SYNOPSIS Spoiler After slaying a demon harassing his hometown, a mercenary named Vice teams up with a priest named Alain to find the person who summoned it. However, things get more complicated when they discover that the summoner is the least of their worries. There's another entity out there teaching people how to bring demons over to their world and it needs to be stopped before the whole world is enveloped in chaos. Of course, this is more than a two man job. They'll need the help of the various characters they'll meet along the way and, even then, do they really stand a chance? That, player, is up to you. Demon Phase is a role playing game based on the entry I submitted to the IGMC 2017 contest which you can find a link to in the download section. The plan is to expand it into a full length game with the following features: Partake in turn based battles (because it's a rpg...) Enjoy original artwork (and other assets when I get around to making them) Hone your skills and fill your wallet by taking on side quests Fix up your terrible house with that full wallet (if you aren't too attached to your crumbling abode) Build relationships with your fellow party members and some NPCs Turn one of those relationships into a romantic one (if you're into that sort of thing)* Make choices that determine how events unfold Minigames? (If I can figure out how to make them) *Note that, because it's me, this game will include the option for Vice to romance female AND male characters. You'll be able to play Vice as completely straight if you'd like, but keep in mind that you will run into NPCs that aren't heterosexual. If that bothers you, welp, I guess you shouldn't play my game. CHARACTERS (If you've played the prototype, you'll notice that I've messed with Alain and Jess's appearance a bit. I figured that if I'm going to make custom assets I probably should try to make them a bit more original. Of course, I got attached to how they originally looked so they aren't too different. ) Spoiler (From Left to Right: Vice, Alain, Jess, Emery, Shar, Rylan, Locke) Vice - A broke mercenary who lives in the slums of Arlyne and the main character of our little tale. He's a good guy at heart which often leads to him teaming up with Alain to solve the city's problems. While his ability as a warrior is exceptional, he lacks basic skills needed for every day life such as keeping up a clean living envoirnment and cooking. He manages to avoid the cooking problem by frequenting Evelyn's tavern, but there's no hope for his house at this point. (Seriously. The roof could collapse in on him at any time.) Alain - A well meaning priest that has a tendency to get involved in things that aren't really his business. Of course, that's why Vice and him work so well together. The two often team up together to solve issues that pop up around the city. While this partnership ends up costing Vice money (since working with Alain means that the job is being done for little or no profit), Alain does come with one serious benefit; He patches Vice up for free. All in all, the two have the utmost respect for each other and are both trying to make the world a better place. Jess - A charismatic serving girl that works at Evelyn's tavern. Her friendly and sociable demeanor draws people to her, including Vice. Jess is one of the few people Vice can actually claim as a friend. While she initially has absolutly no fighting skills, she ends up joining the party after a series of events that leave her in possession of a bit of dark magic. (What sort of events? I don't know. Maybe you should play the prototype. ) Emery - The only daughter of one of Arlyne's most powerful noble families. She is also apprenticed to Vice's old sword master. She is a talented fighter, but lacks real world experience. Her desire to test her mettle out in a real world is her main motivation for joining Vice's group. (And maybe she kind of wants to see how she measures up against her master's other student. Not that she'd admit that.) Shar - An elven woman that makes a living gathering items from exotic locations to sell at her sister's store. While she does have a bit of an independent streak, she eventually decides that joining Vice's party is in her best interest. She also serves as a sort of teacher to Jess since (while she's no expert) she knows a lot more about dark magic than Vice or Alain. Overall, she's a gloomy and judgmental person who tends to keep others at a distance. She also doesn't appreciate Vice calling her kid seeing as she's older than him. Rylan - A boisterous paladin that wanders the world vanquishing evil. He fancies himself a hero and is focused on spreading his own legend. He should come off as obnoxious but, for some reason Vice can't fathom, he's quite beloved-- especially among middle aged women. Rylan and Vice have a shared history as childhood friends and, while Vice isn't particularly interested in rekindling that relationship, Rylan is. Locke - A self proclaimed scholar intent on collecting as much knowledge as he can no matter what the danger. Of course, it'd be nice if he prepared himself for that danger a bit better... Vice and co. end up rescuing him a few times before deciding that he should just tag along with them. While Locke's actions tend to be a bit idiotic, he is actually pretty smart. When put to use properly, he's quite useful. Beyond that, he's just an overall nice guy who's always good for a compliment. IMAGES/SCREENSHOTS Spoiler (Note: These screenshots are from the IGCM version I made which should only be considered a sort of prototype for the full game. I plan to make all of my own assets for future versions of Demon Phase. (Except music. Music is not my strong suit.)) DOWNLOAD Spoiler IGMC 2017 Version (Itch.io Link): https://silverhyena.itch.io/demon-phase And that's what I've got so far. Hopefully I did everything right. Please let me know if there's anything missing or if there's something you think I should add. Other than that, well, thank you for looking at my thread and if you have any sort of feedback, I'd love to hear it.