I have been waiting for this!
I don’t mind. I’d (mildly) suggest reading Salvage after playing I, Cyborg at least once - while the game and the story have similar settings, the story by its nature is about one particular character, while the game’s designed to let players decide who they are and what’s important to them. The story isn’t some sort of best or right answer to those questions.
“(And there’s no step-through debugger!)”
Great interview - it’s just a pity that the author was apparently not even aware of the existence of CSIDE (the ChoiceScript Integrated Development Environment). It really, really needs a mention on the ‘Introduction to ChoiceScript’ page, perhaps under the ‘Trying it out’ section?
It may not be an official package but it’s free, has Windows, Mac and Web versions, a good number of benefits and useful features for both newcomers and experienced coders alike, and above all it does have a very powerful console and step-through debugger.
It’s great tool for writers on the forum, but our authors have to learn to debug their games themselves with both quicktest and randomtest.
I’m sorry, but that’s rather like saying everyone should first learn to drive using bumper-cars in a fairground – lots of pointless banging around and grinding, to no real end.
Both QT and RT are really excellent tools, which is why CSIDE fully incorporates both with just a click or two (or a hotkey press). CSIDE is the toolbox. It’s a very poor (or at least, poorly-informed) craftsman indeed who uses just one or two tools from the box!
And I’m sorry that every time I put up an author interview on the forum the thread ends up being about something else. In this case someone “actuallying” me about how to do my own job.
So I see that there are dog-fights in space here. Are we looking at something more towards the hard-sf f=ma side of things, or more of the “pew-pew! lasers and spaceships with sound effects” style?
Okay so we can romance Ypsilanti’s exes…but the true question here is whether we can romance Ypsilanti themselves. Because it’s been far, far too long since Midsummer Night’s choice and the snow clone - will this CoG finally be the one to end the selfcest drought???
…But being real here, being a sucker for sci-fi this is my most anticipated CoG of the year. Looking forward to Thursday!
LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT HOMESTUCK LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT HOMESTUCK LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT HOMESTUCK LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT HOMESTUCK LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT HOMESTUCK LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT HOMESTUCK LET ME
In the future, even sentient computer programs are massive nerds.
This is the best demo ever, it’ll hurt to wait for the full game to come out.
It’s more of a hard SF setting - there aren’t any rayguns, and
spaceships don’t have gravity unless they’re spinning. A friend with a physics PhD double-checked my math on things like the gravitational pull at various distances from a gas giant, and the starship combat is inspired by real fighter tactics.
But you could just as justifiably call it “space opera” - it’s an adventure story where cyborgs fly starships!
The demo, if you choose the right path will put you into a dog-fight or two ( I experienced two in the first three chapters), so you can experience @TracyCanfield’s style first-hand.
@TracyCanfield - I’m looking forward to Thursday’s release.
Yupe… i agree with you, had play the free chapters, it is definitely a well written space opera with different choice that will define a personality , looking forward for its release too
Is it released yet. I m waiting
It’s not Thursday yet. It seems the one in the pinned thread has not been update.
I’m not a fan of science fiction but I’m really hyped for this game, it seems very interesting.
I got to say, from the parts I played the demo, I didn’t really feel that connected to the story. But I think it was because what I was expecting in a story about androids to be of the more hardcore variety. Mind you, I’m not a personal lover of sci-fi, so I wouldn’t be the intended target audience anyway.
However…I get the sense it will pick up in later chapters so I am planning to try the full game at least once.
It is more of a Space Opera than an Android/AI story and as such, it’s not the usual Cyberpunk focused dystopia.
So it basically has a Star Wars feel to it?
I mean, this game already got my interest but I know a little about the plot itself aside from that we’re a cyborg that looks like a guy that is basically Han Solo from the sounds of it.