When district operations manager (and proud dog-mom, cat-mom and gecko-mom) Teri started creating a fantasy world many years ago, she had no idea she would turn it into a complete interactive game experience with lewd adventures and tricky mysteries! But life is winding sometimes, and takes you to amazing places you’ve never pictured yourself in before.
But then, she found out about adult visual novels, and she knew she wanted to give it a try. That’s why, by herself (yes, you read correctly) she created her own game studio, Nine of Swords, and started working on the first chapter of what’s going to be a fully fleshed-out murder mystery!
So what’s the game all about?
Mythos is Nine of Swords’ first planned release, an interactive 3D visual novel starring Ky (a character whose gender you can choose) and detailing their adventures in an alternative reality Baltimore, swarming by people who are not what they seem. In fact, this is a magical world, populated by supernatural creatures shrouded in deceiving human appearances.
Everything starts when Ky’s ex-girlfriend dies under mysterious circumstances. Ky must now investigate what happened, and their inquiries will take them to meet a variety of colourful characters who will find them particularly attractive. Not only a new world of magic and mystery will open up, but also, a slew of dating options and relationship paths for our main character to experience.
This is going to be a fun game with memorable characters and intriguing plot threads. In spite of the fact that it’s a murder mystery, the tone will be light-hearted and fun: a comedy/parody of the genre that will amuse the connoisseurs and entertain the newcomers.
Where can we find out more?
Nine of Swords is currently running a Patreon campaign, featuring plenty of promotional material for Mythos: Chapter One. On their page, you will find interviews for all the main characters; you’ll see their personalities and their hilarious shenanigans with an increasingly frustrated interviewer, and maybe you’ll read a bit into the mystery that surrounds the plot of the game.
The writing style for the project is fun and full of personality; every character comes out with their own distinct personality, and we see the somewhat conflictive but always amusing dynamics they have with each other. They fight, they tease each other, they take over the whole space or just stare with their mysterious, unnatural eyes. You will not want to wait to read about their adventures and learn about their magical world!
Nine of Swords also runs a Discord server where you can join and stay up to date with the development of the game. It’s a growing community of 50+ members and counting, all of them gathering around and making friends with one another, making theories about the game and waiting for the first chapter to come out.
Keep your eyes peeled for Nine of Swords’ opera prima, Mythos: Chapter One!