Hi All –
Because Kyle Marquis is a beast, he’s actually almost done with his third game–when Silverworld just came out last month! This third game is an archmage game, entitled Tower Behind the Moon. In his recent author interview, Kyle described Tower like this:
"But you’ve actually also been writing another game, a “shorter” game, alongside Silverworld, called The Tower Behind the Moon. Tell us a little about it.
Tower is a fantasy game about an archmage seeking ascension. Fantasy wizards seem to have a sort of life-cycle, like cicadas: (1) apprentice, (2) adventurer-wizard, (3) wizard-in-a-tower, (4) wizard-god. I wanted to tell a story about what happens in the last month between (3) and (4), about how a wizard escapes the bounds of the mortal world…or fails to do so.
Though there’s still plenty of action–monsters to confront and enemy wizards to duel–Tower is less of an adventure story than Empyrean or Silverworld; it’s quieter and more elegiac. You play a magician who is, in a way, attending their own funeral, wrapping up loose ends before departing to become an archon, or a deity, or an entombed lich or something even stranger. You settle debts, make sure your apprentice and other helpers have a place in a world without you, and try to make peace with the mistakes you made and the things you’ve done for power and knowledge."
So far, he’s written the first six chapters, leaving the seventh/final/climax chapter left to go.
We’d like some testers to play through the game and give us their feedback, much like a traditional beta, just with the last chapter not done yet. Suggestions about things to add to the story as a whole are appreciated.
As per usual, write to me at jason AT choiceofgames and I’ll send you the url, the login, and the password.