Strayed: New choice-based mystery looking for testers

We’re releasing our first interactive short story this summer! Strayed is a dark, atmospheric tale in the tradition of Stephen King or Dean R. Koontz. You’re only fifteen miles from home; but those fifteen miles are a lonely road through woods drenched in mystery, that many locals dare not enter. Rain batters your windscreen; your radio reports an aggressive beast, lashing out against passers-by; and there is something – something – waiting on the road ahead. Your decisions will matter in this game; perhaps more than you think.

Strayed is an interactive story about choices, written for an audience that loves a mystery. Our goal with Strayed is to make something both accessible and thought-provoking, a tale for adults who may have not read IF before. Our 4-person team at Adventure Cow is comprised of veterans in the gaming and IF worlds. Strayed is written in Grass, an experimental system for converting Twine-like markup into stories playable on iOS, Android, and the Web.

Adventure Cow owes a great deal of appreciation to the members of the indie developer, interactive fiction and visual novel communities who have supported this process. We now need your help! We want playtesters who enjoy interactive tales, and story-based games. Sign up now to try the game for free.

We’ll be talking about Strayed more on our blog.