Great forums!! I have been going through the forums trying to find answers to my questions, but I have some pretty specific questions that I couldn’t find.
I should probably give a little background as to WHY I am wanting a CYOA game. I have been doing research for the past few years on media’s influence on people’s attitudes towards to use of torture in interrogations. Not to get too into it, I have written my Master’s thesis on that topic and have done follow-up studies, etc. I have presented research at a few psychological conferences and am in the processes of writing for publication.
That is why I am here now. I am looking to develop a CYOA game where the player assumes the role of an interrogator and has options on what they would do to the suspect, traditional interrogation all the way through to options of torture. I want to see if people will choose the more extreme methods of torture and how long it takes them to move towards those options.
My main concerns are:
A. Is there a way to save users responses, I need to be able to see what options the users choose and what path they take.
a2. Is there a way to use, but hide the stats screen. I could use the stats screen to code in a “torture vs interrogation” methods scale, but I wouldn’t want the player to see that, as it may skew the results.
B. Is there a way to install a timer to see how long it takes someone to complete the game, so I can determine if the participant is reading the scenarios and not rushing through.
b2. Is there a way to install a countdown clock. The plot of the game will be assuming the role of an interrogator, and you will be interrogating the suspect to extract information to stop an attack, the countdown timer would induce a sense of urgency, panic and the “ticking bomb” scenario.
Overall, this is the best CYOA community that I have found, but if there isn’t a way to log and save players data, then I don’t think this would be a viable option. If these things can’t be done, would anyone have any suggestions and ideas of any other programming options. My research is on a stand still until I can figure this out.
Unfortunately I know little to nothing about all of this.
Thanks in advance for any and all answers and advice!