What's New

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

App Description

"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.

iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • September 04, 2013 Initial release
  • September 13, 2013 New version 1.0.4
  • December 13, 2013 New version 1.1.0
  • December 21, 2013 Price decrease: $0.99 -> FREE!
  • December 23, 2013 Price increase: FREE! -> $0.99
  • July 14, 2014 New version 2.0.0
  • July 22, 2014 New version 2.0.1
  • August 07, 2014 New version 2.0.2
  • August 27, 2014 Price increase: $0.99 -> $1.99
  • September 04, 2014 Price decrease: $1.99 -> $0.99
  • September 05, 2014 Price increase: $0.99 -> $1.99
  • September 09, 2014 New version 3.0.0
  • September 09, 2014 Price decrease: $1.99 -> FREE!
  • September 13, 2014 Price increase: FREE! -> $1.99
  • September 14, 2014 Price decrease: $1.99 -> $0.99
  • September 16, 2014 Price increase: $0.99 -> $1.99
  • September 23, 2014 New version 3.0.1
  • September 23, 2014 Price decrease: $1.99 -> FREE!
  • October 02, 2014 Price increase: FREE! -> $1.99
  • October 16, 2014 Price decrease: $1.99 -> $0.99
  • October 19, 2014 Price increase: $0.99 -> $1.99
  • October 24, 2014 New version 3.1.0
  • October 24, 2014 Price decrease: $1.99 -> FREE!
  • December 05, 2014 New version 3.2.0
  • May 14, 2015 New version 4.0.0
  • May 14, 2015 Price increase: FREE! -> $1.99
  • June 04, 2015 Price decrease: $1.99 -> FREE!
  • June 06, 2015 Price increase: FREE! -> $1.99
  • July 02, 2015 Price decrease: $1.99 -> FREE!
  • July 06, 2015 Price increase: FREE! -> $1.99
  • August 06, 2015 Price decrease: $1.99 -> FREE!
  • August 07, 2015 Price increase: FREE! -> $1.99
  • August 17, 2015 Price decrease: $1.99 -> $0.99
  • August 20, 2015 Price increase: $0.99 -> $1.99
  • September 09, 2015 Price decrease: $1.99 -> $0.99
  • September 13, 2015 Price increase: $0.99 -> $1.99
  • February 23, 2016 Price decrease: $1.99 -> $0.99
  • February 24, 2016 Price increase: $0.99 -> $1.99
  • July 07, 2016 Price decrease: $1.99 -> FREE!
  • July 17, 2016 Price increase: FREE! -> $1.99

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