COMING THURSDAY: "Choice of the Cat," New Author Interview and TRAILER

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#2

600,000 words and she likes dogs better???

Wow inspiration must have struck hard for get the author to the finish line!


#3

I love all our authors, but as it is my project, I am just proud as pie of Jordan for writing this game. It’s really, really fun. She captures the “cat” of it all well.


#4

600,000 WORDS…

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#5

I should note that yes, Choice of the Cat is our longest game yet, but both Rebels (in copyedit) and Tally-Ho (beta just opened today) are also…600,000 words long.


#6

And she did it in 1.5 years. Assuming writing pace of 600 words/hour (for rough draft), multiplied by 2 (to account for redraft, edting, etc.) = 2,000 hours to write this, give or take. That’s 25 hours per week, every week, for 1.5 years.

That’s a part-time job! Wow!


#7

I can’t speak to how quickly she writes but it was actually 1 year, 5 months from pitch to publish, and we were at full draft after 1 year, 3 months.


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#9

Hah but what if 100,000 of those words are “meow” though?!

I’m very impressed, am looking forward to playing!


#10

600,000 words about cats?! :heart_eyes_cat::heart_eyes_cat::heart_eyes_cat:


#11

This makes me feel better; when I did the beta I thought it was odd just how long it took me to do just one playthrough.

Y’all are in for a treat with this one, it was quite clever and creative.


#12

By the way…this is the best Choice of Games Youtube ad yet. Great job, Dan and company!


#13

Yes I must agree about the Youtube ad, awesome!


#14

I admit I was skeptical when I saw the blurb for this in the CoG schedule thread, but the demo really won me over. I will definitely be buying this.

One thing: you might want to attach a content warning on this one. Some people might think a game about a housecat is one of your more “kid-friendly” offerings, and I noticed that Andre uses some language they don’t allow on network TV.


#15

Uh, yes: this game is not for kids.


#16

Uh huh. And I’m saying, maybe make clear that the game about the cute kitty and their new family includes words like “fuck” and “twat.”


#17

If you look at the ratings on iTunes, it’s marked as “frequent profanity.”


#18

One thing I noticed that’s new about iOS 11 iTunes is that it includes reviews, charting, and rating info right at the top in big, readable font.


#19

The Amazon site for this game has it listed as “All Ages.”


#20

Congratulations to both you, as project manager, and the author for executing a game I find well written and which has some very fun choices in it.