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December ROUND-UP: wolves, wizards and best wishes

This December update is the final Round-up article we’ll be posting on GBN. Due to recent alterations to our category structure and further upcoming improvements to the site, we’ll now make a switch to separately listing all news items as either a normal post set in our standard formatting, or as a brief ‘NewsByte’ for …

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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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Where the Water Tastes Like Wine

Where the Water Tastes Like Wine is a bleak American folk tale about travelling, sharing stories, and surviving manifest destiny. Featuring gorgeous illustration by Kellan Jett, Where the Water Tastes Like Wine combines 2D visuals with a 3D map, inviting the player to embark on an interactive journey by foot, road or train, where history, …

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The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan

Man of Medan is the first release in The Dark Pictures Anthology, a new series of cinematic supernatural horror games from Supermassive Games (Until Dawn) for PS4, Xbox One and Steam. Published by BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe, this series of stand-alone narrative games will feature storylines that change based on the decisions you make. Each …

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KICKSTARTER: Tainted Grail: the Fall of Avalon

Tainted Grail is a solo or cooperative survival exploration board game for 1-4 players from Awaken Realms, set in a dark universe that blends Arthurian legends and Celtic mythology. Players control one of the characters – accidental heroes who need to fight for their lives after stronger and wiser champions have failed. Chased by the …

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Werewolves: Haven Rising

Werewolves: Haven Rising is an alternate timeline, 280,000-word interactive adventure by Jeffrey Dean, acclaimed author of the Road Less Traveled series of post-apocalyptic gamebooks. Taking place in New Haven, Connecticut, where thousands of innocent humans were killed after an outbreak of violence between two werewolf packs, the surviving werewolves are now imprisoned in the ruins …

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Path of Discovery: Europa

Path of Discovery: Europa is an atmospheric, choice-based, sci-fi game from Serbian game development studio Eipix Entertainment. This CYOA-style game is tailored with Alexa Echo Show in mind – Amazon’s voice-controlled smart device with a 7″ touchscreen. What this means is that the player can navigate through the story in classic skill manner using verbal …

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Finn in 1989 – Choice of a Lifeline – Episode One

Finn in 1989, from indie developer Deeper Games, is a love letter to the 80s – a text-based interactive story of survival against all odds, where Lifeline and Stranger Things cross. Finn in 1989 is a deep, immersive story of survival and friendship, loaded with 80s pop culture references. If you’re a fan of Ready …

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Alcyone: The Last City

Alcyone: The Last City (pronounced Al-Sigh-O-Knee!) is a sci-fi interactive fiction game set in the last City in the universe. Created by Joshua Meadows (a video game journalist/writer, and author of the episodic sci-fi/fantasy series Iyetra), Alcyone: The Last City is a text-based adventure where choice, influence, knowledge, moral ambiguity and consequences will ultimately determine your fate. …

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REVIEW: Saga of the North Wind

A text-based fantasy adventure using CYOA-style game mechanics, Saga of the North Wind is an enjoyably atmospheric drama, intelligently written in a style that brings to life the various situations, conflicts and characters encountered on your journey to reach the Valley of the North Wind. Your tribe (which you can name as you desire) roams …

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