Werewolves 2: Pack Mentality - BETA TESTERS NEEDED

Werewolves 2: Pack Mentality continues directly on the heels of Werewolves: Haven Rising, seamlessly integrating your choices and experiences into a new tale of survival and loyalty, desperation and betrayal. After escaping the werewolf detention camp of Haven and tasting freedom for the first time in your life, new friends and old allies recruit you in a desperate gambit for the future of your species. Infiltrate “The Nail,” a top secret prison housed in a natural cave shaft several hundred feet below the Earth and perform the impossible—a daring breakout freeing hundreds of werewolves from government captivity. Integrating these new wolves into the greater pack may prove difficult, testing bonds and straining leadership to the breaking point.

Directions for beta-testing:
Email us, beta AT choiceofgames for access. (This changed several months ago, so take note if you haven’t beta tested in a while.)

  • Do not send me DMs/PMs through the forum mail system, Discord, text message, carrier pigeon, or any other method than email.
  • When you send your EMAIL, include: – the game you want to test in the Subject line of the email. – your forum-name – your real name (first and last) — if your family/surname comes first, please indicate that. I will assume that your given name is listed first unless you tell me otherwise.
  • Do not email us multiple times about joining a beta. If you don’t email us as soon as we post a beta, you go into a queue. As we post new drafts, we admit more people from the queue. Eventually, we will get to you.

When you have been admitted to the beta, we will send you a link, a username, and a password as a reply to your email.

When you have feedback to submit:

  • Return feedback to beta@choiceofgames, preferably part of the same email thread/chain, rather than a new one.
  • Please send screenshots or copy/pasted quotes as often as you can; it helps us track down whatever observation you’re making. In particular, the author may see things that you don’t, and/or the screenshot may contain more information than you realize.
  • If you’re submitting feedback using the Bug/Submit button in the game, make sure you include your handle/name in the body of the email. The Submit button obscures your email address, and I can’t give you credit for feedback if I don’t know who you are.

DO NOT POST ASKING WHAT THE BETA EMAIL ADDRESS IS. The first test to becoming a beta tester is inferring what it is based on the above paragraph.

Lastly, you cannot be testing two games at once. Send feedback on one and you can apply to another.

Tips on How to Give Feedback
I’m looking for “high level” and “low level” feedback. Not mid-level feedback.

Low-level = typos and continuity errors. A continuity error is when a character’s gender flips, or someone comes back from the dead, or you run into a plotline that just doesn’t make sense (because it’s probably a coding error).

For these low-level issues, screenshots are very helpful. If you see a problem, take a screenshot, or copy and paste the text that is in error, and email that.

“High level” feedback has to do with things like plot, pacing, and characters. “Scene A didn’t work for me because x, y, and z,” is useful feedback. “B character was entirely unsympathetic, because u, w, and v,” is also useful feedback.

“Mid-level” feedback describes things like grammar, style, word choice, or the use of commas. As I said above, I do not want mid-level feedback. In particular, DO NOT WRITE TO ME ABOUT COMMAS.

“I had a great time and saw only a few spelling errors,” is not useful feedback. In fact, it’s the sort of thing that results in you not being given access to future betas.

Some examples of useful feedback
In Choice of the Dragon, you get to choose what type of wings you have: leather or scaled. Someone wrote in and asked about having feathered wings. Great suggestion! Done!

In “The Eagle’s Heir,” someone asked about Eugenie. They said that the romance moved too quickly–because she only appeared in the last third of the game–and wished they could have had an opportunity to meet her earlier. So the authors added an opportunity to meet her and start the romance earlier in the game (in a scene that already existed).

In “Demon Mark: A Russian Saga” several people commented on how the PC’s parents were unsympathetic, so the authors added a choice or two to deepen the relationship with the parents in the first chapter, to help better establish their characters.

Similarly, pointing out a specific choice and saying, “this is who I imagined my character was at this particular moment, and none of these options seemed right for me. I would have liked an option to do X instead,” is also really helpful feedback.

Another useful piece of feedback: if you choose an #option and then the results of that #option don’t make sense. Like, if you thought an #option might test one stat, but it seems to have tested a different one.


New build! v19992


  • Significantly re-worked romantic scene for Dena after beta tester feedback
  • Made it much more clear in the prologue that the flashback is a flashback
  • Added clarification to Jolon being alive when Bly mentions him at the end of chapter 2
  • Added chapter header quotes to chapters 5, 6, 7, and 8

IN ADDITION: pushing a new build of Werewolves: Haven Rising that incorporates several continuity fixes.


Just wanted to say thank you to all the testers who have submitted feedback so far. Everything is being taken into consideration, and letting me know what you like and don’t like is extremely helpful! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:


New build posted! v20026

  • Fixed several continuity errors and typos
  • Smoothed out a few rough edges in the Bly relationship
  • Added earlier mentions of Maker so she doesn’t seem to appear out of nowhere.
  • Fixed a few issues with the Haven Rising recap

New build posted! v20044


  • Fixed several continuity errors and typos.
  • Fixed 2 pages where male Dena was accidentally gender-flipped to female.
  • Updated elements of intimate Jolon scenes.
  • Added scene to Chapter 6 where your RO will check up on you after you recover.
  • Added some variance to banter with RO to change dialogue up depending on which RO it is.
  • Added Epilogue page breaks and title graphic to make the epilogue content more obviously epilogue content.
  • Replaced an instance of very obvious filler military jargon for real jargon.
  • Realized that I should search for “the the” in everything I ever write, because there were almost 10 of them that nobody noticed so far. Fixed.
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New build posted! v20082

Lots of work on this one. Over 600 typos fixed/edits based on the comments from the 6 seed reads, 3 beta testers’ feedback integrated, and an editor’s notes fixed and integrated.


  • Typos and continuity fixes.
  • Fixed a bug with importing a specific save variable.
  • Fixed cases of some adult content showing after choosing not to see it.
  • Smoothed some cases where Jolon or Dena appears after not seeing either of them for several chapters.
  • Added a large amount of content explaining how the MC got recruited by Sonoma if they are on the ‘Escaped with Williams’ starting path from book 1.
  • Numerous small story-flow tweaks based on beta feedback.
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This game is now going to copyedit, and the beta is closed! Thanks to everyone who sent in feedback.