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Stream of Consciousness: Trials and tribulations

  • Marrend
  • 01/24/2013 06:57 PM
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I had this vision for how this game begins, and how it ends. When it comes to the journey of how players get from that beginning to that end, I'm not as certain with things. This isn't to say that I don't have an idea, I'm just not really sure if I really want to use it.

So, what is this idea, one might ask? In a word: trials. So far, the Matsumori series has had players unlock certain abilities through various trials. In Matsumori Days, players got magic. In Arbiters From Another World, players got Sataro's summons. However, several problems arise from this idea. Firstly, Konae Detective Agency, doesn't really have characters who have unlockable skills. Second, there is no doubt in my mind that Matsumori High is going to be an area that is available in the last chapter of the game. It seems to me that if there are any trials anywhere in this game, Matsumori High would be the place to have them.

You might already be seeing the circular train of thought here, going from "I need something for the mid-game" to "Well, there's trials?" to "Matsumori High had trials!" to "Wait, Matsumori High is an end-game area." right back to "I need something for the mid-game." Frustrating, I know.

The good news, if you can call it that, is that, with one notable exception, I haven't received anything from my beta-testers yet about the initial demo I handed them. I'm taking this situation to mean that the other testers either haven't gotten around to doing any testing (Huzzah for procrastination!), or have higher-priority things to do (Hey, things happen!). Which means that I have time to think about this some more or perform procrastination myself before I get started on the next version of the game for my team of devoted(?) testers to test.

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I did tell you what I think of the beta. Didn't the other testers reply to you at all ? :P
I been posting here on the site, but sick with broncitus {sp?]. Not much energy for games. Ive done some work with Marrend in the past and am a fan of his games, but havent been able to play. :(
Marrend
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author=Mr_Detective
I did tell you what I think of the beta. Didn't the other testers reply to you at all ? :P


I said "one notible exception", didn't I? Anyway, outside of bigtime's post just now? Nope, haven't heard a thing! Speaking of that...

author=bigtime
I been posting here on the site, but sick with broncitus {sp?]. Not much energy for games. Ive done some work with Marrend in the past and am a fan of his games, but havent been able to play. :(


This falls into the "stuff happens" category. I mean, you haven't played the game yet, but it's good to hear from you, at the very least. This leaves Adon237 as the only one who's has not made contact with me since he accepted being a beta-tester.
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