Today’s art is freehand drawn digital art done on Paint Shop Pro 9 with a Wacom tablet and stylus. “I Met Inari” is inspired by the beautiful description of that very meeting in the game, Fox Spirit, A Two-Tailed Adventure written by Amy Claire Fontaine and published through Choice of Games.
Fox Spirit is a text based adventure game where you get to play a spirit fox, or kitsune. I just started it today, but I am very pleased with the beautiful descriptions of just about everything. Being a fox is well characterized as far as senses and sensations. The adventure does lead you a bit in that before you make each choice it does line out, well you could do this, or that, or that. This game allows you to choose to become a servant of Inari, or a trickster, or a downright naughty fox spirit. I admit, I peeked at the possible achievements and decided to follow the path of an exceptionally goody two shoes Goddess devoted, peace loving fox. Of course, I’ll go through later as the trickster and outright baddie. It looks like we are coming to a showdown between the Goddess’ servant foxes, humans of the town and even the kingdom, and some wild fox spirits of the forest who are tired of humans killing foxes and disturbing the balance of nature. I keep telling both sides there must be some peaceful way to negotiate for harmony. I think the wild fox spirits are planning guerilla warfare. And there’s this one fox spirit – with a tanuki helper – who seems to have an agenda of a different kind that I haven’t quite figured out yet! It is one of the best Choice of Games selections I have played yet. So far.
Have a great weekend! Blessedbe