Mar 15


The Bread Must Rise is a finalist for the 2024 Nebula Game Writing Award!

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The Bread Must Rise

We are thrilled to announce that The Bread Must Rise, by Stewart C Baker & James Beamon, is a finalist for the Nebula Game Writing Award, and it’s on sale for 40% off until March 22!

The Bread Must Rise is a 450,000-word interactive comedy/fantasy/baking/eldritch horror novel by James Beamon and Stewart C Baker. In this magical baking contest, you’ll team up with the Queen Undying to bake your rivals into an early grave—or out of the grave, with necromancy!

To celebrate, we are also putting every previous Nebula Finalist game on sale:

Vampire: The Masquerade—Sins of the Sires
The Luminous Underground
The Road to Canterbury
The Magician’s Workshop

The Martian Job

Check out our Nebula Finalists bundle on Steam for an even bigger discount!

This is the sixth year that there has been a Nebula award for game writing—and the fifth year that Choice of Games authors have been finalists. Past Choice of Games Nebula finalists are: Natalia Theodoridou for Vampire: The Masquerade — Sins of the Sires and Rent-A-Vice, Phoebe Barton for The Luminous Underground, Kate Heartfield for The Road to Canterbury and The Magician’s Workshop, and M. Darusha Wehm for The Martian Job.

We also want to congratulate one of our Hosted Games authors, Baudelaire Welch, who is nominated in the same category for their work on Baldur’s Gate 3. Their Hosted Game, Don’t Wake Me Up, is also on sale this week!

Since 1965, the Nebula Awards have been given annually to the best works of science fiction and fantasy published that year, as voted on by the members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA). The 59th Annual Nebula Awards ceremony will be streamed live during the 2024 Nebula Conference, June 6-9, 2024. Stay tuned for more!

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  1. I’m so pleased to see this - huge congratulations!

  2. Good luck to Stewart and James!! Thank you for the shoutout to Don’t Wake Me Up!!

  3. Super happy to see it reach the finals, it is one my favorite IFs overall!

  4. I’m giving my biggest hearty congratulations to Baker and Beamon! Their IFComp entry last year One Does Not Simply Fry, another work set in the continuity of Bread Must Rise came in 34th place, which just shows how solid their work was overall!

    In fact, in another thread I mentioned that Choicescript stuff performed strongly in IFComp 2023, which goes to show that the message sent by the CoG community was indeed loud and clear.

    Also, once again a good shoutout to the 8 years in the making Don’t Wake Me Up.

    This is a nice warning for all those in the CoG community who are planning to submit stuff for Spring Thing and IF Comp this year, including me: it’s really time to up our game! And to all readers and fans out there, please remember to continue giving us your support and encouragement, so that we can cross the finishing line!

  5. YAY! How wonderful! Massive congrats and best of luck! :tada:

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