Welcome to P.E.N. Contracts or Player Enforced Narrative Contracts.
This will be a series of contracts that have complex objectives similar to those in escalations, except that they must be enforced by the player playing the level (obviously because contracts mode doesn’t allow for me to actually enforce it in-game). Therefore, it will be completely up to the player to honestly complete these objectives.
These contracts will also be narrative-based, building off established lore in the Hitman games.
In addition, each contract will also have at least 3 bonus challenges, a challenge that is optional but when completed will give you a score multiplier to use on your mission score at the end of the level.
For now, the multipliers are just for your enjoyment but they may be used later for competitions
How to apply score multipliers
Week 1 - The Forgotten Bird & A Furtive Leader
Gonna kick things off with a double-bill
Week 3 - Rogue Operator
PC: (Not quite yet)
I may run prize-money competitions later on, but for this week I’m just testing out peoples’ response/interest
So far the ideas for competitions are Quickest Run, Highest Score Run, and Most Interesting/Creative Run.
I’d just like to list off some of the other peoples’ work that’s inspired this
@The_Ducker_Gaming’s CCC is definitely the biggest inspiration, doing fun and unique challenges within levels. And seeing as contracts mode is very limited and modding still has a ways to go I think this is a very fresh way to play the game
Custom Community Challenge(CCC)
@David47 made a thread that was based on player honesty and competition so he’s definitely an inspiration. I’d say I learnt how fun/gratifying player imposed challenges can be
Player-Made Elusive Contracts (PS4)
One my own personal reasons for doing this is as the modding scene is (somewhat) taking off and PC players might get new and interesting ways to play in 2020. However, everyone on platforms only has Contracts Mode to work with this year and that hasn’t been updated in years (plus personally most contracts feel the same to me now). So if you want a new challenge I’d suggest trying these contracts, they’ll vary in how different/difficult the objectives are based on people’s feedback of what they want.
Any and all feedback is appreciated, thank you
And don’t be afraid to make/suggest your own ideas!