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Jun 21

2018

Author Interview: Tracy Canfield, “I, Cyborg”

Posted by: Mary Duffy | Comments (3)

Being a cyborg copy of the famous outlaw Ypsilanti Rowe comes with plenty of advantages. But when your cybernetic brain begins to fail only a rare and obsolete part can make your systems function again. Journey across the galaxy as you hunt down the missing piece. I, Cyborg is a 300,000-word interactive science-fiction novel by Tracy Canfield, releasing next Thursday, June 28th. You can play the first three chapters now for free!  I, Cyborg is one of the few “purely” science-fiction games I think we’ve put out. Can you say a little about what the genre means to you? Favorite novels,

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Jun 07

2018

New Hosted Game! The Courting of Miss Bennet by Michael Gray

Posted by: Rachel E. Towers | Comments (0)

Hosted Games has a new game for you to play! Play through Pride and Prejudice, the classic romance novel! You are a young woman in 1813, hoping to find your true love. But which of your five suitors will you favor? The aloof nobleman Mr. Darcy? The amiable Mr. Bingley? The stuffy Mr. Collins, the kind-hearted Colonel Fitzwilliam, or the villainous Mr. Wickham? It’s 33% off until June 14th! The Courting of Miss Bennet is a 200,000 word interactive romance novel by Michael Gray, where your choices control the story. It’s entirely text-based—without graphics or sound effects—and fueled by the

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Jun 01

2018

New Hosted Game! A Mummy Is Not An Antique by Randy Condon

Posted by: Rachel E. Towers | Comments (0)

Hosted Games has a new game for you to play! Battle the amok mummy of a disreputable love potion huckster while filming the story of the century! There is a news story here bigger than any antiques show. How will you cover it without getting killed and to what lengths will you go to bring home the story of the century? It’s 33% off until June 8th! A Mummy Is Not An Antique is a 52,000 word interactive novel by Randy Condon, where your choices control the story. It’s entirely text-based—without graphics or sound effects—and fueled by the vast, unstoppable

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May 24

2018

Rent-a-Vice — What doesn’t kill you…kills someone else.

Posted by: Rachel E. Towers | Comments (0)

We’re proud to announce that Rent-a-Vice, 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 May 31st! What doesn’t kill you…kills someone else, and leads you down an ethical rabbit hole. In the near future, paying users can rent the “virtual experiences” of other people. These “feeders” sublet their own bodies, at the risk of their own lives, so that customers can safely enjoy extreme, potentially self-destructive vices, like binge eating, cliff diving, or worse. Rent-a-Vice is a 150,000-word interactive cyberpunk-noir mystery novel by

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May 22

2018

Author Interview: Natalia Theodoridou, “Rent-a-Vice”

Posted by: Mary Duffy | Comments (0)

What doesn’t kill you…kills someone else, and leads you down an ethical rabbit hole. In the near future, paying users can rent the “virtual experiences” of other people. These “feeders” sublet their own bodies, at the risk of their own lives, so that customers can safely enjoy extreme, potentially self-destructive vices, like binge eating, cliff diving, or worse. Rent-a-Vice is a 150,000-word interactive cyberpunk-noir mystery novel by Natalia Theodoridou. I sat down with Natalia to talk about her game, and the challenges of writing dark. Rent-a-Vice releases this Thursday, May 24th. What inspired you to write Rent-a-Vice? This is always the

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May 17

2018

New Hosted Game! Community College Hero: Knowledge is Power by Eric Moser

Posted by: Rachel E. Towers | Comments (0)

Hosted Games has a new game for you to play! You survived the fall semester, but things are heating up this winter in Speck, Nebraska! A new villain with mysterious motives emerges to terrorize your city! New professors push you and your classmates harder than ever before! New information is revealed about Zenith-training schools in New York and San Francisco! And if that’s not enough, one of the world’s deadliest villains has promised to return before the end of the semester to finish what she started in the fall! It’s 20% off until May 24th! Community College Hero: Knowledge is

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May 10

2018

New Hosted Game! The Kepler Colony: Evacuation by Andy Why

Posted by: Rachel E. Towers | Comments (0)

Hosted Games has a new game for you to play! It is the year 2090. An asteroid has been found on a collision course with Earth. There is no stopping it. You have been assigned the task of creating an interstellar spaceship to travel the stars to Kepler 62e, the only confirmed life supporting planet discovered. It’s 33% off until May 17th! The Kepler Colony: Evacuation is a 170,000 word interactive science fiction novel by Andy Why, where your choices control the story. It’s entirely text-based, and fueled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination. You and your team

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May 03

2018

Choice of Games Contest for Interactive Novels – Winning Entries Announcement

Posted by: Mary Duffy | Comments (0)

We are proud to announce the winners of the first Choice of Games Contest for Interactive Novels. 1st Place 180 Files: The Aegis Project by Megan Hall A tense spy thriller full of twists, gadgets, and emotional depth. 2nd Place Tale of Two Cranes by Michelle Balaban and Stephanie Balaban An epic story of war, peace, magic, and politics in ancient China. 3rd Place The Twelve Trials by Douglas DiCicco A high-stakes fantasy competition judged by the gods themselves. Honorable Mention The Aegis Saga by Charles Parkes A fantasy epic that pushes the boundaries of narrative and ChoiceScript. Finalists (alphabetical by

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May 01

2018

New Hosted Game! NE By NW Oz by Ron Baxley, Jr.

Posted by: Rachel E. Towers | Comments (0)

Hosted Games has a new game for you to play! Become a village junk collector with high, magic ambitions to rule in Northwest or Northeast Oz. Multiple cases of mistaken identity involve everybody in Oz from the original Frank L. Baum Oz characters to even yourself. You will be thrust into intrigue and suspense at every turn as you try to replace the dead Wicked Witch of the West and Wicked Witch of the East. It’s 50% off until May 8th! NE By NW Oz is a 30,000 word interactive novel by Ron Baxley, Jr., where your choices control the

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Apr 26

2018

The Road to Canterbury — Enter the world of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales

Posted by: Rachel E. Towers | Comments (0)

We’re proud to announce that The Road to Canterbury, 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 May 3rd! May the best story win! Enter the medieval world of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, where your journey, and the stories you tell, will change history. The Road to Canterbury is a 175,000-word interactive medieval adventure 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. London, 1375. The Black

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