RETRO: Rollercoaster, and text adventure/FMV games

Interactive fiction, readable as what we may now describe as a narrative ‘gamebook’, became a relatively commonplace form of entertainment during the 1970s and early ’80s. Some of the earliest choice-based stories are from the Tracker Books series by Transworld Publishers in the UK. One of their first published titles is 1972’s Secret of the …

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Vengequest is a narrative fantasy adventure game created by independent Australian developer Besepic Entertainment. A game for fans of RPGs, interactive fiction and tabletop roleplaying who appreciate beautiful art, quirky humour and pseudo-random adventures, Vengequest takes place on the continent of Emberpoint. It’s host to a diverse range of locations from your peaceful hometown of …

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Conscientia – A Text Adventure

Chaos Is Harmony’s text adventure Conscientia is a thoughtful role-playing experience, where your actions lead to specific consequences, and exploration rewards the player with new knowledge and a greater understanding of the world surrounding you. Eidos. An immortal traveler in a world that is unknown to her. Where will she go in her exploration? What …

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Thaumistry: In Charm’s Way

Award-winning Infocom and Legend Entertainment author Bob Bates is currently seeking funding via Kickstarter for his new game project Thaumistry: In Charm’s Way – a parser-driven interactive fiction comic fantasy set in New York City. This is a text adventure with player input via keyboard using a simple interface featuring no graphics, as per the …

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Code 7: A Text-Based Hacking Adventure

This intriguing text adventure from Goodwolf Studio is currently funding on Kickstarter – a thrilling sci-fi story that should have significant appeal to all gamebook and interactive fiction fans. The campaign target has already been reached (ends very soon on Friday, October 28) and there is a range of rewards to select from, including digital …

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