero, you lose.
Score 0: Out of lives.
Score -1: Out of time.
Score -2: Gave up (see above).
Author's best score: 1923. You will not get this score on your first playthrough as it requires knowing a code and exactly what items are needed and where to find them.
This is a funny storygame about school kids becoming superheroes. There will be 13 chapters; your score is the number of chapters you got through. You may come across a very long string of no-choice jumps; there is actually branching on every page; a lot of the choices are conditional. The real description will be longer than this, without the update log below I'm using as motivation.
Chapter 1 complete: 15 pages, 2851 words (total)
Chapter 2 complete: 13 pages, 3049 words (5900)
Chapter 3 complete: 22 pages, 4809 words (10709)
Chapter 4 complete: 20 pages, 4798 words (15507)
Chapter 5 complete: 32 pages, 7850 words (23357)
Chapter 6 complete: 25 pages, 6477 words (29834)
Chapter 7 complete: 25 pages, 7248 words (37082)
Chapter 8 complete: 28 pages, 10891 words (47973)
Recent PostsHey! on 12/4/2020 12:21:56 AM
Hi Lisa, I just want to make sure you know that this site is mainly about making storygames, not friends (like a normal social media site). I'm not saying you can't make friends here; I just want you to know that that's not the main point of this site. We've got some good stories here that you can read! :)
Interesting Comments 6 on 12/1/2020 12:24:32 AM
That horrible new one-page storygame
Damn bro. I feel you. This story speaks to me, and I think you let it tell your feelings true. That being said, I think there's room for improvement. Don't let the haters around here get you down. I know it's cliche to say, but you're really worth your weight in wood. I don't say that often to folks, but you really would've made a perfect fuel source back when anyone gave a shit about you. It's a shame that you were allowed to grow up like this, alive, and all. I wonder how nature allows shit-stains like you to be literate long enough for you to put out this pepperoni dog vomit content.
The years I've aged from cringing cannot be replenished, and I hope for each wrinkle on my head that you lose 10 years off your godforsaken life. God wasted his time giving you an average sized dick. I won't bring your mother into this, as I'm sure she already knows this of you, but at least apologize to yourself for being this way. Consider consolidation of what pity those around you have left for you, and take advantage of the dumbasses that showed you any kindness to pull yourself up by the bootstraps and jump down, down, down into the ditch you belong.
I hope this has inspired you to reconsider yourself and recognize the pain you have caused everyone around you. Pissant.
-- Ford on 11/30/2020 6:30:30 PM with a score of 0
v20200004 Update on 11/19/2020 3:22:56 AM
The "Dark Fantasy" category's picture is still a school bag, but great work!
Halloween Jam Results on 11/14/2020 2:29:20 PM
Hello! Newbie here on 10/29/2020 3:22:58 PM
Hi! Welcome to this awesome website! We've got some good stories that you can read :)
Interesting Comments 5 on 10/27/2020 1:21:30 AM
-- Zarlox on 9/13/2019 9:16:31 AM with a score of 0
-- Zarlox on 9/13/2019 9:16:50 AM with a score of 0
-- Zarlox on 9/13/2019 9:17:52 AM with a score of 0
-- Zarlox on 9/13/2019 9:22:17 AM with a score of 0
-- Zarlox on 9/13/2019 9:23:15 AM with a score of 0
did every ending
-- Zarlox on 9/13/2019 9:24:33 AM with a score of 0
Interesting Comments 5 on 10/23/2020 6:31:13 PM
Life, a 2.90 rated storygame
I think that this was by far the best work of writing i've read in my entire existence. This story was creative, well paced, thought provoking, and most of all thrilling. 10 out of 10 from me and would highly recommend.
-- Boyfriend on 10/18/2020 7:50:12 PM with a score of 0
Possible to update on 10/22/2020 1:29:26 AM
In My Stuff, there should be a button next to the title of your storygame saying "un-publish". An "are you sure" screen will come up, say you're sure you want to unpublish your storygame, then you can edit your storygame all you want. Once you're done editing, just publish it again. Hope this helps.
Halloween Writing Jam on 10/20/2020 6:09:16 PM
Wait, but what do you mean? I led the charge!
...on rating it. I'm never joining a contest...
Why are there 866 guests online? on 10/10/2020 5:56:42 PM
Now it's back down to 167... weird!