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Feb 12

2016

The Daring Mermaid Expedition — A scientifically inaccurate romp, plus pirates!

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The Daring Mermaid Expedition

We’re proud to announce that The Daring Mermaid Expedition, 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 33% off until February 19th!

Take a scientifically inaccurate romp in pirate-infested waters! Will you prove to the Royal German Marinological Society that mermaids really exist?

“The Daring Mermaid Expedition” is a 71,000-word interactive novel by Andrea Phillips, author of “The Daring Adventures of Lucy Smokeheart.” 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 are an up-and-coming researcher, tasked with proving the existence of mermaids in order to be admitted to the exclusive Royal German Marinological Society. With a member of the Society as your patron, you’ll brave pirate attacks and dubious academics to fight your way to Broken Shell Island and scientize the mythical mermaid kingdom. Play as a vengeful mermaid-hater, dispassionate scientist, or soft-hearted daydreamer. Or just chuck it all and embrace piracy on the crew of the infamous Lucy Smokeheart herself!

Will you join the illustrious ranks of the Society, or wind up in prison for scientific fraud? Spend the rest of your life living underwater, or be devoured by carnivorous fish-people?

You’re on a mermaid expedition—it’s time to sink or swim.

  • Ten distinct endings to discover!
  • Develop statistics like academic rigor, credibility, and blood loss!
  • 100% gender-neutral. Play whatever gender and sexuality you choose! We’re not the boss of you!
  • Dozens of achievements! Or maybe one dozen. Or more? Actually we’re not sure how many, we lost count! But there are definitely achievements!
  • Guaranteed to be at least 92% scientifically and historically inaccurate!
  • Navigate tricky interpersonal situations with wit, charm, or awkwardness!
  • Seduce your patron – or become bitter academic rivals!

We hope you enjoy playing The Daring Mermaid Expedition. 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.

Feb 12

2016

New Hosted Game! “Wizardry Level C” by Jac Colvin

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There’s a new game in our Hosted Games program ready for you to play!

Wizardry Level C

The discovery of an old magic book turns your life upside down. Will you succeed in becoming a guild wizard? Or instead travel a different path, striking out on your own, moving to a different plane of existence or perhaps not even remaining human?

Wizardry Level C is a 100,000-word interactive novel by Jac Colvin, 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.

Jac 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 we’ll publish it for you, giving you a share of the revenue your game produces.

Feb 05

2016

All of our games are 25% off or more in Steam’s Lunar New Year Sale

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All of our Steam apps are 25% off or more until February 12!

Jan 29

2016

New Hosted Game! “The Lost Heir 2: Forging a Kingdom” by Mike Walter

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There’s a new game in our Hosted Games program ready for you to play!

The Lost Heir 2: Forging a Kingdom

Unite the kingdom to take back your capital city! You’ll need dragons, elves, and perhaps even demons to avenge your parents’ murder in this fantasy epic! In The Lost Heir 2, you’ll continue as the prince or princess of Daria displaced from your palace after the murder of your parents. Face betrayal, seek romance, battle enemies in war, and navigate the intrigues of court. The fate of the kingdom of Daria is in your hands.

“The Lost Heir 2: Forging a Kingdom” is a 250,000-word interactive fantasy novel by Mike Walter—the second of a trilogy—where your choices control the story. The game is entirely text-based—without graphics or sound effects—and fueled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.

  • Play as female or male, gay, straight, or asexual.
  • Meet elves, dwarves, gnomes, and more as you explore the furthest reaches of the land.
  • Learn amazing new abilities from legendary teachers and search for powerful artifacts to help you on your way.
  • March into heated battle and lead your army to victory!
  • Fly a dragon, raise an undead army, discover alchemy, summon new demons and more!

Mike developed “The Lost Heir” series 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 we’ll publish it for you, giving you a share of the revenue your game produces.

Jan 29

2016

“The Lost Heir: The Fall of Daria” out now on Steam

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To celebrate the launch of The Lost Heir 2: Forging a Kingdom, we’re also announcing that Mike’s earlier game in our Hosted Games program, The Lost Heir: The Fall of Daria is out now on Steam!

The Lost Heir: The Fall of Daria

Take back the throne that was rightfully yours! When demon-summoning usurpers assassinate the king and queen, the right of rulership falls to you, their only child. Develop your own unique prince or princess, discovering a world of fantasy, magic, mystery, and adventure.

“The Lost Heir: The Fall of Daria” is an epic 145,000-word interactive fantasy novel by Mike Walter—the first of a trilogy—where your choices control the story. The game is entirely text-based–without graphics or sound effects–and fueled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.

