TODAY'S THE DAY! FINALLY AT LONG LAST A NEW CRYPT SHYFTER IS HERE!!!
er... I mean.... today WAS the day... but I missed my deadline.
But it's for a good reason, not a bad reason! I didn't miss it because I was being a lazy butthead. I missed it because the game has continued to grow and expand beyond my original plan for it, and it keeps getting better!
I wrote more in the past three weeks than I've written in the past 7 months combined thanks to that deadline I set, and I'm really happy with how this adventure is turning out, so I don't feel like I failed because I missed the post date- kinda the opposite, really. I'm super excited, because I know this game is going to be even better than if I'd posted it today.
Still, I feel kinda bad that some of you guys have been waiting for a new game for over half a year now, and I don't want to leave you hanging. So....
It's not a finished game yet- you can't reach most of the endings, and you'll run into a lot of formatting issues later on in the adventure (as well as probably a handful of typos), but it should be playable all the way through to the final "end of demo" pages you'll eventually hit. Feel free to point out any goofs you notice.
If you want to keep everything a surprise and play a fully-formed adventure, I'll have to ask you to wait about 1 more week while I put the finishing touches on everything and make the finales as badass as possible.
Otherwise, feel free to take a peek at what's been taking shape. It's the same text-based format you've come to know and expect from Crypt Shyfter, but the content is quite different. I don't normally write westerns in any format, let alone a game, so it was fun to play in a new genre.
I think I nailed a lot of the characters' voices: the "aw sucks" tone of Pappy Sawbuck, the "howdy doody" babble from Slingshot, and the "prissy princess" voice of Cassidy. I had a hell of a lot of fun writing for them, and I can honestly say this has been my favorite adventure to write by 10 million bajillion miles.
Even though it's so different from the normal fantasy fare in the series, I will confidently tell anyone who asks "If I only had time to play one game in the series, which would you recommend?" to play Limerick.
So strap on your six-shooters and grab yer hats! Next week we're going on a fuckin' adventure