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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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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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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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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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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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