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Jan 10

2020

New Hosted Game! Street Jam: The Rise

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Hosted Games has a new game for you to play! The circuit calls for a new king and you’re ready to answer them! Will you overcome all odds and become the new ruler, chief of police, a gang leader, or end up six feet under? It’s 33% off until January 16! Street Jam: The Rise is a violent 370,000 word interactive adult novel by Tevin Betts, 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. Content Warning: Ableist insults; problematic depictions of race; transphobia; rampant chauvinism; fat shaming;

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Dec 26

2019

An Odyssey: Echoes of War–Fight Poseidon’s wrath to reclaim the throne!

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We’re proud to announce that An Odyssey: Echoes of War, the latest in our popular “Choice of Games” line of multiple-choice interactive-fiction games, is now available for Steam, Android, and on iOS in the Choice of Games Omnibus app. It’s 33% off until January 2nd! Fight the sea god’s wrath to reclaim your throne, and free yourself from the ghosts of war. Will you live forever as a hero, a sovereign, or as a god? An Odyssey: Echoes of War is an interactive retelling of Homer’s The Odyssey by Natalia Theodoridou, where your choices control the story. It’s entirely text-based—250,000

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Dec 23

2019

Author Interview: Natalia Theodoridou, An Odyssey: Echoes of War

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Fight the sea god’s wrath to reclaim your throne, and free yourself from the ghosts of war. Will you live forever as a hero, a sovereign, or as a god? An Odyssey: Echoes of War is a 250,000-word interactive retelling of Homer’s Odyssey by Natalia Theodoridou, author of the Nebula nominated Choice of Games’ title Rent-a-Vice.  The war is over—Troy has fallen. After ten long years, you, the crown sovereign of Ithaca, have set your sails for home. But Poseidon, god of the sea, has cursed your journey, and now, many trials stand between you and the loving embrace of

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Dec 19

2019

The Magician’s Workshop–Uncover magical secrets of the Renaissance!

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We’re proud to announce that The Magician’s Workshop, the latest in our popular “Choice of Games” line of multiple-choice interactive-fiction games, is now available for Steam, Android, and on iOS in the Choice of Games Omnibus app. It’s 25% off until Dec 26th! When your master is murdered, you must uncover the magical secrets of Renaissance Italy, before your rival apprentices expose them first! The Magician’s Workshop is a 190,000-word interactive historical fantasy novel by Kate Heartfield, 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. In

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Dec 16

2019

Author Interview: Kate Heartfield, The Magician’s Workshop

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In 1512, Florence is known for ruthless politics, art, and magic. Now that the infamous Medici banking family is back in power, the city is full of dangerous secrets. What would the treacherous Machiavelli do in a situation like this? Just ask him in person! The Magician’s Workshop is a 190,000 word interactive novel by Kate Heartfield. I sat down with Kate to talk about her second game and the pleasures of blending history and magic. The Magician’s Workshop releases this Thursday, December 19th. This is your second game in ChoiceScript, your first being the Nebula-nominated The Road to Canterbury.

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Dec 12

2019

In the Service of Mrs. Claus–Save Xmas as her top secret elven agent!

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As Mrs. Claus’ top secret agent, you’re the only elf who can take back Christmas from the forces of darkness!

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Dec 09

2019

Author Interview: Brian Rushton, In the Service of Mrs. Claus

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Let me tell you the true secret of Christmas: Santa Claus died centuries ago. You see, in ancient times, as the Gods began to die, Santa Claus married a goddess. She was worshiped as Bast in Egypt, as Artemis in Greece, Diana in Rome. She’s been called a witch, a hero, an assassin. You call her Mrs. Claus. In the Service of Mrs. Claus is a 167,000-word interactive fantasy thriller by Brian Rushton. I sat down with Brian to talk about Christmas and our first holiday-themed game. In the Service of Mrs. Claus releases Thursday, December 12th. In the Service

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Dec 02

2019

Heart’s Choice is here!

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We’re proud to announce the release of the first four Heart’s Choice games in a new omnibus app on Google Play, Apple’s App Store, and the Amazon Android Marketplace; and as individual games on Steam. Right now you can: Download the Heart’s Choice app for iOS or Android and play Jazz Age, Dawnfall, A Pirate’s Pleasure, and All World Pro Wrestling. Buy the games individually on Steam or on the Heart’s Choice website. Sign up for our Heart’s Choice mailing list to be notified every time we release a new game. Tell your friends about our new games, find us on Facebook, tumblr, and Twitter!   Since 2009, the team behind Choice of Games has created high-quality

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Nov 30

2019

Heart’s Choice Author Interview: David Monster & Jim Dattilo, All World Pro Wrestling

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You’re a trainee in the male Erotic Professional Wrestling Federation… and you’re reader to take on all comers. Training includes sparring, matches in the ring against the other trainees, tag team competitions, a battle royal, antics in the showers and locker room, and even ringside seats at the Championship Match. All World Pro Wrestling is a 310,000-word interactive erotic gay novel by David Monster and Jim Dattilo, one of the first set of games releasing with the launch of Heart’s Choice. I sat down with the authors to talk about writing interactive romance. Heart’s Choice games release December 2nd. All World

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Nov 29

2019

Heart’s Choice Author Interview: RoAnna Sylver, Dawnfall

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Find true love and family with a pirate crew at the ends of the universe, where aliens, ghosts, and portals open the space between worlds…and your heart. You are a Navigator, one who creates and guards portals from one dimension to another, wary of the liminal sea between them. Your universe is made of two worlds: one contains the magic-infused world of Zephyria, and the other, the dystopian space station Eclipse. The worlds are balanced, until one day, an explosive disaster, a deadly energy storm, and an infamous pirate—the Ghost Queen—upend your life and plunge you into a race to

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