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Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Heart of the Forest
Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Heart of the Forest

Adventure 13 October 2020

An adventure game set in the universe of the World of Darkness. The creation of Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Heart of the Forest is the responsibility of Polish studio Different Tales, creators of Wanderlust Travel Stories.

Unmemory
Unmemory

Adventure 13 October 2020

The original noir adventure game realized in the form of a text-visual novel. In Unmemory we play the role of a hero trying to find the killer of his girlfriend. To do this, we have to go through a journal and solve a number of puzzles.

Wanderlust Travel Stories
Wanderlust Travel Stories

Adventure 26 September 2019

A narrative adventure game in the convention of an interactive travel journal. In Wanderlust: Travel Stories, developers from the Polish studio Different Tales tell stories of travelers whose lives are shaped by our decisions.

The Executioner
The Executioner

RPG 25 September 2019

An R-rated hybrid game combining elements of RPG and visual novels. The players assume the role of the executioner who handles torturing and killing people on a daily basis, and at the same time is trying to take care of his mental health.

The Innsmouth Case
The Innsmouth Case

Adventure 23 June 2020

Adventure game realized in the form of a virtual gamebook, based on the work of H.P. Lovecraft. In The Innsmouth Case we play the role of a detective who comes to the town to solve the mysterious disappearance of little Tabitha Marsh.

Vampire: The Masquerade - We Eat Blood
Vampire: The Masquerade - We Eat Blood

Adventure 16 February 2017

A narrative adventure game from White Wolf Entertainment’s team, based on the popular tabletop game Vampire The Masquerade. It takes place in alternative reality, known as World of Darkness, where many supernatural beings live besides humans. We play as a young vampire, who only recently started to feel the great hunger and noticed changes in his body. Players will help him cope with this new reality and discover the truth about the supernatural world that surrounds him. Vampire The Masquerade: We Eat Blood focuses on story and the decisions that affect it. What’s unusual is that the game’s interface looks like an operating system of a modern smartphone, through which we discover new plot threads or contact other characters.

Simulacra
Simulacra

Adventure 26 October 2017

Original adventure game, in which our task is to find the owner of the found phone. We need to collect information by chatting with her friends, checking the content of files stored on the device, and sometimes fixing corrupted data.

Mage: The Ascension - Refuge
Mage: The Ascension - Refuge

Adventure 16 February 2017

An adventure storytelling game for mobile devices, created by White Wolf Entertainment and Swedish novelist Karin Tidbeck. Mage the Ascension: Refuge is based on a tabletop role-playing game. The production takes place in today's Sweden, and you play as a woman, who recently learned that she's a mage and gradually discovers her powers, which allow her to shape reality. Unfortunately, enemy factions want to use her powers to conquer the magical society. There are no arcade sequences in the game, which focuses on the plot, shown via text with occasional pictures, and on conversing and making decisions, which affect the story. To succeed, you need to achieve balance between your desire for power and the risk of the so-called Paradox.

Wanderlust: Transsiberian
Wanderlust: Transsiberian

Adventure 02 April 2020

A stand-alone add-on to the warmly welcomed text adventure Wanderlust Travel Stories. Wanderlust: Transsiberian tells the story of two travellers on board the Trans-Siberian Railway, whose fate is shaped by our choices.

Nighthawks
Nighthawks

RPG 2021

Nighthawks is a text RPG in which we play the role of a young vampire trying to survive in a world where humanity has learned the truth about the existence of bloodthirsty people. The game places great emphasis on the storyline, offering a non-linear adventure and forcing us to make difficult choices.

Simulacra 2
Simulacra 2

Adventure 12 December 2019

An adventure game which is a continuation of the 2017 production. The title gives the player the task of solving a criminal riddle. The authors of the first part, i.e. developers from the independent Kaigan Games studio, are responsible for its development.

Zarya-1
Zarya-1

Adventure 24 April 2017

A text adventure maintained in the convention of horror science fiction. Players direct the actions of four astronauts sent to the Moon to investigate the source of the disturbing signal that reached Earth in 2021. During the game we get acquainted with the text messages sent by our charges (from time to time enriched with graphics stylized on photographs) and we make decisions that lead us to one of the several endings.

Bury Me, My Love
Bury Me, My Love

Adventure 25 October 2017

Majd and Nour are the main characters in Bury me, my Love - they are a married couple from one of the Syrian towns destroyed as a result of bombings. The player is required to make choices while reading and sending back text messages and images.

A Case of Distrust
A Case of Distrust

Adventure 08 February 2018

A Case of Distrust is a text noir adventure game set in San Francisco in the 1920s. In the production of the independent studio The Wandering Ben, we play the role of a young woman, Phyllis, who decided to become a private detective.

Hypnospace Outlaw
Hypnospace Outlaw

Simulation 12 March 2019

Hypnospace Outlaw is an unconventional production from Tendershoot studio. The player takes on the role of the guardian of the Internet simulation - Hypnospace. Its task is to deal with reports of various types of abuse committed in the network.

Nanotale: Typing Chronicles
Nanotale: Typing Chronicles

Adventure March 2021

A spiritual successor to Epistory: Typing Chronicles. In Nanotale: Typing Chronicles, the players find themselves in a dying fantasy world. The main character of the game, the archivist Rosalina, travels the distant corners of the land, discovering its secrets. The characteristic feature of this production are the controls, which are based on manually typed verbal commands.

