Touted as the nation’s top cornerback, a five-star recruit out of Inglewood with scholarship and NIL offers from some of the top schools in the country, you finally have your goal in sight. Getting yourself and the woman who practically raised you out of the dump you called home. But the reality you worked yourself to the bone to create comes crashing down on the night of the semifinals against Mater Dei.
Thrust back under the bright lights of the college sports world, you immediately draw both ire and praise, both slander and vindication. But within the hurricane that is your newfound stardom, you not only stumble upon yourself, not only upon redemption, but the many new faces around you. But with the light comes dark, and with new faces comes different paths. Can you handle the temptations that come with a second chance?
Thread Updated: 2023-07-14
Release Date: 2023-06-25
Developer: MissFortune Patreon – SubscribeStar – BuyMeACoffee – Twitter
OS: Windows, Linux, Mac, Android
Other Game: Playing Judas – We Were Just Kids
Ryan Spencer, the protagonist:
First and foremost, yes, you can change the protagonist’s first name. Seeing as names are often on the back(s) of jerseys, offering the ability to change the last name would’ve made that a bit screwy.
As you’ll see in some of the later renders, the protagonist has sleeves (tattoos). This is explained in the story at a later point when he meets a certain LI. The protagonist, given the theme of the story, is obviously going to be athletic. Not necessarily a “Chad”, but athletic. Maybe with a bit too much confidence in his ability, but that depends on your choices.
Now, onto the love interests (or future Harem.):
Diana is a “childhood friend” and “roommate” of the protagonist from the beginning. From the same neighborhood he grew up in, to the present day after he’s gotten out. Despite her attractiveness, she’s quite withdrawn from socialization, tends to keep to herself more than not.
Eisley (i-lee) Sosa is the result of an elementary school crush on MC that never materialized into anything. Clingy, perhaps slightly possessive toward MC, hyper-athletic, the living embodiment of the Energizer Bunny. Still only has eyes for MC. Well-liked by nearly anyone, sociable, never seems to be sad.
Alaina Underwood, otherwise known as “Coach’s Daughter”. Despite the pigment of her hair, she’s in her final year of Pre-Med on her way to an MD after having graduated two years ahead of her own class.
Kara (Car-ahh) Adams is just as new to Texas as the MC is after getting a job at a nearby private middle school, only having arrived days before himself.
You know what they say about people with two first names, right? Kelsey Taylor, better known as Swallow (and not for what you’re thinking), does what she wants when she wants to and go wherever she wants when she wants. A problem child of sorts, but also responsible enough to (barely) pass her classes.
Best friend of Kelsey, Nicole Hardman (no relation). Both perpetually tired and perpetually stoned, she gets away with sleeping through all of her classes due to her somehow perfect GPA. While being what is essentially the polar opposite of Kelsey, they are practically inseparable. With one comes the other. In a multitude of ways.
Hazel Clarke is just your average, run-of-the-mill student with a hidden passion for fashion design. The type of person that just sticks to themselves and the type of person the MC is supposed to walked past without ever noticing her. Which would’ve been the case had he not sat right next to her.
Lydia is one of the way-too-serious type of characters. Learning, Education, and a career post-University are all that matters to her. But she has to struggle every step of the way.
Noemi is basically your Asian stereotype. Bookworm, top grades, already has a post-University job lined up despite being in her freshman year. But is that what she wants, or is that what her parents want?
Parker, more or less, is the campus darling. Captain of the cheer team, voluntary tutor for athletes, runs a group for student mental health, spends her weekends volunteering at shelters, and so forth. The goody-two-shoes type, if you will.
Phoebe, or better known as “Fame”, exploded into popularity after winning the 15th season of Tournament of Ink. She also happens to be the stepsister of Wolves quarterback, Blaine Fitzgerald. But it turns out MC and Fame have a more obscure connection than her own stepbrother.
Non-Love Interest/Important Side Characters/Friends:
Laura is the woman who took in and basically raised the MC, would be hard to say any more without giving spoilers at the same time :/, so I’ll just have to keep you wondering for a while on that.
Deshaun and MC met in the YFL, later going to the same junior high and high school. Been friends ever since. Brawls and all.
Blaine isn’t all too dissimilar to the MC. A one-track mind for football. Despite coming from old money, he’s never accepted the proposed offers from top schools that came based only on his last name before he’d even played a snap in high school. That 1st round projection was the fruition of the work he’d put in the last two seasons. Quiet, confrontational, but the face of Texas A&N.
A 4-Star recruit out of Florida’s LMG Academy. A shocking twist to the many who expected the star running back to commit to Alabama.
A wide receiver familiar with the MC, already being labeled as the second coming of L.K. Metcaph going into his sophmore year at Texas A&N.
Supposedly wanted to attend his father’s alma mater, Red Mountain State, but the school had since been shut down. Came as a walk-on to Texas A&N and shocked the many who had never heard the name Castle.
(IYKYK. Still pissed they canceled it. >_<)
As it stands, the Diana, Laura, Eisley, Deshaun (not Watson), and the MC designs are final as they’ve already been rendered an extensive amount. But I’m certainly open to opinions and recommendations.