Interactive Authoring Final Project

In creating this, I wanted to begin to explore the idea of people being able to achieve magical abilities. I specifically focused on having elemental powers for fire, air, water, and earth since I have always been fascinated with the idea of being able to manipulate these elements. Due to time constraints, I could not get very in-depth with the story, but  I think I have built a steady foundation for possibly continuing it in the future.

Unfortunately, I was unable to figure out how to actually export the game or to create a menu screen. I can however include all of the materials I used to create the game and give screen shots of all of the different scenes.

Script:
image bg black = “black_screen.jpg”
image bg street = “BG_Street.png”
image bg white = “white screen.jpg”

define y = Character(‘You’, color=”#ffffff”)

image fire orb = “fire_orb.png”
image air orb = “air_orb.png”
image water orb = “water_orb.png”
image earth orb = “earth_orb.png”

image fire avatar = “Fire.png”
image water avatar = “Water.png”
image earth avatar = “Earth.png”

image black dog = “black_dog.png”

define f = Character(‘Avatar of Fire’ , color=”#bc3100″)
define a = Character(‘Avatar of Air’ , color=”#cdcccb”)
define w = Character(‘Avatar of Water’ , color=”#00a5ea”)
define e = Character(‘Avatar of Earth’ , color=”#2f9800″)
label start:

scene bg black

pause

“You find yourself floating in blackness. You feel disoriented, unable to see even your own hands.”

“There is a sudden flash of light, and four glowing orbs appear in front of you.”

show fire orb:
xalign 0 yalign .4

show air orb:
xalign .33 yalign .4

show water orb:
xalign .67 yalign .4

show earth orb:
xalign 1.0 yalign .4
“Upon closer inspection, you can see that each orb represents one of the four primary elements.”

show fire orb:
xalign .5 yalign .3

hide air orb

hide water orb

hide earth orb

“Fire is the element of passion.”

“People tied to this element tend to be creative, enthusiastic, courageous, and daring.”

“They may also be more easily irritated, angry, and impulsive.”

show air orb:
xalign .5 yalign .3

hide fire orb

hide water orb

hide earth orb

“Air is the element of independence.”

“Those closely tied to air can be observant, care-free, and kind-hearted.”

“Restlessness, dishonesty, and touchiness can also be characteristics of such a person.”

show water orb:
xalign .5 yalign .3

hide fire orb

hide air orb

hide earth orb

“Water is the element of understanding.”

“People of this element tend to be intuitive, merciful, modest, and compassionate. They could potentially be indifferent, secretive, and uncaring.”
show earth orb:
xalign .5 yalign .3

hide fire orb

hide air orb

hide water orb

“Earth is the element of stability.”

“Those with affinity for this element are responsible, practical, diligent, and loyal. They may also be scornful, timid, or stiff.”

show fire orb:
xalign 0 yalign .4

show air orb:
xalign .33 yalign .4

show water orb:
xalign .67 yalign .4

show earth orb:
xalign 1.0 yalign .4
“Fire, Air, Water, Earth.”

“Every living being contains each of these elements.”

“While every person contains personality traits for each, one element will manifest more strongly.”

hide fire orb

hide air orb

hide water orb

hide earth orb

“Which do you believe most accurately represents you?”

menu:

“Fire. I am a passionate individual.”:
jump choice2_fire
“Air. I am very independent.”:
jump choice2_air
“Water. I tend to be understanding.”:
jump choice2_water
“Earth. I am a very stable person.”:
jump choice2_earth

label choice2_fire:

show fire avatar at center

“A flame suddenly blooms in front of you, and from it emerges a figure whose body is made entirely of fire.”

“You feel a warmth in your core, and from the crackling flames you hear a voice speak to you.”

f “Don’t make me regret this decision, mortal.”

show fire avatar at left

menu:

“. . . (no response)”:
jump choiceFire_1

“Riiiiight. . . Maybe I should just go burn the hell out of everything. (sarcastic)”:
jump choiceFire_2

“Don’t worry! I can handle this. (confident)”:
jump choiceFire_3

label choiceFire_1:

f “May your flames burn bright.”

“The Avatar of Fire then grows brighter a moment before disappearing.”

hide fire avatar
with fade

hide air avatar

hide water avatar

hide earth avatar

jump choiceFire_1_done

label choiceFire_2:

“For a moment, you feel as if you were standing inside a volcano. The Avatar of Fire speaks to you:”

f “May the pain you felt serve as a reminder to practice self-control.”

“The Avatar of Fire then grows brighter a moment before disappearing.”

hide fire avatar
with fade

hide air avatar

hide water avatar

hide earth avatar

jump choiceFire_2_done

label choiceFire_3:

f “May your flames burn bright.”

