Sci-Fi

The Complex

The Complex is an interactive, choice-based sci-fi thriller from Wales Interactive, the publisher and developer of numerous FMV games, including Late Shift, The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker, and The Shapeshifting Detective. After a major bio-weapon attack on London, two scientists find themselves in a locked-down laboratory with time, and air, running out. With CYOA-style …

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Sky Pirates of Actorius

Choice of Games’ Sky Pirates of Actorius is a short 37,000-word interactive adventure story by Kyle Marquis, the author of several other Choice of Games titles: Empyrean, Silverworld, Pon Para and the Great Southern Labyrinth and Tower Behind the Moon. Escape to the skies above the world of Empyrean in Sky Pirates of Actorius and …

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Out There: Ω Edition

Mi-Clos Studio’s award-winning space exploration game Out There: Ω Edition has received a free major update – now incorporating the content found in ‘The Alliance’ (previously only available on Switch), which includes new spaceships, new aliens, alien escort missions, updated graphics, new achievements and a new ending! You are an astronaut awaking from cryonics not …

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PREORDER: Doctor Who and the Fescan Threat

Christopher Samuel Stone’s unofficial interactive adventure Doctor Who and the Fescan Threat is available to preorder again for a limited time due to popular demand, with all proceeds raised from book sales going to MIND in the UK – the non-profit mental health charity providing advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health …

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December ROUND-UP: wolves, wizards and best wishes

This December update is the final Round-up article we’ll be posting on GBN. Due to recent alterations to our category structure and further upcoming improvements to the site, we’ll now make a switch to separately listing all news items as either a normal post set in our standard formatting, or as a brief ‘NewsByte’ for …

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Starfinder on Amazon Alexa

Paizo has launched a unique voice-based interactive experience of its science-fantasy roleplaying game Starfinder on Amazon’s cloud-based voice service, Alexa. Based on the short solo adventure Scoundrels in the Spike by Amanda Hamon from the Starfinder Beginner Box (shown below), this FREE pilot episode is currently available in English in the United States. It will …

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INTERVIEW: New Gaia, and the world-building of Samuel Isaacson’s dark sci-fi series

New Gaia is the new sci-fi gamebook from Samuel Isaacson – the author of The Altimer (released earlier this year) – which takes place in the same mid-22nd Century setting following the discovery of intelligent extra-terrestrial life. This second interactive adventure in the Entram trilogy picks up from where the storyline of The Altimer concludes: …

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Heart’s Choice – Interactive Romance Novels

Choice of Games has created a new Heart’s Choice label for interactive adventures that place romance at the center of the story, and you at the center of the romance. Every game is filled with vivid fully-developed characters and complex narratives that respond to your choices, and every path is always open; you’ll never be …

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Sigma Theory: Global Cold War

Developed by Mi-Clos Studio (creators of the award-winning sci-fi game Out There), Sigma Theory: Global Cold War is a turn-based strategy game of international diplomacy and espionage, set during a futuristic global cold war. Become the chief of an intelligence agency and recruit a squad of special agents to secure control of the singularity. Provide …

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The Altimer: an interactive story

Samuel Isaacson’s first gamebook, The Altimer, begins in the mid-22nd Century, following a time of global political turbulence, climate upheaval and, more recently, the discovery of intelligent extra-terrestrial life. A new cohort of astronauts has begun training – YOU are one of them. The year is 2162, intelligent extra-terrestrial life has been discovered, and a …

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REVIEW: Interstellar Terra

Interactive fiction is one of the few forms of entertainment media that provide the opportunity to explore imaginary worlds of original design, where the storyline is directly shaped by individual decisions and personal preferences, resulting from an eagerness to take risks and investigate possible threats. This narrative ‘in the mind’ nature of gamebooks subsequently gives …

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FORTHCOMING: Out There: Oceans of Time

Mi-Clos Studio has announced the sequel to their award-winning space exploration game Out There: Ω Edition, developed in collaboration with indie game publisher Modern Wolf. Retaining the core mechanics of the original game (roguelike, resource management and interactive fiction), Out There: Oceans of Time now delivers them in a much more ambitious manner, offering completely …

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August ROUND-UP: Mystery, monsters and murder

Another bumper round-up this month, covering multiple genres, platforms and products, and diverse styles of adventurous play. Will YOU test your deductive abilities to solve a mystery, visit a steampunk Paris or participate in a live action thriller? We have news of games, tools, art and tomes of information – something to please anyone seeking …

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