We’re proud to announce that Deathless: The City’s Thirst, 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 November 2nd.
Negotiate water rights from scorpion gods in this necromantic legal thriller! Discredit your boss, solve murders, and reanimate your own corpse to keep your city from drying out.
“Deathless: The City’s Thirst” is a 150,000-word interactive novel by Max Gladstone, author of “Choice of the Deathless” and the “Craft Sequence” novels, nominated for the John W Campbell Best New Writer Award, the XYZZY award, and the Lambda Award. 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.
You won the God Wars, killing the rain god and taking over his desert city. But now the city needs water, and it’s your job to make it rain. As a rising associate at a god-killing public service conglomerate, you can monopolize your city’s public utilities, or fight to keep water affordable for everyone. Build alliances with powerful necromancers, or help local farmers hold onto their land. Find love, or betray your friends. Overcome the trauma you suffered in the God Wars. Prevent murders, or commit them.
Just keep the water flowing.
- Play as male or female; straight, gay, or bi
- Match wits with master necromancers, real estate magnates, and journalists
- Climb the social ladder of Dresediel Lex
- Help the needy, or laugh callously as the world burns
- Drink with undead kings over the ruins of a destroyed civilization
- Kill people you may later really wish you hadn’t killed
- Betray trusted friends and their entire society
- Fight giant scorpions and renegade priests—or join forces with them
- Look for love in extremely wrong places
“Deathless: The City’s Thirst” is set in the world of Max Gladstone’s Craft Sequence novels, the most recent of which, Last First Snow, hit stores in July 2015. The previous Craft Sequence books are Three Parts Dead, Two Serpents Rise, and Full Fathom Five. The next Craft novel, Four Roads Cross, will publish in 2016.
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.
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We hope you enjoy playing Deathless: The City’s Thirst. 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.