Jul 26

2013

Choice of the Ninja: Assassinate the Shogun, then Vanish Without a Trace

Posted by: Dan Fabulich | Comments (6)

Choice of the Ninja

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

In the high-stakes game of politics between two feudal lords, you are a ninja village’s chosen warrior. Earn glory for your clan as you battle your enemies, becoming a master of magic, combat, and stealth.

Choice of the Ninja is an epic interactive fantasy novel by Katherine Buffington, 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.

Will you bring peace to your village, or return home in shame? Will you serve your daimyo obediently, or defy his orders for the greater good? Or will you use your powers of invisibility for personal gain? The choice is yours.

We hope you enjoy playing Choice of the Ninja. 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.

6 Comments

  1. Christian haggett says:

    This game was very short. Many of your decisions didn’t really matter that much. No relationship or love interest. I own all the games for ‘choice of games’ but this one left me feeling a little ripped off. It should have been sold for 1 dollar and not for three. I am unhappy with this game and feel that for 3 bucks it should have gone on longer.
    Thank you

  2. corey bones says:

    this was an ok game, but the choices felt mostly pointless, no real reason to replay once you’ve gone through it once. after great games like sabres and slammed i expect better, especially if you’re going to charge 3 dollars, at most this should have been .99 cents

  3. UmraheL says:

    Such a let down after Slammed & Sabres of Infinity..

  4. Aera Coltheart says:

    I feel like this was not complete yet. It lacks so many things yet it has a potential to be improved. Hoping for an update and i actually think the price for the game is fair.

  5. TannimFodder says:

    First, everything was rushed and very disjointed. I didn’t know what was happening half the time because there was really no story development… outside of the game prompting me to constantly try to ask questions about the political landscape.

    Secondly, what story? I know you’re in a ninja clan and kept in the dark, but there was very few bits of actual character development… for my character or anyone else. I never cared about anything going on.

    Third, the abilities. While I wasn’t really a fan how they auto-activated when I tried to do something rather than them allowing different choices to be unlocked, I understood what you were going for and could accept it. But why don’t you have a sneaking stat?!? I was kinda sad there wasn’t one, unless that was speed, and the slower you went the sneaker you are.

    Ultimately, going into this right after buying Slammed! and playing that five or six times in a row, I’m sorry to say this was a bit of a letdown. Even if additional content is released it will be a tough choice on whether to buy or not. As it stands, this remains my least-liked choice game, and the one I really wanted to be the most awesome.

  6. Martin says:

    Its not that the game wasn’t good, its that it was short, and your choices felt like they didn’t have enough impact. I always feel comfortable paying for a game from here, but this one was a disappointment of sorts. Still, I’m hoping there is much more in its sequel.

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