Mar 05


New Hosted Game! The Great Tournament by Philip Kempton

Posted by: Dan Fabulich | Comments (15)

Hosted Games has a new game for you to play!

Play a young peasant boy who becomes squire to a legendary knight. Travel the realm competing in jousts, archery, and melee competitions. Train hard in order to become a powerful knight and eventually compete in The Great Tournament to decide the fate of the realm in this medieval story.

The Great Tournament is a 180,000 word interactive fantasy novel by Philip Kempton, where 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.

  • Enjoy the story of a young boy’s rise from lowly squire to powerful knight in this epic story that takes place in medieval times.
  • Choose your attributes and train your skills in order to win in tournaments.
  • Become a hero of the realm or use your power to take control over the kingdom.
  • Unique combat and character generation ensures no one game is the same.
  • Fight for glory, love, or power in the Great Tournament.
  • Multiple endings with different story lines.

Philip developed this game using ChoiceScript, a simple programming language for writing multiple-choice interactive novels like these. Writing games with ChoiceScript is easy and fun, even for authors with no programming experience. Write your own game and Hosted Games will publish it for you, giving you a share of the revenue your game produces.


  1. Cristofer gallegos says:

    I loved it

  2. Roosevelt says:

    Hi, I tried the trial version of the game and it was great. The flow of the story was good and the chracters were okay. There are some grammar or spelling mistakes that i encountered not that it really matter that much to me.However the game stats, in choosing the base stats, the int value locked up when i reset it. The story was well written, i even imagined it in my head that it was happening and i remembered another hosted game title swamp castle. I give this a 10/10 rating.

  3. Zulgaines says:

    This is a fantastic book, and the author was even generous enough to allow a free playthrough without purchase. I suggest checking it out.

  4. Alfred Franklin Nicholas Tupas says:

    Please make a sequel I’m dying to know, the happy ending isn’t enough. 11/10 mark of a true writer, a masterpiece will pay $ for part 2 Hear me and us!
    Btw can you guys make a simple blog on the hints etc? Thanks!

  5. Vilandry says:

    Hey guys! I love the game, but I missunderstood a choice, and I cpuld not go back. Is there any way to get back 1 chapter?

  6. Wilhelm Marshall says:

    Amazing story characterized by a simple yet interesting plot. Perfect exercise for my english, and reasonably capable to excite emotions following the path of the young squire. I wonder how many different paths are actually possible. Gave 10/10 and suggested to all friends of mine.

    I would appreciate a little bit more pictures and drawings to get more involved into the story, even if my immagination have compensated well.

    Thanks for this wonderful story.

  7. Wilhelm Marshall says:

    One last thing, where can I compare others players score, I mean I got a 96 at the end, but I can’t figure out if it’s a good or average or even bad score.


  8. taerias says:

    This game was AMAZING. I felt such strong emotions to these characters, I really cared what happened. NEED A PART 2! I’d pay for it! We need a sequel Philip!

  9. Jesse says:

    I reached the great tournament and is approached by the evil side. If it is myself, I would choose to take their offer and then do not follow the deal since I see no need to keep my words for these scums.
    But the game may lock my choice as my definite action. I am going to proceed now and hope that the game does have that level of depth.

  10. Roofio says:

    I played this and Swamp Castle, somebody please tell me there is more by Philip Kempton or at least is he working on more stories? I absolutely love the game world he has created, it would honestly fit perfectly at the table as a campaign for games like Pathfinder or maybe even Harnworld…..

    I really hope this author has more in the works!!!

  11. Gwenn Blei says:

    Hello, I don’t know if Philip Kempton will read this, but if you do, thank you. This is the best game I ever played on a phone, this is the best story I’ve read in a while, I needed a story like this, you made an incredible job. I love medieval history, and it was amazing to see you put some thoughts and searches into it, with sensible fighting techniques like aiming at the gaps of armor rather than just slashing through like Hollywood tends to do. But more than anything I loved the story I played, it was intense, incredible, breathtaking, stressful. I was desperate when characters died, hungry for revenge when I faced the responsibles, at the end I could barely breathe as I realised what it meant if I played poorly, if I failed… Some choices were crushingly tough to make, But eventually with a honourable 128% light score I went through, made sure my friends were saved, and kept my promises to the princess, and it felt great. So thank you very much to you, Philip Kempton, for allowing me to live an incredible adventure 🙂

  12. Claudiu says:

    Honestly, the story was amazing and I think… If you have the motivation and the time … To go on … Make another part maybe somehow based on the choices from the previous one if possible, but really, I’m dying to go on with the story.

  13. Gerald Fitzgerald says:

    I NEED more!!! I have completed every achievement, every lover, every ending… Everything! This game is far too good to not make a sequel, I would be willing to pay $ to play a game this good again. A true masterpiece.

  14. Cole Bedesky says:

    I loved it. characters were great and the story was compelling. I hope you continue to write.

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