Sunday, 16 December 2012

Lovecraftian interactive fiction coming to mobile devices


As I reported yesterday, Tin Man Games are announcing a tonne of great gamebooks over the 12 days of Christmas and today's news is no exception. The developer is working on a Lovecraft-inspired interactive novel called Les Fils d'Uruzime (Sons of Urizime), a French app that will later be translated into English.

This comes at the same time as the company revealed a new line called Gamebook Adventure Choices, a series of apps that focus on interactive storytelling rather than dice-rolling gameplay. They have also announced two more games in this line: Vietnam War story La Drange '65 and a "1930's pulp adventure story".

According to the website, the story of Les Fils d'Uruzime revolves around a young professor in 1920s America during the stock market crash. One of the professor's students vanishes, a studious lad from a powerful and disapproving family, and it's up to him to uncover the mystery of his disappearance and discover how members of Arkham's elite become so very powerful.

The game will land next year in French with an English version to follow.