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The Vortex

by Randy A. Cook profile

Episode 1 of Legendary Journeys Series
Science Fiction

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About the Story

To save the world from being consumed by an alien technology that you inadvertently unleashed, you must use your wits, cunning, and of course... your ereader! In this exciting universe, you are the hero. You direct the lead character as your avatar in exploring the mysteries of an alien race as you attempt to discover the source of immense technological power while trying to correct the cause of the destructive events unfolding around you.

The Vortex combines classic elements of both Text Adventure games and Choose Your Own Adventure books to provide an interactive solo quest. Like a CYOA, this interactive novel is decision driven, however, the navigation and exploration of the virtual world are clearly rooted in the traditional text adventure style of game play. This is a gamebook where your actions as well as your ability to solve mysteries through deduction are the keys to survival. The Vortex provides you with a location oriented environment that you move through encountering puzzles and obstacles that actually require you to carefully observe and think your way through. This is a work of modern interactive fiction designed for today’s eReaders and tablets. (Published for the Nook, Kindle, Kobo, iPad and any reader that is ePUB or mobi capable.

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: December 3, 2011
Current Version: 1.0
License: Commercial
Development System: Custom
IFID: Unknown
TUID: bwjpwcb7gil8ps43

Editorial Reviews

Demian's Gamebook Web Page
The Vortex is written by Randy Cook, and though it is his first gamebook, he's an experienced interactive fiction author, having written text adventure computer games in the past. The text adventure influence is obvious here: each section of the story is captioned with a location name in classic IF style, and like many computer adventure games, the emphasis is on moving from location to location and carefully examining everything.
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