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Choice of the Pirate

Choice of the Pirate

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 sound effects—and fueled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.

Rise from a deck-swabbing sailor to fleet commander over five years of piracy in the tropical paradise of the Lucayan Sea. Command the winds with magic, or board enemy ships with your cutlass in your teeth.

Will you play as male, female, or nonbinary? Find romance as gay, straight, bi, or poly, or pursue friendships and alliances instead? Will you join the Crown as a privateer and bring pirates to heel? Will you parley with the Pirate King to protect the Lucayan from the navy’s rule? Or will you duel the Pirate King and claim his power for yourself?Buckle Yer Swash and Set Sail For Adventure!

  • Develop your skills as a swashbuckler, sailor, diplomat, scoundrel, or weather-mage.
  • Explore a chain of tropical islands where buried treasure and secret pirate camps are hidden.
  • Face pirate curses, haunted ships, terrifying monsters, and the wrath of the sea herself.
  • Spy for the Crown or become a double agent to support the Pirate King.
  • Become a celebrated hero or a ruthless villain.
  • Play as male, female, or nonbinary; gay, straight, bi, poly, or asexual.

Requirements:

  • OS: Windows XP
  • OS: 10.6
  • OS: Ubuntu 12.04

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Best of Us

Best of Us

It’s the dawn of superpowers! Grab a cape and stand with the first generation of heroes as they struggle to join society and vanquish a criminal conspiracy, or lay the foundation to become the first villain.

"The Best of Us" is an interactive novel by Teo Kuusela, author of "Lords of Aswick." Your choices control the story. It’s entirely text-based–127,000 words, without graphics or sound effects–and fueled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.

  • Choose your powers: freeze your opponents, or carry them to the skies.
  • Don your very own hero uniform and save the city of Pacifica.
  • Face your fellow heroes and uncover a conspiracy.
  • Decide the future of heroes: dangerous vigilantes, or paragons of justice?
  • Lay the foundation for a better future, and perhaps profit from it as well.

Requirements:

  • OS: Windows XP
  • OS: 10.6
  • OS: Ubuntu 12.04

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The Sea Eternal

The Sea Eternal

In the enchanted underwater City of Glass, what will you sacrifice for immortality? Love, memories, freedom? Will you take freedom from others to win your heart’s desire? Dive into a world of mermaids, mermen, and other merfolk, where every character has secrets, and nothing is what it seems!

"The Sea Eternal" is an epic interactive fantasy novel by Lynnea Glasser, author of "Creatures Such as We" and "Coloratura," winner of the 2013 Interactive Fiction Competition and numerous XYZZY awards. Your choices control the story. It’s entirely text-based–283,000 words, without graphics or sound effects–and fueled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.

The whales have granted the merfolk eternal life, and asked you for so little in return. Defense against the giant squid. Secrecy from humans. But when a rogue mermaid tries to destroy the gift of immortality, ancient secrets rise from the depths, and the delicate balance of society rests in your hands.

Will you fight to protect your immortality, or surrender it for a higher cause? Will you choose sides in the neverending war between the whales and the giant squid? Will your undying love save the City of Glass, or destroy it?

  • Decide what being a hero means to you, with over 10 unique endings
  • Choose your own mer-self, with multiple gender and orientation options available
  • Play alongside similarly diverse characters
  • Romance human visitors to the underwater city
  • Earn the trust of nuanced characters
  • Break their trust
  • Pick up the pieces of your shattered relationships

Requirements:

  • OS: Windows XP
  • OS: 10.6
  • OS: Ubuntu 12.04

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The Hero Project: Redemption Season

The Hero Project: Redemption Season

America’s #1 reality show for heroes is back for another season! Harness your superpowers to steal the spotlight, win votes, and save your sister!

"The Hero Project: Redemption Season" is the first installment in a new series of interactive novels by Zachary Sergi set in the "Heroes Rise" universe. Your choices control the story. It’s entirely text-based–129,000 words, without graphics or sound effects–and fueled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.

