Yorkshire Gubbins

Yorkshire Gubbins

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lancelot Dec 28, 2017 @ 11:33am
Order of the episodes
Shouldn't the order of the episodes in the menu be something like

Episode 0: Holy Molluscamony
Episode 1: Humble Pie?

I think most people don't choose to play a bonus episode before the main game. I played Humble Pie first, so I was thrown in at the deep end, which was OK, but then it was too spoilery for Holy Molluscamony, which might be less OK.
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mrwibble Dec 31, 2017 @ 1:36am 
Agreed. Humble Pie basically gives you a run-down of what you did (to Bertrella anyway) during Holy Molluscamony, so some indication it might be best to play HM before HP might be in order. Not a major issue obviously, more of an idle suggestion.

Hilarious game by the way. As short as it is, I still more than felt I'd got my money's worth. Well done, Charlotte and chums. More please! :steamhappy:
Stairfall Institute  [developer] Dec 31, 2017 @ 9:54am 
Originally posted by lancelot:
Shouldn't the order of the episodes in the menu be something like

Episode 0: Holy Molluscamony
Episode 1: Humble Pie?

I think most people don't choose to play a bonus episode before the main game. I played Humble Pie first, so I was thrown in at the deep end, which was OK, but then it was too spoilery for Holy Molluscamony, which might be less OK.

Honestly this was one of the more difficult decisions when making this game. Holy Molluscamony was the 'pilot' episode and, to my eyes, the quality wasn't really anything like as good as Humble Pie. I didn't want people's first impressions of Yorkshire Gubbins to be the weaker episode, or to think that's what a normal episode was supposed to be. Maybe they'd not actually even try Humble Pie and then be left with a completely different impression of what Gubbins is like!

It's a tricky one. I hope playing them in the order suggested by the game didn't spoil your enjoyment too much!
lancelot Dec 31, 2017 @ 12:54pm 
So something like

Pilot Episode*: Holy Molluscamony
Episode 1**: Humble Pie
Episode 2***: They Are Bertrillions

* which we think sucks
** which we think is glorious
*** 50% better than Humble Pie

But really, as a suggestion, maybe the layout can be something like:

...actual episodes here...

Verb School (Tutorial episode)
Holy Molluscamony (Short introductory episode)

so people would see it and know what it is, but see it somewhere near the end.
Stairfall Institute  [developer] Jan 6 @ 3:29am 
You know... you're right. I'm going to rethink how I do the episodes menu. It's very basic right now and obviously there's a lot more I could do. There wasn't time before the original release to do anything fancier, but as the amount of content goes up it's going to become more of an issue so having something better when the next mini-episode drops sounds like a good idea.
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