H.P. Lovecraft

KICKSTARTER: Choose Cthulhu II

The second series of Choose Cthulhu, the illustrated ‘choose your own insanity’ gamebooks that adapt classic H.P. Lovecraft stories into interactive adventures, is now waiting to drag YOUR soul into the madness once again. Now seeking funding via Kickstarter, this second series offers another seven volumes in two printed versions and languages. The seven new …

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KICKSTARTER: The Necronomicon Gamebook – Carcosa

Embark on an interactive literary adventure with The Necronomicon Gamebook series, and experience firsthand the horrors told by the great masters of supernatural narrative. Following on from Officina Meningi’s successful first volume, Dagon, the second and last chapter of this saga, Carcosa, will draw you into the grim fantasies of Ambrose Bierce, Robert W. Chambers …

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October ROUND-UP: Geats, famous historical figures and a Syrian refugee

This month we bring you news of interactive adventures set in different times and places: 6th-century Scandinavia, fantasy lands featuring marshlands and winter storms, Zanzibar in the late 19th century, an Australian small town, and war-ravaged Syria. • • •Beowulf Beastslayer Jonathan Green’s 4th title in his ACE Gamebooks series, Beowulf Beastslayer, has now been …

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JULY ROUND-UP: Magicians, Mages and a Messiah

This month we have news about forthcoming print gamebooks; interactive games playable on PC, Mac and in your web browser; an audio adventure for Alexa; and a solo storytelling game. • • •Draw Nine Draw Nine is a short narrative Twine game created by Damon L. Wakes, in which you play the role of a …

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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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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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OCTOBER ROUND-UP: new releases and coming soon

This month’s round-up includes another wide selection of interactive products that are sure to be of great interest, including: immersive audio adventures; text-based digital games; micro-adventures for Kindle; two computer RPGs; and new enhanced print editions of a highly recommended gamebook, previously reviewed on GBN. Malice From the Middle Vale – Colour Editions New full-colour …

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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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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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Omen Exitio: Plague

Italian indie game studio Tiny Bull Studios are currently running a Kickstarter campaign for their new narrative-based RPG game Omen Exitio: Plague, the first chapter of a planned “Omen Exitio” series set in the world of H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu mythology. Make history and change the course of time while meeting some of the Great People …

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