Anti-Mutant Academy (WIP Demo - Updated 5/13/24)

@Sakura_Higanbana28 @sixxstar Thank you for the support, it means a lot! :grinning:

@JoshiYinmith Casen’s relationship bar changing was intentional, I’m glad it worked as intended! I did fix the Ruth leaving first issue, that was confusing.

Keeping track of dates and having a steady flow of time is an issue of mine. Using the seasons as a time frame is actually a great suggestion; I will definitely use that to create a more satisfying conclusion for the year! I’m taking the slow burn approach so far, so I haven’t even scratched the surface for the overarching plot of the series. This game is more of a prologue in terms of content, so there will be plenty of questions and not too many answers.

I’ve already said this, but thanks again for the in-depth feedback on both story and errors! I’ve kept note of a lot of things and will definitely use it to improve the series :grin: It was all extremely helpful!

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I remember playing a long time ago and damn, the game has come far since then.

I really like how we have an actual friend group with an actual internal dynamic and everything. The quest stuff is really fun idea too. I also like all the characters so far and the action part seems promising even if there isn’t much yet.

Honestly this might be the best ‘fantastical school experience’ / ‘Hogwarts simulator’ game I’ve played.

One thing though, not sure if it’s a bug or something but I basically picked all the nice options with our brother and have a high relationship and yet after the night raid, he say I’ve been giving him the cold shoulder.

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That’s a very humbling compliment, thank you so much :smiley: It’s my goal to get the sort of homey atmosphere that ficitional places like Hogwarts has in terms of friends/school. If I’m anywhere close to that so far, that makes me very happy!

You should only get that line if you have rank 0 with Chase. I fixed the code to make sure that’s the case and altered the line a little bit to make more sense for those who wanted to start with 0 but improved relations since then. Will be changed next update!

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So far I’d say you’re hitting the bull’s eye on that goal, I’ve played all official Harry Potter games (basically the only franchise in that genre to get games sadly) and your game blow them all out of the water in term of ‘atmosphere’ (the closest would be Hogwarts Mystery but sadly that story is ruined by predatory mobile game practices and even then, it really has went downhill these last few years), you’re genuinely on par with some very good novels on that front IMO, keep up the good work!

Ah okay, glad it’s just a bug then because it felt really weird for Chase to say that when I was Rank 2 with him and basically went to bond with him at every opportunity.

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Thank you! I actually did like Hogwarts Mystery but didn’t get very far with it for those same reasons. It’s games like Hogwarts Legacy too that are enjoyable but could be so much more (for my personal tastes) if more social aspects were incorporated. That’s definitely my inspiration behind expanding relationships to ranks and intermissions as a whole. I’ll work hard to meet expectations!

Whoops, if you got that line at rank 2 then it’s definitely a coding error!

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Honestly intermissions are one of my favorite mechanics in this game (gonna be honest, I can’t resist giving myself enough energy to do everything at every intermission), I also really like the concept of quests, it just scratch a particular itch for me to imagine my MC taking on quests and having mini adventures in town and doing stuff for people, not sure how to put it into words.

It also make me think of those ‘system’ delinquent manwhas that have popped up these last few years, just with a Quest / Errand App rather than an actual system giving out the quests. Which honestly would make for a killer delinquent manwha on it’s on.

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I ran into a similar bug with Casen during the hospital.

I picked to have us drifting apart at the beginning of the story, but improved the relationship, and fought the mutant with him. But after having the conversation with him where he really grows as a character and person. He calls me his friend and if I select “Not best friend?” Then he says he doesn’t know, and the game makes some comment about how us not helping him with the mutant took it’s toll on our friendship, despite the fact I did help him.

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Omg I really like how well written this game is. The scene where Chase almost hits the MC literally made me cry, I felt so bad for the MC. They are just a kid (╥﹏╥) Oh, and when in one of the choices Chase said “if staying a Soldier meant sending you to an orphanage, I would’ve done it in a heartbeat”… 10/10. Not every game is capable of making me cry my eyes out, so good job.

