OCTOBER 20TH, 1990
I decided to add this last mission to avoid add a really long cinematic at the end of the game and to introduce the Outskirts. After this mission will be the last main story cinematic, and then the players will have the whole map unlocked with all the years that they can come back to finish. Because I want to focus on the main aspects of the story, I prefer to add the details as side missions instead of adding more main missions or long cinematics.
In my novel, the name of the Outskirts is given after the city is finished and makes reference to the area that is situated, the main materials that the city is made or after some main element that the city has. So I thought that it could be funny if the name came from the players. Allowing them to put the name of their new home. It can be dangerous because all we know how the players are, but I think that this will round the experience.
Short the first part · Long to finish it completely
Players have to build their own city. First, players need to unlock the area and put a name to it. That will finish the story, and after the cinematic, they will come back here, and they can start to build, expending the XP that they gained and that they will win.
Jacob will narrate how Clean Future conquered the world in a few years, creating the beautiful and sustainable Supercities. The cinematics will finish with Jacob on his apartment on the Supercity 148 with all the view of the city, decorated for the New Year, talking about how he almost forgot about the weird symbol that he found in the Dome 13, until that day, December 30th, 2011. Then a swarm of mechanic butterflies will appear from some point of the city and one landing on Jacob’s window looking at him with her skull face and the GWFCE’s symbol on the belly. While Jacob is talking, the butterfly will twist her head, making a mechanic sound, like the string of a music box, and then explode in white smoke. The last scene will be the eyes of a 71 years old infected Jacob appearing behind a smoke cloud that comes from his water pipe while the voice a woman says: “what are you thinking, old man?”. Then he says, “In the good days, Elise,” and she answers, “Which good days?”. Then both laugh.
Jacob’s Infected Eye
- This end is a way to connect this story with the rest of the stories that will form part of the saga. This last scene is from the “present” of the novel (2018).