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    Default The Parenting Simulator: A Family-Themed CYOA

    My second interactive fiction title released today on iOS, Google Play and the Amazon App Store. TPS is a fairly unique title where you take a child from birth to adulthood through a series of events where what you choose helps to shape who they become. Iím pretty proud of it, as it is the best thing I have created outside of my two actual children. And really I only get a co-author credit on them.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...simulatorGames

    I donít really know if itís okay to post about your own games on this page, but I figured I would give it a try. Interactive fiction has a hard time getting a lot of attention precisely because it falls in such a gray area. For example, book reviewers wonít touch it because itís not physically released and game reviewers wonít because text-only doesnít exactly make for dynamic screenshots. It is a RPG, but itís also a story. Take from all that what you will.
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    Please check out my new CYOA story, Nuclear Powered Toaster!
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    Default Re: The Parenting Simulator: A Family-Themed CYOA

    Interesting!

    However, I tried to find it on iOS App Store and couldnít. Whatís the actual app name?

    Also, iirc youíre not supposed to advertise, but it feels more like sharing personal accomplishment/game discussion. Or if itís free youíre 100% good.
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    As a DM, I deal with character death by cheering and giving a fist pump, or maybe a V-for-victory sign. I would also pat myself on the back, but I can't really reach around like that.
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    Default Re: The Parenting Simulator: A Family-Themed CYOA

    On the iOS store you have to download the Hosted Games omnibus app first. I know it sounds wonky, but itís not a scam or a freemium-type thing, itís a free app and then you purchase stories within it while still doing the actual buying from your Apple account. Apple cracked down on what they call template-based apps having separate releases early last year. I really wish Iíd gotten to see either of my stories have an individual app release on Apple, so I could see if they could have made the top ten list for RPGs on there for a week or two. But so it goes.

    Itís not free; you can read the first five chapters as a trial, and the rest is $2.99 to purchase until the 7th and $3.99 after that. But while this is advertising to a degree, itís also me wanting to show off something that only exists because of my time here on this forum. Both from the writing experience that play by post D&D and PTA gave me and the literal fact that I only found this publisher I work with from a recommendation in a thread I made here in 2017 looking for a coder for an unrelated game idea.
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    Fiorella, 4-0, Round 60 Champion
    Mr. Solus, 6-2, Round 67 Runner-Up, Round 75 Co-Champion

    Please check out my new CYOA story, Nuclear Powered Toaster!
    And my second story, The Parenting Simulator!

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    Default Re: The Parenting Simulator: A Family-Themed CYOA

    Downloaded!

    Started it, even. Done goofed though. Named my child, went straight for the nickname before getting to the page after that. May want to clarify that?

    Regardless, I like it so far. Doesnít exactly line up with my experiences, but I imagine everyone has it different.
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    As a DM, I deal with character death by cheering and giving a fist pump, or maybe a V-for-victory sign. I would also pat myself on the back, but I can't really reach around like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danzibr View Post
    Downloaded!

    Started it, even. Done goofed though. Named my child, went straight for the nickname before getting to the page after that. May want to clarify that?

    Regardless, I like it so far. Doesnít exactly line up with my experiences, but I imagine everyone has it different.
    Good idea, I will put that in my list of possible things to change if an update ends up being needed or asked for by the company. Glad you're enjoying it, and while I tried to make it as realistic as possible, it is sort of what I call an 'idealized realism'. In that I hew as close to how things really are as I can while omitting the biggest horrors. They can't choke to death or get leukemia, there's no teen pregnancy or abduction, you won't have the option to get drunk and slam them around, that kind of thing. A bit less how things are and more how we wish they could be.
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    My Characters:
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    Arena:
    Train, 9-1, Round 58 Champion, Round 79 Champion
    Battle Janitor, 6-0, Round 65 Champion, Round 72 Champion
    Fiorella, 4-0, Round 60 Champion
    Mr. Solus, 6-2, Round 67 Runner-Up, Round 75 Co-Champion

    Please check out my new CYOA story, Nuclear Powered Toaster!
    And my second story, The Parenting Simulator!

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