BETA Time!

Finally, it’s here.  Or more specifically, here:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/95522906/Instant%20Replay%20-%20Beta%20Test.7z

A word of warning, I forgot to mention that the WSAD keys and mouse move you around, but they’re there in the options and you can remap the keys if you want.  Also the ENTER key is the only way to time travel at the moment, and will send you back the maximum amount of time (5 minutes or when you started, whichever is shorter).  Don’t worry, I’ll do something about that before the second Beta.

It works with my computer which has the following basic stats:

  • RAM: 3.68 GB usable
  • CPU: Intel Core i3 @2.4GHz per core
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT420M with 1GB RAM
  • OS: Windows 7 64bit Home Premium with SP1

This is the first of two Beta tests.  In this one, I’m trying to find out what players think of it as it is, how difficult they find the level to solve, and what else they’d like to see in it.  Bug squashing takes a secondary role, but if you find any big ones, I’d like to hear about them.

Speaking of which, I’ll be making a survey for you guys to fill out, and the first question will probably be along the lines of “Can you start the game?”.

Now this Beta version doesn’t have a whole heap of things that I will implement before the next Beta like:

  • Sound effects
  • Music
  • More Particle Systems
  • More Options
  • Level Selection
  • Persistent Settings
  • Better HUD
  • More Levels
  • Option Screen Backgrounds (Suggestions anyone?)
  • An actual title to the Splash Screen
  • Controllable Time Travel

If I have time I’ll add:

  • Shadows
  • A full Save/Load system

Oh yeah, a LOT more for me to do.  You may also be wondering why I only have one level in there at the moment.  Well I definitely know that the level is passable and frankly, it’s the one I’ve been doing most of my testing on, due to its having a nice variety of tasks.

God, this is nerve-wracking.  I’m just hoping you don’t hate it…

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2 Responses to BETA Time!

  1. Godfrey Bailey says:

    Hi, Windows7 isn’t allowing me to open the .7Z file so I haven’t seen the game.

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