Articles by Michael Reilly


YOU ARE DEADPOOL

Marvel has announced a new five-issue limited miniseries featuring their famously unpredictable Merc with a Mouth: Deadpool. However, this isn’t Marvel’s standard comic, but a playable interactive adventure in which the reader controls Deadpool’s story,…


ROUND-UP: recently released and upcoming

There’s been quite a bit of activity in the last few weeks regarding games and books that GBN has been following, so here’s a quick round-up of a few that have recently become available: Dust…


REVIEW: The Wicked Wizard of Oz

Oz, the Great and Terrible – an enormous metallic skull with mecha-tentacles and eye-sockets containing emeralds – is a self-aware AI tasked with the protection of the people now that the Wizard has left Oz…



Quill: White Box

Quill is a unique letter-writing solo roleplaying game, but rather than having standard attributes like strength or dexterity, characters in Quill use Penmanship, Language and Heart. It’s something completely different – a game in which…



Midnight Arcade: Crypt Quest/Space Battles

Midnight Arcade: Crypt Quest/Space Battles is the first release in a new CYOA-style adventure series in which you find yourself in a 80s-era haunted video arcade. Written by Gabe Soria and illustrated by Kendall Hale, the…


Choose Cthulhu: cosmic horror gamebooks

Here’s your chance to become the protagonist in H. P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos as you face alien deities, horrible monsters and shameful cults in Choose Cthulhu: The Choose Your Own Insanity Gamebooks. Six of Lovecraft’s…


Kickstarter: The Raiders of Dune Sea

Megara Entertainment’s Kickstarter campaign for DestinyQuest IV: The Raiders of Dune Sea is now live! This fourth gamebook in Michael J. Ward’s epic series of adventures includes new careers and abilities, more choices, greater tactics,…


MINI REVIEW: Secret of the Djinn

STORYLINE: Jamil, a young pearl diver from the coastal city of Jumlat, who dreams of acquiring great wealth and importance, discovers a glowing glass bottle during a deep dive in the waters of the Golden…


REVIEW: Malice from the Middle Vale

Overflowing with grand ideas, gloriously vivid locations and compelling circumstances, Malice from the Middle Vale is both very familiar and excitingly different – an engrossing combination of old-school features now enhanced with new and noteworthy…




ARTIST SHOWCASE: Alberto Dal Lago

This is the first post in a new feature series on GBN celebrating some of the many great artists working within interactive fiction. In each ARTIST SHOWCASE we intend to show and discuss individual techniques,…


Coming Soon: The Mind’s Eclipse

The CORE, a private research station, 2352. Celebrity scientist Jonathan Campbell awakens to this fallen utopia and must search for his loved ones – with the help of L, a mysterious AI companion. The Mind’s…


Legacy of Dragonholt

As a narrative adventure game, Legacy of Dragonholt occupies a unique space in gaming. The adventures that you embark upon are not about winning or losing. Instead, they’re about the stories that you can create…


REVIEW: Seas of Blood

Andrew Chapman’s piratical Fighting Fantasy adventure is something a little different: a contest of ‘speed and treasure’ set within a strategic puzzle format where luck is often as important as any calculated planning. The aim…