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This Is Not a Test: A Survival RPG Comic

By Jon Richardson

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"This Is Not A Test carves its own path with zest."

This Is Not a Test is an apocalyptic graphic novel gamebook that pits your survival skills against the mayhem of doomsday as a strange death gas threatens humanity. Like a Choose Your Own Adventure, each panel of this RPG gamebook poses you choices that move the story forward. Create your fate by choosing your own path through the doomsday simulation -- the choices you make will unlock new paths in your quest for survival -- that is, if they don’t leave you dead in the chemical wasteland. Your selection of skills, the items you scavenge, and the survivors you bring will unlock possibilities and set you racing to survive the apocalyptic doomsday mayhem! 

The base version of the game contains the original black and white background art, a gruelling life regeneration timer, and banner ads. The pro upgrade removes timers, banners, and unlocks color background art for every single panel of the story.

"A lot of unique flavor from the get-go"

"The writing in This Is Not A Test stands shoulder-to-shoulder with the art."

A gamebook by definition, This Is Not a Test mixes RPG elements with a Choose Your Own Adventure styled graphic novel. Choosing skills, scavenging items, and bringing companions will affect your quest for survival. All scenes and all of the user-interface is hand-illustrated by amazing 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 mayhem of the final moments of humanity. As a gamebook, it is shorter and punchier than its long-winded rivals, with a focus on the amazing art. As graphic novel 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 in the death gas — unless you do something about it. 

Explosions are heard in the distant skies and a terrible death gas looms over the population. An emergency broadcast announces a MANDATORY EVACUATION to the mountain shelter of Fort Eisenhower. Doomsday is at hand! Mayhem is immanent! The way is treacherous, and the quest for survival will be difficult. What will you do?

Survival Tip - Your Decisions Decide Your Fate
Your actions in this survival gamebook will unlock choices in your quest for survival amidst the death gas. This is Not A Test is a complex puzzle with a maze of different outcomes, like a Choose Your Own Adventure graphic novel.

Survival Tip - Choose Your Skills

Like a classic RPG, skills will be crucial on your quest for survival. Your skills will decide the progress of this graphic novel gamebook!

Survival Tip - Stash Gear For Later
Survival won't be easy: scavenge items to help you survive the doomsday event! Like a classic RPG, you'll gather an inventory in our graphic novel gamebook.

Survival Tip - Bring Others With You
Talk to other characters for more detail, or convince them to join you against the amazing death gas! Like a classic RPG, in our apocalyptic graphic novel gamebook you’ll form a party.

Survival Tip - Do Good or Evil
Become a pillar of good, or help society crumble! In our graphic novel gamebook, you have the power to decide! Amazing!

*Contribute to the evolving game

Our players will shape the future of the comic. Suggest new choices. Demand more story! Use the transmission button in-game to send ideas, typos, and find us on twitter!

If you enjoyed The Walking Dead, Fallout, Fighting Fantasy, A Dark Room, ZDay, pen and paper RPGs, or telnet MUDs, you've got to try our doomsday survival RPG gamebook.

What's New in Version 4.0.0

-removed banner ads and fired that guy
-added a new hint map for upgraded users to compensate value


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Customer Reviews

Got my hopes up...

It’s possible that with the ability to save, or at least non-randomized outcomes – that This is a Not a Test might have been an interesting title, but that is not what happened. Instead you have a game where you are going to fail a lot until you learn of every possible contingency plan for each situation based on your current skills and what items they either did or didn’t give you. Unfortunately, the game’s extremely bland writing – and sometimes confusing artwork – wasn’t really built to stand up against the extreme scrutiny it goes through when viewed with this kind of forced repetition.


Please release more!!! Amazing ! I greatly enjoyed it I just wish it was longer .

This Is Not a Test: A Survival RPG Comic
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $1.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 4.0.0
  • Size: 83.4 MB
  • Language: English
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Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Simulated Gambling
  • Frequent/Intense Horror/Fear Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
  • Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References

Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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