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Feb 09

2018

New Hosted Game! The Great Tournament 2 by Philip Kempton

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

Hosted Games has a new game for you to play! In this sequel to The Great Tournament, continue your quest to defend the kingdom of Magincia. Play as a Knight, Lord, or Prince in this medieval fantasy where every choice you make affects the story. Lead armies in battle against powerful foes or use diplomacy to resolve conflicts. It’s 25% off until February 16th! The Great Tournament 2 is a 300,000 word interactive low fantasy novel by Philip Kempton, 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

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Feb 02

2018

Choice of Games Contest for Interactive Novels: Submissions Closed

Posted by: Mary Duffy | Comments (0)

The Choice of Games Contest for Interactive Novels submission deadline has come and gone! We want to thank everyone for participating. We received 25 entries, which is a wonderful result for our first contest.  Here is the official list of entries: 180 Files: The Aegis Project A Scoundrel’s Choice Critical Mass: The Black Vein Critical Mass: The Bridge Dragon Racer Gladiator: Road to the Colosseum Isolation: Deep Dive Missing Wings Night Shift Nuclear Powered Toaster Ouroboros Reset Pathways Quarterlife Robin Hood’s Unusual Tales Tale of Two Cranes The Aegis Saga The Butler Did It The Grim and I The Last

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Feb 01

2018

New Hosted Game! Comrade or Czar by Albnoob

Posted by: Rachel E. Towers | Comments (1)

Hosted Games has a new game for you to play! Are you prepared to lead the Revolution Of 1917? It’s the fall of the Czars! How will you build The Motherland!? It’s 25% off until February 8th! Comrade or Czar is a 60,000 word interactive novel by Albnoob, 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. • Lead armies to conquer the world! • Build and reform Russia! • Embrace Communism or stomp it out! • Lead your side to victory! Albnoob developed this game using

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Jan 25

2018

Undercover Agent — Think fast. Lie faster. And don’t blow your cover.

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

We’re proud to announce that Undercover Agent, 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 February 1st! Think fast and lie faster! When you go undercover to retrieve a deadly new bio-weapon, can you pull off the mission and escape with your life? Undercover Agent is an interactive novel by Naomi Laeuchli. It’s entirely text-based–135,000 words, without graphics or sound effects–and fueled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination. You are the top operative at the DTU (Domestic Terrorist Unit), a covert

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Jan 22

2018

How to Edit Yourself

Posted by: Mary Duffy | Comments (0)

As part of our support for the Choice of Games Contest for Interactive Novels, we will be posting an irregular series of blog posts discussing important design and writing criteria for games. We hope that these can both provide guidance for people participating in the Contest and also help people understand how we think about questions of game design and some best practices. These don’t modify the evaluation criteria for the Contest, and (except as noted) participants are not required to conform to our recommendations–but it’s probably a good idea to listen when judges tell you what they’re looking for.

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Jan 19

2018

How to Get the Most out of Automated Testing—Part 2

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

As part of our support for the Choice of Games Contest for Interactive Novels, we will be posting an irregular series of blog posts discussing important design and writing criteria for games. We hope that these can both provide guidance for people participating in the Contest and also help people understand how we think about questions of game design and some best practices. These don’t modify the evaluation criteria for the Contest, and (except as noted) participants are not required to conform to our recommendations–but it’s probably a good idea to listen when judges tell you what they’re looking for.

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Jan 16

2018

Author Interview: Naomi Laeuchli, “Undercover Agent”

Posted by: Mary Duffy | Comments (0)

Your mission: go undercover at an evil organization and retrieve a deadly new bio-weapon. But word has leaked there’s a mole, and you’re running out of time to pull off your mission and escape with your life. You are the top operative at the DTU (Domestic Terrorist Unit), a covert agency that specializes in investigating terrorist groups on US soil. Now put in place as Silas Bishop’s administrative assistant, you are in a prime position to spy on his business and search for the deadly weapon his scientists have engineered. Undercover Agent is a 135,000 word interactive novel by Naomi Laeuchli,

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Jan 12

2018

New Hosted Game! The Aether: Life as a God by A. Reddwolf

Posted by: Rachel E. Towers | Comments (1)

Hosted Games has a new game for you to play! Create a mortal race to worship you and grow your strength. Guide them in their daily lives and help them grow. The power you collect will grow your mind and body. Dabble in the affairs of other gods or seek to destroy them and steal their power. It’s 33% off until January 18th! The Aether: Life as a God is a 60,000 word interactive fantasy novel by A. Reddwolf, 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

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Dec 22

2017

The Cryptkeepers of Hallowford — Sharpen your sword and save Hallowford!

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

We’re proud to announce that The Cryptkeepers of Hallowford, the latest in our popular “Choice of Games” line of multiple-choice interactive-fiction games, is now available for Steam, iOS, and Android! Sharpen your sword to save Hallowford in this sequel to The Hero of Kendrickstone! Monstrous creatures prowl beneath the streets of Hallowford. When the enigmatic Cryptkeepers Guild sends a call for adventurers, you must answer. You’ll discover secrets in the crypts that are better left hidden, and a revelation that will shake Hallowford to its very foundations. The Cryptkeepers of Hallowford is a 360,000 word interactive fantasy novel by Paul

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Dec 19

2017

Author Interview: Paul Wang, “Cryptkeepers of Hallowford”

Posted by: Mary Duffy | Comments (1)

Sharpen your sword to save Hallowford in this sequel to The Hero of Kendrickstone! Monstrous creatures prowl beneath the streets of Hallowford. When the enigmatic Cryptkeepers Guild sends a call for adventurers, you must answer. You’ll discover secrets in the crypts that are better left hidden, and a revelation that will shake Hallowford to its very foundations. Step into the role of a veteran adventurer in a high fantasy world. Sharpen your steel, prepare your spells, and practise your silver tongue. Decide who to trust and who to betray. Discover lost secrets and forbidden magic. Ally with the powerful Cryptkeepers Guild,

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