Hello again I think the time has come to share some info about the game’s story, which I believe is not less important than gameplay.
Glasswinged Ascension storytelling will be linear, but interesting. I’m trying to make it look like a comic to fit the new UI style. The game will have cutscenes where characters will talk to each other, uncovering more and more details to the user as he plays through the missions. I’m planning to make a video about the dialogue system, when it will be finalized. But for now I’d like to introduce you some fictional characters and therms to avoid confusion in the future.
Greta Auer (protagonist).
Function: WSaD patrol officer.
Specialities: Firearms, Skepsiathy.
Born and raised in a family with deep police service tradition, Greta decided to become police officer herself. She was weak and skinny from the childhood and never showed any exceptional results in physical training, so even her parents didn’t believe she has a chance to join the police ranks. But the doubts vanished when the girl began to show initially hidden abilities. As Greta learned in the school, she developed great intuition and diplomacy skills, and one day she showed the signs of a very rare gift that introduced itself to the humanity just recently - skepsiathy. Being not good enough in martial arts even in the last year of the Whiterift City police academy, she developed exceptional skills in handling firearms of any kind, both lethal and non-lethal types.
Jennifer Hou (NPC).
Function: WSaD IT officer.
Specialities: Implant Programming, Hacking.
Jennifer’s parents died during a plane crash when she was 2 years old. Without any relatives to take care of her, she was raised in one of the Whiterift City orphanages. In young age Jennifer showed almost fanatical aptitude to working with all kinds of electronic devices. She was learning programming and microelectronics incredibly fast, sometimes even striking her mentors’ imagination. At age of 15 years Jennifer managed to upgrade her orphanage security system using previously unknown methods that was later adopted to security needs in the entire city and even became wide-spread around the world. The little girl’s skills impressed Whiterift City police chief, and so he did everything in his power to influence Jennifer and make her join the police ranks as an IT specialist.
Skepsiathy, that can be translated from Greek as “touch by thinking” is an art of observing and influencing organic objects with your thoughts rather than physically. It’s a very rare gift that introduced itself to the humanity just recently, and so focused attention of many scientists around the world as they trying to determine its origins and possibilities of developing it into something wide-spread. Known skepsiathy applications are quite impressive. For example, a person that possesses the gift can easily determine if human or animal suffers from a pain, and if so, find the exact source of the pain. The gift can be used to determine if a person is lying or not with 100% precision, or real mood even if the person tries to hide it and doing it really well. Skepsiath can determine if someone is dead or alive, intoxicated or not, or how bad are the person’s wounds without visual or physical observation. There are also known cases of using skepsiathy to put a person into sleep or even force human to lose consciousness. However, the gift has two main disadvantages which limit its application - low range, and time required to initiate observation or influence. Only less than a hundred of people around the world possess the skepsiathy gift, and all of them have congenital physical defects. Scientists believe the defects and the gift have some connections on genetic level.
Whiterift Security and Defense, also known as WSaD, is the special department in Whiterift City police compound. The department consists of several hundreds of exceptional specialists, who work on extremally important missions. As none of the regular police departments have authority to influence, command or even be informed about WSaD activities, the department’s second function is to watch over the entire police compound as an independent inspection structure.