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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…


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,…


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…




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…


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…


Lone Wolf New Order – Android app

The ‘New Order’ series of Lone Wolf adventures are now available to play on your Android device. Books 1 and 2 from the series – Voyage of the Moonstone and The Buccaneers of Shadaki –…


SlowQuest – Quest II: Meet the Wizard

SlowQuest creator Bodie Hartley has now released his second illustrated ‘pick your path’ adventure, Quest II: Meet the Wizard. This handmade mini zine is roughly 9cm x 9cm in size, and is full of awesome…