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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. …

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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 …

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INTERVIEW: David Lowrie of “Straight to Hell”

Following on from GBN’s gamebook release feature on Straight to Hell, it is our pleasure to present some Q & As with the author and artist of the book, David Lowrie. 1) What influenced you to write a gamebook about a devout crusader journeying into the Hellscape in defence of the Cosmos? Since rediscovering gamebooks …

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Escape from Portsrood Forest

Gamebook release: Escape from Portsrood Forest

Escape from Portsrood Forest is a light-hearted, high fantasy gamebook by Samuel Isaacson in which YOU take on the role of a knight who wakes up in an enchanted forest with no memory of the previous night. Written in an open world style, and making use of codewords and tick-boxes to keep track of your …

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Vampire The Masquerade: gamebook trilogy on Steam

Choice of Games has teamed up with Paradox Interactive and is planning a trilogy of gamebooks based on Paradox‘s Vampire: The Masquerade, set in the World of Darkness story universe. The three books are Night Road written by Kyle Marquis, Out for Blood by Jim Dattilo and Parliament of Knives written by Jeffrey Dean. Night …

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The Walls Have Ears — Recommend A Friend Competition

It all started back in early 2019 when I rediscovered my old Fighting Fantasy books in a box full of my childhood keepsakes. My gamebook love affair was reignited. It was like bumping into an old flame in the grocery store at the exact moment you’re both single, remembering everything you adored about them, then …

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JUNE ROUND-UP: Gods, zombies and an angry island

It’s been another busy period since our last round-up, full of interesting news and new releases to report on from a broad range of interactive fiction. Our selection for this month includes some printed gamebooks (brand new and updated versions), a programmed adventure, text-based apps, and a role-playing video game. • • •Choice of Games …

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Bird of Passage

Bird of Passage is an interactive visual novel from Italian developer Space Backyard, an independent creative crew made up of Alessandro Arcidiacono, Simone Tranchina, Maddalena Grattarola and Gianluca Pandolfo. A short, minimalistic game of conversations and self-discovery incorporating a branching narrative relating to The Great Kantō earthquake of 1923, Bird of Passage offers an intriguing …

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