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MARCH ROUND-UP: new releases

This month’s round-up features a new D&D adventure from the very popular 5e Solo Gamebooks series, an indie app about love and fate, two interactive novels from Choice of Games, and a time-travelling adventure in a haunted house.   The Tortured Land 5e Solo Gamebooks has released The Tortured Land, the fourth in their series …

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FEBRUARY ROUND-UP: new and coming soon

The new year is certainly well underway so it’s time to catch up on a few recent releases, together with some interesting news regarding new projects and old favourites. Graphic Novel Adventures Van Ryder Games has revealed the cover artwork for the upcoming second season of their Graphic Novel Adventures visual gamebooks: Sherlock and Moriarty …

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Weyrwood

Choice of Games has released another interesting adventure in their ongoing series of multiple-choice interactive-fiction games. Weyrwood is a 174,000 word interactive fantasy novel by Isabella Shaw. Set in a Regency England-period magical world, Weyrwood contains supernatural creatures, social rules, customs, and the deeply complex mysteries of the forest. Advance in Society and bargain with …

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INTERVIEW: Intudia

Intudia is a new entertainment platform for interactive audiobooks and eBooks. Created by childhood friends Nicki Blådal (Manager of development and administration, and co-founder of a Danish software development company) and Nicolai Vedel Kellberg (Lead author, with 15 years of experience with interactive storytelling, and a master’s degree in educational psychology), Intudia believes that being …

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KICKSTARTER: The Necronomicon Gamebook: Dagon

Officina Meningi’s The Necronomicon Gamebook: Dagon is a short, illustrated adventure based on a faithful adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu short novels Dagon, The Hound and The Festival (plus extracts from The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath). These stories have been adapted with the utmost fidelity to the original text, in the style of the Master …

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AUGUST ROUND-UP: newly released and coming soon

It’s time for another round-up! In this edition we’ve got details about a forthcoming pulp-style multiplayer game; more Cthulhu; classic solo adventures forming part of the return of an early RPG system; the third book in a well-received sci-fi series; a steampunk update; and a new fantasy game/novel featuring golems, dragons and magical weapons.   …

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JULY ROUND-UP: newly released and coming soon

A late round-up article this month, however, the delay has beneficially allowed us to feature a few more titles! Plenty here for gamers seeking all types of interactive fiction – old, reimagined classics and continuing series in both print and digital, and new adventures featuring various game systems.   Fighting Fantasy Classics: Trial of Champions …

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Cthulhu Chronicles

MetaArcade (creators of Tunnels & Trolls Adventures) have now released their second game, Cthulhu Chronicles, developed in partnership with Chaosium Inc. A narrative horror game inspired by the cult favorite RPG Call of Cthulhu, Cthulhu Chronicles is set against the classic H.P. Lovecraft backdrop of 1920s New England. Unlike many RPGs, the focus of Cthulhu …

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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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Midnight Arcade: Crypt Quest/Space Battles

Midnight Arcade: Crypt Quest/Space Battles is the first release in a new CYOA-style adventure series in which you find yourself in a 80s-era haunted video arcade. Written by Gabe Soria and illustrated by Kendall Hale, the Midnight Arcade series consists of play-your-way adventure tales, suitable for ages 9 and above, in which you determine the course …

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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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Catan Stories: Legend of the Sea Robbers

Set off and explore the world of Catan like never before with Asmodee Digital’s Catan Stories: Legend of the Sea Robbers, a text-based adventure set within the Seafarers expansion campaign for the classic resource-management board game. Seventy years after the first settlers arrived on Catan, the island is enjoying peace and prosperity, but for how …

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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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REVIEW: The Spy and the Labyrinth

Gods and monsters feature in myriads of ancient legends, beliefs and cultural superstitions. Powerful beings that challenge mankind’s place on earth, their appearance asks questions of our origin and purpose, and suggests that our early ancestors were once subjected to stupendous supernatural forces and creatures of unimaginable magnitude. In Lewis Manalo’s The Spy and the …

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