“The Avatar of Fire then grows brighter a moment before disappearing.”

jump choiceFire_3_done

hide fire avatar
with fade

hide air avatar

hide water avatar

hide earth avatar

label choiceFire_1_done:

hide fire avatar

hide air avatar

hide water avatar

hide earth avatar

“After the avatar vanishes from sight, you are once again surrounded by darkness.”

label choiceFire_2_done:

hide fire avatar

hide air avatar

hide water avatar

hide earth avatar

“After the avatar vanishes from sight, you are once again surrounded by darkness.”

label choiceFire_3_done:

hide fire avatar

hide air avatar

hide water avatar

hide earth avatar

“After the avatar vanishes from sight, you are once again surrounded by darkness.”
jump choice2_fire_done

label choice2_air:

“While you are still unable to see anything, you do feel a sudden gust of wind surround you. Amongst the howl of the wind you can barely make out a voice whispering to you.”

a “Embrace my gift, and free yourself from life bound solely to the earth.”

menu:

“I will do my best to grant others such freedom. (kind-hearted)”:
jump choiceAir_1

“Well, I have always wanted to fly… (care-free)”:
jump choiceAir_2

“Yeah . . . Sure I’ll, uh, totally help people with it. (lie)”:
jump choiceAir_3

label choiceAir_1:

a “See that you do. Farewell, for now.”

“The air grows still around you, and you hear echoes of the avatar’s voice as it fades away.”
jump choiceAir_1_done

label choiceAir_2:

a “Remain vigilant against the challenges ahead. Until next time.”

“The air grows still around you, and you hear echoes of the avatar’s voice as it fades away.”
jump choiceAir_2_done

label choiceAir_3:

a “(firmly) As you should. Just remember . . . I will be watching.”

“The air grows still around you, and you hear the echoes of the avatar’s voice as it fades away.”
jump choiceAir_3_done

hide fire avatar

hide air avatar

hide water avatar

hide earth avatar

label choiceAir_1_done:

“With the avatar gone, you are again alone in the void.”

label choiceAir_2_done:

“With the avatar gone, you are again alone in the void.”

label choiceAir_3_done:

“With the avatar gone, you are again alone in the void.”
jump choice2_air_done
label choice2_water:

show water avatar at center

“You feel water gently lapping against your legs, then a form materializes in front of you.”

“The being reaches toward you, and you feel water dampen your skin and clothes.”

w “Take my hand, and let life flow as it may.”

show water avatar at left

menu:

“Are you sure I am worthy? (modest)”:
jump choiceWater_1

“*You shrug your shoulders* If you say so. (indifferent)”:
jump choiceWater_2

“I will use this to save who I can! (merciful)”:
jump choiceWater_3

label choiceWater_1:

w “Your actions from this moment onward shall answer you. Take care.”

hide fire avatar

hide air avatar
with fade

hide water avatar

hide earth avatar

jump choiceWater_1_done

label choiceWater_2:

“The avatar offers no response. The only sound is the water moving about.”

hide fire avatar

hide air avatar
with fade

hide water avatar

hide earth avatar

jump choiceWater_2_done

label choiceWater_3:

a “I am sure you will. Take care, mortal.”
jump choiceWater_3_done

hide fire avatar

hide air avatar
with fade

hide water avatar

hide earth avatar

label choiceWater_1_done:

hide fire avatar

hide air avatar

hide water avatar

hide earth avatar

“Suddenly the avatar collapses on itself and the water drains away, leaving you once again alone.”

label choiceWater_2_done:

hide fire avatar

hide air avatar

hide water avatar

hide earth avatar

“Suddenly the avatar collapses on itself and the water drains away, leaving you once again alone.”

label choiceWater_3_done:

hide fire avatar

hide air avatar

hide water avatar

hide earth avatar

“Suddenly the avatar collapses on itself and the water drains away, leaving you once again alone.”
jump choice2_water_done
label choice2_earth:

show earth avatar at center

“You smell freshly cut grass, and in front of you sprouts a sapling which quickly grows into the Avatar of Earth.”

e “Walk with me, and let nature itself be your ally.”

show earth avatar at left

menu:

“I will make sure I use this gift unselfishly. (responsible)”:
jump choiceEarth_1

“I don’t know if I can handle this… (timid)”:
jump choiceEarth_2

“Maybe some other time. (lazy)”:
jump choiceEarth_3

label choiceEarth_1:

“The avatar nods and within the blink of an eye is gone.”

hide fire avatar

hide air avatar

hide water avatar

hide earth avatar
with fade

jump choiceEarth_1_done

label choiceEarth_2:

e “We shall see.”

“Within the blink of an eye, the avatar is gone.”

hide fire avatar

hide air avatar

hide water avatar

hide earth avatar
with fade

jump choiceEarth_2_done

label choiceEarth_3:

e “We shall see.”

