Sep 04

2015

A Wise Use of Time — Will you freeze time for justice, money, or power?

Posted by: Dan Fabulich | Comments (4)

A Wise Use of Time

We’re proud to announce that A Wise Use of Time, the latest in our popular “Choice of Games” line of multiple-choice interactive-fiction games, is now available for Steam, iOS, and Android. It’s 25% off until September 11th.

With the power to freeze time, you can ransack a casino, rescue a celebrity, or cheat death itself!

“A Wise Use of Time” is a thrilling 260,000-word interactive sci-fi novel by Jim Dattilo, author of “Zombie Exodus,” winner of the 2011 XYZZY “Special Recognition” award for interactive fiction. Your choices control the story. It’s entirely text-based–without graphics or sound effects–and fueled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.

When you freeze time, no one can see you, hear you, or stop you, except, perhaps, a handful of mysterious time controllers like yourself. Every second you steal puts more stress on your body and mind.

Will you bring justice to the mobsters who run rampant in your city? Will you steal from them to provide for those in need? Will you share your power with friends and family? Will you destroy your own powers, or will your powers destroy you first?

  • Play as male or female; gay, straight, or bisexual.
  • Develop relationships with one of four main romantic options (or a secret one). Track your relationships and moral stats as they change.
  • Level up your time-control powers, or nullify them to protect yourself and others.

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 extraordinary performance of Choice of Robots and Champion of the Gods, both which made it onto Steam’s front page this year, Valve has allowed us to ship a handful of additional games. 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 60% of the way there as I write this!)

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!

We hope you enjoy playing A Wise Use of Time. 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. The more times you download in the first week, the better our games will rank.

4 Comments

  1. Michael says:

    I love time travel stuff as a theme, so I’ll be sure to check this out!

  2. Allan says:

    I enjoyed this very much. Really got attached to the characters. I didn’t fully explore the mischief potential this time, but that appeals to me on a replay.

    I have a question regarding the push to sell on Steam. I find playing CoG-hosted games very convenient, since I can hop from a work browser (on a machine where I don’t have Steam installed) to my phone’s browser, to my browser at home. Would it be possible for Steam purchases to be played online, attached to my CoG email login?

  3. Azante d says:

    pretty good stoping time and space for me I would use that power to get millions and millions of dollars

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