I love this! And it is written SO well. Thank you for it all <3
You play as an OPERATIVE of Scytha Industries, a highly selective private security company. As their most elite Operative, you possess many skills and talents, not to mention top-of-the-line equipment - including your very own AI module, IVI.
This, of course, puts a price on your head. An AI module goes for billions on the black market; carrying one around in your skull is, perhaps, not the safest idea. Sure, you’re more than a match for anyone who might come after you - but no-one outside the high levels of Scytha knows about it, so you should be safe anyway, right?
Wrong, wrong, wrong.
Project Hadea is an interactive, text-based scifi story, written in Twine. This game is rated 18+, for explicit sex, swearing, violence... all that good stuff.
Status: Chapter Three released [11/03/22]
- Participate in a character-driven story, with an emphasis on relationship-building and character growth
- Customise your Operative: decide your pronouns, codename, combat specialisation and personality.
- Romance one of six ROs (3 nonbinary/agender, 1 male, 1 female, and 1 gender-selectable), including two alien options. Only some of them want you dead to start with, so your odds look good.
- Oh, and raise that kid you rescued. How are your parenting skills?
- Explicit sex
- Depictions of invasion/war
- Nonconsensual surgery
- Medical horror & use of heavy painkillers
- Descriptions of violence/gore/injury
- Assault of the MC
- Manipulation tactics (including sex under false pretenses)
- Strong language
All sexual content is optional, and non-explicit options will also be provided.
Sidebar art by Riessene
Sidebar gif by JA Fitzjames
And a huge thank you to everyone who's helped with editing, proof-reading, and bug-fixing! Couldn't have done it without you xx
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When I tried to hit on Leanna, sh told me she's not interested in men. But my mc is female.
Also: Awesome story and versatile characters by the way. And I think I never played a game with such an elaborate branching - as in the whole next page is different depending on what you say, and the characters reaction and resulting dialogue make so much sense.
thank you! I'm glad you enjoy the variation <3
Leanna's (and Ki-Ha's) romances are locked depending on your MC's gender, not pronouns - the gender selection comes shortly after the scene in the locker room with Nash in ch1, separate from the pronoun choice. it's another in-line cycing link, so you might've missed it during that scene.
Is this still in development?
yes! next update is a while away, but it's very much still an active project :)
Controversial opinion: UMMMMMMMMM ROHAN??? absolutely amazing character so far!!!!!!!!!
even if you don't like them they're absolutely fascinating as a character. as much as i hate what they did to the MC... i can't bring myself to pick that option in chapter 3 AAAAA im a masochist i swear i am. why else would i be SO interested in rohan????
They DO get off easily with the other characters so far but you really really do have to take a lot of context into account here.
1. At MOST only two characters (pretty sure) even know what happened to MC depending on how you play. They (everyone who doesn't know) have no reason to loathe Rohan OR trust MC. As far as they know Rohan is just an asshole. As far as they know MC is also just an asshole. Their only goal is to get off the ship alive and NOT get caught in the crossfire of absolute strangers who want to kill each other for reasons unknown.
2. As for Nash's response... look at things from their perspective. They're bruised and battered while stranded on a barely functioning ship with a bunch of strangers aside from their friend/partner who is very badly injured. Not to mention there's a child present. What are they going to do? Murder Rohan and expect everyone else on the ship to just shrug it off? Murder Rohan in front of J? Everyone is a stranger. To start shit in this situation is a bad call. They're outnumbered. They can't properly defend themselves either if the rest of the crew retaliates from them murdering Rohan. Who else is going to fly the ship? Survival beats revenge at the moment.
This is in no way excusing Rohan's actions. What they did was horrific. You have every right to hate them. My issue is people who seem to lash out at our lovely author for writing a controversial character. Just because their character does horrible things doesn't mean they condone or support those things. Same for people who like Rohan. That doesn't mean they condone OR support their actions.
Also important to remember that this is fiction. None of the characters are real and there's nothing wrong with exploring these topics with fictional characters.
Sorry this got long. very passionate about characters who are NOT good people lol you can like a character as a character and not as a person. villains are fun.
(also i hate children but i will punch a bitch for j 0:) )
My problem is not that Nash is being practical, but that even when MC told them in PRIVATE, they didn't have much of a reaction. Like? This is MC's partner, and they didn't seem to care at all about what had happened. Their reaction was essentially, "Man... That sucks. Oh well."
They literally cared more after the shit went down with Scytha Industries.
all valid opinions!!! i'm not our lovely author so i can't say for sure but MY personal belief and what im picking up on from Nash is that they are not.. very good at.. any of this stuff. i do think they care but i believe they have trouble showing it. just my thoughts though!
(major spoilers but) I thought it meant shoot him in the leg or an arm or something, maybe graze past him, shoot near him to scare him?? Not that, oh my god ?????
