CavusRex, The Reader

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Creator and sole developer of Songbird Editor, as well as occasional writer, programmer and ass.


Grudges must always be the first to die when a storm arrives.

After years away you return home to your dying father, but will you be able to get your brother to forgive you for leaving? And will you step up to the challenge to inherit your father's most prized possession?

Written as part of the 2023 Spring/Summer Contest: Gone Fishin' it is a game with a much bigger focus on story than gameplay, but still there is a decent amount of endings and variation for something this short.

Republished to fix a coding error in a later scene

Recent Posts

MHD's Fantastical Fairytales Contest on 9/9/2023 2:47:45 PM
Well looks like even with the 2 extra days I won't be able to finish due to stuff so I might as well take my SHAME now and hope I'll manage to make a comeback next time. Good luck to everyone else though.

MHD's Fantastical Fairytales Contest on 8/11/2023 3:31:56 AM
Knowing how things are around here if you start today you'll still do it earlier than 80% of contestants.

MHD's Fantastical Fairytales Contest on 8/4/2023 5:11:48 AM
Yes I do believe me representing a place I put together then was banned from because of the owner's insecurities would be even worse. Songbird Interloper I can however accept.

Friday Night Questionnaire 3 on 7/28/2023 10:48:37 AM
Either stock charts for the "last" 10 years, or even better crypto charts since those have greater variation in shorter amounts of time. Or I'd just google myself for the funsies.

Viget CYOA editor on 7/26/2023 12:09:00 PM
Yeah, I've used it for a few years now and am pretty happy with it especially since it has a seamless integration with Google Drive and other cloud storage solutions.

Viget CYOA editor on 7/26/2023 11:41:52 AM
From my understanding this tool was made as part of their internal hackathon which they do/did yearly as a team building exercise. A lot of software houses do this kind of stuff (I even know of a few companies that do so many of them in a year it completely drains their funds and sends the company under) and they barely go beyond a quickly made toy that's abandoned a week later. Also as Mizal mentioned making an IF engine is not that challenging from a technical standpoint, it's making people want to make games with it that's a challenge. Far as something for planning I recommend as a free tool for flowcharts.

Friday Night Questionnaire 2 on 7/21/2023 9:03:30 AM

Friday Night Questionnaire 2 on 7/21/2023 8:43:35 AM
Why do you recite at a play and play at a recital?

MHD's Fantastical Fairytales Contest on 7/20/2023 11:35:24 AM
With hopefully no need to wrap up over a week before the deadline maybe I'll write something better than passable this time. Lock me in chief.

Songbird Editor - Beta update 0.7.1 on 7/17/2023 9:22:42 AM
I totally forgot this thread exists, but anyway I just threw out the second update for the open beta which includes a hopefully idiotproof module for adding a leveling system into any IF you make with Songbird.

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