|02-13-2012, 10:59 AM||#1|
I turn novels into games
Join Date: Jun 2004
Beta testers needed! It only takes ten minutes.
Hi guys. After a year of experimenting, my new game is ready for testing. It's short, simple, and entirely online, so should only take a few minutes. Can anyone help?
If so, please PM me, or email me, chris at enterthestory dot com.
tl'dr: It's basically a gamebook, but on the screen.
This is nothing like my previous games. Except that you become part of a classic novel. In the past I made five regular adventure games but I was never happy with them. Don't get me wrong, I think they have a lot to offer, and are worth buying, but I have a vision of what I want to do, and that wasn't it. But the new game is!
I am very, VERY happy with the new stuff, and wish I'd done it this way many years ago.
Of course, that is no guarantee that anyone else will like it, so I value your feedback.
BTW, this is REALLY old school. Like text adventures, but easier to play. You've probably seen "Choose Your Own Adventure" books from the 1970s-80s, but I can't use that phrase as it's a trademark. Luckily they cannot copyright the idea, and the fine folks who made those books do not have enough money to buy congressmen. Also, similar gamebooks go back to the 1940s. But none quite like this.
What is different about this game:
The test version has just two stories:
If there are no major problems then the full version will be online in a week or two, and then more content every day until the end of the world. (Or until they take my computer away, whichever comes first.)
Pricing? It is always free to play the current story, up to the current chapter. So people who come back daily need never pay anything. Also, the first half of all other stories is free. But I hope that people will be impatient, or want their own offline copy, so will pay a small fee. If you are willing to test it then I'll send a code to unlock the other game(s) so you can see if that works.
For more about the game, click on the 'about' and 'get the full game' links. And if you like easter eggs, try clicking places or waving your mouse where you are not supposed to.
In summary, this will not be a "single story, triple A, download once" kind of game. This will be a "never ending, cheap and cheerful high speed adventure" kind of game.
Thanks for reading.
Enter The Story: Classic novels as games