A rollercoaster of emotions from all views. Poor child, i'll always protect you Joia, my child :')
Genuinely don't understand people who hate Rohan tbh
Personally speaking as someone who likes 'villains', I think Rohan is an interesting character to the cast. Yeah, they hurt you, what they did was fucked up but so what? What happens next? How do we, them, and the other characters deal with the fallout? That interests me way more than getting rid of Rohan early. I like that such a polarizing character did something blatantly terrible for their own agendas, and MC have to deal with the immediate consequences of that.
For the folks saying that Rohan got off easy and the crew are unsympathetic. Callous to say, but why should they even care? They don't know you. Or Rohan. They just want the ship to be in one piece so they can get the hell outta dodge and get shady folks like US out of their hands. It's not their problem. They don't trust us.
Sure, that'll change as the story goes on and the characters get to know each other better, but as of the moment they're all strangers who are trying to survive first. I'm sure more interesting things in the story will reveal itself as more chapters are released.
I guess that's my two cents
apparently I love pain because my MC is a Rohan simp 😭
but I also think I took more time than some other people to understand what he was saying about IVI. his method was trash but I understand both how he explained IVI & how he explained MC being nothing more than a tool. I personally suspect the reason MC was chosen over Nash is because MC’s massive ego wouldn’t let them suspect it was anything other than a well-deserved reward for being “the best” & Nash just doesn’t seem to have that vibe about them.
also, as far as Rohan getting off too easily and everybody being okay with what they did… you guys do realize that most people they’re traveling with have absolutely no idea what happened, right? I think the only person that definitely knows no matter how you play it is Nash, and that’s because they figure it out on their own.
Even if others are unaware of the assault, MC is valid in their rage and however they intend on managing that, whether violently or not. I'm sure everything will come out eventually and I think people(the crew) would like to know Rohan sees violence as a tool to further his agenda despite others having autonomy of their own body(IVI being apart of the MC). He did a messed up thing and has to deal with the fallout.
I think its a great story point and makes things engaging. Rohan is kind of a point of contention for readers which makes for a lot of perspectives. I probably wouldn't romance him until last, I'm petty but love to run all possible storylines lol. I guess my hope is that he has more redeeming qualities that will arise to make things make sense when romancing him.
I never said MC's rage wasn't justified. I didn't say anything about MC's rage at all, I don't think. I don't really have a strong opinion on it one way or the other, tbh.
What I said is that saying everybody (in the story) is okay with what Rohan did relies on the false premise that they know what he did to begin with. MC being upset with Rohan for unexplained reasons isn't a good enough reason for the others, who don't know MC or Rohan and in some cases, each other, to be outraged on MC's behalf.
Basically, people usually don't form an opinion on something they know nothing about, and almost no one (in the story) knows about what happened between MC and Rohan.
thank you!! I'm glad you're both putting so much thought into it <33 I know Rohan is uhhh polarising lmao, xe's intended to be that way - but what I will say is that there is a lot of stuff yet to come out. What Rohan did is undeniably messed up (and I wouldn't have included the options in ch3 if I didn't want people taking that route) but as you say, the others are going to have their own opinions on it, and those opinions might change as they, and you, find out more :-)
thank you both for the thoughtful comments, I really appreciate it!
Me at the end of the second chapter: You couldn't possibly make me hate Rohan more than I already do.
nyehilism: Challenge accepted :)
Ngl the first thing i thought of when i saw Rohan again was the fanf line "You won't
die but you'll wish you could"
For now, all of my OCs want to kill Rohan.
Even the one that's unintentionally falling in love with them.
Also, that's me.
I hate rohan omg
Most excellent read/play so far! There are a few spots in the later chapters where it starts to gender NB... (had me wondering if the game lost track of that choice somewhere), and a few mixup like sitting on the floor to talk to J only to 'slump into' their chair in the next breath, and back again. Hope this helps ya crush any lil bugs or miscoding. Can't wait for MORE. 🌈🦄
Just discovered this gem of a story the other day and i just want to say bravo!!! The last section definitely caught me off-guard and i love that you included a choice like that. Half tempted to go with but i have to be a good role model for Joia. Nash is great as well and i am so for the general trust and companionship they have with MC. Looking forward to reading more of this
I’m really enjoying this so far! I will say that Rohan seems to have his head tilted 99% of the time which I imagine leads to some neck pain. 😝
anything for joia honestly
Good writing, but I have to agree that Rohan gets off way too easily. More characters should at least care about what they did, and I feel like Nash should care more than they apparently do. It just seems like no one is on MC's side. And I feel like I'm being railroaded into forgiving Rohan myself, or at least letting it go.
it is pretty darn aggravating how literally everyone around looks at the MC like they're in the wrong here...
(looks like some Rohan's simps disagree...)
I agree. This person dug IVI out from MC's head. That's invasive asf. And I'm surprised that Nash and Leanna ( I chose to tell her) didn't kick up more of a fuss after finding out that Rohan cut into MC's head. I'm honestly bewildered...
