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The Horror of the Lighthouse – second gamebook in the series!

Another solo adventure gamebook, The Horror of the Lighthouse, is now available at DriveThruRPG, written and created by J. Pingo Lindstrom (me). For total openness: I am the one controlling the GamebookNews.com website as well – so I am publishing news about my own book here. Ellen Wittgrave (from the first book, The Secret of …

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NEWS: The Secret of the Catacombs

A NEW Solo Interactive Gamebook is JUST RELEASED, exclusively at DriveThruRPG. Published by PenguinComics.com, written and created by J. Pingo Lindstrom. For total openness: I am the one controlling the GamebookNews.com website as well – so I am publishing news about my own book here. Ellen Wittgrave, a renowned historian known for her relentless pursuit …

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Kickstarter: You are the Hero – 40th Anniversary Ed.

YOU ARE THE HERO – An Interactive History of Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks is available to backers of this Kickstarter in four different formats, eBook, paperback, standard papercase hardback, and deluxe collector’s edition hardback. It will be printed in full colour. The standard hardback edition will look like the previous hardbacks in the series. However, the …

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The Zaltec Gamebooks, by Yehuda Shapira

The Zaltec gamebooks are graphical solo RPGs with both puzzle and combat elements.   Rather than narrated passages, the books are mostly comprised of illustrations, with bits of text here and there. The mechanics of the game are more akin to playing an old-school point-and-click game than reading a linear story. Progress is made both through …

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INFECTED 10th Anniversary Illustrated Collector’s Edition

There is something about the idea of trying to survive a zombie apocalypse that never gets old. Whether the appeal lays in being free to loot stores, living free from the constraints society places on us, or simply being forced to invoke your inner undead slayer, we never seem to grow tired of imagining running …

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New Gamebook: The Island of Doctor Moreau – An Interactive Adventure

Disclosure: The featured gamebook has been written by GBN’s very own writer and editor, KJ Shadmand. Re-imagining classic works of literature as gamebooks is not an easy task. After all, novels tend to be linear and have a single ending, whereas gamebooks thrive on branching narratives that not only allow multiple paths to the story’s …

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New Gamebook Zine

Gamebook releases are coming thick and fast, so it seems a great time for The Gamebook Zine – a free upcoming magazine dedicated to gamebooks, interactive fiction and related materials – to hit the shelves. The magazine’s first issue (Spring, 2021) will be released digitally on Itch.io, DriveThruRPG and as a printed magazine via Lulu …

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Kickstarter: ALBA – open world post-apocalypse sci-fi

Would you be interested in a piece of interactive fiction that claims to be “the biggest gamebook ever written”? If so, you’ll be glad to hear that ALBA – a post-apocalypse science fiction gamebook – is currently on track to fund on Kickstarter. ALBA seems to tie into several different sci-fi genres, promising an open-world …

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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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INTERVIEW: Firemaster and The Archmage Tower, by Soren Jonsson

GBN was excited when Soren Jonsson – a creator of two augmented reality gamebooks – got in touch and offered to talk about the first two installments in the Peasoup Smartbook series: Firemaster and The Archmage Tower. Aimed at 9 to 13 year olds, these books use the Firemaster app (available via Google Play or …

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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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