I’m gonna make my MC still care about Chase even after all that bullshit he put them through, just so their (mine) heart will break again. Thank you ദ്ദി ˉ͈̀꒳ˉ͈́ )✧

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Chase is the worst, he only cares about himself and uses MC for his own gain but sadly my MC is too kind and she going to help him anyway.

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Not sure how to put it into words but Chase is the classic ‘Guy with no self esteem and lost in life who used humor, pranks and fake cheer to compensate until they actually succeeded at something and instantly started taking themselves way too seriously / developed way too much of an ego’ and thus it take extreme situations like you almost dying for him to take his head out of his ass to any extent.

It’s not wonder even his actual friends who know the ‘real him’ are getting sick of his shit.

He’s far from a lost cause but he really need a reality check, especially about his ‘dream job’.

Though we’d need to know what it is that made him so attached to said job in the first place before I can say what that reality check would entail. If it’s because it’s where he truly feel needed, he’s gonna be really disappointed when he sees that literally nothing changed for anyone in the army after he got booted.

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His ego is his biggest problem,he thinks that he is so special that it must be some conspiracy against him, it’s not like people get fired from their jobs all the time right?

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To be fair, his two friends also got fired from their own jobs at the same time and then they all got jobs at the same place at the same time while his politician dad disappeared simultaneously. And one part he doesn’t even take into account is that it’s all synced up with his little brother with a mysterious origin’s first year at Anti-Mutant Academy.

So there’s definitely a conspiracy, the part where he is getting ahead of himself is thinking HE is the target. It would be more logical to think he is just a collateral to someone going after his dad. And personally I think it has to do with our origin, us being adopted is too specific a detail to ignore when the entire conflict of the game center around our dad, our brother and our first year at school.

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Did they really get fired or maybe they were assigned to work incognito because something fishy is happening at school. There is a conspiracy but I’m sure it’s not about Chase.

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@Dragomer Very glad to hear that! Intermissions are my favorite to write, I wanted to give readers a chance to explore the world and learn about both main and minor characters to an extent they never would be able to in a normal book structure. From a COG writer’s perspective, I want to limit energy for multiple play throughs, but from a reader’s perspective? I’m abusing that save option to read through all the options too :joy:

@Dartknight Looked back on the text and you’re right. There will be separate responses based on whether your relationship is improving or declining with Casen for that choice next update!

@bebelia Thank you so much! I feel both guilty that hearts were broken but very happy that you were able to empathize so much with the MC! :sob: That Chase line was difficult even to write, it’s a very cruel thing to say to a child in the MC’s circumstances especially. I’m so glad you’re invested, cheers to more heartbreak in the future! :beers:

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Good update! Enjoyed every second of reading AMA! The not quite yet in the final intermission caught me off guard! I was hoping to confess to Talia hahahaha, anyways I hope you’ll release this game on Hosted or COG apps, best of luck to your book!

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It probably just me but I kinda get it Chase saying that because he is emotional and not thinking it through.

Well if you are among the last of your siblings and you have many brother and sister one way or another you will have that experience but seriously it just a sudden outburst.

Well I am pretty hyperactive in my childhood too much energy so it often draw ire from others so yeah sometimes they throw cruel word but never actually happen, like I lost count how many times my mother threaten me to put me in dorm because I pissed her off but it never went that way, still get slapped in the arse though😂.

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Honestly I’m surprised this thread isn’t more active, maybe it’s because of the name? I like it but the first thought that come to mind when I hear the name is some kind of X-men hunting academy.

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Well it’s normally active after an update.
I mean can’t exactly go out of topic because rules.

Discord probably more accommodating to that.

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Nah, I meant the total number of posts. It’s weird to have a game that good get so little posts in so many years. Seems to be right up the usual forum’s taste too.

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Well, it was closed for two years.

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