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Cursed Painting

An interactive audio RPG for Amazon’s Alexa, in Wanderword’s Cursed Painting you explore ancient ruins in order to uncover the secret of a cursed painting hidden deep inside an abandoned castle. Choose from three different backgrounds – thief, adventurer or noble – and stop the undead curse plaguing the kingdom in this interactive role-playing experience. …

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KICKSTARTER: Graphic Novel Adventures – Season 3

The third collection of Van Ryder Games’ Graphic Novel Adventures is now seeking funding via Kickstarter. Following on from the success of the two previous campaigns, GNA returns with five more books featuring all-new adventures. Become the star of a graphic novel, where text and graphics combine to create a visual sensory experience with the …

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Hardcover Editions of Dane Barrett gamebooks

The first two Dane Barrett gamebooks are now available in Hardcover Editions for collectors who prefer to own and read hardcover books. Both Children of the Painted Apple and The Mystery of Dracula are exclusive to Lulu Press via the direct links above (you won’t find them in a general search), and will not be …

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KICKSTARTER: Unravel Your Destiny 1 – Darkness on a Foreign Shore

Darkness on a Foreign Shore is the first gamebook in the new Unravel Your Destiny series created by G R Jordan, written for a teen/YA audience, or anyone who enjoys choice-based narrative fiction. Complete missions by solving puzzles and taking actions, all under the pressure of unwelcome discovery. If you’re up for a challenge, Darkness …

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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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REVIEW: Interstellar Terra

Interactive fiction is one of the few forms of entertainment media that provide the opportunity to explore imaginary worlds of original design, where the storyline is directly shaped by individual decisions and personal preferences, resulting from an eagerness to take risks and investigate possible threats. This narrative ‘in the mind’ nature of gamebooks subsequently gives …

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The Mystery of Dracula

Dane Barrett’s second gamebook, The Mystery of Dracula, is an interactive retelling of Bram Stoker’s 1897 Gothic horror novel Dracula, incorporating puzzles, riddles and more than a little clue seeking. It includes the same keyword system used in Children of the Painted Apple, Barrett’s previous gamebook, in which the reader is rewarded certain clue keywords …

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Nightshift: Choose your path and face the consequence

Victoria Hancox’s Nightshift is a horror-based gamebook with plenty of gore and violence. Your progress through this nightmarish interactive adventure relies on successfully solving puzzles and noting the provided clues, rather than fortunate dice rolls. The only luck needed is in choosing the right path…   It started like any other night at the hospital, …

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KICKSTARTER: Omniverse: Book 1 – Prologue

A distinctively different type of gamebook experience, Omniverse: Book 1 – Prologue by Leona Rose is a unique puzzle adventure that combines interactive fiction with the immersive mechanics of RPGs, video games and escape rooms – all wrapped up in a wonderfully gloomy dystopian narrative. Its non-linear emergent gameplay is presented in a format that …

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KICKSTARTER: The Crusoe Crew

Van Ryder Games, publishers of the Graphic Novel Adventures series, has launched a Kickstarter campaign for their first ever cooperative Graphic Novel Adventures game, The Crusoe Crew. In The Crusoe Crew, you’ll work together with other players (or play solo) to explore islands, solve puzzles, and find rubies, pearls and statuettes that will allow you …

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Midnight Legion 3: Portal of Life

The third and concluding gamebook in the Midnight Legion sci-fi adventure series, Portal of Life is now seeking funding via Kickstarter. The Midnight Legion gamebooks form a highly advanced, strategic, colour illustrated trilogy set in a distant post-apocalyptic future, where you collect information, knowledge and goods from the world around you to advance your character. …

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