Hello everyone! It's great to be sending out a message to you all directly since usually I just click the accept button on all of your submissions .
Today I'm here to let you all know about a fun project being done by Vebr and hopefully some of you!
The goal is to create a free text-based game as a continuation of Shepard's story in Mass Effect, which on its own is a pretty tall order. However Vebr and his friend are also Czech, and while his English is almost fluent, it's just shy of perfect. He's sent me a request to see if any of you might be able to willing to help. Deviants who speak Czech would, of course, be great but since the work is in English that's the main focus.
They plan on using www.inklestudios.com/inklewrit… to make the story since it's a public, free, and people don't need to download anything to access the story nor do they need people with programming experience. Although if you are a great programmer, you could definitely offer your help and see where it goes.
The gist of that Vebr has told me is:
"The most important thing is text correction and editing and although illustrations would be great it's more important to have everything written first. I can handle story creation and lore digging (my favorite part ) but the correct expression in English is a real problem here. I'm not a native speaker and sometimes it's a problem. A big one. We need someone who is willing to read through the text, correct it and offer criticism from another perspective. For example: Mass effect 3's infamous ending. I'm trying to come up with three different scenarios, where Shepard survives, according to which ending the player choose. And honestly it's really hard to create a scenario, that wouldn't be a complete mess. We eventually made up something, that is ok for us, but might not be for other Mass Effect fans. And if some people wouldn't mind helping us with writing that would be just GREAT! Because writing a "choose your own adventure game" is about going through the same scenario and altering it accordingly to players choice. That's quite time-consuming for just two people and can easily result to project canceling (I've seen this before) (However I'll do whatever I can to not let this happen. Even if it involves slapping myself to death xD). Also, the project is non-profit."
So if you can write English (or just have something like Grammarly installed to cheat ) your help would mean a lot to this fan project! Just shoot Vebr a note or reply to his comment on the group main page! (the comments section is at the bottom right).
Hope everyone has a lovely day/night!