“Within the blink of an eye, the avatar is gone.”

hide fire avatar

hide air avatar

hide water avatar

hide earth avatar
with fade

jump choiceEarth_3_done
label choiceEarth_1_done:

hide fire avatar

hide air avatar

hide water avatar

hide earth avatar

“With the avatar’s absence, you are once again surrounded by darkness.”

label choiceEarth_2_done:

hide fire avatar

hide air avatar

hide water avatar

hide earth avatar

“With the avatar’s absence, you are once again surrounded by darkness.”

label choiceEarth_3_done:

hide fire avatar

hide air avatar

hide water avatar

hide earth avatar

“With the avatar’s absence, you are once again surrounded by darkness.”
jump choice2_earth_done

label choice2_fire_done:

hide fire avatar

hide air avatar

hide water avatar

hide earth avatar

“With nothing left to do, you contemplate your encounter with the avatar.”
jump choice2_done

label choice2_air_done:

hide fire avatar

hide air avatar

hide water avatar

hide earth avatar

“With nothing left to do, you contemplate your encounter with the avatar.”
jump choice2_done

label choice2_water_done:

hide fire avatar

hide air avatar

hide water avatar

hide earth avatar

“With nothing left to do, you contemplate your encounter with the avatar.”
jump choice2_done

label choice2_earth_done:

hide fire avatar

hide air avatar

hide water avatar

hide earth avatar

“With nothing left to do, you contemplate your encounter with the avatar.”
jump choice2_done

label choice2_done:

pause

scene bg street
with fade

“After an exhausting day of finals and the late shift at your part-time job, you begin slowly walking back to your apartment in the city.”

“Your footsteps create lonely echoes as you walk down the stone street, the street lamps flickering with a dull glow.”

“Since you know the route by heart, your mind wanders to the dream you had the night before.”

“Your head feels unusually fuzzy when thinking about it, and as hard as you try you can only remember darkness with brief flashes of light.”
“.”

“..”

“. . .”

“About halfway home, a scream suddenly splits the silence.”

“Startled, you look around and determine that the scream came from a street branching off to your right.”

“What will you do?”

menu:

“Try to find out what happened.”:
jump choice3_yes

“It’s none of my business! I’m going home.”:
jump choice3_no
label choice3_yes:

$ menu_flag=True

y “Someone might be in trouble. I should see if there is any way I can help.”
jump choice3_done
label choice3_no:

$ menu_flag=False

“You take a couple steps forward and stop.”

y “There might really be trouble. I can’t ignore this!”
jump choice3_done
label choice3_done:

“Taking a deep breath to steady yourself, you run down the side street.”

“.”

“. .”

“. . .”

“After running for what felt like ages, you come to a stop underneath one of the few street lamps in the alley.”

“Squinting, you think you can make out a person slouched against the wall under the next street lamp.”

“You take a moment to catch your breath, then cautiously walk over in spite of the nagging feeling in the back of your skull.”

if menu_flag:

“When you reach the street lamp, you are surprised to find nothing there. Had you imagined it?”

pause

“You hear quiet steps on the street behind you, and slowly turn around to see what the belonged to.”

show black dog at center

“What you see are a pack of dogs.”

“These are no ordinary mongrels, however.”

“They had pitch-black fur that was matted and sticking together in places.”

“Black ooze dripped out of their mouths, and what appeared to be at the same slimy substance marked where they walked.”

“Beady red eyes locked with yours, showing an immense desire for blood.”

“Their growls were like rusty nails on a chalk board.”

“All you could do was stand there, shock rendering you unable to move.”

“Without warning, they all spring toward you.”

“You put your arms in front of your face in a feeble attempt to protect yourself. . .”

hide black dog
with fade

scene bg white

“There is a flash of light, then you lose consciousness.”

scene bg black

“.”

“..”

“. . .”

scene bg street

“When you opened your eyes again, the strange dogs had vanished. Scattered around you was a pile of ash being blown away by a gentle wind, a puddle of water, and a sprout growing up through the stone.”

“Exhausted and utterly confused, you stumble your way back home and fall into bed.”

scene bg black

pause

” Thank you for viewing this brief introduction to my first visual novel. ”

” Hopefully you enjoyed it. ”

” I would like to note that this was made with the Ren’Py visual novel engine. ”

” Farewell! ”

else:

“When you reach the street lamp, what you thought was a person turned out to be a shadowy form, which flings itself toward you and leaves a deep cut in your left arm.”

“You jump back in shock.”

“You hear quiet steps on the street behind you, and slowly turn around to see what the belonged to.”

show black dog at center

“What you see are a pack of dogs.”

“These are no ordinary mongrels, however.”

“They had pitch-black fur that was matted and sticking together in places.”

“Black ooze dripped out of their mouths, and what appeared to be at the same slimy substance marked where they walked.”

“Beady red eyes locked with yours, showing an immense desire for blood.”

“Their growls were like rusty nails on a chalk board.”

“All you could do was stand there, shock rendering you unable to move.”

“Without warning, they all spring toward you.”

“You put your arms in front of your face in a feeble attempt to protect yourself. . .”

hide black dog
with fade

scene bg white

“There is a flash of light, then you lose consciousness.”

scene bg black

“.”

“..”

“. . .”

scene bg street

“When you opened your eyes again, the strange dogs had vanished. Scattered around you was a pile of ash being blown away by a gentle wind, a puddle of water, and a sprout growing up through the stone.”

“Exhausted and utterly confused, you stumble your way back home and fall into bed.”

scene bg black

pause

” Thank you for viewing this brief introduction to my first visual novel. ”

” Hopefully you enjoyed it. ”

” I would like to note that this was made with the Ren’Py visual novel engine. ”

” Farewell! ”

label end:

Images:

Screen Shots:

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water1water2water3water4water5water6water7water8

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