Seeking Playtesting for a couple of text adventures


#1

“4 Dragons” is a text adventure for Windows XP and above by Patrick Paglan in 2001. Converted by catventure Dec 2018 using TAB for Windows text adventure maker. (PAW/Quill replicant)
This is now released and is published here:
https://catventure.itch.io/4-dragons
Discover the secrets of an alchemist and avenge your people from the dark forces that have taken over the land.
This may not be the final version. If anyone cares to try or give a playtest report with any feedback etc. it would be very welcome and most appreciated.

“Shield Of Destiny” is text adventure for Windows XP and above by George Rawson in 2002. Converted by catventure Dec 2018 using TAB for Windows adventure maker (PAW/Quill replicant)
This is now released and is published here:
https://catventure.itch.io/shield-of-destiny
Rescue a princess and find a magical shield!
This may not be the final version. If anyone cares to try or give a playtest report with any feedback etc. it would be very welcome and most appreciated.

Regards,
catventure.


#2

I’ve noticed you’ve been converting games written for your CAT system to TAB; pretty good idea, honestly.

As far as beta testing goes, how familiar should I be with the originals, if at all?


#3

Hi Gio - Yes. Seemed a shame that those games made on the older CAT system were not running properly on modern Windows; so started converting some of them. I’ve not changed much at all in the rewrite. Text and coding (puzzles) are basically the same as the originals.
The TAB program is a kind of PAW/Quill replicant. A retro text adventure creator based on same principles as popular 80’s 8-bit utes like QUILL, PAW or GAC - and works on Windows XP and above.
tab.thinbasic.com/

Regards,
catventure.