Horror

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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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 …

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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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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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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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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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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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Kickstarters: Edgar Allan Poe & Hotel Lovecraft

Officina Meningi – the people behind the Necronomicon Gamebooks (Dagon and Carcosa) – are back with an Edgar Allen Poe inspired gamebook. The Kickstarter launches on August 28 – so get ready for some creepy nightmare horror from authors that truly understand the genre! Some of Poe’s most famous short stories (The Black Cat, The …

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