The Textorcist: The Story of Ray Bibbia
The Textorcist: The Story of Ray Bibbia

Action 14 February 2019

Bullet hell shooter, in which we play as an exorcist fighting with demons trying to take control of Rome. Characteristic feature of The Textorcist: The Story of Ray Bibbia is control - entering into interaction with the game world and leading out attacks is done here by typing specific words.

Lifeline: Whiteout
Lifeline: Whiteout

Adventure 24 May 2016

Another installment in a series of mobile adventure titles developed by 3 Minute Games. The plot is centered around a man called V. Adams, who wakes up in a distant corner of the Earth one day, right in the middle of a raging snow storm. Without remembering how he got there, he realizes he has no chances of survival just on his own. However, a special text message system allowing him to contact the player becomes helpful in his attempt to make his way out of that dangerous place. The player's task is to give various advices to the protagonist, in order for him to be able to make it out alive and find a way back to civilization. Along the way, the player also helps the protagonist in discovering the truth behind his past and the events that led to this miserable situation. Similarly to the previous installments, Lifeline: Whiteout is a form of a gamebook that requires the player to respond to the messages received, choosing from several reponse options available. These affect the actions of the protagonist and further developments of the story.

Choices: Stories You Play
Choices: Stories You Play

Adventure 22 June 2016

A simple text adventure game developed by Pixelberry (a studio established by former employees of Electronic Arts) known for creating High School Story and Hollywood U. In Choices: Stories You Play, the player gets to learn diverse stories – in one case, he can be fighting for a lost throne, in another, he can become a private detective trying to catch a murderer. The player can also be a student at a school, where teenagers form life-long relationships, while others are looking for love. The gameplay revolves around reading the text describing what given characters say and making decisions – sometimes, one has to e.g. choose one of the available questions or select who is going to talk next. Player’s actions affect the story. The game is available for free, however, it features an optional microtransaction system. With real money, the player can purchase the in-game currency in the form of diamonds, which can be used to make certain decisions. Additionally, certain episodes require special serial keys.

Attentat 1942
Attentat 1942

Adventure 31 October 2017

A text-based adventure game with interface-based minigames taking place in occupied Czechoslovakia during World War II. The grandfather of the main hero has been arrested by Gestapo following a successful assassination attempt on Reinhardt Heydrich. Our task is to find him and learn the truth about his role in the whole operation. Attentat 1942 offers a complete adventure game experience, consisting of conversations with encountered characters and demanding minigames. The individual events are shown through comic book recaps mixed with rare audio recordings and role-playing features starring real actors. As a result, the game mixes a number of narrative techniques into a coherent experience, further reinforced by dialogues written thanks to a thorough input of professional historians.

STAY
STAY

Adventure 16 May 2018

An adventure/text game hybrid, in which you help the amnesiac Quinn. The protagonist has been most likely kidnapped and your task is to help him escape.

Star Trek (1981)
Star Trek (1981)

Strategy 30 November 1981

A strategic text game in which the player's task is to defeat a certain number of Clingo ships and prevent them from attacking the command center of the Federation. This is one of the first games released on IBM PCs.

Sorcery! 3
Sorcery! 3

RPG 22 April 2015

Third entry in the series of fantasy gamebook RPGs, started in 2013 by inkle Ltd.. The story of Sorcery! 3 connects to two previous titles, but it is not necessary to know them in order to play the game. That’s because we are taken to a completely new region, Kakhabad, where a powerful artifact known as The Crown of Kings is hidden in one of cities. We are given the task of retrieving this relic, though our mission will be much more difficult due to five snake lords standing in our way, each of them determined to kill us. Game mechanics remained mostly the same as in the previous titles, offering a more interactive approach to gamebooks than most other games of this genre. Aside from battles and decisions, we will take part in many conversations, and explore many locations. The game features good-looking visuals.

The Wizard's Castle
The Wizard's Castle

RPG 31 December 1981

One of the first games released for PCs with MS DOS. The title is a simple text RPG in which, as an adventurer, we enter the castle of a sorcerer in search of treasures and a powerful artifact.

Sorcery! 4: The Crown of Kings
Sorcery! 4: The Crown of Kings

Adventure 22 September 2016

The fourth (and, according to its creators, final) entry in the warmly-welcomed adventure RPG series from inkle based on Sorcery!, a popular gamebook from 1983. Like the three previous titles, Sorcery! 4 offers a completely new story, so knowledge of the earlier games isn’t necessary to play. Once again, we can create a completely new character or import our old hero from the previous parts of the series. The gameplay of Sorcery! 4 employs the usual mechanics of the series, focusing on exploration and reading to get to know characters and the surrounding world. The story, however, develops non-linearly and is shaped by the numerous decisions the player had taken throughout the game. The game is complemented by the trademarks of the series: the character progression system and unique arcade combat.

Sorcery! 2
Sorcery! 2

Adventure 07 November 2013

A sequel to a unique adventure RPG by inkle studio, and an adaptation of a popular gamebook by Steve Jackson and John Blanche. The story of Sorcery! 2 continues the tale of its predecessor and takes us to Khare, town of outlaws, where The Festival of Thieves is celebrated. Players have to discover the mysteries of the town, overthrow the council ruling it, and stop an incoming invasion. We can start with a completely new character or import our hero from the first game to explore the world and talk with characters, making decisions that affect the plot. Interestingly, depending on our personal feelings, the town’s inhabitants might not necessarily deserve saving, and their fate is mostly in our hands. The key features of the first Sorcery! are obviously present, including the original character development system and the unusual battle system that chooses the actions available to us depending on our play style.