Surviving Research Proposal

Player Rating3.30/8

"#473 overall, #68 for 2013"
based on 101 ratings since 09/17/2013
played 737 times (finished 110)

Story Difficulty2/8

"walk in the park"

Play Length3/8

"A nice jog down the driveway"

Maturity Level2/8

"choking hazard for children under 4"
Contains content that may not be suitable for persons under age 6. To compare to the movie rating system, this would be G.

This game is about how to find the most efficient way to completing your research proposal. There will be hindrances such as the couch, the internet, your social life and other commitments. You will need to strike a fine balance between staying happy and healthy and finishing your proposal on time... Good luck!

Player Comments

This was certainly an interesting concept. It is similar to others that really make good CYOAs, where the reader has to select options that will help them reach towards a certain and specific goal. The idea of the research paper is a neat one, too, and certainly can be a real challenge, at least in real life. But in this story game, well, it really turned into a “make the right choice or you die” game. Well, you don’t die, but the game ends rather quickly. I certainly appreciate the idea of the different choices, but in this case you don’t really have any choices because any wrong choice simply ends the game.

While you could make it this way, I think a great way to improve this might be to allow the user to make choices that affect the outcome – but then the outcome could have a range of options from completing your research or gaining a grant because your research was so awesome, to having nothing to turn in on the due date. You could add a lot of other options as well so that the reader can make different choices without the story ending right away. I think this is a great start and with some expansion and more options and endings, this could really be a great story.
-- Ogre11 on 7/15/2018 4:30:39 PM
Honestly I think the story could of been written better, but it was fun being short and all. I do wish that the choices were slightly harder and that the choices weren't obvious. Its good but I do think it could be improved.
-- LCarnage on 2/19/2019 11:16:07 AM
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-- Davefaster on 2/18/2019 1:10:33 PM
It was a pretty good, short adventure about creating a research proposal, except the choices were pretty easy to make. You could choose between procrastinating and researching, and if you wanted to be successful, it was obvious which choice to make.
-- aegmorst on 2/12/2019 11:17:32 AM
Interesting concept, but in the end it seemed short.
-- nemecbe on 2/11/2019 12:25:17 AM
This storygame almost reminds me of cheesy training courses on WHMIS or web security practices, except that it's aimed at people who are just getting started in research. If this is meant to be for the general public, it's really strange. I think this story would benefit from being less vague about things. For example, the story mentions "your research topic" several times instead of just spitting out what it is immediately.
-- Lockirby2 on 2/10/2019 9:25:05 PM
The game as such is nice, but the path to victory is clearly visible. So anybody can lie about themselves and win easily. Also the length of the game can be improved, as i finished it in just 5 minutes. All said, it's nice.
-- RamDanny on 2/8/2019 10:56:27 PM
Stars (things you did well):
There were no grammar or spelling issues and you played the stress involved in a funny way (such as running off to another country to escape your research proposal). You also made sure that there were no random death links; anyone with a clear head could get through.
Steps (things you need to work on):
Honestly, for me it felt like it was too short. I feel that if you added some detail (like what you're researching) it would improve it. Although it may not contribute to the game, it adds to the story.
Final comments:
I look forward to seeing more of your work. And, before publishing, ask yourself, "Would I rate this an 8/8?" Is it good enough to meet your standards?
-- Cupcakitty__13 on 2/8/2019 3:36:32 PM
This story game was okay. It had some choices but it was not very interesting or fun.
-- Faervel on 2/7/2019 9:43:33 PM
You recieved an eh! on the nomnom scale... Your writing was not bad, but it was a little dull... at least for me, but hey nice job!

Conversion Chart:
yuk!=0-1 stars
eh!=1-1.9 stars
meh...=2-2.9 stars
nom=3-3.9 stars
nomnom=4-4.9
nomnomnom!=5-6
-- Cake_Oi on 1/29/2019 3:14:15 PM
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