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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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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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Asteroid Run: No Questions Asked

Asteroid Run: No Questions Asked is a 325,000-word text-based interactive science fiction novel written by Fay Ikin and published by Choice of Games. Cargo runs between Earth, Mars and the Asteroid Belt are commonplace, but deadly. You’re the captain of a merchant vessel, but this time, your contract has a twist: don’t open the cargo, …

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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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Heavy Metal Thunder Part 3: Slaughter at Masada

Slaughter at Masada is the third release in the Heavy Metal Thunder series of apps from developer Cubus Games. This well-received interactive science fiction series is written by Kyle B. Stiff and illustrated by Marc Gonzalez. A one-week Kickstarter campaign is currently underway, raising funds so that a visual and intuitive user interface can be …

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