This is the discussion thread for the public beta for Zombie Exodus: Safe Haven, Part 3.
Currently you can help test chapter 8. This chapter is sitting at around 140,000 words. Chapters 9, 10, and 11 are in closed beta, and the total size of Part 3 is around 395,000 words.
Below are a list of guidelines for testing:
- Keep all comments in this thread.
- Good feedback is sometimes specific to your primary MC but should often be generalizable to other MCs.
- Your saved games cannot be loaded outside of the app. CoG does not give developers access to this. I added a save system if you want to try it out. It pops up at the top of the form after the first click on next. For those familiar with CJW’s save system, this is the one I’m using. It may not work between major updates.
I am borrowing from CoG’s beta notes. I’m looking for “high level” and “low level” feedback. Mid-level feedback, like grammar errors and typos, are acceptable but not priority.
Low-level = 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).
“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, or the use of commas.
If you have not played Part 1 or 2, please go do that now as this beta picks up directly after the events of chapter 7.
For those of you have played Part 2 and need a recap, please click the arrow below.
Part 2 Recap
Your group has been surviving on a hilltop outside of Nightfall, Colorado where the story began. You have struggled to remain alive while fighting off hordes of zombies and the elements. At the end of chapter 7, your group had a confrontation with the Silverthorne Militia, a band of survivors from a nearby FEMA camp. Directly after that confrontation, a tow truck pulled up to your caravan. This is when you met Eli, who offered to take you to his Junkyard where he can fix your vehicles. Eli does not seem to know about the viral outbreak.
Thank you for testing and I hope you enjoy the start of Part 3!