In a contest where everyone has superpowers, your opponents can cause earthquakes and explosions, but you’re an average Ani-Powered who wakes up with different animal attributes every day. Will your hawk eyes or canine claws take you far enough in the competition to satisfy the only person who can help your sister? And what happens if winning isn’t enough?

As you advance, the decisions you make will transform viewers’ ideas of what it means to be a hero. Will you fight for your own goals, or make sacrifices for the good of society? Strive for what you believe is right by following the rules, or take down the whole system with more radical methods? Would you take wealth and fame over changing the world?Choose Wisely. It’s Redemption Season.

  • Play as male, female, trans, or nonbinary; gay, straight, or bi.
  • Begin a new story in Millennia City, influenced by your actions in the "Heroes Rise" trilogy.
  • Play as a new hero, in a new season of The Hero Project!

Requirements:

  • OS: Windows XP
  • OS: 10.6
  • OS: Ubuntu 12.04

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Sorcery! Part 3

Sorcery! Part 3

An open-world narrative adventure through a cursed wilderness of monsters, traps and magic. Hunt down the Seven Serpents, cast powerful spells that shape the story, and explore everywhere. Begin your journey here, or continue your story from Parts 1 & 2.

+ Explore everywhere – move freely through the world, any way you want, creating your own unique story

+ New time beacons allow you to alter the world dynamically – travel through the present, or into the past, or mix the two

+ Thousands of choices – all are remembered, and shape your adventure

+ Thirty new enemies, including seven deadly serpents, each with their own strategies – and weaknesses

+ Adapted from the best-selling gamebook series by legendary game designer Steve Jackson

+ Swindlestones is back! The game of bluff and deceit is back, with new, smarter, opponents

+ New spells to discover and new magic to master

+ Five Gods, all with different quirks and powers

+ Start your adventure here, or load your characters and choices from Parts 1 & 2

+ New music from "80 Days" composer Laurence Chapman

+ New 3D hand-drawn maps to explore by Mike Schley

"Sorcery! 3 is unlike anything you’ve ever played. Its mix of puzzle-solving, combat, and choose-your-own-adventure stylings have created a unique form of entertainment that I cannot wait to get back into" – Pocket Tactics, 5/5

"[One] of 2015’s best iPhone games", TIME magazine

"This dragon-centric chapter of Sorcery! 3 does a fantastic job of keeping things dynamic and interesting, and better yet, its new puzzle-like aspect gives it the kind of magical, surprise-filled, combat-related fun fantasy fans live for." – Examiner.com, 5/5

The land of Kakhabad is a wilderness – a ruined desert, a tangled forest, cruel mountains and fissures, all guarded by seven fearsome serpents. But you must cross this land if you are to reach Mampang and the Crown of Kings. Rely on your wits or fight your way through – play with honour, or lie, cheat and steal – the choices are all yours.

From the creators of TIME’s Game of the Year 2014, "80 Days", comes the third instalment in the acclaimed Steve Jackson’s Sorcery! series. An interactive story told through thousands of choices, all of which are remembered, where no two adventures are the same.

"Sorcery! 3 demonstrates just how wonderful interactive fiction can be." – 148apps

"A seminal moment in interactive fiction" – Gamezebo

"A vast and engaging third chapter that expands brilliantly on the first two" – PocketGamer (Gold award)

"An amazing adventure… easily the biggest and most satisfying gamebook ever released on iOS" – TouchArcade, 5/5

Adapted and expanded from the million-selling gamebook series by legendary game designer Steve Jackson, co-founder of Lionhead Studios (with Peter Molyneux) and co-creator of Fighting Fantasy and Games Workshop (with Ian Livingstone).

Using inkle’s unique inklewriter technology, the story is written in real-time, built around your choices and actions.

