The new-tech fingerprint kind of detracts from the 1950s 'Cold War' vibe I was getting off of this thing. Maybe instead of having a fingerprint scanner, have the person use an inkpad and press thumb to a book, then you compare that to the one on file?
Yup, you're right. The game is set in the alternate 1980's so it does (barely) fit the technical level. But we're talking communist 80's and anyways it doesn't fit the aesthetic. I'm changing it to something more low-tech. Thanks for the suggestion. I'll try to post about the new (old) fingerprint system later today.
There were a couple of things that I really didn't catch on to when starting to play
- How to enable the deny stamp. This is in the rules below the game, but why not add it to the rulebook?
- Nothing made sense before realizing that there is a rulebook. How about drawing the player's attention to it early in the game
- I didn't know that you could actually highlight rules in the rulebook to get a denial until reading this thread. No idea whatsoever.
There's a bit of text below the .swf that covers these issues. They're all legit comments though and will be addressed properly in-game in later builds.
1: A lady with a passport but no entry permit. Highlighting "must have entry permit" in the rule book and then clicking the table area resulted in "no correlation" even though when a person has neither passport nor entry permit, highlighting "must have a passport" and clicking the table area discovers the discrepancy. I actually never figured out how to get this lady rejected and just let her pass on since I wanted to see more
Arstotzkan citizens don't need an entry permit so maybe that's what was happening? Actually it just sounds like a crazy bug. I've changed a bunch of stuff about the underlying logic so hopefully it doesn't happen again.
2: When a person has a passport with an invalid issuing district, finding the issuing district in the rule book and then trying to connect that with the passport/passport nation doesn't work. You have to selected the issuing city in the passport and then select the valid ISS's in the passport nation in the rule book. To me, both of those actions make sense and should be accepted.
Good idea. It's a lot easier to go to the correct nation and highlight the correct issuing cities + wrong passport but I agree that all logical methods of marking a discrepancy should work. Will fix.
But I'm interested in trying the new build. Looks like a lot has gotten done since 12/15!
A lot of stuff is in mid-being-done right now so it'll probably be a week or so before I can get a new build up. This devlog has kept me pretty on-point with the scheduling though so I'm grateful for that.
Thanks to everybody for playing and helping me improve things.