I find myself in possession of a ~250,000 word interactive novel that, despite my darkest fears, seems to have some merit. The Butler Did It was a finalist in the Choice of Games contest, and I’d like to polish it up for publication as a Hosted Game.
I’m looking for a limited number of beta testers to play the game and give me any and all feedback, from story and writing, to gameplay elements and use of stats.
The genre is spy adventure. The setting is steampunk, until it’s not.
It is not a murder mystery. You are the butler, and you most definitely did it.
Life in the City is tough. There’s never quite enough to eat, there’s never quite enough work, and your friends have a nasty habit of getting snatched up by the Constables and their bots. When the majordomo of a Great House offers you employment, a warm bed, and all the food you can eat, it’s a tempting offer. Never mind that the alternative is a long stay in the City Dungeons.
It doesn’t take long to realize that things are a little bit off here, to say the least. At Coburg Manor, you’ll make friends, battle enemies, and uncover a mystery far deeper and stranger than you ever imagined.
Reply here if you’re interested, and I’ll send out the game in the next few days. This is a completed, ~250,000 word game that needs work, so it will likely take you some time to get through. I’ll plan to start updates after my current writing project is done on 5/15.