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The Cousins

by PyrrhaIphis profile

Historical
2020

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About the Story

Born into slavery on the island of Lesbos shortly after the end of the Trojan War, cousins Atalanta and Ariadne have nothing and no one but each other. But as their master receives two guests, rumors begin to spread that he may give the girls away to the guests, separating them forever...

{This game is essentially a demo submitted for a game jam; the full version, under the title "Scions of Troy" is now released.}

This is an adaptation of the first chapter of a novel I wrote some six years ago, though it has been heavily expanded since its original version. You could in some respects consider it a demo for the adaptation of the full novel. (That being said, however, it should stand on its own, as it does come to a (hopefully satisfying) resolution.) And although I am submitting this for Yuri Jam 2020, please note that it is not romantic in nature: both girls are on the greater LGBTQ+ spectrum (not that any of the associated terms had been invented yet in their day) and a heavy focus of the game is on their relationship with each other.

Having learned from my past game, this one comes with a glossary so you can look up any of the minor mythological characters and/or archaeological concepts that I mention in passing in the course of the narrative! :D

Content warnings:

Non-ethnic slavery, mentions of past physical abuse, implications of possible non-consensual sex (for characters other than our heroines), period-typical castration and attitudes towards same...and probably a lot of other things, too, as the Late Bronze Age was not a pleasant place. (Nor was the Greek Heroic Age, and this is sort of a fusion between the real LBA and the mythical one...)


Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: November 12, 2020
Current Version: 1
License: Freeware
Development System: Twine
Forgiveness Rating: Polite
IFID: 92D5FE8C-1B6C-465F-A27E-8860D2F0E312
TUID: ybq2ovj5crxbkori

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