New Hosted Game! Lost In The Pages by Felicity Banks, Adrao, Cecilia Rosewood, and Sashira

high-fantasy
all-ages-fiction
science-fiction
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#1

Hosted Games has a new game for you to play!

Travel through different books in a quest to find your uncle! You will travel through a number of stories, seek to understand why they are falling apart, and trying to solve the mystery of your uncle’s bookshop.

Lost in the Pages is a 125,000 word interactive novel by a collection of authors, 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.

There are over a half a dozen stories to choose from, from fantasy and science fiction, to horror or mystery. Can you rescue your uncle and restore order to the stories, or will you be consumed by the menace hanging over him?

• Play as male, female, or non-binary, with any orientation.
• Travel the seas as a mermaid, ride a dragon, explore futuristic worlds or become a detective. The choice is yours!
• Stick to tropes, or break them!
• Save not one world, but many!

Felicity Banks, Adrao, Cecilia Rosewood, and Sashira 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.


Shared/Cooperative World Building
#2

I… can’t believe it’s finally out!

I wasn’t even there for the beginning of this project. I’m only 35, so maybe I wasn’t born yet :stuck_out_tongue:

I think there must be dozens of people who helped this game on its way. Thank you to all of you!


#3

Great game one of the few I have played more than twice. I wanted to ask how the process of writing changes with so much authors?


#4

Thanks for the kind words! (on behalf of all the authors)

Regarding the writing process, it was a bit different from normal. In this story the beauty is that they are all independent books, so each author has quite a lot of freedom with many parts of the story. However, some basic structure was agreed at the start, as there has to be coherence. Then, we all sat and read each others’ stories, which is a great way to review and improve them. Obviously, like with any WIPs, you have to deal with surges and wanes in interest in different members (due to other commitments, be them real life or writing other WIPs). It took quite a bit of time, but I think the result was worth it!