Historical

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 …

The Horror of the Lighthouse – second gamebook in the series! Read More »

REVIEW: The Houses of the Dead by Jamie Thomson

At GBN we love reviewing books by veteran authors. In the past few years, we have offered our perspective on works by illustrious names such as Joe Dever, Ian Livingstone and Jonathan Green and have not been disappointed. So when the chance came to review The Houses of the Dead by Jamie Thomson (the first …

REVIEW: The Houses of the Dead by Jamie Thomson Read More »

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 …

New games from Choice of Games & Hosted Games Read More »

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 …

Along the Edge & Seers Isle are heading to Nintendo Switch Read More »

NEWSBYTE: Choice of Games releases

Choice of Games has recently released two games – War for Magincia on their Hosted Games label and the sci-fi adventure Light Years Apart. In Light Years Apart you and your sister set out to outfox a galaxy-spanning AI to save your home planet. It’s a rollicking adventure with “space pirates, spies, and snarky computers”. …

NEWSBYTE: Choice of Games releases Read More »

GAMEBOOK FEATURE: Adventure Snack

We at GBN understand the enjoyment of diving into an adventure gamebook. Whether it’s a classic piece of Fighting Fantasy, Lone Wolf or one of the exciting recent additions to the genre, interactive fiction opens doorways into worlds of the imagination that can be as cinematic, engaging and memorable as any other form of entertainment. …

GAMEBOOK FEATURE: Adventure Snack Read More »

New solo adventure: “The Last Day in Iram”

Cirsova – the “Magazine of Thrilling Adventure and Daring Suspense” – has, for the first time ever, published a solo gamebook adventure. This will be included in its latest issue, #2, the Summer Special of 2020. The Last Day in Iram is a 200 paragraph solo adventure, written by James Hutchings. Iram is doomed. It …

New solo adventure: “The Last Day in Iram” Read More »

MINI REVIEW: James Armistead Lafayette

You are James Armistead, a compassionate and daring young man of colour enslaved on a Virginian tobacco plantation when a timely fire provides an opportunity to obtain your freedom; how you achieve this dream is for you to decide. James Armistead Lafayette is one of the two initial releases in Chooseco’s SPIES sub-series of their …

MINI REVIEW: James Armistead Lafayette Read More »

UPCOMING: Pendragon

Pendragon is a character-driven narrative strategy game from inkle (creators of 80 DAYS and Heaven’s Vault). This dynamic, self-narrating digital board game will see you journeying across Dark Ages Britain, facing wild creatures, brutal rogues, and Sir Mordred’s dark knights. Fight turn-based battles with simple yet deeply strategic combat where position is everything, losses are …

UPCOMING: Pendragon Read More »

Escape This Book! Tombs of Egypt

Tombs of Egypt is the second Escape This Book! title written by Bill Doyle and illustrated by Sarah Sax – a series of action and adventure books for younger readers where you doodle, decide and demolish your way out of some of history’s greatest events. Become the star in this unique mix of interactive fiction, …

Escape This Book! Tombs of Egypt Read More »

Scroll to Top