This is the first bit of the design document for the game I'm working on. It will be a freeware... action/tactical RPG. I'm working on a demo/preliminary release, but I haven't set a date yet. Well, once upon a time there was a date. But I'm not going to tell you...
Anyway, this is the text of the opening cinematic. Make of it what you will, I don't think I'll give any more hints as to the game's actual content (but there should be enough there to discern it!)
On with the show!
"Once upon a time,..."
"In memory not so far away"
"(unless we're talking virtual memory)"
---fade into beautiful night scene with rolling grassy hills, light spilling forth from a flickering candle lamp---
"Lived a world of lore and legend"
"A realm of realism and magic"
"But the Golden ages of this world have passed"
"A great war between mighty kingdoms shattered the land"
---thunder sounds, lightning strikes. Rain pours forth from the sky---
"In a final decision to save the world, a powerful mage attempted to cleanse the world from all evil"
"But then, something happened that no one had ever expected..."
"The world lost a dimension!"
---heightmap explodes, particle effects go beserk, rain goes everywhere (preferably up)---
---fade out to white---
"The story turned to legend, legend to myth"
"And some things that should never have been forgotted were lost forever..."
---continue with chapter one intro---