Feb 01

2024

Don’t Wake Me Up—A night in cyberspace you’ll never remember.

Posted by: K L | Comments (17)

Hosted Games has a new game for you to play!

Don't Wake Me Up

You’re trapped in a malfunctioning virtual reality with no memories. No memories, except of every video game you’ve ever played. Jack into a wild night in a virtual world you’ll never remember.

Don’t Wake Me Up is a 400,000-word interactive novel about love in video games, where your choices control the story. Entirely text-based, and driven by your imagination. It is written by Baudelaire Welch, a professional game screenwriter currently working as a companion character designer for RPGs.

Armed with puns, pop culture, and a sharp dose of sarcasm, can you muddle your way through levels of satirical video game pastiches, back to reality?

Adventure through virtual worlds alongside a delusional gamer, an actual emo vampire (who really wishes he wasn’t an emo vampire), a poet from outer space, and a dashing princess in shining armor, among others! And perhaps, just perhaps, learn a bit too much about the kind of person you are when the real world isn’t watching.

A satire of the trapped-in-a-video-game genre, and a tragicomedy on the theme of dating sims.

  • Play as nonbinary, male, female, straight or queer.
  • Travel through 6 worlds inspired by different video game genres
  • Wield a weaponised top hat
  • Rack your brains in a spaceship escape level inspired by old-school adventure games
  • Compete in a classical music-themed monster truck rally
  • Lose yourself in a cyberpunk casino
  • Date the Ultimate Video Game Fanservice Vampire
  • Or, date the Ultimate Video Game ‘Best Girl’ Waifu
  • A period piece honed in early 2010s internet cringe
  • Bifurcates entirely halfway through the game based on your love interest.

Sometimes true love is a wrong dialogue choice.

Don’t Wake Me Up is 40% off until February 8th!

Baudelaire 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

Notable Replies

  1. Congrats!

  2. Avatar for Amedyr Amedyr says:

    I thought this was already hosted?
    This was the first game of the genre I played and it HOOKED. ME. IN. Congratulations to Baudelaire for this work of art.

  3. I’m so thrilled this is out - hugest of congratulations!

  4. Avatar for Jender Jender says:

    Ahhhhh! What a fantastic story, so stoked to finally own it! CONGRATS!!!

  5. Avatar for Eiwynn Eiwynn says:

    Awesome! This is a true work of love and dedication. :revolving_hearts:

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