It’s been a while. I would like to present you a project of mine that I’ve started back in 2018, soon after Doomsday on Demand 2 has been released. Due to certain events in both personal and work life, I could only work on and off with this project whenever I had time in the past few years. Recently though, I’ve luckily had more time on my hands, so I could finally finish Gray Death. So… beta testers would be much appreciated!
About Gray Death! It’s a ~ 300.000-word interactive fantasy set in an apocalyptic world, where you take the role of a young teenager of your choice when the world around you turns to hell. In brief, due to unknown circumstances, the dead no longer wishes to remain dead, and they are hungry.
You will have to adapt to the new, hostile environment, and learn the ropes of survival if you want to stay alive in the harsh world. You will have to decide whom you will form a bond with and who you place your trust in. These will be vital to overcome challenges, and eventually reach your goal in one piece.
The game relies heavily on the story and its social elements, while also trying to balance a steady pace of thrill filled action.
Some disclaimers on a scale of little - medium - lots:
Medium - there are romance options included, but due to the age of the protagonist, the candidates are limited to those with similar age. Due to that, romance elements are also within boundaries.
Little - present here and there, but not common throughout the story.
Lots - both fantasy and real violence are heavily present.
Lots - some gruesome events and/or suffering are depicted in detail.
Little - few occurrences of cigarette and alcohol.
Generally, I would like to receive a feedback regarding anything that you find worthy of mentioning, but to get a bullet point of things:
Typos, spelling, style, grammar errors (e.g.: misplaced comma, wrong gender pronunciation, wonky sentences or just generally bad English)
- That happens, unfortunately.
Coding (e.g.: gender flips, dead character returning, shift or jump in story that doesn’t make sense, event that doesn’t reflect previous choice, showing variable etc.),
- These things would most likely would indicate a coding error.
Stat errors (e.g.: something in inventory that was never there/lost before)
- Part of coding, but separated because there will be a few things going on with the stats.
Plot, characters, progress (e.g.: feedback of scenes and characters) -
- It would be great to hear which chapter, scene, character and event you have liked or disliked, and for what reason.
How long did it take you to finish the game, and which ending have you reached?
- An estimation would be highly welcome.
- Would you play the game again to reach a different ending?
- Was the screen time enough for you, or was it too short/too long?
Anything you wish sharing.
- Yes, anything. This can range from weird page/line breaks to anything you find illogical, or think that can improve the overall quality of the game. If you hate something, tell me. If you love something, tell me. Anything in-between is also welcome. Was there something you wished was included, or something you wish was not included etc.
Suggestions/opinions for improvement.
- Suggestions are always welcome in any form, basically the same as above.
Please feel free to share feedback either here, or in DM. Please also use the spoiler tag where you deem it applicable. Seeing a snippet of the environment where the issue occurred also helps a lot.
A new release is uploaded, with the first day issues fixed (many thanks for that).
This version contains a save system with 30 save slots. I’ll keep the old one alive for a little while, but please refer to this version from now on, as saving makes testing go a lot easier.
Thanks to everyone who participated and helped with the beta test so far! I have quite a few things to address. A new version is uploaded with many errors fixed. The expansion of the story and introduction of additional choices is ongoing.
As I’ve just become aware of the fact that Gray Death is also a street name for a highly dangerous and also illegal opioid, the name is now subject to change, presumably to Gray Demise or Gray Plague
Thanks a bunch to everyone who has participated in the beta test! I have a few issues to address and also expand the game further. For the time being, the beta test is closed.
Thank you for your time, feedback and suggestions, and I hope you’ve had fun!