November 20 Update: Still looking for a few people! Thanks to all who have volunteered. Plan is still to send out a story file December 1.
Greetings, all. Since everyone’s been so busy with comps, I’d like to queue up some people for beta testing in December. I’d like to get feedback by the end of the month (December) or first week of January. Without giving too much away, here’s what players can expect.
~100K words in the story file.
~70K words of text output.
Southern US setting
The main throughline of the game is very brief, and yes, it will be good to test that, but I’m looking for curious testers who enjoy finding secrets and hidden content.
My goal is to do this December testing, then do at least one more round in February or so. Ultimately, I hope to release in Spring Thing.
Perhaps ten instances of curse words, frank discussion of mental illness, including fantasies of self-harm, references to substance abuse, references to child neglect.
A few people have directly stated their interest already. I’ll be in touch! Otherwise, please PM me to express interest or to ask questions about the game. Asking questions here is fine, too. The more, the merrier! If I haven’t closed the thread, I’m still looking.
If mods don’t object, I may bump this later in the month.
I automatically parsed it as International Organisation for Standardization, assuming you were being very fussy about the quality of your playtesters. I hope the ones you’ve recruited meet the required standard!
Me too. That’s why I asked. However, I thought it was International Standards Organisation (ISO). Your response prompted me to look it up. You were right, of course, and I found that “our founders decided to give it the short form ISO. ISO is derived from the Greek ‘isos’, meaning equal.” I’ll bet this was determined by a committee.
If the International Organisation for Standardization can’t even get their own acronym right, what hope have they got for standardising more important things?
This may be an urban myth but I seem to recall that English speaking countries wanted the time standard to be called Coordinated Universal Time (CUT) and the French wanted it to be Temps Universel Coordonné (TUC) so they ended up going with UTC…