Hey guys, My video game company has just started beta testing our first product. It’s for a non-profit called Cool Choices. If you have been curious at all about the kind of stuff we are building this you chance to see it for yourself.
To play, just register an account at this link:
It is only a beta version so it is still pretty rough. You can join my team, or if you think you are hot stuff you can start your own team. I have added a detailed description of the beta test below
Hello and thanks again for agreeing to participate in the Cool Choices beta.
About the Cool Choices game
Cool Choices is a simple card game that gives you credit for environmentally sustainable practices. The game is played in teams, and usually it’s played in organizations like businesses and schools.
There’s really only one rule: Make a Cool Choice as often as you can. The team that makes the most Cool Choices by the end of the game wins!
In full implementations of the game, players are going to receive an actual printed deck of cards with all of the possible Cool Choices they can make. The cards aren’t printed yet so for this beta test, you’ll be able to see virtual versions of the different Cool Choices you can make using the online interface. As the game proceeds, new Cool Choices will become available for you to make. During a regular version of the game this happens each week, but since this beta test is only two weeks long it will happen much more quickly.
When the game starts you’ll be able to make one Cool Choice each day. As the game goes on you can either unlock the ability to make more Cool Choices by making enough of them, or eventually the ability to make more Cool Choices (up to 6) each day will become available to all players.
In the beginning of this test only the mobile web version of the Cool Choices site will be available. You’ll be able to access it through a desktop browser as well. However the display you will see is the one optimized for mobile. By later next week a regular desktop browser version of the interface should be available as well.
Registering a beta account
In order to register a Cool Choices beta account and start playing, just go to this link:
and follow the directions. It’s important that you us a real email address, and note that we will be sending you updates about the game at that address over the course of the game. In addition, we will send a short survey to the email address you register with at the end of the test period.
If you encounter any errors while playing Cool Choices, please go to the error reporting form we have setup using Google by following this link:
and describe the issue you encounter. The form will also ask you for a few other details about how you were playing the game when you ran into trouble.
Otherwise, just email me if you have any other questions or non-bug related issues with the game, or email Raj Shukla (Cc’d on this email) if you have questions about Cool Choices in general, or think you might be interested in setting up a game of Cool Choices in your organization.
Thanks again for helping Ronin and Cool Choices make a better game.