A Study In Human Traditions
Category:Human Culture Simulator
When:Released Jan 2016
Help scientist Simon understand the stranger parts of human culture. Assist him in figuring out such ancient rituals as "Dinner Party", "First Date", and "Democracy", and perhaps learn something about yourself in the process.
Entry #1: Hollowed Weed
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Investigate a mysterious ritual known only as "Hollowed Weed". Or something like that - records we've got are pretty unreliable, what with all the scratches and a few hundred years of heat and dust accumulation. You know how it is. Anyways, I'm sure we'll figure it out.
Developer Notes
Dev Time:Oct 2015 - Jan 2016 (4 Months)
Fav CostumeCat Costume
Fav Line"You are not broken."
An evolution in my Twine style, making use of audio and player choice within a very different structure than my previous stories. Fans of my previous stories will enjoy the dark humor. Newcomers will enjoy the sharp dialog. Both will come to enjoy exploring the mysterious world Simon inhabits.
I'm proud of how this turned out. While not the subtlest story I've ever told, I'm happy with the emotion I managed to bring out of the character. I think I managed to weave audio into the format in an effective way, and my dialog is as sharp as ever.
This was intended to be a series of short interactive stories, each exploring a different ritual and gradually unraveling the story of Simon. This effort was derailed multiple times by health and personal issues, and will likely not be restarted in this form. I leave this here as a relic of what could have been.