Jun 17

2010

Announcing “The Nightmare Maze”

Posted by: Dan Fabulich | Comments (16)

The Nightmare Maze splash screen

Choice of Games is pleased to announce the release of The Nightmare Maze, by Alex Livingston! Play it on the web, or download the iPhone version or the Android version.

“The Nightmare Maze” is the story of a 19th-century Bostonian plagued by strange nightmares. Lose yourself in the depths of a tormented psyche and try to find the logic to the night terrors in this haunting text-based multiple-choice game. It’s part of the Waking Cassandra series.

We hope you enjoy playing “The Nightmare Maze,” and we encourage you to play it, tell your friends, and to recommend it on StumbleUpon, Facebook, Twitter, and other sites. Don’t forget: our initial download rate determines our App Store ranking. Basically, the more times you download in the first week, the better “The Nightmare Maze” will rank.

Finally, a shameless plug: “The Nightmare Maze” is the second game available as part of our hosted games plan. If you’d like to write a multiple-choice game of your own, give it a try! If you host our game with us, we’ll share 75% of the revenue your game produces.

16 Comments

  1. Simon says:

    Already downloaded. Can’t wait to play the next time I’m sitting somewhere with nothing to do.

  2. Xseleon says:

    I did like how the writing seemed to flow as you went on through the, but what i did find was that it did not seem like you had many choices about where you could go and do. I also found that even though it was a dream; i found that it could have had a bit of a smoother transition.

    It was still a very good start to the series, but try to make it seem like the player is in control of the story and not the other way around.

  3. Cydne says:

    It was more like a game and less like a story-game, if you get me. There seemed to be only one way to win, rather than different outcomes to different choices. I mean, it was pretty interesting, but I don’t think it should be considered a multiple choice story game, as it doesn’t have different story outcomes, you only win or lose.

  4. Spider says:

    Hmm, a very interesting game. It felt short, but the writing was good-quality. I got my lucidity up to 100, but now I’m wondering what happens if I get my insight up, or my fear down. Or if that’s even possible…

    I feel like there’s more to the story that we’re not getting, and I suspect that’s because it’s part of a series of which no further information is really available.

  5. Joseph says:

    Loved it. Very good writing and very intense at points. It got me thinking very hard.

    Sometimes though, due to the story’s tendency towards “dream logic”, I found myself having to base my decisions off the flip of a coin (figuratively), since I had absolutely no idea how my choices affected me sometimes.

    Very, very good though.

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  7. Angela says:

    I actually really liked this game, minus the fact that it wasn’t so much a choice game as it was a choice storybook. But even then it was a lot of fun, and the writing was smooth and very creepy.

  8. Sieglinde says:

    The mruder game has NO solution. I tried out everything at least 3 times.

  9. Cindi says:

    You should try WAAAYYY more many times than only three!

  10. Spider says:

    Sieglinde: there is a solution. It’s just ridiculously illogical to get to. I played that game more times than I wanted to find it, but it IS there.

    Of course, I didn’t find the BEST solution, the one where I read the killer’s mind, but hey, I got him to confess. Good enough for me.

    • Carol says:

      Please please please tell me how to pass at least the part after the weird bird doctors and the sick ghost. I cannot get past this I have been trying for 4 days straight!!! Thank you it would be much appreciated…

  11. Kate14 says:

    I loved it from the moment it said ‘a dream! You try to jump out the window’ then i threw a fork at a woman. It qas great.

    Does anyone understand why you play as a jew an a homoswxual person? What does that bit mean?

  12. kopz says:

    Am i t he only one who keeps getting that my fear ia at 1r00% even though its at 60?

  13. Katie says:

    I’m stuck, I can’t get my insight up to 100%. I wake up from the room with the doctors and the man in bed, and loop right back to the first dream. What do I need to do to proceed?!?!?!

  14. Lynsey says:

    I’m in the same boat… I keep getting the “100% fear” message when I’m WAY under 100%!! That’s VERY frustrating….. What I’ve learned so far is- If the cat says Pity, and not wife, start over… But also, always fly, will the fire, punch the guy, fight back, make the flowers grow, push the doctors back with your mind… But then again, I can’t complete it either, so if someone would be AWESOME, and tell me what I am doing wrong, or better yet, just tell me the correct answers, it would be GREATLY APPRECIATED… I’ve spent 2 days trying to figure this out!! (kinda embarrassing) But I’m dying to know how it ends and I’m feeling kinda cheated since I’m getting a false accusation. Thanks so much guys!! Good Luck on the next adventure!!

  15. Sinic28 says:

    very fun, took me a day to figure it out, here are some hints, fly, fire, no violence, flowers, always will, daddy. I pretty much gave you the game hope it helps your frustration.

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