Choice of the Pirate -- BETA TESTERS NEEDED

Choice of the Pirate – swashbuckling good times! – beta testers needed.

Email me, jason AT choiceofgames for access. Please include your forumname. I would also prefer if you included your real name, but you don’t have to.

I will send you a link, a username, and a password.

Return feedback TO ME. Preferably part of the same thread, rather than a new email.

I’m looking for “high level” and “low level” feedback. Not mid-level feedback.

Low-level = typos and continuity errors. A continuity error is when a character’s gender flips, or someone comes back from the dead, or you run into a plotline that just doesn’t make sense (because it’s probably a coding error).

For these low-level issues, SCREENSHOTS are VERY HELPFUL. If you see a problem, take a screenshot, or copy and paste the text that is in error, and email that. Also, the “BUG” button is great; but if you use BUG, make sure to say in your email who you are, so I can give you credit for the report.

“High level” feedback has to do with things like plot, pacing, and characters. “Scene A didn’t work for me because x, y, and z,” is useful feedback. “B character was entirely unsympathetic, because u, w, and v,” is also useful feedback.

“I had a great time and saw only a few spelling errors,” is not useful feedback. In fact, it’s the sort of thing that results in you not being given access to future betas.


Is this by chance a re-dub of Scarlet Sails, or a new pirate game entirely?

(Not that it would be a bad thing, I’ve heard Felicity has doubled the wordcount.)

Hey, I sent a email your way

Nope. Different game, different author.


Um sorry to bother you but I couldn’t for sure tell the email and I really would love to test the game. But I don’t want to send this stuff to the wrong email.

Did you sort this out? You can reach Jason at the email address jason at Instead of the word “at,” substitute an “@” and delete the spaces.

Yes but I didn’t understand if it was to or if he had a gmail or something thank you for clarifying though

One of your ships raised the flag of the Pirate King in a battle with the Lusca," you explain. "The Crown rubbed to(should be two) guineas together and made a doubloon.

Has he responded to anyone yet? I sent an email yesterday and haven’t heard anything back. I was wondering if it took a little while for a response

Jason is very busy at the moment. As I’m sure you all know, we have a very demanding production schedule and a very small staff. We absolutely appreciate people willing to volunteer for our betas, but managing the betas is also a task for us. I’m sure he’ll get back to you as soon as he can, which might be a few days.

There is a new draft up!

There is a new draft up!

There’s a new draft up. I’m not taking new beta testers, but if you already have access and want to see what’s changed, you can.