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Aug 25

2016

A Midsummer Night’s Choice — Fairy outlaws invade a Shakespearean comedy!

Posted by: Dan Fabulich | Comments (0)

We’re proud to announce that A Midsummer Night’s Choice, 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 September 1st! In this Shakespearean comedy adventure, can forbidden love conquer adorable fairy outlaws? A Midsummer Night’s Choice is a 190,000-word interactive fantasy novel by Kreg Segall, 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. “Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind”

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Aug 23

2016

Author Interview: Kreg Segall on A Midsummer Night’s Choice

Posted by: Mary Duffy | Comments (0)

Choice of Games’ latest release will be A Midsummer Night’s Choice, a Shakespearean romp (but much easier to read) through an enchanted forest, complete with fairies that do battle on harnessed rabbit-steeds. I sat down with the author, Kreg Segall, who is an Associate Professor of English in the Department of Humanities at Regis College to learn more about how Midsummer came about, and some of the challenges and pleasures of Shakespeare-style storytelling. How did you stumble onto writing interactive fiction? It feels less like a stumble than a natural progression. I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t writing interactive

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Aug 19

2016

New Hosted Game! Machinations: Fog of War by Chris Conley

Posted by: Dan Fabulich | Comments (0)

Hosted Games has a new game for you to play! Gunpowder diplomacy in a city primed to explode! You’re a shapeshifting android created to infiltrate the enemy. Steal, lie, and persuade your way to success. Can you save a people on the brink of war? Machinations: Fog of War is a 150,000-word interactive fantasy novel by Chris Conley, 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. It’s 25% off until August 26th! Explore a 150,000-word tale of deception, intrigue and betrayal in an age of gunpowder

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Aug 12

2016

Pre-order our next game: A Midsummer Night’s Choice by Kreg Segall

Posted by: Dan Fabulich | Comments (0)

For the first time, we’re offering our fans a chance to pre-order our next game, A Midsummer Night’s Choice by Kreg Segall. We’ll release the game to the public on Thursday, August 25th; you can buy it today at a discounted price. If you buy it here on our website, you’ll be able to play it on your preferred device (iOS, Android, Windows, Mac, or Linux) when the game comes out. Fairy outlaws invade a Shakespearean comedy! In this Shakespearean comedy adventure, can forbidden love conquer adorable fairy outlaws? A Midsummer Night’s Choice is a 190,000-word interactive fantasy novel by

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Jul 29

2016

Three New Hosted Games! The 3Games, Academy of Disaster, and Swamp Castle

Posted by: Dan Fabulich | Comments (1)

Hosted Games has three new games for you to play! The 3Games by Ema L. Bícová & Anna Michalcová Imagine an independent city in space, where drugs are a source of superpowers and lethal reality shows a source of income. Team up with equally desperate citizens and fight for your life. How many will you save from an untimely death? The 3Games is an interactive novel by Ema L. Bícová and Anna Michalcová where your choices control the story. It’s entirely text-based–200,000 words, without graphics or sound-effects–and fueled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination. Join a deadly reality

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Jun 30

2016

Interactive Fiction Technology Foundation Announced, Takes Over IFComp

Posted by: Dan Fabulich | Comments (1)

http://www.iftechfoundation.org/press/interactive-fiction-technology-foundation-announced/ Cambridge, Massachusetts, 30 June 2016—The Interactive Fiction Technology Foundation (IFTF) was formally announced today as the first-ever nonprofit formed to support the success and growth of all forms of interactive fiction — text adventures, choice-based games, visual novels, and more. The Foundation’s mission is to ensure the ongoing maintenance, improvement, preservation, and development of tools and services necessary to the creation and distribution of interactive fiction. IFTF also announced today that it will assume stewardship of the prestigious Interactive Fiction Competition (IFComp). Interactive fiction is a game category where the player’s interactions primarily involve text. Examples run the gamut

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Jun 23

2016

Affairs of the Court: Choice of Romance on Steam

Posted by: Dan Fabulich | Comments (0)

We’re happy to announce that one of our bestselling games, Affairs of the Court: Choice of Romance, is now available on Steam for Windows, Mac, and Linux. (It’s still available on iOS and Android, too.) It’s 17% off on Steam until July 4th! Plunge into court politics and change the course of history, or pursue a love affair that rocks the kingdom to its foundations! Affairs of the Court is an epic interactive fantasy novel by Heather Albano and Adam Strong-Morse. It’s a tale of romance, deception and court intrigue, where your choices control the story. The game is entirely

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Jun 23

2016

All of our games are 25% off or more in Steam’s 2016 Summer Sale

Posted by: Dan Fabulich | Comments (1)

All of our Steam apps are 25% off or more until July 4! We’ve also introduced a bunch of new bundles on Steam. Buy our games in a bundle and you can get them for an additional 25% off or more, on top of the discounts available in Steam’s Summer Sale! Superpowers Bundle High Adventure Bundle Urban Fantasy Bundle Sci Fi Bundle Sword and Sorcery Bundle Literary Bundle Deathless Bundle Kevin Gold Bundle Paul Wang Bundle Paul Gresty Bundle Every Game from Choice of Games All of these bundles are “Complete the Set” bundles, which means if you’ve purchased some

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Jun 10

2016

Choice of Alexandria — Save the ancient library as a heroic polymath!

Posted by: Dan Fabulich | Comments (0)

We’re proud to announce that Choice of Alexandria, 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 34% off until June 17th! Change the course of history! Can your scientific discoveries save the ancient Library of Alexandria? Will you defend the empire’s legacy, or your own? Choice of Alexandria is an interactive novella by Kevin Gold, author of “Choice of Robots.” Your choices control the story. It’s entirely text-based–90,000 words, without graphics or sound effects–and fueled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination. The year is

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Jun 10

2016

New Hosted Game! The Iron Destinies by David Berner

Posted by: Dan Fabulich | Comments (2)

Hosted Games has a new game for you to play! This is the story of Fe, an Iron atom that caused a supernova. As you take the helm of this atomic hero, soaring through the fabrics of space at the speed of light, take heed of the forces that are not only in plain sight, but also hidden in the darkness, for they are the keys to unlocking the secrets of the Cosmos. The Iron Destinies is an interactive sci-fi novel by David Berner, where your choices control the story. It’s entirely text-based–455,000 words, without graphics or sound effects–and fueled

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