Articles by Michael Reilly

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…


The Ballad Singer – write your own fantasy story!

The Ballad Singer is a unique and ambitious videogame designed by Riccardo Bandera from Italian developer Curtel Games. Inspired by RPGs, visual novels and gamebooks, this ‘narrated graphic experience’ asks the player to build their own…


Ben Dever on Lone Wolf 30 and beyond

Joe’s son, Ben Dever, posted the following message on Facebook today: As the anniversary of the loss of our father approaches, it’s time to reflect and to share some news about the future of his…



Catan Stories: Legend of the Sea Robbers

Set off and explore the world of Catan like never before with Asmodee Digital’s Catan Stories: Legend of the Sea Robbers, a text-based adventure set within the Seafarers expansion campaign for the classic resource-management board…




Path of Discovery: Europa

Path of Discovery: Europa is an atmospheric, choice-based, Sci-Fi game from Serbian game development studio Eipix Entertainment. This CYOA-style game is tailored with Alexa Echo Show in mind – Amazon’s voice-controlled smart device with a…


Kickstarter: Rider of the Black Sun

Featuring more than 1,350 sections and with a completely unique approach to section reference and replayability, Rider of the Black Sun is one of the most extensive gamebooks ever published. Originally released as a German…


REVIEW: The Port of Peril

As part of Scholastic’s relaunched Fighting Fantasy series, co-creator Ian Livingstone has written a new gamebook featuring many favourite locations and quite a few old friends and enemies appearing previously in some of the earlier…


Malice From The Middle Vale

Set in the magical fantasy realm of Yarnia, Malice From The Middle Vale is the first book of the Scythe-Bearer Trilogy by David Sharrock. A gamebook consisting of 650 paragraph entries and 538 pages, you…


PREVIEW: Dust and Salt

Dust and Salt is an upcoming text-based tactical adventure game from Bulgarian developer Prime Games. An adaption based on a published gamebook from author Sycamore Bright, Dust and Salt is a non-linear story, merging CYOA…




INTERVIEW: Exploring the labyrinth with Lewis Manalo

Lewis Manalo is the author of the recently released The Spy and the Labyrinth – an impressive piece of interactive fiction that explores a modern South American mystery set within the challenging environment of ongoing…