New Hosted Game! "The Daily Blackmail" by Mary Duffy

Hosted Games has a new game for you to play!

Something is rotten in City Hall—can you uncover it and…win a Pulitzer? When the mayor unexpectedly resigns, it’s up to you, the rookie reporter on the City Desk to find out the real story and get it into print. Right away you smell a rat. As you track down sources and information, your reporter’s instincts, brains, heart, or impeccable writing will lead you to the truth.

The Daily Blackmail is a 33,000 word interactive fantasy novella by Mary Duffy, 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.

In The Daily Blackmail, you’ll get all the news that is (and isn’t!) fit to print.

  • Play as male, female, or non-binary.
  • Cross paths with an evil editor, a mobster, and even scarier: the publisher.
  • Lie, cheat, and steal to get your front page story.
  • Press your colleagues, political cronies, and underworld sources for information.
  • Reach for every reporter’s dream—a Pulitzer Prize.

Mary 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.


Is there any real romance option , I mean I selected I feel attracted to the mayor but I didn’t see anything happening not even a chance , i know it is too short type of game but is it available ,I mean romance


likewise, is this actually a RO available game or not since I am sensing it isn’t.

I think there is one but maybe there’s a bug? I got this as one of the choices
Good-looking, I suppose, but nothing compared to my sweetheart, Unknown.
(Pretty sure it shouldn’t be reading “unknown” should it?)


It’ll be fixed soon, I think.