After many, many months of tweaking things here and there and adding this and that, I’ve managed to get to a point where I can continue with Part 2 of my IntroComp entry “Resonance”. Mind you, Part 1 isn’t perfect (or even done to the extent that I want it) but it is improved a bit thanks to all of the feedback that I recieved, and the rest I’ll deal with later.
First of all, I’d like to ask for a huge favor. Since I have so many stats and so many ways of changing them, balancing them is becoming a very time consuming problem. If anyone would be willing to help by entering the beta mode of the game, that would be awesome. The beta mode is available at the first menu; just choose “Enter test mode” and then “beta”. This plays exactly like the regular game, except that it has an intentional bad label error at the end. If you could play through and then send that error report to me, it’ll let me see your final stats and I can get a better sense of the range of everything right now.
Of course, this isn’t mandatory. You can play through the game normally and completely ignore the beta mode if you want.
Other than that, I’m happy to hear any comments/complaints/opinions/questions/suggestions/problems you have with the game so far. I know I tend to have a lot of spelling and grammar issues (I’ve got a volunteer editor helping me soon), and I’ve found a logic inconsistancy or two while testing it myself. Also, if you think there should be an option that I didn’t include, I’d be happy to consider it. I don’t think there are any errors, aside from the one in beta, but I haven’t had time to go through every single part of the game myself. Randomtest seems to think it’s fine, though.
If it takes a little while in between updates, it’s because I run things by a few alpha testers first in order to clear up the major errors. I do (usually) keep my twitter updated with my progress, though.