Feb 01

2018

New Hosted Game! Comrade or Czar by Albnoob

Posted by: Rachel E. Towers | Comments (6)

Hosted Games has a new game for you to play!

Are you prepared to lead the Revolution Of 1917? It’s the fall of the Czars! How will you build The Motherland!? It’s 25% off until February 8th!

Comrade or Czar is a 60,000 word interactive novel by Albnoob, where your choices control the story. It’s entirely text-based—without graphics or sound effects—and fueled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.

• Lead armies to conquer the world!
• Build and reform Russia!
• Embrace Communism or stomp it out!
• Lead your side to victory!

Albnoob developed this game using ChoiceScript, a simple programming language for writing multiple-choice interactive novels like these. Writing games with ChoiceScript is easy and fun, even for authors with no programming experience. Write your own game and Hosted Games will publish it for you, giving you a share of the revenue your game produces.

6 Comments

  1. Zachary Ellinger says:

    Crap, well I guess I’ll go with the Czar. His secret police killed far fewer people then the communists’.

  2. Bob says:

    Why no google play for this one?

  3. Anastasia says:

    Good day to you, “Comrade or Czar” developer! I was curious about your game and played the first 2 chaplers several times.
    I must admit that this game can make players think, ask questions and search Internet for interesting historical facts.
    I, for example, had many questions while playing it and want to share them.
    First page of the game and I already have my first question: why is the word “идиот” transcribed as “Ijuit” and not “idiot”?
    We can choose different backgrounds for our character. The ex-soulder background even mentions the Great War. It looks like the fact that there is WWI going on would be important, but I haven’t found any other times it was mentioned. Maybe it is somethere later in the game.
    The screen there the player character (PC) must choose their political aligment. There are only 3 options (communist, czarist and neutral). This begs the question: when exactly is this game set? If it’s around February revolution, where are other political parties? If it’s somethere between February and October revolutions, what happened with The Russian Provisional Government? Or it isn’t the year 1917 at all?
    “A victim of the revolution is in front of you… This is your childhood friend Vanesa. You quickly figure out that the Vanesa you knew is long gone”. Does that mean that PC’s friend was brainwashed? “After a quick scan you find her family in chains with a gun to their head”. So her family is taken hostage just to make her kill some random passerby? Why? It would be easier for these Evil Communists to kill the PC themselves.

    • Anastasia says:

      Let’s look at the chapter 2.
      “Capitalist soldiers are coming in to help the Czar there. There is also a stronghold where the local communists are. You could go there and become a member of the Red Army”.
      Again, which time period is it? If the Red Army already exists, it must be al least February of 1918. This would explain why the Provisional Government isn’t mentioned. But what happened to the Czar? In real life Czar Nicholas II abdicated in March of 1917. Is this an alternative reality where Nicolas II never abdicated and managed to escape from the revolutionaries? Or is his brother Michael the Czar now? The PC may never know.
      Oh, and chapter 1 says: “The Czar is an extremely old title. Czars first became leader in 1613, more that three centuries ago”. 1613 is when Romanov dynasty began to rule, but what about Ivan the Terrible? Is this an alternative reality where he never assumed the title Czar in 1547?
      Back to chapter 2. PC can go to the dark allyway and meet a rouge Communist named Bronislava. Why does he use female name instead of “Bronislav”?

    • Anastasia says:

      If the PC joined Czarists there is this sentence: “The Czar comes to the base and is saying something about an evacuation to Moscow, the capital”. Did the Czar moved the capital to Moscow from Petrograd? In real life the Soviets transferred the government to Moscow in March of 1918. Wouldn’t it be more logical to say “The Czar is saying something about moving the capital to Moscow”?

    • Anastasia says:

      If PC fights for Communists for a while, we get a very confusing part of the game.
      “You have made Russia a power house. A force among the greats. You have industrialized, and exploded the military”. Did the PC manage to do it in 1917-1918, or is there a time skip for several years?
      “You are the real leader of Russia, Lenin is just a figure head. You are a master leader”. So that does the PC do with this amasing power? There is World War I going on, hundreds of years of opression to deal with, different nations want to be separated from former Russian Empire, and what decisions does PC make? “Now you make trivial choices just so you can build another statue of yourself”. Interesting priorities. I’m done…

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