First Year Demons 9+

Hosted Games LLC

Designed for iPad

    • 2.2 • 10 Ratings
    • $1.99



For generations, your family has kept China safe from chaos demons. Now you must uphold that duty while you're at university--just don't tell your roommates!

"First Year Demons" is an interactive fantasy novel by Rebecca Slitt, author of "Psy High." Your choices control the story. It's two games in one: a 30,000-word educational game, and a 43,000-word version of the same story that's just for fun. Both games are entirely text-based--without graphics or sound effects--and fueled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.

As the youngest member of a family with a secret and ancient duty to keep China safe from demons, you must balance your relatives' traditional values and expectations with the challenges of your first year at college and your secret study of potions, sword, and spells.

Between dorm­room parties and chemistry study sessions, you'll experience battle and betrayal. You'll learn just how important it is to stay close to your family--your life may depend on it! You'll see how China is changing: maybe it's better to offer your ancestors a smartphone than to slay a demon in their memory. And above all, you must not let your friends know why you really sneak out of your dorm so late at night! Demons are all around you, and you never know what might be hiding behind a friendly face.

• Battle chaos demons!
• Play as male or female, gay, straight or bi
• Hit the books, or go out and party!
• Stay close to your family ­ or turn against them and be cast out
• Specialize in swords, magic, or potions

What’s New

Version 1.0.3

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Ratings and Reviews

2.2 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Anonymous businesswoman ,

Extremely Linear

The story was extremely linear. While the choices did change your stats, and the stats affected your choices, there were no "multiple paths" to follow. That was a big disappointment to me.
Another big disappointment was your name... Because you can't change it. And while your family and roommates call you other names "like Cat, or Ghost, or names you have a say in" there is no "input your own name"

There's only one romance as far as I could see. That might be a creative choice on your part, but I think it would have been better to at least have two, so the player can feel like there actually making a choice, rather than forcing this one character on the player.
(Not only that, but I wasn't a big fan on the only romanceable character anyways)

In other words, this wasn't my favorite COG game yet. The writing was decent actually, but the lack of actual story-changing choices was a real disappointment.

chucklez23 ,

Very short

If it's on sale pick it up it's decent but very short and no room it do anything but specialize in things. Moment you try to spread out stats even a little you get punished.

Kevin claunch ,

I can't read this, the gender stuff is distracting.

I wasn't in love or hate with it. Calling your roommate grandpa got confusing quickly.
I stopped reading it because Shen Yi kept turning into a dude and I am not gay so it just distracts me from the story. Fix that, use correct gender pronouns and I'll update the app and may try again one day.

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