RPG (Working Title)

Oooh, look at me being all secretive... this much I'll say publicly for now: it's an RPG. There are fights. And you will occassionally see posts about it on Twitter, so feel free to follow me there if you want. Below is an excerpt from the script (since this is my writing portfolio and all). This is all very subject to change. Also, there is no standard for game scripts, so I'm using my own below.

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BUSBY is at his shrub farm, Busby's Shrubs. He's examining his shrubs closely.

Busby:
<If SIDEQUEST: Busby's Shrubs
==0, go to Cutscene BS0
==1, go to Cutscene BS1
==2, go to Cutscene BS2
==3, go to Cutscene BS3
==4, go to Cutscene BS4
==5, go to Cutscene BS5
=="b0", go to Cutscene BS-B0
=="n0", go to Cutscene BS-N0
=="g0", go to Cutscene BS-G0
=="b1", go to Cutscene BS-B1
=="n1", go to Cutscene BS-N1
=="g1", go to Cutscene BS-G1>

Cutscene BS0

BUSBY is looking intently at his shrubs.

Busby: Where's that...

BUSBY realizes PLAYER is there and turns to PLAYER.

Busby: WELCOME TO BUSBY'S SHRUBS!!!! What kind of shrub are you looking for? We've got green ones, dying ones...

Busby: And also a few mimics! ...which I'm trying to catch right now.

Busby: I know these bushes like a worm knows dirt! I'm trying to find the identical-shrubs that are out of place; I figure the mimic's gotta be the out-of-place-not-original-ones!

Busby: ...sounds kinda obvious when you say it out loud like that...

Busby: But anyway, I can tell you ANYTHING about shrubs, but I can't sell you anything until I'm sure I'm not sellin' you a mimic! That would be disastrous! OUTRAGEOUS!!!!

Busby: So until I get rid of these mimics, you gotta hold your money. I know that's hard. I know.

Player Choice

A: "I could help!"
B: "So... examine every bush, until I find a mimic?"
C: "How do I know YOU'RE not a mimic?!?!"

A

Busby: ...hey, you know what- you could!

Busby: Just help me in jostling these bushes a little. Mimics show themselves pretty quick, so if you're not sure if it's a mimic- DON'T ATTACK IT!!!! I wouldn't have much of a shrub farm without my shrubs.

B

Busby: Wha- are you offering to help?! Thank you!!!!

Busby: Yes, exactly! Just don't attack my bushes! You'll find out if it's a mimic pretty quick, so if after a hit it's not hitting back, LEAVE IT BE!!!! That's what's so scary about doing this- I don't want to accidentally hit my little shrubby-wubbies!

C

Busby: ...mimics only mimic things like bushes and rocks. They don't like to be bothered; so unless you're incredibly lazy and anti-social, you'll never be mimicked. Most mimics aren't violent; they're kinda wimpy, actually.

Busby: (whispers) Kind of reminds me of my good-for-nothing brother-in-law...

Busby: ...anyway!

Continue

Busby: Talk to me after you've defeated the mimics. I've already tagged a few that I know for a fact AREN'T mimics, so don't bother checking those ones!

Busby: Thanks again for your help!

<SIDEQUEST: Busby's Shrubs=1>

<CUTSCENE end>

Cutscene BS1

Busby: 3 of these shrubs appeared overnight, so I know there are 3 mimics.

Busby: I don't remember which spots were empty before, though.

Busby: ...man, I wish there were some easier way to spot the mimics...

<SIDEQUEST: Busby's Shrubs=2>

Cutscene BS2

Busby: Look, I appreciate you being all talkative and all, but I really need to get these mimics out if I want to be able to feed my family. Our living is off these shrubs.

Busby: (whispers) ...and also occasional support from our daughter ( ), the mayor.

<SIDEQUEST: Busby's Shrubs=3>

Cutscene BS3

Busby: What, you want to meet our older daughter, Mayor ( )?

Busby: I guess I could introduce you... if you do a good job helping here.

<SIDEQUEST: Busby's Shrubs=4>

Cutscene BS4

Busby: Less talking, more working!