Thank you so much for making this! It's amazing so far and gets better and better with each update. My husband loves this story too! ^_^ I wanted to let you know that we've mentioned it in our list of recommended Twine stories. But if that's not okay just let me know. You can view it here, let us know if there are any other details we should add for your title --> https://itch.io/t/1763600/twine-games-with-character-customization-part-1
Have to say a scene in Chapter 3 at the secondary comms (avoiding spoilers) was done very well. I saw elsewhere that was an option, and I knew I'd feel as uncomfortable as I do with it. You did a fantastic job of making it feel real, with that choice with that character. I didn't at all expect it would truly be an option (at least not so seemingly early in the story), and while I will still always choose it, it makes me very uncomfortable as I'm sure was fully intentional. So, again, great job with that. I'm not quite uncertain of my choice but I recognize the morality of it very well
and I don't like being made aware >:(.
I feel like the romance options are a bit unforgiving to straight people, the only obvious choice being Rohan, and I can see why some wouldn't want to do that. Still, that doesn't change that the story is fascinating, and your writting is amazing... kept me on mi toes from start to finish. This right here is the gud stuff. Thank you.
When I finished the third chapter my shoulders were so tense. I was really felling the story, and not just this chapter the previous ones too. Every interaction make me feel something, it's really amazing!
Loving this very much, can't wait for wait it's next :D
Love it so far.
In love with Nash and Rohan... leaning a bit more towards Nash at the moment though... And Joia is my baby already and I would die for that sweet little angel~ <3
I had fun time reading this and hope get back IVI from that dick
Rohan gets off, for assault mind you, way way to easily for me personally but that's my only snag with this. other than that i guess this is an okay story
I cannot comprehend how people unironically are totally fine with her. It's baffling.
NGL, kinda really interested in the 'want to kill you but also want to fuck you again' dynamic with Rohan's path. I love complex/complicated/unconventional/messy/WTF 'romance' paths so dang much. Totally here for it, and many moar sexy times! :D
Rohan and MC are currently my favorite characters, and Nash ain't half bad either! Also, Joia is a total cutie.
BTW, I did notice one mistake/bug (pun unintended). When you have the choice to 'go left' or 'go right' when you leave the medbay, if you choose left and visit the cockpit, the big bug guy (sorry, forget his/their name) identifies as a 'he' ('since he understands he has to choose', or whatever), and then when you go to the lounge right after that, the exact same 'since I have to choose' conversation occurs and bug guy mentions that he/they identifies as a 'they'.
Just figured I'd mention. Looking forward to more.
thank you! Rhaxa does use both he & they pronouns, but that conversation shouldn't be cropping up twice, I'll fix that!
So, I've been playing this game over and over for the last month, so it's safe to say I'm digging it. Project Hadea has inspired some strong creative desire within me but I can't draw worth a damn and it's probably a bit early for fic, so here's a playlist I made for my operative, hope that counts. Their (code)name is Napir and their pronouns are all of them since I plan on having a play-through for every RO (Nash is OTP tho) ♥
I got a crush on Ki-Ha, just to realize that there's no romantic option
lmaoo I'm glad you like him! he is a romantic option for male MCs, but he takes some time to warm up to you so there aren't any romantic interactions yet
Wow! At some point I started walking through my room I was so angry I couldn't sit still now I desperately wanna kill Rohan hopefully I'll get the chance 😶 your writing is so detailed it's as if I'm right there seeing everything. Seriously bro great work.
The futuristic setting and the writing really pleases the cyberpunk fan in me.
Now don't get it twisted.
I hate children but I WILL commit warcrimes for Joia.
Also I saw that Akira reference.
Last thing, I dunno what Rohan did but they can catch those General audiences-hands
Your writing is so immersive! It really takes the time to let the reader glimpse into the characters' emotions. Really interested in seeing how the Rohan stuff plays out
Perfect, Perfect , Perfect!! I'm already in love with everyone and Nash is my baby . I love that I just adopted a kid outta no where too lol Joia will be protected
Love the story and the writing, but it bothered me that in the latest chapter, we can't ask the obvious question; What did Rohan do to IVI? It doesn't make sense that MC's not even thinking about it.
hey! yeah, I realise this chapter had less interaction w rohan than people were expecting - essentially, because of the amount of time it was taking me to write and how big it was getting, I split chapter two into halves to release separately, and since a lot of the rohan-interaction was weighted towards the second half, most of that is still upcoming in what is now chapter three. hope this eases some of that concern!
I enjoyed this alot. I'm in love with Nash RN. Also just a question, can we actually kill Rohan somewhere down the line? Just for science of course... hehe... :))
oho,, Nash my beloved,, I owe you my life for chapter 2 lol. I am holding Joia gently
YESS IM WAITING FOR CHAPTER 2 AND IT'S DEFINITELY WORTH IT!!
AAAAAAA it's so good!! I hope we will get more of it! (Btw I love Nash so much sjsjdisj)
The first chapter was amaaazing. Can't wait to play more.