For those who don't know, choice of games and their sister development company hosted games are a set of interactive gamebooks with stats and alternative paths available on multiple platforms including the Ios and Android ap stores, online directly at the cog website, or even on Steam if people want to bother with it.
I like them on Ios myself since I appreciate the portability. Whatever platform the games are %100 accessible and can be amounts of fun.
The latest two games include an 18th century game of thief chasing and a spy thriller.
I'm rather more interested in the former than the latter, since while I'm equally not a huge fan of crime or spy fiction, however I do like the regency setting, and highwaymen are almost as cool as pirates :d.
Either way, here is the announcement.
Two new games!
First, Trials of the Thief-Taker, 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 August 17th.
Second, Hosted Games has a new game for you to play, Diamant Rose, out now for for Steam, iOS, and Android. It's 33% off until August 17th.
Fight crime and get rich as a 1700s bounty hunter!
In London, 1729, before they had police, they had you: thief-takers, hunting criminals for cash! Fire a flintlock and sip gin in the age of powdered wigs. Will you grow rich catching smugglers and highwaymen, show mercy, or become a crime boss yourself?
Trials of the Thief-Taker is a 140,000-word interactive historical adventure novel by Joey Jones, 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.
As a thief-taker, paid by the court or hired by the victims of crime to recover property and, for an extra price, bring the culprit to justice, you’ll stalk your prey across the misty commons and narrow rookeries of 18th-century London. Lead a gang of unwashed ruffians (or stalk the streets alone) as you apprehend highwaymen on lonely roads, and root out crooks and counterfeiters in inns and coffeehouses. Through cunning, force, or suspicious connections, you will find your mark.
You may strike a blow for justice, making a name for yourself and bringing good people to your cause. Or you can create the crimes you intend to solve, stealing the goods you’ll be paid to recover, bribing prison guards to let your associates go, building your criminal empire while everyone lauds you as a hero.
Be quick or cautious, proper or disreputable, generous or mercenary…it’s all in a day’s work for a thief-taker.
Load your flintlock! There are thieves to take.
• Play as male, female, or as a woman disguised as a man; gay or straight.
• Make your way through a world ruled by manners, harsh laws, and lurking treachery.
• Run an empire of crime or establish the first police force…or both at the same time!
• Capture, befriend, or romance corrupt officials, escape artists, courtiers, highwaymen, smugglers and grave-robbers.
• Immerse yourself in Georgian lingo: learn the difference between a cove and a swell, a blue pigeon and an ark ruffian.
• Play the high-stakes dice game Hazard in the gaming houses of Covent Garden.
• Make your way with your silver tongue, a good horse, your street smarts or with two fists flying.
It only takes one spy to bring down a Soviet plot.
Diamonds are pouring out through the Iron Curtain, but somebody talked - your entire spy ring is either dead or disavowed. Everything ties back to what happened a decade prior in Africa, and you have to find out where it ends. The mission isn't over.
Diamant Rose is a 87,000 word interactive cold war novel by Teo Kuusela, 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.
• Experience an exciting romp through the deadly world of espionage!
• Play the part of a French intelligence agent.
• Evade enemies, find old friends, manipulate those closest to your targets.
• Shut down a major operation funneling Soviet diamonds past the Iron Curtain.
• Will you focus on revenge, or redemption? Your future depends on your actions.
We hope you enjoy playing Trials of the Thief-Taker and Diamant Rose. We encourage you to tell your friends about them, and recommend the games on StumbleUpon, Facebook, Twitter, and other sites. Don’t forget: our initial download rate determines our ranking on the App Store. The more times you download in the first week, the better our games will rank.
P.S. Our Choice of Games Contest for Interactive Novels is going strong! We're offering $10,000 in prizes for interactive novels written in ChoiceScript. The First Place winner will receive a $5,000 cash prize, the Second Place winner will receive $3,000, and the Third Place winner will receive $2,000. In addition, all three winners will receive a publication contract with Choice of Games, including 25% royalties on the sales of the published game. Entries must be submitted by January 31, 2018. Official rules are also available.
Our souls with high music ringing; O men! It must ever be
That we dwell in our dreaming and singing, A little apart from ye. (Arthur O'Shaughnessy 1873.)