Game Concept Story - Brief
One coldwinternighta womanwholivedina small hamletwithjustherhusbandwassorrowing
whilstherhusbandsleptpeacefully. She wasprayingrepeatedlytothe gods,hopingthattheywould
hearher painand give herthe onlythingshe has everwanted... afamily.Aftermonthsof herand
herhusbandtryingfor a babyand neversucceedingshe startedtofeel dispirited,she neededthis
baby. Aftermonthsof prayingfor a baby,a miracle eventuallyhappenedandherandherhusband
was blessedwithabeautiful babyboy,Ivan.
Ivan wasa normal babybut hisintelligence made himstickout,by11 monthsIvanwasable to walk
justas well asa 14 montholdbabyand by age 2 he was able to putsentences togetheralot quicker
than the otherchildren. Everybodylovedhow smartandoutgoingIvanwas;he couldmake the
mostdepressedpersonhappywithinseconds. Althoughbythe time Ivanturnedage 5 a disaster
happenedandnothingwasnormal again.The hamletwasambushedbya groupof menwhoare
knownas the Satanists.These menare notnormal people,theyare notinthe slightesthumane and
nor do theyhave a heart.TheyworshipSatan,theyare not afraidto kill anddestroyinnocentlives.
Andthat is whattheydidto Ivanand hisfamily.
One coldwinternightSatanistsapproachedthe wall whichactedasa barrierfor thishamlet.
Althoughthisbarrierwasn’ttoprotecttheirtownfrommen,theyuseditto stop animalssuchas
bears.Neverdidthe citizenswithinthissmall townthinkthatthiscouldhappenone day.
Ivanwas gettingreadyforbedjustaftersupper,hismotherwaswashingupand his fatherwas half
asleepinthe armchair.That wasuntil a violentexplosionwoke himupandhe whole family felta
suddenstartle andfright.Asthe Satanistgroupstartedwalkingthroughoutthe streetsof thistiny
and anyone whotriedtostop thishorrible Satanist instantlygotbeheadedwithinaswingof anarm.
Ivanand hisfamilypanickedandranintothe basement;theyturnedtheirlightsof andtriedtheir
hardestto notattract any attentiontotheirpetite home.A few minutespassedandthe screaming
and cryinghad suddenlystopped,the onlythingtheycouldhearisthe muffledvoicesof the Satanist
speakingdownthe street.Hisfartherpersistedoncheckingif the Satanist isleaving,surelythey
musthave gotteneverythingtheywanted.The towndidn’thave muchtobeginwith.Ashis father
builtupthe courage to leave the tiny,darkbasementroomandhiswife cryingforhimto stay,he
slowlyopenedupthe small doorwhichledhimintothe kitchen.Sofarso good.He closedthe small
door behindhimandwalkedslowlyuptothe window nexttothe frontdoor,the windowscurtains
were closedsonobodycouldsee in.He pulledhimselfacrossthe wall,backflatagainstit.Slowly
breathinghe peakedthroughthe curtainsandlookedontothe street.The streetwas pitchingblack;
frustratinglyhe couldn’tsee anythingoutthere.Whatwashe to do,go back to the basement?What
if theyare gone and othersare injuredandneedhelp?He slowlysankontothe floor,coveringhis
eyeswithhishandshe beganto quietlysob. He couldn’tgobackdownintothat room, just feeling
He stoodback up andtook several deepbreathes,theycannotstaydownthere forever.He slowly
startedto openthe frontdoor...Justasmall crack. Just until he is able tosee if anyone isleft.
Nobodyisthere. A small cry startedto appearin the distance,whatisit?
He beganto squinthiseyes,tryingtosee ANYTHINGwhichwasnearlyimpossible withthe little light
on the street. The cry startedgettinga lot louderandhe quicklyreleasedthiscrybelongedtoa
baby. He openedthe doorandsneakedoutof the frontdoor. He can’t see anybodyonhisstreet;
not havingenoughtime totryand figure outif havingno one aroundisa goodthingor a badthing
he just triedtomake as minimal noise aspossiblehe makesrunsacrossthe streetandclingsonto
the wall. Tryingto followthe noise of the cryas quicklybutasquietlyaspossible,he beginsto
wonderwhatmonsterscoulddothis. As he getscloserto the babycrying he releasesthe cryis
comingfrominside ahouse.He slowlyopenedthe doorandcreepsinside;there isnonoise apart
fromthiscry. Ashe walkedthroughoutthe house,he came tothe roomwhere the babyis.The door
isslightly open;he pushesopenthe crackof the door to finda man sat there withababy inhisarms,
viciouslyrockingthe baby. The manisbig builtandmuscle,he hadlongcurlyhair whichisjustas
longas hisgingerbeard.You couldn’tsee anyof hisfacial featuresof the particularoutfithe was
wearing,butthiswasn’twhathisdad wasworriedabout. The man is sat ona rockingchair,rocking
the baby a bittoo rough thatthe babyisscreaming,the man justlooksupat Ivan's dad, revellinga
distinguishface andahorrible smirkwhichsentchillsdownhisspine, “Babies are sotiring!Been
tryingmy bestto make himstopcrying” He looksback downat the baby. Ivan’sdad isjust setto run
but he can’t leave thisinnocentbabywiththisman,stutteringhe responds“Letme helpyouthen...”
Hopingthisrandom,creepyguywill justhandoverthe babybut inspiringly he didnot.He jumped
out of the rockingchair and doesanotherspiteful smirkandrespondswith“Noletme helpyou.”
