New Hosted Game! Life of a Mercenary by Philip Kempton

Hosted Games has a new game for you to play!

Lead a mercenary company seeking fame and fortune. Be honorable and help defend the kingdom or take contracts to those who pay the most. Rise to the top of the mercenary chain in this medieval story based around the events of The Great Tournament. It’s 25% off until January 4th!

Life of a Mercenary is a 338,000 word interactive fantasy novel by Philip Kempton, 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.

• Play as male or female mercenary.
• An open world adventure taking place in a medieval setting.
• Unique combat and leveling system makes every game unique.
• Multiple story lines, hidden quests, and endings.
• Checkpoint system allows you to save your progress and restore to a previous point
• Choose to be an honorable or fight for whoever pays the most gold.
• Participate in war campaigns helping other nations fight off enemies.

Philip Kempton developed this game using ChoiceScript, a simple programming language for writing multiple-choice interactive novels like these. Writing games with ChoiceScript is easy and fun, even for authors with no programming experience. Write your own game and Hosted Games will publish it for you, giving you a share of the revenue your game produces.


I have been really waiting for this

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Can’t seem to find it on the Google store

the game link sends me to a “cannot connect to host” page for me :confused:

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can’t find the game

The main website is down, you’ll need to search for it in the store of your choice at the moment.



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Coming to steam as well or?..

How do you romance Vera, damn it

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I think we need to increase reputation, like do honourable thing… don’t use deception, don’t lies, protect the weak with minimum wage

Vera is a noble soul, she prefer knight in shiny armour :wink:

I hadn’t manage to do that as well but i heard the author mention something like that… i could be wrong

@Greed22… this is HG title , so chances for steam is low

I can’t romance vera. She has no relationship stat and any option to flirt with her is greyed out.


wondering about the same thing.

I can’t access it in the app, is anyone else having this problem

Major bug:When you choose to infiltrate during the pirate contract, after you get all the pieces there is no option to do anything with them and it just has you infiltrate the pirates endlessly with no option to stop or try something else. Only way to fix it is a complete restart.


Yeah he’s adding the fix in the update.

Does anybody know who the assassin is?



It would be cool if after you reach the point where there is nothing left to do except retire, you could go back to the capital and do some stuff you didn’t have time to do before (for whatever reason). The amount of things that you can no longer do after a certain point is depressing. It feels like I did something wrong.
I can’t even uprade my castle anymore even though I have several ugrades left.