Two years ago to the month, we released our debut Gamebook Adventures title, An Assassin in Orlandes on to the then fledgling App Store. To celebrate two successful years of Gamebook Adventures, we have escaped from the fantasy realm of Orlandes and opened up a whole new universe with our 8th gamebook, Infinite Universe! As I type midnight is hitting the various parts of the globe and our new science-fiction adventure is becoming available to download for FREE!
If you’ve been following the blog you’ll know that we’ve decided to offer a different download model for GA8:IU so that readers can download the first 300 or so sections for nothing. Nothing means NADA – ZIP – ZILCH!! If you reach the end of the those sections and find yourself wanting more then we offer five subsequent chapters for just $0.99(USD/AUD/CAD)/£0.69(GBP)/0,79€(Euro) or you can purchase the whole book for just $3.99(USD/CAD)/$4.49(AUD)/£2.49(GBP)/2,99€(Euro). This basically means that if you buy it in one go you get to download it for a bit less.
So what is Infinite Universe and why have we chosen to leave Orlandes? Well, since day one of releasing GA we’ve had fans contact us wanting a science-fiction themed gamebook, so our resident GA editor and self-published novelist, Andrew Drage (known as Brewin’) took it upon himself and began crafting the epic space-faring adventure. Andrew is a huge fan of the Space Quest series of games back in the 80s and 90s and Infinite Universe pays respect to that style of adventure writing in more ways than one. Expect to be flung into some odd situations and meet some pretty odd characters!
“In the fourth millennium, the Mandellian Empire of the Tau Ceti system is at war with the rebel army known as DWORF. And lucky you have been chosen for a dangerous solo mission to kill or capture the rebel leader, through mind-bending loops of time and space. But wait a minute. Just who are you anyway? And how did you even get here? Such secrets you must uncover if you are to unlock your destiny…”
On top of taking on a new genre, we’ve also been spending a lot of time crafting a new Gamebook Adventures engine capable of introducing more complex character generation and more intricate interactive decision making. Temple of the Spider God was the first gamebook to use that and hinted at some of the new features, but it is Infinite Universe that really makes use of them. You’ll notice when you play the free download that you acquire skills which gives your character more depth and you’ll get to make use of them throughout the adventure.