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Seeking testers for True Love style dating sim

#1 Post by papillon » Wed Jun 04, 2008 1:43 pm

Upfront warning - this is a completely vanilla school dating sim. There is no hentai, no magic, no aliens, no combat, no minigames. You play a slightly dorky boy, you choose activities, you raise stats, you try to date a variety of girls.

Looking for testers willing to perform the thankless job of playing through the incomplete game multiple times trying different strategies and seeing what's possible, what's impossible, what events can accidentally happen out of sequence, and things like that. And the endings aren't in place yet, so your rewards are few. This is a commercial project (although not a Hanako Games project) so people I at least vaguely know and can vouch for would be preferred. :) The beta isn't ready yet, so you won't hear from me right away - it's getting there, though.
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#2 Post by Aashtarsrain » Wed Jun 04, 2008 1:53 pm

Well, I'm really interested and I would try my best to help with the testing ! I've played a lot of games of that kind (I love playing them over and over to find everything !) and I know what to expect from Ren'Py (if it uses Ren'Py of course) because I've been programming a lot of stuff in different versions for nearly a year now. And I won't pull a face if I'm not accepted :lol: !

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#3 Post by sake-bento » Wed Jun 04, 2008 3:23 pm

::raises hand:: I like trying to break games. I've done some testing and debugging before in college (but not for VNs, just normal old programming). I know I'm still kinda new, so I won't be hurt if you'd rather not use me. XD

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#4 Post by proudy » Fri Jun 06, 2008 7:41 pm

Well im up for it if you'll have me, i've done testing on my uni course, vb.net kinda stuff though, i'm new here and i wont be hurt if you don't choose me

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#5 Post by gekiganwing » Sun Jun 08, 2008 4:04 pm

To papillon:

First question: I know it might be too early to ask, but... Windows only, or multiplatform? (Might not matter to other people, but my PC is aging and might not last much longer.)

Second question: "This is a commercial project (although not a Hanako Games project)..." Are you working with a larger company, other small press game creators, or creating a new imprint? Just wondering.

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#6 Post by papillon » Mon Jun 09, 2008 12:14 pm

It's a RenPy game, it'll be out for at least Mac/Win, I can't remember if the company sells Linux games or not but probably that too. (And no, I still don't know how to use RenPy, I just know people that DO.)

I'm helping out a fellow indie, the game will belong to one of his labels. Still small, not a mainstream juggernaut. :)

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#7 Post by rioka » Mon Jun 09, 2008 3:39 pm

papillon wrote:I'm helping out a fellow indie, the game will belong to one of his labels.
Tell him that it looks great so far. I'm looking forward to the final result! : )

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#8 Post by BellosTheMighty » Sat Jun 14, 2008 3:35 pm

No hentai? But isn't that the fun of it?

Seriously, though. I'd be willing to do some testing, if you'd like. It sounds like fun, and we need more rom-sim games in the market.
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#9 Post by rioka » Mon Jun 16, 2008 12:45 pm

BellosTheMighty wrote:No hentai? But isn't that the fun of it?
I didn't play True Love for the hentai aspect. :| Maybe I'm weird, then?

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#10 Post by chronoluminaire » Mon Jun 16, 2008 12:57 pm

eclipse wrote:
BellosTheMighty wrote:No hentai? But isn't that the fun of it?
I didn't play True Love for the hentai aspect. :| Maybe I'm weird, then?
I don't think you need to take Bellos entirely seriously.
But I didn't play True Love or Season of the Sakura for the hentai either. I may have appreciated it (some of the time :/), but it wasn't the reason I played.
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#11 Post by BellosTheMighty » Mon Jun 16, 2008 4:20 pm

chronoluminaire wrote:
eclipse wrote:
BellosTheMighty wrote:No hentai? But isn't that the fun of it?
I didn't play True Love for the hentai aspect. :| Maybe I'm weird, then?
I don't think you need to take Bellos entirely seriously.
No, you don't. That was tongue-in-cheek. ^_^
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