Michael J. Ward

Kickstarter: Author Interview with Michael J. Ward – DestinyQuest: The World Companion 

This is an exciting time for fans of the DestinyQuest adventure gamebooks series. Michael J. Ward, the author of The Legion of Shadow, The Heart of Fire, The Eye of Winter’s Fury and The Raiders of Dune Sea has announced that The World Companion will be hitting Kickstarter on 17 May at 10.00 EST (3.00 …

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A conversation with Michael J. Ward: DestinyQuest, crowdfunded publishing and the future

Michael J. Ward’s DestinyQuest series has recently emerged from scandalous publisher-driven turmoil with an exciting new book full of various improvements and bold ideas. Gamebook News has been closely following the unfolding Kickstarter delays and drama, and was keen to further examine the circumstances and fallout from Michael’s informed perspective – an unwitting participant caught …

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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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CHRISTMAS ROUND-UP: new releases and coming soon

Our round-up of interactive adventures is back for a pre-Xmas update. This month we have some new digital, audio and print products, an updated gamebook and new versions of a popular mobile game.   Bury me, my Love Bury me, my Love is coming to Nintendo Switch and Steam on January 10th/11th. Inspired by real …

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KICKSTARTER: The Raiders of Dune Sea

Megara Entertainment’s Kickstarter campaign for DestinyQuest IV: The Raiders of Dune Sea is now live! This fourth gamebook in Michael J. Ward’s epic series of adventures includes new careers and abilities, more choices, greater tactics, factions that you can side with, the opportunity to train a pet or summon a magical minion, and plenty of …

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INTERVIEW: Michael J. Ward’s DestinyQuest – Book Four

Launched back in 2011, Michael J. Ward’s first DestinyQuest book, The Legion of Shadow, presented gamebook fans with something distinctively new and different to experience: a fantasy adventure built on a structure directly influenced by computer RPGs focused on character customisation and combat. As the series developed further with the subsequent releases of The Heart …

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DestinyQuest IV: The Raiders of Dune Sea

The fourth book in Michael J. Ward’s DestinyQuest series will finally be published after a contract with Megara Entertainment (known for their collector’s editions of the Way of the Tiger, Lone Wolf and other gamebooks) was recently finalised. Dark fury will rain down from the heavens. A lost race returns from the shrouds of time, …

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REVIEW: The Legion of Shadow

The evident computer game influence within Michael J. Ward’s DestinyQuest: The Legion of Shadow stands boldly at the forefront of what it is that differentiates this series from many other gamebook formats. Within its pages we find individual quests (which can be undertaken in any order), no permanent death and a multitude of collectible items …

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