Too bad, I wasn't able to finish this in time for the ranked event.
Anyway, there are really two parts to this entry:
That's a nice one. While I was playing the game I was worried if it had a sad ending. It doesn't. :)
It's a good one. I like the music and the words. And I like the ending.
Too bad. I'm single in real life. :(
I wonder if you're from UK or something. I notice that you spelled the word "realize" as "realise".
@Mensley, thank you for your feedback! You are very right about the audio changing too abruptly. As there is still some "Unrated" time left, I whipped up a quick crossfade option and published a new build.
Also, at first, I dabbled with the option for declining the marriage. I.e. say no and/or run away. But I found it very difficult to put into the story in a more or less natural way. I guess interactive fiction is hard.
@SadaleNet, thank you for your kind words. I'm from the Netherlands (almost UK I guess). I'm not really for sad endings - bittersweet maybe.
I'm gonna check whether you have entries too and if so will play and rate your games.
What a sweet game! The main audio during the game is really nice, so that was a good pick.
I did notice that there were a couple of typos/small errors, like "off" instead of "of" and either extra spaces between words when the narrative branched or missing spaces between words. But overall I like the story, it made me smile :)
@Sammy6, @thomastc being able to decline to marry was indeed one of the things I really would have liked to include, but I just couldn't get a story flow together where that would have made sense. I agree that it would have been awesome, i.e.:
Now to think of it, that seconds situation wouldn't have been that difficult to include: "Honey, there's just one thing you need to know about…"
Interactive storytelling in a jam, hmm. Taken that I'm writing an interactive novel at the moment I might as well say something.
Short and sweet. Too sappy for me, at least there was a little bit of drama. Apart from the typos the writing is adequate.
I can't help it, but whenever I read something along the lines of "you did X" it takes me right out of the story. I'm not part of the story, I will never be part of the story; the story is all about fictional people, I'm real! This is probably just me though.
Ehhhh, ah… I don't have enough experience with the medium to really get into the nitty gritty, whirly swirly, meat and taters mash of the storm, so I'll leave it at solid work!