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New games from Choice of Games & Hosted Games

A bunch of different games have been released by Choice of Games / Hosted Games over the last few weeks. In October, Hosted Games released Too Different, a multiple-choice interactive-fiction game, available for Steam, Android, and on iOS via the Hosted Games app. In it you must unravel the mysterious past of your parents and …

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MASTER – an interactive visual novel

First things first: MASTER is a brutal sixty page dark fantasy story filled with violence, monsters, and psychedelic visuals. You play a great warrior whose superlative training in destroying daemons has developed your sight to the point where you can see into the bodies and minds of your opponents. Useful? Yes! Especially when your sole …

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INTERVIEW: Don Bosco, author of Last Kid Running

GBN has been excited to be in touch with Don Bosco, an award-winning writer and publisher of thrilling fiction for teens and children, and founder of the publishing studio Super Cool Books. In 2019, Don published his latest gamebook: Last Kid Running, Welcome to the Scramble. Here is its synopsis! LAST KID RUNNING is a …

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Kickstarter: Metal Heroes and the Fate of Rock: A Rock/Comedy Gamebook

Metal Heroes and the Fate of Rock is a new gamebook filled with all the pitfalls, clichés and famous figures that the rock scene has to offer. Combined with a goodly portion of humor and tough talk, this is an adventure with a difference that invites you to master its challenges. You are Taylor, a …

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KICKSTARTERS: What Dreams May Come and The Haunted Tower

There are several gamebook Kickstarters currently running – and Gamebook News is delighted to present you with two outstanding examples: What Dreams May Come and The Haunted Tower. The Haunted Tower is a choose your own adventure story where you play the role of Quick, the Clockwork Knight. You must rely on your wits, courage, and …

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New Gamebook: Shelby – the adventures of a little mouse in the country

Shelby is the first gamebook of illustrator and comic book artist Francesco Mattioli, where you must help a little mouse find his way home. Originally written in Italian and later translated to French, the English version is a collaboration with Jonathan Green. So how does it work? All you need to do is choose a …

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Along the Edge & Seers Isle are heading to Nintendo Switch

Nova-box, the studio behind Across the Grooves, are releasing Along the Edge and Seers Isle on Nintendo Switch on October 15. Both games have been successful on Steam and can be found on several platforms. Along the Edge and Seers Isle are both visual novels. Along the Edge is set in the European countryside and …

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Newsbyte: Three Game Announcements From Choice Of Games & Their Hosted Games Label

Hold on to your hats, because we’ve got not one piece of gamebook news for you today, but three new announcements from Choice of Games and their Hosted Games label. First up, we have a new release from Choice of Games, Vampire: The Masquerade — Night Road. Plus their whopping new addition to Exile of …

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Kickstarter: The Sekimeiya: Spun Glass — A Visual Thriller Novel

The Sekimeiya: Spun Glass is a mystery/thriller visual novel, currently in its last days of a very successful Kickstarter. Created by Trinitite Team, the adventure game features an interesting storyline that delves deep into a thrilling mystery. The discovery of a rare gemstone draws people to an exhibit held in Ashiya Tower. Just as the …

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Newsbyte: Light Strikers Kickstarter, New Hosted Games Titles & Issue 1 of Advanced Fighting Fantasy Magazine

Tons of things are happening in the gamebook world right now! Here are four newsbyte morsels to whet your appetite. A new Kickstarter has landed. Light Strikers is a new gamebook with an array of pledge offers — some of which include an e-book, a PDF, a print-out, and more! In the world of Adamah, …

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Three games from Choice of Games & Hosted Games

Three new digital gamebooks from Choice of Games and Hosted Games have landed. As always, all three games are entirely text-based — without graphics or sound effects. Werewolves 2: Pack Mentality is a 360,000 word interactive novel in Jeffrey Dean’s acclaimed “Claw, Shadow, and Sage” series, where your choices control the story. It’s a war …

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