Jun 28

2013

Choice of Games Presents “SLAMMED!” Interactive Fiction Smacks Down Pro Wrestling

Posted by: Dan Fabulich | Comments (17)

SLAMMED!

We’re proud to announce that SLAMMED!, the latest in our popular “Choice of Games” line of multiple-choice interactive-fiction games, is now available for iOS, Android, Kindle Fire, and, via the Chrome Web Store, Windows, OS X, and Linux.

Turn a scripted steel-cage wrestling match into a real fight in this 250,000-word interactive novel!

You’ve always dreamed of becoming pro wrestling’s biggest star…but a wrestler’s world is fraught with hardship and betrayal, in and out of the ring. Become a powerhouse, a technician, a high-flier, or focus on your promo skills. There’s more than one road to success.

But none of those roads will be easy. This is a world where your biggest fans are your harshest critics; where the front office is more dangerous than the squared circle; where friends can become enemies with a single heel turn; where, sometimes, the only way to win is to lose, spectacularly.

This is professional wrestling. And you’re about to change it, forever.

Slammed! is an epic interactive professional-wrestling novel by Paolo Chikiamco, where your choices determine how the story proceeds. The game is entirely text-based–without graphics or sound effects–but driven by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.

There’s never been a professional wrestling game like this, a game where the outcome of your final match, your choice of opponent, and your relationships affect the ending. When’s the last time you played a pro-wrestling RPG with a “kayfabe” stat?–or where your trash-talking “promo” ability is as important as your core strength and wrestling technique?

  • Enjoy a 250,000-word personal tale of friendship, competition, and revenge.
  • Develop not only your physical abilities, but a favored wrestling style.
  • Become a heroic face, or a villainous heel–or even turn heel.
  • Turn a scripted match into a real fight–and vice versa.
  • Decide when to keep kayfabe, and when to break it.
  • Play as male or female, gay or straight.

We hope you enjoy playing SLAMMED!. We encourage you to tell your friends about it, and recommend the game on StumbleUpon, Facebook, Twitter, and other sites. Don’t forget: our initial download rate determines our ranking on the App Store. Basically, the more times you download in the first week, the better our games will rank.

17 Comments

  1. FairyGodfeather says:

    Who would have thought my favourite piece of interactive fiction would involve wrestling? Certainly not me. I’ve absolutely no interest in wrestling, the only wrestler I can name is The Rock, and I’ve never watched a single match.

    Despite my complete lack of knowledge, I absolutely loved Slammed! It’s a fantastic game, extremely replayable, and while those with actual wrestling knowledge will certainly have a different experience playing, all the wrestling terms are explained in a way that even those with no interest in wrestling can play.

    It was an extremely well written game, the story just gripped me and every twist and turn was fantastic. I could not stop reading it until I reached the end, and at 250,000 words that took me nine hours on the first playthrough.

    The moment I finished I just wanted to start again and explore the other paths. I loved all of the characters, even the villains were written so well and so nuanced.

    It’s a game about obsession, the drive to succeed no matter what. The relationship paths in the game are some of my favourite in any interactive fiction (but not necessary for those who’re not into that sort of thing).

    I love Slammed! I love the story. I love how interactive it is and how the choices do matter and how replayable it is.

  2. Intobooks says:

    I’m sure, that the game is good. But before I buy anything, I’d like to try lite/demo version of it. And I was unpleasantly surprised, when I didn’t find usual demo on your website. When I click Play online I’m being redirected to Google play. If it’s a mistake, correct it, please. If not – I’m really disappointed.
    Forgive my lousy English. Have a good day.

    • FairyGodfeather says:

      You clicked the wrong button, I’m guessing it was a misclick since the google play button is underneath the link you do need to click to play the demo online. Click the “Play Now For Free” bark on the Slammed page.

  3. FairyGodfeather says:

    Strange. Are you going to https://www.choiceofgames.com/slammed/ and then clicking “play now for free”.

    Which browser are you using?

    • Olegod29 says:

      Safari (iPhone), but I didn’t have this problem earlier with the other games. Right now “Slammed” is the only game I can’t play online.