Andproceeds bywalkingupto Ivan’sdadwhois stood there indisbelieve.He quicklysnapsback
intoreality andbeginsrunningdownstairstothe frontdoor. As he got to the front doorthere is4
otherguysstood there,all biglike the guyupstairswhoiscurrentlystoodbehindhimstill rockingthe
baby. He admitsdefeatandbucklesdownontohisknees,pleasingfor mercy.The menjustlookat
each otherandpick himup byhisarm, dragginghimdownthe streetstill infrontof his house.The
man grippingonto Ivan’sdadordersthe otherto search hishome.Ittook justfive minutesforthese
monsterstofindivenandhismotherand to drag themontothe street.“Take him.Put himwiththe
otherchildren.”The manordersthe othermento take Ivanaway fromhisparents“Andtake care of
hisfarther.”As Ivanwasbeingdraggedawayfrom hismotherand father, theirscreamsand cries
fromhis parentsbeggingthemtolethimstayquicklystartedtofade as he was placedina back of a
carriage withmany otherscreamingandcryingchildren.WhatdidthisSatanistwant?
Ivanis chainedupwiththe otherchildrensotheywere unable toescape.The carriage suddenly
stoppedandthe childrenwere thrown outof the carriage one by one and thengot toldto follow a
tall,skinnyman.The man made the childrenlinedupandgave each childa number.Ivanhadno
ideawhatthese numbers meantbutthe Satanistdefiantlydid.Assoonasthe skinnymanwas done
withlabellingthe childrenwithnumbers,the Satanistseparatedthemintotwoseparate groups.One
groupwas toldto followthe manandthe othergrouphad to go withthe Satanist.Ivanhad to follow
the Satanist.He got toldthat he will neversee hisfamilyagainandaslongas theydidwhathe was
toldhe will live.Theyusedhimasaslave and were usedtogrindgrains.To grindgrainsthe children
had to pusha wheel whichtheycalledthe wheelof pain.The wheel wasbasedinahot desert,the
childrenhadto pusha logto move thiswheel anda lot of the time the childrenwere whippedwhilst
doingso.Theyhad to workendlesshours,havingonlyacouple of hoursto eat,sleepanddrink.A lot
of the childrenpassedawaydue todehydrationandexhaustionbuteventhoughIvanwasinpainhe
was able topushtwice as much and lastjustas longer.The Satanistnoticedthisandgave himmore
jobsthan an ordinarychild.13 yearslaterIvan isstill beingusedasa slave,he isunable tomove his
handsdue to the blisters,he lookedill. He startedprayingtothe gods to helphim unfortunately
theyneverdid.He feltsodispirited,he canhardlyrememberhisfamilyoranyof hischildhoodall he
can rememberisthistorture. One daya woman, whoworksinthe pub where the mencango and
drink alcohol,theyreferherasthe oldhag and the crazy lady. She approached Ivanone dayand
startedtellingIvanthatshe knowswhohe isand what he needstodo.Ivan justthoughtof it as
nonsense andshruggedhimoff,almosthalf ayearlatershe spottedhimwalkingacrossthe streets.
She grippedhimandstartedtelling Ivanthathe isspecial andthat he needstohelpthe whole
kingdom,he triedtopushheraway fromhimbut she justgrippedhimharder.A visionsuddenly
appearsinfront of Ivan’seyes,itwasa visionfromwhenhismumwascrying,beggingforthe baby
althoughthistime he hearsthe god agreeingtohelpher.Ashe bouncesbackintoreal life the
womantriesto explainto Ivanthatis infact a demigodandthat he is an offspringof a god. Ivan
pushesherawayand tellsherthatshe is crazy but as he was walkingwheel of painthatnighthe
beganto realise thatall the childrenthatcame withhimthat nighthave all died,all their
replacementshave died.Whyishe still here?He justshruggedit off andthoughtitwas luck, or shall
I say unlucky.
The nextdayhe foundthe womanwaitingforhimin the same spot,she beggedtotalk tohim and
he persistedthathe isnot interested.She thengrippedhimandgave himanother vision,this time it
was flashbacksof his childhood.The flashbacksshow himbeingable totalkandwalka lotquicker
than the otherchildren,showshimbreakingthingswithsuchaslightsqueeze.The final visionwasof
hisfinal nightwithhismotherandfarther.“You needtolistentome.”He snapsback into reality and
finallytellsthe womanthathe will listentoherafterthe wheel of pain, andthat’swhat he did.He
visitedthe womanandlistenedtowhatshe hadto say, she knew everythingaboutthe godsand
everythingaboutIvan.He isstunnedandasksherhow andshe explainshow she is anoracle,she isa
mediumforthe gods.Theytell herthingsshe needstoknow and that’swhy everyone thingsshe is
talkingnonsense andiscrazy.Ivanbeginstotrust hereventhough he still thinksthatshe iscrazy, at
leastit’sbetterthanlivingforthe wheel of pain.Listeningtoher stories everynightwasa greatway
to escape reality.He begantorelayon her stories,until one dayshe askscan she begintotrain him.
Still thinkingit’sahoax he allowshertotrainhim, not wantingto lose herstorieshe dideverything
that she wantedhimto do.
As he begintotrain he releasedhe wasalot strongerthanhe thought,he wasable to recovera lot
fasterthan a ordinarypersonalthoughhe wasstill stubbornthathe isn’ta demigodhe agreedto
leave the townandescape to stopthe Satanists fromdestroyingandrulingthe earth.
One coldwinternight Ivanescapedthe wheel of painbysneakingintoacarriage whenhe was
supposedtobe sleeping,he made hiswayoutof the gate and felta massive relive.He now needsto
findhisparentsandstop the Satanistsfromdestroyinganyone else’slife.