New Hosted Game! "The War for the West" by Lucas Zaper

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As the ruler of a province in the Western Peninsula, it will be expected of you to hold court and make yourself available to petitioners, settling disputes and delivering justice to the land and its inhabitants.

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The War for the West is a grimdark 485,000 word interactive medieval fantasy novel by Lucas Zaper – @MahatmaDagon.

Among your duties will be to administer the money collected from taxes and see that it is well spent, be it in improvements to the local infrastructure or in purchasing personal objects and services. You will also need to manage your relationship with other powers and arrange a proper suitor for marriage, which will serve both to ensure the continuation of your lineage and consolidate your alliances.

But even if diplomacy fails, the military will always be at your command, ready to suppress rebellions and defend your fief against foreign invaders. To guarantee their supremacy in the field of battle, you must keep a steady flow of recruitment and enforce constant training.

Alas, not all problems can be dealt with by soft words and sharp blades. In such circumstances, one may find that there is little a few drops of poison or a well-placed agent cannot solve.
This all may appear overwhelming at first, but you will count with the assistance of your counselors, each with their own specialties. Their advice will prove invaluable as you navigate through the dangerous dynamics of the realm’s politics.

If you can keep their treachery in check, that is.

  • Play as a Lord or a Lady, and find pleasure wherever you see fit.
  • Fight in the open field, withstand a siege, join your enemy or avoid conflict entirely.
  • Marry for love, power, or convenience, and use lovers to settle your lust if necessary.
  • Bow to the church or defy it by joining the northern heresy or making your own religion.
  • Uncover the secrets of your lineage and the ancient mysteries of the world, as well as many hidden endings.
  • Make allies and enemies as you visit neighboring provinces and interact with other nobles.
  • Decide over a vast number of random events that might happen as you hold court.
  • Build your army and test it in battle against your enemies.
@MahatmaDagon developed this game using ChoiceScript, a simple programming language for writing multiple-choice interactive novels like these. Writing games with ChoiceScript is easy and fun, even for authors with no programming experience. Write your own game and Hosted Games will publish it for you, giving you a share of the revenue your game produces.
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Congrats @MahatmaDagon can’t wait to finally play the full game!

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Omg Omg Omg

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Coingrats @MahatmaDagon; any game inspired by Crusader Kings 2 should do well :slight_smile:

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hey, i think i encountered a bug. I was playing through the free demo on the COG website and on the first day right after i read the letter from the king and asked for one of my councilor’s advice, i chose to promote a ball and then there was this cut-scene of us (the MC) having a nightmare looking back to our husband and then we jumped down from the balcony. But then at the next scene, it immediately talked about our MC going through the woods and our knights were being snatched up one-by-one. Even though i didn’t choose the “to go hunting” option at all. And then when i clicked to continue with the progress of the story, i never got to have my ball at all :joy:

Edit: Congratulations nevertheless to the author for the release of your game :smiley:

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Wait, can you not restore a saved game if you die?

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Finally

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Report bugs to support@choiceofgames.com.

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Done :slight_smile: just thought i’d give a heads up first in the forums

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I waited this game for so long and i have to say it was well worth the wait. :heart_eyes::heart_eyes:

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amazing game, I love it. congrats @MahatmaDagon;

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So excited for this! Not able to buy it today but will asap. Congrats @MahatmaDagon

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I’m also happy that this one came out today as well :smiley::smiley::smiley:

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Somehow it gave me an error when I tried to play it on hosted games.

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I have a quick question. How many potential ROs are there? I mean I do remember one in the demo but I just wanted to know. Lol sorry if its super irrelevant. Amazing story nonetheless :v::sunglasses::purple_heart:

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About 10 I think.

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@Natman1025 @Eiwynn @TheWarsOfStars @Kakuzu @meero @flux201 @Terrell_Williams

Thanks everyone! :heart_eyes:

It was a stupid mistake on my part. I ended up only letting people load their games from the court menu… which of course you can’t access if you are dead.

It’s been fixed. The update should come up anytime now.

From the top of my head:

Summary

Vradnir
Jenneth
Nada
Vayden
Ullus
Danna
Dannel
Petka
Wyneva
Hereya
Kenrir

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Right?

I died because of having too many knights, lmao I laughed so hard because of how unexpected it was; that will teach me to mess with the code

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Important question, can we become king/queen? And another important question, how to kill this tentacled menace, that appeared after the meteorite?