Praise for the Sorcery! series:

* "I love this app… better than any gamebook ever was in your head when you were a kid" – 5/5, Interactive Fiction of the Year, Pocket Tactics

* Top 20 Mobile Game of 2013, Touch Arcade

* Top 25 Mobile Game of 2013 Gamezebo

* Gold Award, Pocket Gamer

* "Some of 2013’s best interactive storytelling" – IGN

* "inkle’s adaptation of Sorcery! takes the genre to a whole new level" – Kotaku
Requirements:

  • OS: Windows Vista
  • Processor: 1.4 GHz
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Requires OpenGL 2.1
  • DirectX: Version 9.0
  • Storage: 500 MB available space
  • Processor: 1.4 GHz
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Storage: 300 MB available space

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Guns of Infinity

Guns of Infinity

As commander of a squadron of cavalry, what will you sacrifice to win the war of gunpowder and magic? Return to the battlefield as a gentleman-officer of the Royal Tierran Army in this long-awaited sequel to "Sabres of Infinity."

Guns of Infinity is a 440,000 word interactive novel by Paul Wang, author of "Sabres of Infinity," "Mecha Ace," and "The Hero of Kendrickstone." 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.

Will you befriend, betray, or romance the nobles, rogues, and spies of this epic world? Will you keep your men alive, or sacrifice them to your own greed in a bid for power and riches? Will you fight for power, riches, love, or glory?

  • Play the role of a gallant hero, or a self-serving scoundrel.
  • Use cunning, force, or sheer bravado to fight the Antari forces.
  • Train and drill your men for success on the battlefield.
  • Support your family financially, or leave them to fight off penury alone.

Combat, intrigue, and romance await in Guns of Infinity!
Requirements:

  • OS: Windows XP
  • OS: 10.6
  • OS: Ubuntu 12.04

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Waste Walkers Deliverance

Waste Walkers Deliverance

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Waste Walkers

Deliverance DLC:

It has been one year since the bombs fell. Death and decay plague the air and the world continues to grow darker by the day. Humanity still struggles to reconcile itself with the loss of loved ones and its dreams for the future. The cities, once free for survivors looking to find food and remnants of civilization, have been picked over and are now full of killers and mutants. Small bands of determined survivors strive to live in the outskirts and the wilderness, where nature still provides food and supplies for those willing to pay the high price it demands in both body and spirit. Take on the role of Screw, a scavenger for the colony of Tranquil Point, located in an old insane asylum, who was recently sent into a coma after being injured during a scavenging run.

  • Entirely New Adventure – Take On The Role Of Screw, A Scavenger With A Dark Past, As He Struggles To Survive The Harshness Of The Wastes!
  • Powerful Storyline – Deliverance Focuses Around An Intense Main Plot But Will Have Dozens Of Side Quests And Other Things To Do!
  • New Side Quests – Dozens Of New Side Quests And Missions To Complete!
  • New Characters – Completely New Characters And Companions!
  • New Skills – Improve Your Survival Chances With New Skills And Even New Abilities!
  • New Equipment – Face Your Foes With Dozens Of New Items And Equipment!
  • New Schematics – Build And Craft Even More Trinkets And Gadgets!
  • New Artwork – Totally New Artwork For Characters, Equipment, And Weapons!
  • Dungeon Crawling Mechanics – Journey Into The Dark Unknown And Face Unreal Horrors!
  • Advanced Features – Many Features Of The Base Game Have Been Expanded Upon And Further Advanced!
  • New Map – Explore The Entirely New Map Of Fair Place, New Locations And New Areas!
  • New Enemies – Face New Enemies And New Threats In The Wastes!

Requirements:

  • OS: Microsoft Windows (32-bit/64-bit)
  • Processor: Intel Dual-Core 2.4 GHz
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX 9.0 Compatible
  • DirectX: Version 9.0
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectSound Compatible

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The Daring Mermaid Expedition

The Daring Mermaid Expedition

Take a scientifically inaccurate romp in pirate-infested waters! Will you prove to the Royal German Marinological Society that mermaids really exist?