      • FairyGodfeather says:

        Oh I’ve never used an iphone style device, my own phone’s a dumbphone and I only play using my computer. I can only suggest that you mail Choice of Games support if they don’t answer here and explaining your problem. They should be able to help. I wish that I could.

  4. Pqfire says:

    This is an amazing game, I never thought I’d enjoy a wrestling story so much but I am, I recommend it!

  5. James Jolley says:

    Absolutely brilliant. I found the writing and storylines brilliant in this. I am a wrestling fan, and as someone who loves the industry, it is super for marks and casuals alike. The little references, the characterisations that are obviously variations on actual wrestling personalities, even the well written blog postings within the text make this a must. At £2 in the UK, it’s certainly worth it. Seriously impressed with this.

  6. Johnathon Johnston says:

    It won’t let me play it online

  7. Ramon Serna says:

    I´m really torn about this one. On one hand is the first choice game i didn`t like/cared about on the other I think it was really well written. I’m a huge MMA and never really liked wrestling so that could have an impact on my opinión. If you like wrestling or have a mild interest stance toward it you will probably like it as good as this book is probably wont change your mind. I did enjoy some parts of the book and would like a true MMA/boxing story by the same author it would be really awesome.

  8. Psudo says:

    Wow I was hooked. Seriously this one was quite good and I found myself stuck reading for hours. My first play through was a genuine joy, managing the various egos and personas and responsibilities felt pretty intuitive and natural. I know very little about Wrestling, but I do know a bit about people and story telling. I really felt the player character making a difference in most of their lives, and when the inevitable (albeit few seeming) railroads of events pop in I’m hardly disappointed. Because it managed to feel like you made a choice.

    My only quirk so far, after the first play through, was that it seemed like my KayFabe/Reality rating was a bit arbitrary. Having played a pretty honest goody two shoes both in character and in regular life, I expected that the rating would reflect that the good girl persona would be the same as the good girl reality. So when the KayFabe rating was higher than the Reality rating, and appeared to affect some possible decisions later on in the story, I wasn’t too sure what was going on. If the character was essentialy the same person in and out of the ring, wouldn’t that make the Reality rating higher?

    Anyway, that was just a small quirk of the engine and didn’t affect the overall value. The prose is so good, I was more excited reading this than most novels. And even if on subsequent playthroughs I find that the story doesn’t change a great deal, as was also the case with Hero’s Rise, I wouldn’t feel at all disappointed. The first playthrough was a compelling experience which really proves just how strong the Choice engine is for stories of all kinds.

    Thanks guys.

  9. UmraheL says:

    Wow, just wow. Let me just get it out first, I’ve had no interest in wrestling whatsoever still I’ve enjoyed this game greatly even it was really hard to understand the wrestling terms and had to check google almost once a page. I can safely say if not the best choice of game, It’s one of the best. Story’s very well written and long, you feel you get your money’s worth which is nothing compared to game. What makes this game a gem is the little nuances like going back, telling your story by living it, making choices and possibility of failing even if you have good stats (not like the most games here). You almost feel a dreading during the story you’re not sure who’s your friend who’s your enemy, you get paranoid more and more lol maybe that’s just me, still the fun I’ve had surpasses even the best CoG offers like Heroes Rise and Zombie Exodus. 5 Stars.

  10. Cracotte says:

    Like UmraheL, it’s a 5 stars from me too. In my opinion, it’s the best CoG game I’ve played so far.
    Sure, the fact that I’m not completely comfortable at reading english (French fan of CoG here!) made some paragraphs a bit hard to understand, but hell, what an experience. I’m certainly not the biggest wrestling fan out there, but I still like the shows, and this game…”Wow” as said in the previous comment. I’ve been stuck for hours reading the story, getting paranoid, being transported in the middle of the ring, and watching the fights from the wrestler point of view. I even think my heatbeat got a bit faster during the last matches and after some cliffhangers.
    Well actually, in fact, i lack english vocabulary to describe the entire pleasure it was to play Slammed!, dammit, I’d have so much to say…I’ll just say thank you CoG and Paolo Chikiamco, for this game and the fun that came along with it.

  11. I absolutely love the concept guys. Keep this Choice of Games coming!

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  13. UmraheL says:

    We need more ifictions from this author!

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