Community College Hero 2.5: Fun and Games (closed temporarily)

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I’ve re-opened this thread for Community College Hero 2.5: Fun and Games. I’ve made a lot of progress on the game, but I need a couple more months of steady work to get it to the level of quality and quantity I want. I’ve kept testing private for a while, but I’m still far from the finish line, and I felt making the update public would result in more feedback.

CCH 2.5 is connected to Parts 1 & 2, but it’s more a supplement than an essential part of the main trilogy. It contains 3 interactive stories exploring the adventures of the MC and the Speck kids taking place during various times in their freshman fall and spring semesters.

The tone is lighter and whackier. I really felt this was needed before I publish Part 3, because once I do that, that’s it, the whole story is done. No one wants to go back in time once the characters’ fates are sealed (I’m looking at you, MCU Black Widow). I wanted to spend a bit more time with just writing “fun content” for the gang.

This game started out as a vague idea to add another 10k words or so of content to Part 2, and it has morphed into its own independent game. It’s about 50k words right now, and appears to be on its way to 75k words total, easily (if not more).

Feel free to offer feedback on pretty much any element (prose, choices, dialogue, pacing, bugs, typos, etc.) because I love tidying up/editing as I go.

The stories are:

“The Fury of Zarlor” (the gang plays a fantasy tabletop RPG, about 80% done)

“There’s a Monster on my Line” (the gang investigates a real-life mystery monster in a small Nebraska town, about 40% done)

“Parents’ Day” (not started)

Community College Hero 2.5: Fun and Games

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I would be happy and honored to help! I love the two games, and I love testing things!

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@Eric_Moser
I’d like to sign up please. :slight_smile:
And just reading the short bit you’ve posted is getting me excited! :heart_eyes:

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Glad to have you both aboard, @Konoi and @Bugreporter!

And @Bugreporter, “Zarlor” keeps getting longer and more complex and I realize now I could have easily written a 100k-word adventure with this set-up, but I must fight feature-creep and keep things as tight as possible. But it is fun as hell to write!

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Hey @Eric_Moser if you are willing I’d love to help you out on this project

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I’m definitely down to beta. Plus I’m a huge dnd fan so this is right up my alley lol

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@MindightWatcher and @Azraeel, welcome to the group!

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I would love to test the short stories. CCH 1 and 2 are probably my most played games

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I would really love to test

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Is it ok to discuss this in the topic of generally talking about it or should that be in the CCH Part 3 discussion?

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@Eric_Moser

if you’re still looking for beta testers i’d like to join too! i’ve never done it before but it seems like fun!

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@Ben_Klemme
@KingEneru
@Libertynyan
Welcome aboard! When I get a bit more “Zarlor” written, I’ll invite everyone who’s commented to a private thread. The plan will be for you folks to test/review content as fast as I can get it to you. Helpful feedback will include suggestions on improving choices/balance, suggestions on improving overall flow and prose, catching continuity errors and bugs, finding typos and other glitches, etc.

And @Tristin_McComas thanks for asking! I started this thread partially to keep discussion of 2.5 separate from 3.0. As soon as I start the 2.5 private thread, you can discuss whatever elements of 2.5 you care to discuss! (obviously everyone from the first group will be invited too! I figured y’all knew that).

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Alright thank you I just wanted to be sure Haha. Also if the beta test I’m currently in end by then I would like to beta test 2.5. The rules state we have to stick with one at a time correct?

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If you’re beta testing for CoG yes I think they have a rule that says you can only test one CoG beta at a time.

But I don’t have any such rules, so feel to jump in if you like. And it’s not like I will be adding new content daily or anything. This will be a 45-60 day process and I probably won’t update with new content more than once or twice a week. I know people have lives!

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I double checked and I would like to be one of the testers for 2.5 as well

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Great, so you make 8.

I think 10-12 folks would be perfect, because I know even with a relatively short time frame, there’s always a bit of attrition.

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I’m interested in this.I love the CCH series.

Although I’ve never beta tested before.

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It’s easy with practice. I had the privilege of beta testing a few of the big titles that choice of games has released. The writer will tell you all the feed back they need and then you just do the feed back

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Im in if you take did some betatesting on official COG titles and one CCH title but cant remember if it was part 1 or 2. i think part 1.

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Thanks, @Novachrome, welcome aboard!

And @CaesarCzech, I appreciate you offering, but I really think it’s best that people are super familiar with all the stuff from Part 2 and know the characters pretty well. This is a very uh unique project…it’s all about knowing the characters.

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