Choosing the Choices

I haven’t written as much as I wanted to, but I’m still making progress and I’m still on schedule for a 12/31 release. I’ve only just begun writing the first choice and its made me re-think the choice points. I’ve been asking myself: Is this choice really necessary? and Do I need to have X amount of choices?

My original outline had 3 choices for the first choice point and then each of those choices led to a choice point with another 3 choices. While that leads to 9 different endings, they’d all be shorter in order for me to fit them in. So instead I’ve decided to just add in the choices where it makes sense. So at this moment in time I have no idea what new paths the story might take. 😀

Not knowing where you might go is the reason to give players choices in the first place, right?