Psy High 2: High Summer — What if summer could last forever?

We’re proud to announce that Psy High 2: High Summer, the latest in our popular “Choice of Games” line of multiple-choice interactive-fiction games, is now available for Steam, Android, and on iOS in the Choice of Games Omnibus app. It’s 35% off until August 22nd!

What if summer could last forever? With your psychic powers and a little time magic, it can!

Psy High 2: High Summer is a 270,000 interactive teen supernatural mystery novel by Rebecca Slitt, and the sequel to her 2014 smash hit, Psy High. It’s entirely text-based, without graphics or sound effects, and fueled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.

One year after saving Kingsport High at the junior prom, you’ve graduated, and you’re working as a counselor at a sleepaway camp before heading off to college. Your power to read minds certainly comes in handy when you’re in charge of a cabin full of nine- and ten-year-olds! You’re responsible for taking care of them and teaching them everything you know. But you’re also enjoying a summer of freedom: you’re away from your parents and on your own.

Camp Cedarcrest has its share of mysteries. Why do the people in the camp’s photos look like they never age? Why is the groundskeeper always lurking on the edges of the camp? Why can’t your friends remember what happened last summer? And what about the ghost stories? Generations of campers tell stories about seeing “the White Lady” floating through the woods.

All your friends from Kingsport High (and their powers) are just a text away: you can always look to your best friend for support, ask the editor of the school newspaper to help with research, or sneak a date with your hometown sweetheart.

But in order to make it through the summer, you’ll have to find the truth about Camp Cedarcrest. And when you discover a powerful source of time magic, you also learn that it comes with a high price. How far are you willing to go to preserve or destroy it?

• Play as male, female, or nonbinary; gay, straight, or bi.
• Find summer love with your co-counselor or a mysterious stranger; or deepen your relationship with your high school sweetheart.
• Sing songs around the campfire, eat s’mores, make friendships that will last forever.
• Learn magic from a powerful mentor, and teach magic to a new generation.
• Earn your campers’ love – or just ignore them and have your own fun.
• Win Colorwars!
• Save Camp Cedarcrest – or shut it down for good
• Explore a secretive society and its powerful magic.
• Be a good influence on your campers, or teach them to be troublemakers, just like you.

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I have just started playing the first one, looking forward to playing this one once I have finished it.

Really really good sequel, and the writing was top notch. Cant wait for a third book. The only thing i found annoying was how there wasnt an ending where you could set up the timeless circle to absorb time from the planet itself. Even if it was horribly inefficient, a hundred million years of time would literally be all you would need. That option was so obvious i was suprised when it wasnt there, as it would’ve been a win win for everyone. But overall, this was an amazing COG. Congrats on the succesful release, man.

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Loved it! Played it all through in one sitting. This one in particular had so much personal appeal to me-- magic, summer camp, timey wimey stuff. Not to mention my favorite CoG love interest of all time!

cogmeme

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I’ve played twice and get that error.

Summary

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I am getting the same error as well.
psyhigh2

Just pushed a new version to everything except Steam and GPS standalone.

It’ll take Steam a bit to update.

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Works perfectly fine now. Thanks!:blush:

Just wanted to say this really nailed the emotional impact – twice, really. The whole bittersweet “graduating high school and leaving your childhood behind” as well as really capturing the feel of a summer camp experience. Got me right in the feels (and made me replay part 1 wherein your best friend since kindergarten works up the courage to declare her love for you and welp, now I can’t do any of the other RO paths because I can’t bring myself to break her heart).

Really, really enjoyed it!

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im getting this error code

any idea when this will be fixed?

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Probably within 8-10 hours from now. The author and editor are abroad at the moment and it’s 4:00am there right now.

(I see this is your first post; welcome! Two things to be aware of—we only have a staff of six, and bugs should be reported over email to support AT choiceofgames DOT com.)

ETA: I think I fixed the issue but it’s going to take a bit before the fix is updated in app.

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Psy Yi Yi… can’t wait to start reading this!!!

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I am currently in the second chapter and I found a really subtle masterly done small scene that really sounds how official cog has advanced since the first volume.

I liked a lot first one but it was straightforward like one of those Teen tv shows. And in many flavor choices, there were Oh you are right!!! Yes, Wonderful!