Develop your own unique prince or princess, for good or evil! Become a noble knight, a greedy thief, an evil priest, a nature-loving druid, a charming bard, a deadly assassin, a wise monk, a well-traveled ranger, a martial cleric, a kind priest, a brutal thug, a steadfast guard, a powerful wizard or any combination you choose.

Your highness, the kingdom of Daria awaits you!

  • Play as male or female, gay or straight.
  • Pursue love interests, make friends, or be a loner.
  • Uncover the mysteries of demon summoning.
  • Uncover and collect legendary magical items and treasure.

Jan 26

2016

New Hosted Game! “The Vampire House” by Jesse Freeman

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There’s a new game in our Hosted Games program ready for you to play!

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The Vampire House is human/monster romance at its finest! Overcome species diversity. Meet new and exciting creatures. Learn to cast spells. Train to fight monsters. Study to improve your grades in school!

  • Experience a world filled with monsters.
  • Study an occult text.
  • Romance various monsters and demons.
  • Develop your athletic prowess, or become a bookworm.

Jesse 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 we’ll publish it for you, giving you a share of the revenue your game produces.

Dec 22

2015

All of our games are 25% off or more in Steam’s Winter Sale

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All of our Steam apps are 25% off or more until January 4!

Dec 21

2015

Sixth Grade Detective — Spy on your classmates for cash!

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Sixth Grade Detective

We’re proud to announce that Sixth Grade Detective, the latest in our popular “Choice of Games” line of multiple-choice interactive-fiction games, is now available for Steam, iOS, and Android.

Round up the usual suspects—the mean girl, the new kid, the bully, the nerd, maybe even your best friend! As the sixth grade detective, you’ll spy on classmates for cash—will you keep their secrets or take the money?

“Sixth Grade Detective” is a 109,000-word interactive young-adult novel by Laura Hughes, 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.

Match wits with the criminal masterminds of middle school! Solve mysterious disappearances and thefts, trace rumors, track down your best friend’s stolen bike, and most importantly—get a date to the dance.

Forge friendships, chase down thieves, or stick to your guns against bullies? Unmask them in public, or work behind the scenes to help a new friend? Will you protect the reputation of your clients, destroying evidence, or go so far as to hack your friend’s cell phone to uncover his embarrassing secret?

  • Investigate six mini-mysteries.
  • Search for clues, question suspects, crack codes, dust for fingerprints, interview witnesses, and uncover your classmates’ deepest secrets.
  • Reveal the truth, or keep silent for the greater good… or greater profit.
  • Shine in the classroom or cut school with the rebels.
  • Lie to the adults–if you can get away with it
  • Build friendships, create enemies, and find a date for the big dance.
  • Play as a girl, boy, or neither. Date classmates of any gender, or avoid romance altogether.
  • Find out who your secret admirer is

We hope you enjoy playing Sixth Grade Detective. 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.

Dec 18

2015

MetaHuman Inc. — The finest superpowers money can buy!

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MetaHuman Inc.

We’re proud to announce that MetaHuman Inc., 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 40% off until January 4th.

As the CEO of a multinational corporation that sells superpowers to the highest bidder (“the finest superpowers money can buy”), you’ll cast powerful magic, invent futuristic technologies, and manipulate your stock price to impress shareholders!

“MetaHuman, Inc.” is a thrilling 260,000-word interactive novel by Paul Gresty, author of “The ORPHEUS Ruse.” 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.

MetaHuman’s mission statement is, “Building Better Humans.” Will you prefer to hire mad scientists, warlocks, or a mix of both? Will you eliminate your competitors, acquire them, or seduce them? Will you save the world from the problems your company has created, or will you embezzle enough money and power to flee the country instead?

MetaHuman, Inc. Our dark magic, our superscience, your solutions!

  • Play as male or female, gay or straight
  • Three possible romances
  • Travel through time
  • Negotiate with aliens
  • Become the most powerful human being in the world

We hope you enjoy playing MetaHuman Inc.. 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.

Dec 18

2015

“The ORPHEUS Ruse” on Steam

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The ORPHEUS Ruse

To celebrate today’s launch of Paul Gresty’s MetaHuman Inc., we’re also making his top-rated game, The ORPHEUS Ruse, available now on Steam for Windows, Mac, and Linux. (It’s still available for iOS and Android devices, too.)

Infiltrate the enemy as a psychic spy, leaping from body to body by touch! But when your own body is stolen, you’ll race against time to find it before your mind disintegrates.

The ORPHEUS Ruse is a thrilling interactive spy novel by Paul Gresty, 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.

What secrets have your mentors been keeping from you? Can you trust your friends when you don’t know whose face they’re wearing? What will you sacrifice to hide your powers from the world?

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