Who wants a sneak peak at TRC?

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Who wants a sneak peak at TRC?

Post by BasiliskWrangler » July 10th, 2018, 11:23 am

Here's the situation:

We're making a sci-fi RPG that is different in many ways to anything that has been done before. Because of this, it is absolutely essential that we make sure the gameplay experience is accessible to as many players as possible. While a lot of "inside" people (colleagues in the video game business, friends, and family) have given us positive feedback, we have yet to get feedback from anyone who will be playing the game- our potential customers.

We would like to offer someone an exclusive experience: play 30 minutes of our game and let us know what you think. Give us your good and bad comments. Suggestions for improvements. Find a bug or two. Heap praise on us for our brilliant design, or sling sh!t on us for our confusing mess of a game...we want all of it. We need it all.

The lucky person will learn what the game is titled and experience about 30 minutes of pre-alpha gameplay (representing the demo section of the game).

The lucky person will need to be: exceptionally trustworthy, preferably a long-time fan/customer of Basilisk Games, very experienced in RPGs of all kinds, and able to keep it secret and private until we are ready to make an official announcement. Oh, and right now it is only a Windows game- sorry Mac and Linux people. We will port the game to other platforms once we hit the beta stage.

If you think you are ready for such an important and huge responsibility, respond to this thread. Tell me why you want to be considered. What were the last 5 games you've played? Did you beta test for me in the past?

We'll pick someone (probably via private message) in early August.

[Edit #1] Oh, I should also say that TRC is NOT an isometric, sprite based engine. It is not the next-gen Eschalon engine. This game will require (at least) a mid-level gaming PC and a decent graphics card. The engine is full 3D with modern GPU effects via DX11/OpenGL. So dusting off a 10-year-old PC with 2 gigs of Ram probably won't work. As a gamer, being somewhat comfortable in a first-person view would be helpful.
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Re: Who wants a sneak peak at TRC?

Post by SpottedShroom » July 10th, 2018, 12:58 pm

I'll happily boot up Windows as necessary to help test. I'm certainly not representative of the modern mainstream gamer, though. The last few games I've played were Pokemon Go, Balrum, and Life is Strange. The fact that I can't easily remember 5 off the top of my head probably isn't a good sign. I do have a ton of RPG experience, mainly of the old-school variety: Ultima 6&7, D&D Gold Box, Eye of the Beholder, Fallout 1&2, Avadon, etc. The last "modern" RPGs I played were Dragon Age, Mass Effect 3, and Fallout: New Vegas. I tested for you once before on Eschalon Book III. I have a gaming PC that should be up to the task.
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Re: Who wants a sneak peak at TRC?

Post by MyGameCompany » July 10th, 2018, 6:21 pm

I, too, would happily boot up Windows to help! I'm primarily a Mac person nowadays, but I still have my old development PC running Windows 7. If your game can run on Windows 7, I'll be glad to test it out for you and give you some feedback. As a former game developer, I might spot some things others would miss. And I've been itching for a good sci-fi RPG... we need more of those!

My 5 most recent RPGs I've played: "Battle Chasers: Nightwar", "Breath of the Wild", "Xenoblade Chronicles 2", "Xenoblade Chronicles X", and "Avadon 3 - The Warborn". Of course, I've also played all of the Eschalon games, all of the Avadon series, and all of the recent Avernum remakes. I also still love playing older RPGs like Interplay's Lord of the Rings, Golden Sun, Baldur's Gate, etc.
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Re: Who wants a sneak peak at TRC?

Post by BasiliskWrangler » July 10th, 2018, 7:03 pm

Oh, I should also say that TRC is NOT an isometric, sprite based engine. It is not the next-gen Eschalon engine. This game will require (at least) a mid-level gaming PC and a decent graphics card. The engine is full 3D with modern GPU effects via DX11/OpenGL. So dusting off a 10-year-old PC with 2 gigs of Ram probably won't work. As a gamer, being somewhat comfortable in a first-person view would be helpful.
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Re: Who wants a sneak peak at TRC?

Post by blatherbeard » July 10th, 2018, 7:53 pm

When would you need this by? the pc im using now prob wouldnt be great but im on the road til end of july. Be back at my gaming pc around july 28th(providing no wife aggro for being gone so long and can squeeze 30 mins in ha ha)

so not available til end of july/beginning of august which would be a nice b day present to me! LOL
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Re: Who wants a sneak peak at TRC?

Post by minhvipkk » July 11th, 2018, 2:09 pm

How many person do you guys want to test this game? I would love to test it for you. My computer is not a very good one though. And I've worked with other developers in the past (some are game translation, which is partly testing as well).
I've been a fan of all 3 Eschalon Books and recently I've played all games that's nearly the same as your games, like Exiled Kingdoms, Underrail, Shadowrun, The Banner Saga series and Ash of Gods (I dropped this game because of bugs and I'm waiting for updates). Other RPG games I've played are the Tales series, Fallout 3, Darkest Dungeon and Evenicle (this game is kind of a erotic game, but oh well, I have lots of tastes :wink: )

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Re: Who wants a sneak peak at TRC?

Post by Kreador Freeaxe » July 11th, 2018, 2:29 pm

I would certainly be willing to give it a test. If you haven't already selected the tester. I did just upgrade to a newer iMac. Not exactly a screaming gaming machine, but certainly should be capable.

EDIT: Oops. Saw the "PC" part. Hm. Maybe I can get my brother to drive back to town with his gaming laptop.
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Re: Who wants a sneak peak at TRC?

Post by SpottedShroom » July 11th, 2018, 3:53 pm

Kreador Freeaxe wrote:
July 11th, 2018, 2:29 pm
I would certainly be willing to give it a test. If you haven't already selected the tester. I did just upgrade to a newer iMac. Not exactly a screaming gaming machine, but certainly should be capable.

EDIT: Oops. Saw the "PC" part. Hm. Maybe I can get my brother to drive back to town with his gaming laptop.
Hey, you can always run Windows with Boot Camp.

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