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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,…


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…



New Fighting Fantasy covers revealed

Scholastic UK have now released cover designs for the first six books of their repackaged Fighting Fantasy series, which includes Ian Livingstone’s new adventure, The Port of Peril. These vibrantly energetic cover illustrations are by…


REVIEW: Heroes of Urowen

The enjoyment of a gamebook is derived from many interlinked parts, including: mechanics, story, choice, interaction, imagination and presentation. These factors then create an overall experience that is based on the quality and style of…