Halloween jam public betas

I am very happy to see that our first author has reached the point of public testing. My advice is, please write the author tag and his her their Entry name in the feedback to make them easier to find your feedback. Please help them any feedback is very important for game development.

@Rustem_Khafizov Fifty game
https://dashingdon.com/play/rustemk/fifty/mygame/

@The_Lady_Luck Bright hill Hotel
https://dashingdon.com/play/theladyluck/brighthill-hotel/mygame/

Mad Hatter Daughter

@will BETTER THAN ALONE

@Novachrome game

https://dashingdon.com/play/novachrome/halloween-jam/mygame/

@Wannabe_Human Departure

https://dashingdon.com/go/6755

@Cecilia_Rosewood
https://dashingdon.com/play/cecilia-rosewood/a-witch-kids-halloween/mygame/

I am glad to present another CYS game Stanley and a Statue by Anthony.

@whitebear game Night of the feast

https://dashingdon.com/play/whitebear/night-of-the-feast/mygame/

@Elisa_Marino No rest no peace

https://dashingdon.com/play/emc2/no-rest--no-peace/mygame/
@Skillzerk Uncover Courtain
https://dashingdon.com/play/skillzerk/uncover-curtain-call/mygame/

@poison_mara Stranded
stranded
https://dashingdon.com/play/marajam/stranded/mygame/

CC_Hill The Keeper of Midnight

https://dashingdon.com/play/kemlly161/testingkeeper/mygame/

Another two Cys entries

Bill Ingersoll Shelter for the night

Ninjapitka Sterling Suburbs

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I think it makes sense for each author to make a short presentation of their game, right?

BRIGHTHILL HOTEL - Romance, Horror

DEMO

Having attended the wedding of your former step-daughter, circumstances conspire against you, and you end up having to accept a lift back home from your ex.
During the drive, a sudden change of weather forces the two of you to seek shelter in a rural hotel, where you are informed that the local forecast has promised the weather to keep at it for days, meaning you’ll be stuck there.
The hotel is hosting a singles get-together, and everyone is more than happy to include you.

The game only consist of two short chapters, so far, and there are still some placeholders and missing text.

(@poison_mara will you put the link in the first post, as well?)

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I will I will lol. Give me time :wink:

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PLEASE everyone give a warm welcome to the first game not made on Choicescript

It is made on Choose your own story CYS page. I am looking forward people here try another Interactive game styles so

Mad Hatter daughter with Basement rats

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Not sure if we’re doing presentations or not, but here’s mine:
Fifty is a 50000-word thriller/horror game. It’s pretty much complete, but it can use some testing.

You are one of the 50 strangers stranded on a mysterious island. None of you remember how you got here, or even your names, so you use the names on the dog tags you all have on your necks – the names of the fifty states. Will you survive and uncover the island’s secrets or perish to its many dangers?

WARNING: Contains profanity and excessive violence. Proceed with caution.
https://dashingdon.com/play/rustemk/fifty/mygame/

I’m open to any suggestions, critiques, and ideas, so all comments are welcome! :slight_smile:

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I looooove this!!! Would you like misspellings and such posted here or messaged to you? I Love the dynamic between the MC and the ex…great start, can’t wait to read more!

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I’m really happy you enjoyed it! :blush:

It’s probably smartest to message me, to avoid clogging up this thread.

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Note to beta testers: if you want to access the Good Endings, you need to first discover the secret of the island, which can be found in Utah’s ending.

Once that is done, all Good Endings will be accessible! :slight_smile:

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great plot for a good movie!

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Can I just say how refreshing it is to have a story featuring two middle-aged characters with strong histories and personalities, and as a cherry on top, it’s also really well written?

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Thank you! :smile:

The original idea was born from some of those discussions last year, were people were lamenting the lack of older ROs, and games where you don’t play as a young adult.

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PLEASE, everyone, Give a try the @will game https://willitchio.itch.io/better-than-alone

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Everyone else is writing up a little marketing pitch for their game, so let me have a go.

BETTER THAN ALONE

Better than Alone is an interactive novella about repetition and death. It is set in the midst of Melbourne’s 2020 lockdown.

This twine game is roughly 15,000 words long and will likely take you about 30 minutes (truncated version) or 1 hour (extended version) to complete. Settle in for the long haul. I recommend a cup of peppermint tea.

The extended version contains the most pictures of my weird terracotta figures in their shoebox diorama, so that’s the version I recommend most highly, if you have the time.

An example of some of the shit you’re in for:

Click here to play it on itch.io: https://willitchio.itch.io/better-than-alone

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I just read through this, and wow. This left me just feeling unsettled. Very well written, the clay (I assume it’s clay?) animations were creepy, the background story was both character building and had my stomach in knots, overall just very well done. But please don’t mind the fact I will never open that link again :sweat_smile:

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Just remember the games when the voting poll will be set. No need to open the games any more after reading them :wink:

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It is a horror game after all!

I suppose the horror, in the end, was not the ghost.

clay

It’s terracotta! A type of clay.

animations

Just so as not to mislead people, the game contains only pictures – no animations.

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Please welcome @Novachrome game

https://dashingdon.com/play/novachrome/halloween-jam/mygame/

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I’m pretty terrible at descriptions and the game’s a wip
So I’ll keep it short.

Genre: Paranormal. I leave the reader to decide if horror falls under :jack_o_lantern:

You’re quitting your job an officer so you can investigate a past incident but the sheriff would have none of that and instead gives you some time off to think on things.

You encounter a supernatural hunter who’s also investigating another incident, one that predates yours. Could they be connected?

Work with a hunter and a good friend who’s also your colleague and end the terrors that have plagued the town for ten years.

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Great job! Looking forward to reading it!

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I’ve just completed my entry for the Halloween Jam! I’m quite terrible at writing presentations, but I shall try my best.

My story is titled “Departure”. The name has many meanings, least arcane of all is that it is simply a departure from my usual style of writings. It is also a tale that is very personal to me, for reasons that shall become apparent during a playthrough.

Take a harrowing and surrealist journey down a lonesome road. Drive through the night to make it to your family. Try not to fall victim to hallucinations or exhaustion. Or that oddly shaped shadow that keeps appearing in your rear view mirror. Or those pale white eyes peering out from between the trees. Or the figure in the back seat.

https://dashingdon.com/go/6755

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