"Jolly Good: Cakes and Ale"—Get yourself in and out of another fine mess!


We’re proud to announce that Jolly Good: Cakes and Ale , the latest in our popular “Choice of Games” line of multiple-choice interactive-fiction games, is now available for Steam, Android, and on iOS in the “Choice of Games” app. It’s 30% off until November 19th!

Get yourself into and out of another fine mess! As the newest member of London’s elite “Noble Gases” social club, you’ll win glory, renown, and much-needed money through various cunning schemes that will seem like good ideas at the time.

Jolly Good: Cakes and Ale is a 1.2 million—million!—word interactive comedy of manners by Kreg Segall. It’s a standalone sequel to Tally Ho inspired by P.G. Wodehouse, 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 the close relation of an earl, you’ve managed to join the once-rather-elite Noble Gases just as you find yourself embroiled in dreadful scandal. But surely your clever new servant ought to be able to solve this knotty problem with both elegance and unruffled grace!*

*Elegance and unruffled grace not guaranteed. Allow four to six weeks for full servant acclimation. While supplies last. Additional restrictions may apply.

Lead your new social club through a world of pranks, debts, close shaves, passions, rivalries, and untold heights of splendor and absurdity amongst the cream of society. Will you lean into your shocking reputation, fight hard to redeem yourself in the eyes of the fickle public, or just relax with a cocktail by the fire? What is most important to you: your own comfort, loyalty to your friends, or the expectations of your family? Navigate the joys and troubles of membership in your new club: planning parties, gaining new members, taking down rivals…or winning them over as friends.

But it’s not all shenanigans and hijinks—there’s also hanky-panky. Find love with a dreamy artist, a former neighbor with a taste for rebellion, a dashing clubmate with a flair for the dramatic (and for golden trousers), or even your own servant! And, of course, spend time with some old friends from “Tally Ho.”

Perhaps–just perhaps–with the tireless aid of your cunning servant, your rollicking social club, and your merry new friends, you can weather the storm unscathed and manage it all before everything comes crashing down! It seems most unlikely, however.

• Play as male, female or nonbinary; gay, straight, or bi.
• Maintain appropriate boundaries with your servant or find yourself emotionally enmeshed.
• Choose from one of five scandalous backgrounds, significantly affecting the story, including museum thievery, over-festivity, and public brawling.
• Rub elbows with a famous actor, a politician, a diva, an annoying journalist, and a renowned artist—or maintain a lower profile, eluding the police and a criminal mastermind.
• Become unwittingly or wittingly entangled in the affairs of multiple secret societies, wealthy would-be sponsors, and criminal enterprises.
• Dress as a bellhop, a parlor maid, a military officer, or in bathrobe and slippers!
• Muck about with wireless radios and experimental steam-powered printing presses.
• Triumph in boxing, swimming, cards, handball, competitive eating, and spitting.
• Break into hotels, cars, safes, bookshops, dressing rooms and art galleries, some of them intentionally!
• Ghostwrite love letters, craft speeches, and edit damaging newspaper articles.
• Smash windows, pitchers, punch bowls, expensive tables, fine art—and hearts.
• Carry your club to victory in a tournament or get rich betting on other clubs.
• Enjoy access to special features—we prefer you not to call them “cheats”—with our “Extra Helping” in-app purchase.
• Pore over a detailed hint guide, available in our “Pleasantly Tipsy” in-app purchase.

We hope you enjoy playing Jolly Good: Cakes and Ale . We encourage you to tell your friends about it, and recommend the game on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, 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.

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Omg FINALLY!!
I’ve been waiting for this!! Congratulations on the released author! :tada::confetti_ball:

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This is going to be released for Amazon kindle right? Since the few games haven’t been available from the Amazon shop

All our games are eventually available on the Android Amazon App Store. I don’t know of any game that is not. This is not the first time I’ve seen you or someone else say this, and it needs to stop.

We have very little control over most of the publishing processes on several of our platforms, but we absolutely have the least control over Amazon. Cakes and Ale was submitted to the Amazon store two weeks ago, and requested to be available today. It’s not. We can do nothing about it. Amazon will approve it whenever it wants to.

In the meantime, you can buy it in the Choice of Games omnibus app, or on our website and restore into the Choice of Games omnibus app. Remember that when you buy on our website you can restore your purchase into any other platform except Steam.

I tried the omnibus app but it never worked for me

I’m sorry to cause any trouble I dont t mean too

Didn’t work for you aesthetically? Literally?

All the congratulations in the world @Gower, and I hope all your hard work gets the celebration it deserves!

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Neither of the omnibus apps work for me they crashed when I did try to buy a game on them and whenever I try to restore purchases it just gives me an infinite loading screen

1.2 million words. Wow…congrats to the author based on that alone.

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You should email support and work through the steps with them to resolve it. support at choiceofgames dot com.

Only on chapter two and I love Fitzie :heart::heart:

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I’ll give it try thank you for your time as I’m sure you’re very busy(head bowed in sincerity)

CONGRATS @Gower!!! Loved testing it, so happy to have a copy of my own now…IT’S JUST SO GOOD!!! :heart::heart::heart:

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I will buy it tomorrow, but as I beta tested it, I can certainly recommend it. It has incredible smart humour and the sensation of being played a Belle Epoque classical Wodehouse story with some surrealist moments full of charm and chaotic fun. I would especially recommend it for people in high school or learning English the fact that @Gower is an English teacher shows in the precise and clear language used. It is more than a million words from a stellar writer is the best buy you can do in text games right now.

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1.2 million words full of cake? I’m in!

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Holy devils… It’s finally out…
Congratulations @Gower

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A thousand congratulations @Gower! 1.2 million! Sounds like I’ll be living in this game for the next several days :joy:

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I did the beta and just read the whole thing. Glorious. I love the chapter save options. I’d pay for that in Tally Ho. A million words and it felt like five minutes because it’s just that good!

Now to read it again to get different options.

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Just finished it in about 3,5 hours and I suspect this will be this rare title that I’ll replay countless times.

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