Thursday, September 18, 2014

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Testers wanted for Destiny Quest Infinite

Hello all!  This email just appeared in my inbox.  Maybe YOU can be a HERO and help here release an app of the beloved Destiny Quest gamebooks, written by Michael J. Ward.

Development for our digital gamebook DestinyQuest Infinite is nearing an end, and we're ready to squash some pesky last bugs and put a polish on the user experience. Whether you’ve been a gamebook fan since you were a kid or you’ve never even heard of the genre before, we want to make sure DQI is fun to play and easy to understand. 

Now we need some help: we're looking for testers for our game-meets-book.  We're interested in people from different walks of life and different levels of experience with gamebooks.

To apply, anyone interested just needs to fill out this form: We'll then select a handful of people to test with. 

You can find more information about DestinyQuest Infinite on our website or by following us on Twitter @QuestForge.

Below is some additional information:

Testers will:

Play through the Prologue and one quest of DestinyQuest Infinite in a Skype session. (This should only take about 30 minutes).
Share your thoughts as they play: what's good, what't bad, what’s confusing.
We'll do the rest! There is no technical knowhow or previous experience required.

As a way of saying thanks, testers will receive:

A free copy of Act 1 of DestinyQuest Infinite when it becomes available.
A listing of their  name (or nickname) on our website.
A chance to play DestinyQuest Infinite before anyone else!

Again, the form is located at this link: . We'd appreciate if you spread the news. 




Testing the feed out

Hello  gamebookers!  I've been tinkering around on the internet to find ways to bring you news more Gamebook Feed should automatically make a post linking to it.  Hopefully this works!
easily.  In doing so, I've discovered Buffer, Feedly and If This Then That.  Between them, they have managed to get my feedly posts on my Twitter feed.  However, that is not all.  If this works properly, then whenever a blog about gamebooks makes a post, then the

If it does, then I won't need to post feeds around the blog.  You will just get posts on the blog whenever someone else does it.  If you want to see which sites and blogs I am using, have a look at this Google Drive folder.  The list of websites in the Excel document is a list of websites that when they get updated, I will automatically tweet the updates on Twitter.  The OPML file is my Feedly file.  I have two categories - for Fightign Fantazine is the sites that I look at for Fightign Fantazine news and they are the ones I tweet about automatically.  Gamebook Blogs is the category that will get mentioned on the Gamebook Feed.

Let's see what happens.