"The Daring Mermaid Expedition" is a 71,000-word interactive novel by Andrea Phillips, author of "The Daring Adventures of Lucy Smokeheart." 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.

You are an up-and-coming researcher, tasked with proving the existence of mermaids in order to be admitted to the exclusive Royal German Marinological Society. With a member of the Society as your patron, you’ll brave pirate attacks and dubious academics to fight your way to Broken Shell Island and scientize the mythical mermaid kingdom. Play as a vengeful mermaid-hater, dispassionate scientist, or soft-hearted daydreamer. Or just chuck it all and embrace piracy on the crew of the infamous Lucy Smokeheart herself!

Will you join the illustrious ranks of the Society, or wind up in prison for scientific fraud? Spend the rest of your life living underwater, or be devoured by carnivorous fish-people?

You’re on a mermaid expedition—it’s time to sink or swim.

  • Ten distinct endings to discover!
  • Develop statistics like academic rigor, credibility, and blood loss!
  • 100% gender-neutral. Play whatever gender and sexuality you choose! We’re not the boss of you!
  • Dozens of achievements! Or maybe one dozen. Or more? Actually we’re not sure how many, we lost count! But there are definitely achievements!
  • Guaranteed to be at least 92% scientifically and historically inaccurate!
  • Navigate tricky interpersonal situations with wit, charm, or awkwardness!
  • Seduce your patron – or become bitter academic rivals!

Requirements:

  • OS: Windows XP
  • OS: 10.6
  • OS: Ubuntu 12.04

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The Lost Heir 2: Forging a Kingdom

The Lost Heir 2: Forging a Kingdom

Unite the kingdom to take back your capital city! You’ll need dragons, elves, and perhaps even demons to avenge your parents’ murder in this fantasy epic! In "The Lost Heir 2," you’ll continue as the prince or princess of Daria displaced from your palace after the murder of your parents. Face betrayal, seek romance, battle enemies in war, and navigate the intrigues of court. The fate of the kingdom of Daria is in your hands.

"The Lost Heir 2" is a 250,000-word interactive fantasy novel by Mike Walter—the second of a trilogy—where your choices control the story. The game is entirely text-based—without graphics or sound effects—and fueled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.

  • Play as female or male, gay, straight, or asexual.
  • Meet elves, dwarves, gnomes, and more as you explore the furthest reaches of the land.
  • Learn amazing new abilities from legendary teachers and search for powerful artifacts to help you on your way.
  • March into heated battle and lead your army to victory!
  • Fly a dragon, raise an undead army, discover alchemy, summon new demons and more!

Requirements:

  • OS: Windows XP
  • OS: 10.6
  • OS: Ubuntu 12.04

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The Bottom of the Well

The Bottom of the Well

The Bottom of the Well
A visual novel where Alice steps into a different kind of wonderland.

In The Bottom of the Well, you play as Alice who has just had an unsettingly life-like dream about the end of the world. She retells her experience to her friend in a huge, branching narrative. Although a single play-through might take as little as 20 minutes, experiencing all the possible paths Alice can take through the ruins of her city will take you many hours.

The game is intended to be replayed several times with different permutations of Alice: try playing as a survival-minded lone-wolf, or a social butterfly, or why not attempt the difficult but rewarding romantic route? The stats you select for your Alice in the beginning of the game influences everything from small comments to major choices.

This is an updated, reworked and improved version of my entry to the WAG (Write A Game) Challenge arranged by IGDA’s Game Writing SIG, where it placed first in the amateur category. The jury had this to say:

– WINNER: THE BOTTOM OF THE WELL
The Bottom of The Well delivers an entertaining, branched story with interesting options. Alice’s dream is genuinely terrifying. The conversations feel natural and appropriate. Players can randomize their character stats, but still negotiate the game with deliberate and meaningful choices. The final game stats give The Bottom of the Well immense replay value. One judge played the game several times to find the "best" ending!
Requirements:

  • OS: Windows 7, 8, 10
  • Storage: 500 MB available space

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