Horror

KICKSTARTER: Vaults of K’Horror and Vampire’s Vault

Flying Buffalo are currently running a Kickstarter campaign for the Vaults of K’Horror – a gamemaster adventure for Deluxe Tunnels & Trolls complete with maps, characters and background material. Of interest to solo gamers is the inclusion of a brand new 19-page solo adventure for Wizards, Vampire’s Vault, written by T&T creator Ken St Andre …

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MINI REVIEW: The Rooms

The Rooms is something ‘other’ – a mysterious and uniquely interactive horror novelette in which you explore the strange events that occurred during the night in the apartment directly above your own: a terrific mechanical grinding, sobbing, and then a dull thud. The old man who lives in the apartment, known to you as ‘Babe’, …

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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 best stories have been adapted into interactive fiction, with each book consisting of 100 playable sections and 11 full-page illustrations: …

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INTERVIEW: Exploring the labyrinth with Lewis Manalo

Lewis Manalo is the author of the recently released The Spy and the Labyrinth – an impressive piece of interactive fiction that explores a modern South American mystery set within the challenging environment of ongoing conflict, complex corruption and deception, and ancient, otherworldly myths. GBN was keen to know more about Lewis and his creation, …

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INTERVIEW: The artisan philosophers at Cubus Games

The subject matter, mood and scope of interactive fiction has been evolving and expanding for some time now, with digital gamebooks regularly leading this advancement as they utilise the available technology to tackle content in a manner unseen (or impossible) in earlier print-based products. One of these innovators is the indie studio Cubus Games, based …

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REVIEW: The Frankenstein Wars

Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus tells the cautionary tale of Victor Frankenstein, a gifted man of science who develops a process built on the principle of life to imbue vitality into previously inanimate matter. His humanoid creation is a truly hideous ‘abhorred monster’ with intelligence and humanity, who pursues and punishes Dr. …

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Omen Exitio: Plague

Italian indie game studio Tiny Bull Studios are currently running a Kickstarter campaign for their new narrative-based RPG game Omen Exitio: Plague, the first chapter of a planned “Omen Exitio” series set in the world of H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu mythology. Make history and change the course of time while meeting some of the Great People …

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Coming Soon: The Frankenstein Wars

Cubus Games continue to make excellent progress on their upcoming gamebook app The Frankenstein Wars – an interactive sci-fi tale of war and horror. This ‘meaty, choice-intensive story’, features a branching, non-linear, time-sensitive storyline where you guide two brothers through a 19th century alternate-history setting: Tom and Anton Clerval have long guarded the secret to …

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More zombies in Highway to Hell

This is the second zombie gamebook from author Max Brallier, creator of Can You Survive the Zombie Apocalypse?, which was released in 2011. Inspired by films like Dawn Of The Dead and Mad Max, and the ‘vehicular combat’ PlayStation series Twisted Metal, Highway to Hell is set in a world where the zombie apocalypse is …

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FREE Random Solo Adventures at DriveThruRPG

PenguinComics.com has released “The Cave & the Treasure” and “Ghost Manor” for FREE downloads – at DriveThruRPG. The Cave & the Treasure is a tiny (28-paged) Random Solo Adventure with a bit more limited rules. It’s fast and fun – and FREE! This is a fantasy genre adventure that you can play on your computer. …

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