Dec 05


Announcing “Mecha Ace” on Steam, and “The Ascot”

Posted by: Dan Fabulich | Comments (3)

First, we’d like to announce that one of our bestselling games, Mecha Ace, is now available on Steam for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Buy it today for 34% off the regular price!

Second, we’re announcing that The Ascot is now available under our “Hosted Games” program for iOS, Android, and the web.

Mecha Ace: Duel giant mechs with plasma sabers to save us all

Mecha Ace

Step into the cockpit of a giant robot in an interstellar civil war! Customize your mecha to duel against enemy pilots with “monosaber” plasma swords. Find glory, disgrace, and even love.

“Mecha Ace” is a thrilling interactive sci-fi novel by Paul Wang, where your choices control the story. The game is entirely text-based–without graphics or sound effects–and fueled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.

We need your support to continue delivering our games on Steam. Our goal is to release our entire catalog of interactive novels on Steam. Based on the performance of Heroes Rise, Valve has allowed us to ship Choice of the Deathless, Thieves’ Gambit: Curse of the Black Cat, and Mecha Ace. We’ll need to continue to deliver outstanding results to prove that interactive fiction can be successful on Steam.

We’re asking all of our fans to follow us on Steam. Even if you don’t use Steam that much, it will be a big help if you sign up to follow us there, because the more followers we get, the better visibility we get on Steam’s curator list. (Our goal is to hit 3,000 followers for our Steam curation page; we’re about 9% of the way there after just a week!)

When you follow us, you’ll see our games and our recommended games right on your Steam home page. It’s free, and it’s a big help to us, so follow us today!

The Ascot: Excitement! Adventure! Want treasure? (Y/N)

The Ascot

In The Ascot, anything might happen to you on the way to the convenience store. You might even run into a guy handing out cursed ascots that lead you to lost fortunes guarded by terrible monsters. Can you nab 100% of the Hizkwelderbang fortune, or will you be lunch for the Eagle Beast?

“The Ascot” was nominated for a 2009 XYZZY Award for “Best Individual Puzzle,” which is extra impressive when you consider that in this game, you have to speak through an electronic interpreter that only allows you to say “Yes” or “No.” Can you find the best ending with just shaking and nodding?

We hope you enjoy playing Mecha Ace and The Ascot. We encourage you to tell your friends about them, and recommend our games on StumbleUpon, Facebook, Twitter, and other sites. Don’t forget: our initial download rate determines our ranking on the sales charts. The more times you download in the first week, the better our games will rank!


  1. The Ascot! Unlikely enough once, downright improbable twice. Hilarious and awesome that it should wash up here.

  2. Mallamun says:

    I’ve already played Mecha Ace five times! It’s my favorite one yet!

    As usual there’s some minor typos and loose code, but I only found one major issue: [[SPOILER]] when you’re meeting Blue Masque in combat for the first time, you retain the option of speaking to him/her even after the option is supposed to be exhausted, and if you select it, the game just reloads the previous page. When you then hit next, the battle abruptly ends in a non sequitur way. Thought I’d let you know.

  3. Mallamun says:

    (Presence stat was 4+1 when this happened, if that helps.)

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