This Is Not a Test: A Survival RPG Comic View website

Developer description

This Is Not a Test is an interactive post-apocalyptic comic book that challenges you to survive the end of the world as we know it. Create your fate by choosing your own path through the simulation -- the choices you make will unlock new paths in your future -- that is, if you survive the chemical wasteland. Your selection of skills, the items you scavenge, and the survivors you bring will unlock possibilities as you race to survive the doomsday event! A gamebook by definition, This Is Not a Test mixes RPG elements with a choose-your-own-adventure-styled comic book. Choosing skills, scavenging items, and bringing companions will affect your odds of survival.
All scenes and all of the user-interface is hand-illustrated by comic artist Jeff Edwards, in a gritty, apocalyptic style. The writing is blunt, pulpy, and cruel, hurling you into the skin of a victim racing for survival in the final moments of humanity. As a gamebook, it is shorter and punchier than its long-winded rivals. As an RPG, its mechanics are streamlined, and won’t have you drowning in numbers. As a survival game, it pushes you ruthlessly toward your eventual demise — unless you do something about it. Explosions are heard in the distant skies and a terrible red gas looms over the population. An emergency broadcast announces a MANDITORY EVACUATION to the mountain shelter of Fort Eisenhower. However, the way is treacherous, and survival will be difficult.What will you do? 

*Your Decisions Decide Your Fate Your actions in the gamebook will unlock choices in your future.
This is Not A Test is a complex puzzle with many different outcomes.
*Choose Your Skill Set Like an RPG, skills will be crucial for the path you choose. Skills will unlock choices in the story!
*Stash Gear For Later Survival won't be easy: scavenge items to help you survive the apocalypse! Like an RPG, you'll gather an inventory.
*Bring Others With You Talk to other characters for more detail, or convince them to join you! Like an RPG, you’ll form a party.
*Do Good or Evil Become a pillar of good, or help society crumble! You have the power to decide.
*Contribute to the evolving game Our players will shape the future of the comic.
Suggest new choices. Demand more story! Visit to participate in This is Not A Test.
If you enjoyed The Walking Dead, Fallout, ZDay, pen and paper RPGs, or telnet MUDs, you've got to try our interactive doomsday survival comic!

Last updated 3 Nov 2014

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