Hero or Villain: Battle Royale (Released 16th Sept!)

@Einharr wow, seven times! :slight_smile:

Ok, so acting on this feedback (thanks! @Einharr @MartinMarten :slight_smile: ) I have further nuanced the behaviour of two opponents, Blademaster (in this game) and Ruby Psyche (in the first game). They will now have a different form of attack in later round against speeders, which is unavoidable. This is less severe than their normal attack for those rounds, but could easily knock of a speedster with low stamina and no armour (ok, if you have a speedster with high AGI, high armour, high endurance… well, I mean, if wolwerine was a speedster its game over for everybody else right?). Hopefully this adds “a bit” more challenge for speedsters, balancing the game slightly? (especially for the higher difficulties… but yes, still somebody arriving from game 1 and making all the right choices could have an easy time… though maybe slightly less easy now) :slight_smile:

@Runehood66, two more questions added about vampire powers and contacting earth! :slight_smile: (also, added you and @Einharr to private thread with full game link)

@TheJake_Kelly3, yes, this needs to be explained better… basically here its a tradeoff with humanity. Anyway, I added this:

"There are also three types of sub-dermal armour you can use. Cartilage-based products can be expensive, as they involve cloning your own cells in a bio-reactor. Although they offer less protection than silicon or graphite systems, your body will also tolerate them much better. "

@bokeh biggest tip I can think of: write a railroaded (i.e. give the reader NO CHOICE, only use fake_choice commands, every 200 words of text) text, from beginning to end (20,000 long playthrough). Do it, do not show it to anybody, finish it (its 20,000 words, not so long). Arrive at one ending (not three, not five, just one ending… remember, complete railroad!). Then, and only then, allow yourself to branch out and show it to other people. Fear not, by the end of the process your little creature will have ballooned to 25,000-30,000 word playthroughs, and hundreds of thousands of lines in total… but, all this is easier said that done! (in this game I really tried my best to follow my own advice, and just write one long game before giving any real choice… and now its slowly ballooning -and becoming a better game! Playtesters are just so much help!)

@0roxson0 corrected! (well, in the next update, probably later today…)

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Oh, wow! Never thought of that. I can definitely see how writing it that way would give a person more focus to finish the story and not get lost in writing the options.
GREAT tip. Thanks so much for sharing!

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No what I meant was the price, I understand that you lose more humanity but the price was cheaper on the second one and the price on the first one was more expensive

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@Bokeh glad to be of help! Remember, complete railroad, and reach 20,000 word playthroughs! (thats been my secret to finishing this game). But, while doing your “complete railroad”, leave clear places where you will allow the player to later go on side missions (“What will you do tonight?” While writing your railroad just offer the reader a choice to study… but later you can write side-missions!). Once the first railroad is finished, then feel free to expand the game until you run out of steam. When you run out of steam… the submit! The danger of not doing one railroad is that if you run out of steam half way through the game will never be finished… my very first WIP is still not finished…:frowning:

@TheJake_Kelly3 yes, its supposed to be that way… harvesting cartilague and regrowing it should be more expensive than placing silicon inside a body. So, you can go for the cheaper better armour, and take the hit to humanity… or, if you only have a little bit of humanity left, go for the more expensive but worse armour… I wanted some choices to be like that, to make things more complex. But, as I said, this will be explicitly indicated in the text on my next update… hopefully today…

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Gotcha! I’ll take those words to heart. Heck, I even made screenshots of the tip. Thanks again for sharing :blush:

What was your first wip about?

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This is my second attempt at it (basically, I decided that I have to go through it and re-write completely, given everything I learnt after writing it). I will complete it one day, as I have this thing about never letting work go to waste…

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Congrats for almost reaching the finish line!

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Congratulations on reaching the end of this game I imagine it would have been stressful I would have provided input on this if I had been able to but where I live has worse signal then the Mariana trench :laughing: and I was unable to read much then the first few chapters but what I did read was quite good. I only have a suggestion for future use if you decide to. I think it would be a fun idea that if you ever return to earth and you are a villan you could unmask yourself on tv or something similar.

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@Eric_Moser @Lycantrophy thanks! Posting that yesterday felt like a huge relief…

However, I didn’t understand properly the order of things with playtesting the save feature from book 1 (you’d think that having several games under me would make me know the system better…). CoG want to check the save feature for the game at this stage (I thought this would happen later). So, I guess what will be happening in the next few days is that the game will move from dashingon to CoGs servers, and that we can actually continue playtesting even during this period :slight_smile:

So, please feel free to continue posting comments, bugs reports, and thoughts! :slight_smile:

And, just to take the time to say once again thanks to all playtesters and readers who have given feedback or posted words of support. I doubt it would be possible to really finish a game with all the support and energy provided! :slight_smile:

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So i have played like 12 diferent endings from the First game i think there are like 28 endings (in my opinion i dont like alien thing but i will acept it). So i started to play second game and there could be more posible question on beginning like when or how i can come back to earth or more informations about your romance partner if you have one

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@DangerTrick yes, this is one of the things that I need to improve (the connection between the games).

Regarding the icon for the game, there are three options… which one do you like best?

  • First one
  • Second one
  • Third one
  • They are all fine!
  • I don’t like any of them…

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@adrao if you want a better result, you should reduce those images to 57x57 pixels and ask opinions about them. When you scan see the art at fullsize it’s a very different experience than how the users will actually experience it.

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Ok, a new poll, as I’ve now realized my mistake in posting the three images earlier (which are misleading). Basically, this would be the icons as you would see them in your phone. Which one do you prefer… or something else entirely?

  • Icon 1
  • Icon 2
  • Icon 3
  • None of them
  • All are ok
  • I have an alternative suggestion…

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HV icon 1 - cleaned 57x57

HV icon 2 57x57

HV icon 3 57

Hi, just started playtesting the second part, I love it already, but I thought that the beginning recap was too long, maybe you could summarize a little bit, and maybe you don’t need to explain the powers again.
Another thing that would be nice is if we had a side mission were we go on a date with someone, like in the first one of the series.
BTW, how can I play the rest of it?

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I very much enjoyed the demo. My only real suggestion after my first playthrough is that you might want to rename Earth Fury, since they don’t seem to be from Earth. There are probably only 2 or 3 people who even know our planet by that name in the stadium. Maybe Arboreal Avenger?

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i actually like that alot

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Will we be able to overthrow the elders and set up our own galatic empire in rhis?

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There is a bug in this game

-If you choose “build semi-sentient robots” on the engineering menu An error appears that says " No selectable choices "

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And i like your game, the whole story is futuristic, weapons, armor, everything is futuristic. I have a lot of prepared saves for when this one is released

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