For months now I have been working on my new WIP, a fantasy setting wizard story that re-uses the “engine” of Tokyo Wizard. I’m starting to get close to the point where I want to show it to people, so I want to start by recruiting some beta-testers for it. Quite a few people who have playtested my games in the past (and given good feedback) have expressed interest in playtesting future games, so I would like to start by asking some of them (sorry, at this point I am only going to accept people who have previously offered me feedback in my own games) if they would like an early access to the WIP on this one. Those interested please either post here or send me a private email. I’m hoping a handful of people will accept…
After a few weeks of this private testing I will open it for public testing, and hopefully recruit more playtesters in that way (you may ask, why not just start with a public testing… well, the game already has playthroughs of 22,000 words, meaning that some playtesters will probably do saves at different points in the game, so they don’t have to re-read the story… so I want to just have a few people helping me to check it at first, and then gradually expand). Also, having some early readers can help me “steer” the story of the game (the story is clear in my head… yet readers don’t always agree with me, and I sometimes underestimate the emotional attachment to characters I am planning to kill…)
Anyway, some points on the game:
-You play as a wizard, dozens of spells to learn (same ones as in Tokyo Wizard, plus some new ones).
-Current game length is ~50,000 words, with 22,000 playthroughs at present (rather linear beginning, side missions not implemented yet).
-Setting is a new fantasy world I created, doesn’t have a name yet.
-Expected date when I will be sending the link to this first group of testers: somewhere towards the end of September. I still need to work more on what is already there, and tie in some parts of the story.
And… attaching some of the images and partially completed artwork for the game, just to give you a flavor of it:
Map (still a WIP)
Character concept artwork (still not completed, as I asked my artist to finish instead the art for Hero or Villain: Battle Royale, and some other project that I have that derives on that)