I have been working pretty hard the last few months, after the release of Hero or Villain: Genesis:
Today, I want to start the official playtesting of the second part, Hero or Villain: Battle Royale.
The story picks up where the first part finished, though until the save system for the first part is implemented you’ll have to create a new character (sorry, I still don’t fully know how to do this, but it will happen).
-Current version has a playthrough length of ~26,000 words. Full game so far has a length of ~43,000 or so, with the anticipated final count being ~45,000 or so (Part 1 was around ~41,000, with a total word count of 350,000 at present).
-The “main sequence” of the game is finished, though most of the side missions, conversation with characters, etc, are still to be coded (currently only one of the RO is coded, so you can only interact with her in that sense).
-I will only be releasing the first 2/3rds of the game on this public site. If you want to playtest the entire game, you need to provide feedback (either on this thread or private messages). Note that I have VERY THICK skin, nothing you say is going to affect me. So, if you don’t like something, say it bluntly (I will be happy with this, I’d rather hear it in the forums than later from people who buy the game). I will not be accepting playtesters for the entire game who do not provide some feedback.
-Feedback can be: bug reports (screenshots are very helpful); instances where you thought you should have been able to use a power, but were not given an option; extra dialogue options you would like (“while talking to character $$$$, I wanted to say $$$$$”); structural issues with the game; extra side missions that you would like to see, etc
-I will not be adding any further powers to the game. It’s already a nightmare to code all this. As I said, any suggestions on places to use existing powers are welcome (i.e. “when sneaking into the factory, I thought I should be able to use my teleport power to…”