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NEW iOS game: Night in the Unpleasant House

Unmapped Path is releasing Night in the Unpleasant House, an interactive mystery story for iOS. Night in the Unpleasant House is a branching work of interactive fiction – a twisted tale of loss, revenge, local politics, and pseudoscience. It’s been ten years since your father disappeared after learning a dark secret about his boss, the town’s Mayor. After working your way …

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Blackstone Academy for the Magical Arts

The fate of magic is in your hands in Alana Joli Abbott’s Blackstone Academy from Choice of Games – a fast-paced 188,000-word interactive YA fantasy adventure. Cast spells, pass your exams, and save the world! Blackstone is more than a magic school: you’ll compete for glory in the sky sailing tourney, find love, and steer …

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‘Normal Club: An Unusual Amount of Paranormal Hot Spots

Humorous, colourful, and full of teenage angst and attitude, ‘Normal Club from developer Cubus Games (The Frankenstein Wars, Heavy Metal Thunder etc.) is an interactive gamebook app in which you explore the town of Buckcreek and its mysterious surroundings in search of paranormal hot spots. Adapted from author Philip Armstrong’s winning entry in the 2013 …

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Pon Para and the Great Southern Labyrinth

Pon Para and the Great Southern Labyrinth is a 430,000-word interactive Bronze Age fantasy novel published by game developer Choice of Games. Written by Kyle Marquis (the author of three other Choice of Games titles: Empyrean, Silverworld and Tower Behind the Moon * ), The Great Southern Labyrinth is the first game in the Pon …

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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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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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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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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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