I’m going to do a small closed beta. I’m looking for 20 really enthusiastic beta testers.
The game is pretty playable at this point for all six missions but it’s become apparent that more testing is needed. Plus there is still more balancing that needs to be done with the level of the encounters and the flow of the game. I’d like to have these problems addressed before I do the Open Beta Buy In.
I’m going to take applications for the next few days and then once I have a decent pool to choose from close the application door. Don’t be upset if you miss this or aren’t selected. Last time I did something like this for Solium Infernum I was overwhelmed with about 150 people asking to test. I’m one guy here and I do the best that I can but managing something like this is really difficult. Most companies have people dedicated to this process and I not only have to coordinate it but then fix the bugs. I end up getting many legitimate bug report emails added to my already spammy days.
So if you are interested in testing out The Occult Chronicles then send me an email at info[at]crypticcomet.com and make the Subject: OC Beta Test.
I also need your full real name and not an internet alias.
Let me know if you have tested for me in the past.
If you have any past testing experience let me know.
You should like rogue likes. This game is basically move around a level, bump into things, play a card game to see what happens, get good stuff, get bad stuff, die a lot. That might not appeal to you.
Please be willing to spend some time with the game. The test will run 3 to 4 weeks and I need testers who are willing to put some play time in. So please have free time to devote to this. i.e. I’m very free, I just finished school, I have lots of time in the evening. etc. I’m not looking for people to spend entire weekends but I’d like something like 20 hours over the next few weeks.
There is also a significant amount of text reading that goes along with the game. About the same amount as when you draw a card in a board game and have to read off what happens.
You should have good English skills otherwise you will probably struggle.
You can’t talk about the game until after I tell you via email that it’s OK.
If you do a decent job testing, i.e. I can tell you made an effort, then I will place your name in the credits in the manual and I’ll send you a free copy when the game is completed.
I Will Contact YOU if you are chosen. Please don’t email asking me about your status.
Again, please don’t feel bad if you don’t hear from me. It’s only me here and organizing something like this is not my strong point. I’m going to take the best first come first serve applicants and notify them via email.
Important: The game is windows XP/Vista/7 only. Yes, I’m still using that silly Adobe Director. The resolution is fixed at 1024 by 768. I play the game in a window but you can also play it full screen with the borders just black. Sorry, but that’s just the way it is.