In "The Claim", a shy young man takes on a summer job watching over a home. This turns out to be a less ordinary experience than he was expecting. He may choose to prove he is worthy of an astounding inheritance, but it won't be easy. Fortunately, he will get some help along the way.
About the game:
This interactive fiction experience follows an incremental/slow transformation format which is most similar to Gold Rush and House Sitting. Owes a spiritual debt to the whimsy of classic adventure games from the 80s and 90s, not to mention the range of choices one might see with a "Choose your own Adventure". It's a Twine-SugarCube based HTML game with images. This is freely distributed as a purely non-commercial offering(This includes no patreon, etc.). Character portraits were generated using Artbreeder. Core experience paths get tested with puppeteer.
The core experience has minimal branching at this stage, don't expect more than an hour or two of play from it. Explicit adult themes are definitely part of the story, but not a frequent aspect of the visuals.
This is my first attempt at interactive fiction - your patience with this humble offering is appreciated. Constructive feedback on obvious bugs, and upvotes on existing features you'd like to see prioritized for enhancement would be a great help. Please use the discussion thread for this purpose.
You should hold off if you prefer games with more polish and depth and options, while I iterate on early feedback to provide a more well rounded experience.
This is NOT a complete game, but has a wardrobe, hair systems + sizable clothing options, tasks tracker, and a preliminary daily work/exercise system which is slowly getting more options/variety. A good bit of busy-work steps of the experience have been getting smoothed away.
The technologies in flight now are being assembled to support "side-quests" as player works towards big picture goal of proving self as worthy of the inheritance.
Key gaps pertain to filling in the overall story to reach major endgame scenarios, and then improving the skills system to be more transparent and satisfying.
What to expect currently:
The first week of the experience represent the introductory act to the story, which is in a relatively stable state, with a pretty narrow narrative path.
At the conclusion of the intro, the player has limited freedom to work, shop, exercise and sleep. There's about another month of story driven tasks and activities, which normally concludes with an end of story notification. By around 4-5 weeks in, you should have seen an end of content note - there probably isn't much you haven't seen, for the core experiences, at least.
What can you expect to change in upcoming updates?
-New emails from Stacey + new Dollsuit encounters
-New Internship experiences and plot events
-Triathlon training quest and competition.
Billy - The shy player controlled protagonist, and subject of potential transformations.
Stacy - Close friend of the protagonist.
Mark & Kate - Devoted parents of Stacy, and employers of the protagonist for the summer.
Marissa - A hard-driving high tech CEO who was responsible for numerous world-shaking innovations before her untimely demise years prior to the events of the story.
Sue - Proprietor of the local "adult entertainment" store. Has a front row seat to Billy's antics.
Margaret - A researcher at an offshore research platform operated by Maristech.
I'd like to hope that folks won't need too much guidance to make their way through this one, but if that's not the case, please let me know on the discussion.
You can get started by taking your luggage up the guest bedroom, and exploring the house.
To use the car, all clothing must be made for a woman. Make sure to take off the men's white tube socks!!!
V0.12.0 - The story continues back home.
v0.11.5 - Refinements + Elaboration on world lore
v0.11.1 - Research station - Early Bugfixes
-Fix mangled text errors in the dialogue passages(typically they'd involve a strings with long sequences letters and "or").
-Fix blocker for Weekend sleep if no work has happened.
-Fix many recent Typos/grammar issues
-Changed computer's text style when operating the drone to be closer to human style/not all-caps green. It will probably get a slightly tweaked appearance later.
-Links on top and bottom of mirror UI for QoL
-Improve state dependent continuity of texts at Mall basement & bathroom
-Replace some of the largest gifs for ~10% download reduction
-Allow sleeping on weekends regardless of work
-Add (PENDING NEW CONTENT) markings for tasks which are not implemented/Cannot be completed in current version
v0.10.0 - Introduction to Dollsuit
0.9.1 - Minor Improvements from Player feedback
Version: 0.7.2-Preview (See discussion for link)
V0.7.1 - Fixes of recent Player reported issues
V7.0.0: Story expansion + prep for MC Hair styling
V0.6.1: Tiny bugfixes
* Fix shower error with makeup removal
* Fix transcription bug - Move sports bra to go back to bra slot, not underwear
* Fix transcription bug - Re-enable missing athletic shoes in item generator
* Prevent availability of outfit assessments until after player has visited inner chamber for first time.
* Refine player avatar transitions to appear slightly more quickly, but still at a reduced pace.
V0.5.0 Misc Minor Expansion:
v0.4.0 World building update:
v0.3.0 - Story Expansion + Quality of Life improvements (Less clicking!)
V0.2.0 - Initial public preview rollout.
The game is fantastic so far. My first stage of the playthrough was horny, so I was just skipping pretty fast until the horny stages. There aren't many, but I appreciate the subtlety of the house being empty and the relative lack of interaction with random NPCs except to actually progress the story, because it makes . IMO it balances well "the grind", letting you move around and explore, and setting a clear storyline. There are a couple of moments that get too grindy where side quests or easter eggs could help, given the relaxed time system (no such thing as morning etc, it's more of a "can't sleep until you do what you have to do, do whatever you want out of the limited options the rest of the time")
My second stage of the playthrough was less horny, and i started reading more of the story, and I am glad to say that I found it pretty interesting. Obviously not a Game Of Thrones deep type of lore, but I found it a cheeky plot and "dystopian" scenario in which the transformation and dollification happens. Reasonable enough to suspend disbelief, you're not thrown ridiculous things out of the blue, rather you're fed some clues that resolve to those ridiculous scenarios lol. Fun to see how it plays out.
Not sure of what the "Compliance" / "Defiance" choices do at the moment but I may find out if i replay it
i love the start of this game, but any more i have no idea whats going on
Very good game. Nice to see plain old greed and lust for power as a motivation for changing.
A shame the motive seems to vanish the moment MC is accepted for the claim, but I'm very curious how the storyline continues.
This game is SO good! I want more more more!
Clothes are good, shopping is good, exercise is good. I want more work, more stores, and maybe something food or in a kitchen?
There is a problem with the the bathrooms. You cannot do the same things in both of them, like shaving.
The story has me. I want to be worthy.
The new scene is super hot! I will play through more to try other options. I like the yoga. More yoga poses would be fun.
* for some of the fitness, it says you're not sure how much it helped then the next line says it helped a lot. When I play through again, I will try to copy the words.
After you get into the secret room, there is no more cleaning or movies. I think you should still have to clean, and more movies would be cool. Maybe some random ones or maybe ones depending on whether you pick lesbian or straight?
I used saveedit to give me more money and had fun shopping too. I cannot wait until i can wear the suit!
Maybe later the mall will have a salon? Or one will open in the shopping center nearby?
Thank you for making this!!! It is like there is SO much more to come and I LOVE it.
Would it be a help to write text for random exercies or yoga or movie scenes so there are more random text (even though they do the same thing?) I would be happy to help in this way if you want it.
YES YES YES So glad to see more of this :)
JUST WOW. This is so amazing more than I would have possibly imagined being added to the story and so good!!
amazing, i hope for more.