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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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The Zaltec Gamebooks, by Yehuda Shapira

The Zaltec gamebooks are graphical solo RPGs with both puzzle and combat elements.   Rather than narrated passages, the books are mostly comprised of illustrations, with bits of text here and there. The mechanics of the game are more akin to playing an old-school point-and-click game than reading a linear story. Progress is made both through …

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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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Kickstarter: Kaleidoscope Frenzy by Mark Lain

Recently, GBN received word that Malthus Dire (aka the upstanding gamebook author and prolific reviewer Mark Lain) has been hard at work and seeking tribute for his latest creation KaleidoscopeFrenzy. The fifth book in the Destiny’s Role adventure gamebook series and the long-awaited sequel to Fragile Beauty – a modern day hardboiled detective adventure concerning …

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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 Gamebook Zine

Gamebook releases are coming thick and fast, so it seems a great time for The Gamebook Zine – a free upcoming magazine dedicated to gamebooks, interactive fiction and related materials – to hit the shelves. The magazine’s first issue (Spring, 2021) will be released digitally on Itch.io, DriveThruRPG and as a printed magazine via Lulu …

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Kickstarter: ALBA – open world post-apocalypse sci-fi

Would you be interested in a piece of interactive fiction that claims to be “the biggest gamebook ever written”? If so, you’ll be glad to hear that ALBA – a post-apocalypse science fiction gamebook – is currently on track to fund on Kickstarter. ALBA seems to tie into several different sci-fi genres, promising an open-world …

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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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