Today finished writing the last dream for Heileen 2. There will be 3 dreams for each of the 7 sin/virtues, so 21 dreams in total. That alone probably makes the game longer than the original Heileen already. But now starts the fun, the final part with pirates In this part, what you did in the previous dreams comes out. Based on previous choices the game builds up a sort of “profile”, so that the final endings matches what you’ve done, the action you did in the past. Beware if you were a sinner 😉
It’s also a relief to finally be able to write a part not in episodes. As I was with Spirited Heart, I’m quite tired and I ran out of ideas about the dreams. Writing small stories that are immediately interesting and not boring is probably one of the hardest tasks for any writer, IMHO. When I wrote Bionic Heart instead, since it was a long story with so many different outcomes, it was easier for me. Each decision would split the plot, but was connected with the story I had already written so far. With the dreams or the Spirited Heart events instead, since they could happen in any order, I couldn’t put any actual references to other characters/event happened in the past!
Anyway, going to have some relaxing time now with my cats