Firstly, each chapter or ‘episode’ of our game will have roughly the same levels of content and each can be considered a complete game in their own right. We estimate each chapter will have around 4-5 hours worth of gameplay (for a typical playthrough) which is quite substantial for an indie adventure game, particularly one with the same production standards that we are aiming for (fully voiced, 3D etc).
Much like how ‘A New Hope’ leads into ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ which finally concludes with the ‘Return of the Jedi’ our story arc has been planned to have three distinctive mini-stories that together tell a larger tale.
This is very much a creative decision to tell the story that we want to tell, each additional chapter could probably be best described as a sequel as opposed to an additional episode.
We certainly hope once folks play through ‘The Empire Staggers Back’ that they will not feel that it was simply a prologue or an introduction to the ‘full game’. It will be a standalone game in its own right with a substantial amount of content for an indie adventure game and we very much hope that people enjoy it!