<SIDEQUEST: Busby's Shrubs=5>

Cutscene BS5

Busby: (whispers) I'm ignoring you...

Cutscene BS-B0

Busby: ...

Busby: ... .... ..... .. ... . .. .. .. .. . . . . . . . ..... ... ... ... . . . . ......

BUSBY freaks out.

Busby: (shouts) WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT?!!!!

Tears well up in BUSBY's eyes.

Busby: (shaking) Y-you destroyed ALL the shrubs...

Busby: (shaking) ...and left the mimics?!?!...

Busby: (shouts, shaking) I THOUGHT MY INSTRUCTIONS WERE CLEAR!!!!!!!!

Busby: (shouts, shaking) LEAVE AND NEVER RETURN!!!!!

<SIDEQUEST: Busby's Shrubs="b1">

Cutscene BS-B1

Busby: (shouts, shaking) HELLO, SATAN!!!!!

<SIDEQUEST: Busby's Shrubs="b2">

Cutscene BS-B2

Busby: (shouts, shaking) WHEN YOU DIE, I HOPE THEY BURY YOU IN MY FARM SO MY SHRUBS' CHILDREN MAY FEED ON YOUR FLESH!!!!!

<SIDEQUEST: Busby's Shrubs="b3">

Cutscene BS-B3

Busby: (shouts, shaking) JUSTICE WILL FIND YOU!!!!

<SIDEQUEST: Busby's Shrubs="b4">

Cutscene BS-B4

Busby: (whispers, shaking) ...just leave an old man in peace, would you? You've already taken EVERYTHING from me...

<SIDEQUEST: Busby's Shrubs="b5">

Cutscene BS-B5

Busby: I hate you.

Cutscene BS-N0

Busby: ...

Busby: You got rid of the mimics?

Busby: B-but you destroyed some of the shrubs too...

BUSBY stops. Tears well up in his eyes.

Busby: (shaking) ...I- I guess it's easy to get confused...

Busby: (shaking, whispers) ...my babies...

Busby: Well, thanks for your help! Here's some money for your efforts!

BUSBY gives you $5

Busby: (whispers) @%!# those mimics...

<SIDEQUEST: Busby's Shrubs="n1">

<CUTSCENE end>

Cutscene BS-N1

Busby: Thank you for your help with the mimics!

Busby: I hope things are going well for you!

Cutscene BS-G0

Busby: WHOA!!! You got rid of all of the mimics?!

Busby: YOU'RE MY HERO!!!!

Busby: Do you know how fearful I was?! I could have caressed the gentle branches of Alvin, not knowing it was actually a mimic who was receiving my love...

Busby: ...I could have poured my heart out to Jensen, not knowing that a mimic was actually the one lending an ear...

Busby: (shaking) ...I could have said sweet, sweet nothings to my darling Leafy, not knowing she was not actually Leafy...

Busby: ...I could have asked for wisdom from Solomon, not knowing it was actually a mimic giving me back foul, horrid, non-Solomon advice!!...

Busby: (shouting, shaking) I COULD HAVE WEPT IN LILY'S ARMS, NOT KNOWING A MIMIC HELD ME THERE!!!!

Busby: ...I could have fed Inigo his favorite vegan plant-food, not knowing a mimic was stealing the tender moment from us...

Busby: ...I... I could have...

BUSBY breaks down bawling.

Busby: (shout, shaking) JUST- JUST THANK YOU!!!! THAAAAAAAAAANK YOOOOOOOUUUUUU!!!!!

Busby: Here are your rewards:

BUSBY gives you $10 and a rake.

Busby: ...I hope when you get married, your spouse makes you as happy as you've made me.

BUSBY's eyes give off a glow.

Busby: (sing-songy) FEEL FREE TO COME BACK ANY-TIME!!!!

<SIDEQUEST: Busby's Shrubs="g1">

Cutscene BS-G1

Busby: (sing-songy) Hello, hero! (normal) Alvin won't stop chattering about you!

Busby: (sing-songy) Feel free to come back any time!

<SIDEQUEST: Busby's Shrubs="g2">

Cutscene BS-G2

Busby: (sing-songy) It's so good to seeee yooooou! <3