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message 1: by terpkristin (new)

terpkristin | 4118 comments I saw on Twitter today that Amazon has some "Kindle Interactive Fiction" titles, 1.99 or less in the US, through the 29th of February. Has anybody tried any of these? Seems like it could work really well using the Kindle.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html...


message 2: by Napoez3 (new)

Napoez3 | 158 comments Looks interesting. I'l get one to check out.


message 3: by Warren (new)

Warren | 1556 comments Sounds like Zork 2012


message 4: by Sean (new)

Sean O'Hara (seanohara) | 2365 comments There are a bunch of free ones available from Insani, though they're all intended for desktops. Narcissu and True Remembrance are good ones to start on.

There's also a romantic interactive novel created by 4chan that's set at a school for disabled students. But it's a romantic interactive novel created by 4chan that's set at a school for disabled students, so think carefully before giving it a go. It's more tasteful than you might expect, but still, 4chan, romance, disabled students....


message 5: by Napoez3 (new)

Napoez3 | 158 comments Sean wrote: "There are a bunch of free ones available from Insani, though they're all intended for desktops. Narcissu and True Remembrance are good ones to start on.

There's also a romantic interactive novel ..."


I haven't played (yet) but you can disable all the porn scenes in the game, it can be SFW.


message 6: by Jason (last edited Feb 21, 2012 06:48AM) (new)

Jason Bergman (loonyboi) | 166 comments terpkristin wrote: "I saw on Twitter today that Amazon has some "Kindle Interactive Fiction" titles, 1.99 or less in the US, through the 29th of February. Has anybody tried any of these?"

A few of those are reissues of the old Steve Jackson Fighting Fantasy books. Those were really cool back in the day, but be warned, you'll need some dice to read them. (Seriously, there are stats and fights...they're like solo RPG campaigns).

I don't know if the Kindle versions have integrated dice rolling. I believe the iPad versions do.

Update: looks like the kindle versions do roll the dice for you. Neat!


message 7: by Jason (new)

Jason Bergman (loonyboi) | 166 comments Incidentally, if you point your Kindle's web browser to this address:

http://portablequest.com/

You can play a ton of classic infocom adventures.


message 8: by Ryan (new)

Ryan Curtis (Kingtriton92) | 62 comments Has anyone checked out "Nightingale" by David Farland? It's an interactive novel that includes a soundtrack and animations. It's getting a lot of attention from quite a few people I know in the industry. I will buy it today and do a goodreads review.


message 9: by AndrewP (new)

AndrewP (andrewca) | 2447 comments Wow, the Fighting Fantasy book by Ian Livingstone must be at least 25 years old. I remember having these in paperback form a long time ago. I guess a kindle edition entitles them to sell it as 'new' and put a 2011 published date on them. What comes around, goes around.


message 10: by Warren (new)

Warren | 1556 comments Having someone spam potential readers lead me to consider the future. Will we have interactive fiction where a deranged author stalks the readers who don't like his book?


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