Chapter 4 of Scout: An Apocalypse Story has been released! You have found the  People Across the Orange Plains. What will you do now?

This story is at about 60,000+  words thus far. I am planning for it to be 10 chapters, 100,000+ words upon completion (probably closer to 150,000 at this point). 

Next chapter? I'm estimating about one month. If you follow me on Tumblr, you'll know that my personal life has absolutely exploded recently. I'm a one woman team, so I've been on the back foot the past few months. Thank you all for your patience!

Issues with saves?  Twine has a cache-based save system that I’m still trying to work around. If you’ve cleared your cache, cleared your cookies, have certain browser extensions, are using a different browser, are using a different device, etc. – you will not be able to access your old saves

But my saves are acting weird even if I haven’t cleared my cache: message me! Preferably on Tumblr or email. Letting me know what browser and version would be great to help troubleshoot. 

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Summary

It has been over a decade since a worldwide natural disaster obliterated the natural planet and decimated human civilization. There are small groups of humans still alive, fending for themselves, trying to create communities amongst the rubble. 

You are a 24-year old scout living in a small community on the edge of the Orange Plains. You lost your mother and your sister before finding your way here. You are primarily an academic, and you put your skills to use on regular scouting missions. With your best friend and your scouting team leader in tow, your small group is a pillar of the Community. 

On your first scouting mission of the hot season, you meet the leader of the People Across the Orange Plains. Will you break from the Community you have known your whole life? Ask a romantic partner to join you? Discover secrets that your own people have been hiding? Become a leader yourself? 

Gameplay

Choose your name, pronouns, appearance, and scouting team position. Choices you make throughout the story will affect your standing in the community, your relationships, and significant plot points. This is primarily a romance game. 

Romance Options

There are 4 romance options in this game: Two male, one female, and one you can choose between M/F. 

Elle/Ezra Taylor: Your best friend and another member of your scouting team. Charming and intuitive to your every feeling. You two have been inseparable ever since you both arrived to the Community around the same time. Recently, you are worried about losing your best friend to this new tension that seems to be developing between you both. 

Oliver Shen: The leader of your scouting team. Impossible to impress. Easy to annoy. He has absurdly high standards for your scouting team and is constantly on your back. You enjoy openly challenging him on a regular basis. Oliver is intimidating, and you’ve never quite gotten along, but there are signs that he values you more than you initially realize. 

Sabine Langford: A new addition to your scouting team. She is your replacement when you are put on probation. Sabine is a rule follower and abhors any risk-taking behavior from your team. You resent the addition of a fourth team member, especially one that seems to constantly be reprimanding you or getting in your way. But, when you’re in trouble, she always seems to be there. She has been paying attention to you. 

Gage ??: Leader of another civilization group across the plains. You’ve run into each other briefly before on other scouting missions, and it has never ended well. He has shown a keen interest in you, and not only for your scouting skills. Gage intrigues you – he is from across the plains and could show you a completely different way of living through this apocalypse. If you’ll let him. 

Content Warnings

Violence, language, sexual content. 

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I played Scout about a month ago, and still remember it vividly.
The characters are all amazing and the writing was so well done.
That being said, I really hope that the author is doing well, whether or not they intend to finish the game... 

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It's been nearly a year without an update, hope the author is doing fine. What a shame this project is abandoned tho.

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Hope the author is ok :(

(+14)

I hope the author is doing fine...this is a masterpiece

(+10)

Fell swiftly in love with this and with Ezra. I am crying and screaming that there is a current hiatus. Hope everything is okay in the author's life and that they will be able to pick this up again one day.

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I, too, hope OP is doing okay ToT I very much love Scout but I'd like to know that the author is alright, since its been some time since itch.io has had an update for it

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Hope the dev is doing well. Announced a hiatus in August 2021 and hasn't said a word since 😭😭

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I know 😢 it's so sad because the story is amazing, and the writing 🖤 I really hope The author is doing alright.

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this is absolutely amazing im so in love with Ezra i <33333333 i really hope you're okay author Anya!! idk whats going on but i hope you're happy and healthy KISSES TO YOUUUU<3

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i really want to see the continuation of this story but i think it has been abandoned ;;;

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I hope you are doing well and feeling well!

(+14)

Hope the author is doing well! I still hold this story very dear to my heart. The setting and the characters are just so good. Even if it doesn't continue, I just hope the author is living their best life.