And those awkwardly written flavor text snippets had in past that were supper dupper obvious.

Here, however, started about Alison as a best friend quite linear. But a subtle scene appears crafting a realistic dialogue about starting College and left everything behind. If you as I role a powerful seeking character that dies go out and get fame and directly says so.

There is a subtle discussion that shows in few lines, how the two friends are a drift away from their childhood in different directions. There is no annoying telling is direct well-crafted dialogue.

So Well done. I don’t know if I will like the rest of the game. But that simple scene deserves the price of the game already.
Edit I just met Justine or I will call her Mara junior. That’s a kid I like. The game sold lol !!! She is so Mara like.

Edit2. I love the game However, I have a criticism That could be easily removed. The choices to hang out with our old friends. I choose a role that has zero relationships with them so in the 30s relationship with all old friends. being forced to hang out with Haley or Alison … It has no sense because we are there looking pissed each other in each scene. I understand that is for romance people go smooching.

But for myself and Ace Aro we should have a, I focused on improving X stat or In improving my magic. It is easy to fix.

I choose first I was hesitant to know I like Pearl then the game takes that as I was interested. It should have asked for I don’t found Pearl interesting.

In fact, as I found the first game I literally hate romance choices. As I am not bottom submissive and all romances are bully dominant tops that want to tie me in a tree so no way I will romance any of them.

Edit Final. I ended the game. As I said zero relationships with Alison, I didn’t talk with her at all. Except mandatory.

Sincerely, I think I should have a different epilogue with her

I had

remember. The conversation bounces back and forth between you, full of “do you remember?” and “wasn’t it cool when?”

You’ve spent most of your lives together; the only people you’ve known for longer are your relatives.

Maybe once you leave for college, it won’t be this way; maybe when you and Alison live in different places, you won’t connect as easily.

But for now, you do.

My opinion. With my lack of friends and high power-hungry this scene has no sense at all. It needs more flavour for power-seekers s my epilogue is for a good friend not for a leech of power

Overall, the game is solid and have some subtle well-crafted dialogues. It feels rushed towards the last two chapters and has lots replay value. I will give like 7.8/10

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Just wanted to say that overall, I really loved the game. It was nice to revisit the universe, even if a different fashion…now it really wants me to see one more game set in the first year of college or so.

However, I will say that I did have a problem with the game; I ran into a couple of bugs. Some were the normal wrong pronouns/code accidentally showing/sort of thing, stuff which is easily rectified…these I don’t really notice except for reporting purposes. However, I did experience one bug of which proved game breaking at times.

I’ve already reported these (sent in screenshots, etc.) and I know they will get fixed, but I can’t help but feel the game breaker should have been caught before release.

I actually held off writing a review for this because what would be a positive review would turn negative because I would feel obligated to say ‘don’t get this game until this bug that broke the game was fixed.’

I realize not everyone experienced it, and things can be wonky on the player’s end, but I did hit it often enough yesterday that I put the game aside.

And I know this is a bit of an aside, but I’m cool with not incorporating all the endings. As was said, the game was meant to be a stand alone.

That said, I do think it serves as a good reminder to writers in general that if they think a CoG/HG they are working on might get a sequel, then one should plan for that.

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Certainly for Hosted Games, yes. But for Choice of Games…It’s such a tightrope for us and our authors to walk. Plan for a sequel that you’re not getting and players complain the story feels incomplete. Don’t plan for one, people complain that not every ending transfers. If it isn’t strictly obvious, we don’t commission sequels for unsuccessful games, and we don’t commission them for games which seem complete in themselves and/or have far too many divergent endings (see Robots, Magics).

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Pretty good. I gotta say though, this, as well as the first one, feel really short. Maybe it’s the pacing or something. Some games just have short chapters. Still, it’s good but feels short. Is this a compliment?

new MC?

Just finished my first play through and I feel like I only barely scratched the surface of all the things it was possible to do in this game, I loved the ending I got, but I’m looking forward to trying out some of these other paths that look so intriguing. I had a really great time playing this, and it felt awesome to continue my MC’s story from the first game.

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which ending and romances carry over?

And I think all romances can be taken to the sequel.

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