While work continues on supporting and polishing our premiere offering, “A Matter of Murder,” the studios of Worthing & Moncrieff have begun development of the next offering in the portfolio, tentatively titled “The Eyre Apparent,” a turn-based literary strategy game. Think Jane Austen meets the Dating Game with a dash of Flintstones thrown in. It’s a tongue-in-cheek riff on caustic literary rivalries, appalling preconceptions of the roles of women and men, and, of course, the unending quest to marry well.
Brainstorming began with some good old-fashioned pen-and-paper storyboarding and a bunch of really terrible ideas. We probably haven’t rooted all the clunkers yet, but we did hammer out a basic story flow and some ideas about what the gameplay mechanic might feel like. Enough to start prototyping and art development, so that’s where we’re off to next. Stay tuned.
Worthing and Moncrieff, LLC is an independent developer of video game stories founded in 2015.