(+12)

I'm really loving this! The characters and your way of writing are amazing. I'm looking forward to when the story is complete, thank you for your time and effort in creating this :) I hope that you're okay!

(+4)

The story and characters are lovely! I love the unique setting and rich story elements. Thank you for writing this. I'm excited to read more in the future!

(+5)

I am excited to see how to story progresses. Great job author!

Hey, im trying to download the game but its oddly enough trying to go to an html document, and not a folder. Anyway to help with that?

(+29)(-6)

Making  a game is hard, it takes work, coding, writing, and ideas.

They need breaks too, they also can get writers block.

It's normal for a developer to put something on hold to take a break, and have personal time.

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im not the only one who is a bit more than mildly concerned for the developer, am I?

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At this point I'm just hoping that she'll be okay.

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Yeah... I don't mind waiting but she was decently active on tumblr before going radio silent. Hope she's alright.

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Hey! Does anyone know if this game is still in development or has it been abandoned? I checked the dev's Tumblr and she said she'd be back with an update on the status in 3-4 months, but that was in August 2021

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Hope you're doing alright, I wanted to let you know that we've mentioned it in our list of recommended Twine stories. But if that's not okay just let me know. You can view it here, let us know if there are any other details we should add for your title --> https://itch.io/t/1763600/twine-games-with-character-customization-part-1

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Does anyone know her personal email address? I wanna contact her to provide translation help for this story.This perfect work deserves to be known by more people!

maybe try asking her on tumblr

She hasn't been on in a while, unfortunately. :< 

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oh my god i love this i hope it is continued soon :)

(+18)

Struggling the absolute urge to not make fanfiction of ezra

(+7)

bro, please do, then link it to me lmao

(+4)

link me to

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If you do please send the link

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PLEASE DOOO

(+10)

✨totally not in love with oliver✨

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yeah yeah I'm late, but can I just say, your content some of the best stuff I've played, and trust me, I've played A LOT. ❤️

What a wonderful story, I can't wait to read more. This format is really something, I'm thoroughly enjoying what you've put together here. Thank you!

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As of right now, I hope you get lots of rest Anya! because this game really helped with my boredom - v - and I got 6 of my friends(Who are mega choose your own love story's people) and I can't wait for the next chapter :D 

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Yep okay I'm in love with this game and Ezra

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GODDD THIS IS SO COOL me and my friends all binge played this and are eagerly awaiting chapter 5!!! awesome game :):):)

I have to ask: what's the situation on this project? Is work in progress? Can we expect to wait a few months longer?

Or is this off? Just to be clear: I'm fine with either, though the latter would obviously be sad.

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It says it's on hold apparently, so all we can do is wait :)

(+6)

honestly this is one of my favourite text games i’ve ever played i cant wait for the next update

(+7)

I got sucked into this story more then I thought I would
And this is one of the few text base games I can already tell that I'm going to do multiple playthroughs just because of how much I'm in love with all the LIs.
The world just draws you in and all the characters are wonderfully done.

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I couldn't stop and played all the way through.  The story is engaging, and I love the characters!  I want to be with Ezra and Oliver and Gage, and it's so tough to decide between them.

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in love with the writing and character

Soes anyone else's save as a Google HTML Doc? I played this a while back(in the browser) and I wanna play again because I'm in love with it(can't wait for chapter 5). Usually game files save as well....files on PC so I just wanted to ask

Yes i have the same thing that it saves as a Google HTML, I guess it's supposed to do that then.

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MC: *Makes a comment about finding a woman attractive*

Me: *Confused gay noise*

(+12)

Hey!how you doing? umm... it's been like 5 month since your last notice about not being able to update and over a year since last chapter.I just wanted to say I Hope you doing okay and the story isn't abandoned and please continue this amazing book.

The author has posted an update on their tumblr about the pause on this project unfortunately. But worry not, this project isn't abandoned. <3 Def go check out their post on tumblr to know more

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I just want my character to kiss someone already lol, she's got Gage and Ezra.

Happens to me

(+6)

Ahhhhh this was so so so good!!! I still want to go back and play through the other choices and romance options but this first time through was so good. I really like the characters and the world you've built. The conflict is interesting too and I'm really curious to see what happens next. Great job :)

(+8)

I have one word:

Moooooooooooooooooooooooooooooore

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I love this so much, I hope you'll continue this soon, but in the meantime take as much time as you need for a pause. Good job on the story it's beautiful <3

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