All 5 episodes of Wardrobe have been released on Tales! If you like superhero stories or are looking for something fun to play on your phone, you can download the app Tales: Choose Your Own Story on iOS.
I talked a bit about the plot and gameplay during my last post about Wardrobe. Today I want to introduce you to the characters.
Clair is the protagonist, a fashion designer who makes costumes for the supervillain Death Diva on the side.
One challenge I had when writing interactive fiction was characterization. How do you offer the reader choices for the character’s actions but still give that character a consistent personality?
For me, the answer was to offer choices that are “in-character.” Clair has a big dilemma in the story, caught between her loyalty to her boss and her sense of right and wrong, and I can see her making several different choices in the heat of the moment. But none of those choices betray who she is as a character.
She doesn’t like superheroes, so even if you choose to help the heroes, she’s going to do so grudgingly and snark at them the whole time. She has lines she won’t cross, so if you take a more “villainous” path, there’s never going to be a choice that says “Kill him” or anything like that.
And she’ll never do anything that has even the slightest chance of hurting Eric.Continue reading Meet the Cast of Wardrobe