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Jun 30

2016

Interactive Fiction Technology Foundation Announced, Takes Over IFComp

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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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May 20

2016

Choice of the Pirate — Plunder ghost ships for cursed treasure!

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We’re proud to announce that Choice of the Pirate, 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 27th! Plunder ghost ships for cursed treasure! Battle the Crown Navy, sea monsters, and other bloodthirsty pirates on a quest to rival the Pirate King himself! Choice of the Pirate is a fast-paced swashbuckler of an interactive novel by Alana Joli Abbott, author of “Choice of Kung Fu” and “Showdown at Willow Creek.” Your choices control the story. It’s entirely text-based—165,000 words, without graphics or

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May 16

2016

Author Interview: Alana Abbott on Choice of the Pirate

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COG author Alana Abbott (Choice of Kung Fu, Showdown at Willow Creek) sat down with me over email to trade a couple questions about her experiences writing Choice of the Pirate which lands in stores this Friday, May 20th.   How did this game come about? I was especially impressed with your nautical knowledge and some of the sailing-related stuff. I’ve always loved pirate mythology, and even after I grew up enough to realize that real-world piracy involved a lot of preying on innocent people, the legends remained a delight. I love the swashbuckling action of pirate movies. I really

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May 11

2016

Bid on a new auction lot in our 2016 charity auction!

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Our 2016 charity auction is still ongoing. You can bid to name your own character in one of our upcoming games until the auction closes on Thursday, May 19th. Today we’re announcing the addition of a new seventh auction lot! Name a Fallen God in “Exile of the Gods” The Gods of Xylhis have been banished to the Western Lands by their own mortal servants. Now you, the Champion, have been charged with returning the fallen deities to power, and punishing those who betrayed them. Will you carry out your mission as planned, or find a way to free your

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May 06

2016

New Hosted Game! Starship Adventures by Adrao, Doctor, Eric Moser, Felicity Banks, and Jac Colvin

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Hosted Games has a new game for you to play! You’re a naturally heroic and quick-thinking space captain flying a starship from world to world while keeping your hair groomed to perfection. It’s your duty to keep the engine running, the scotch flowing, the crew happy, and your outfit looking fabulous. There’s carnivorous flora, deceptive aliens, space anomalies, horrifying creatures, and too many arch enemies to keep track of them all! Can you survive? Starship Adventures is a 50s-style sci-fi interactive comedy novel; a collaboration coordinated and edited by Felicity Banks. It’s entirely text-based—60,000 words, without graphics or sound effects–and

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May 06

2016

New Hosted Game! Doomsday on Demand by Norbert Mohos

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Hosted Games has a new game for you to play! Survive in the demolished district after the nuclear bombings. Face mutants born of the nuclear radiation, while dealing with what humans are left in the struggle for the hope to end your living nightmare. Decide who you’ll trust and overcome the challenges that await you. Doomsday on Demand is an interactive novel by Norbert Mohos. Your choices control the story. It’s entirely text-based–102,000 words, without graphics or sound effects–and fueled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination. Enjoy a 102,000-word novel filled with action, drama, and tough decisions. Face

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