October 2023 ChoiceBeat!

Yesterday’s announcement that Dan Fabulich is working on a checkpoint system for ChoiceScript is a tough act to follow, but if you haven’t yet had your full of IF-fy excitement just yet, I present to you … the newest issue of ChoiceBeat!

If you keep hearing people rave about I, the Forgotten One and you’ve been wondering what all the hype is about, you can check out a review in this issue - and there’s a coupon good for 40% off if you decide to give it a try. And if you’re already a fan, you’ll want to read my interview with author John Louis, in which he discusses ITFO, his future projects, and his own favorite games.

If you’re in the mood for an interactive microfiction, take a look at Funeral for an Alien Friend. By turns comedic and sad, it’s a meditation on friendship and grief that’s well worth the five or ten minutes it takes to read.

This issue also contains time-loopy social deduction games done both right and wrong, a look at ChoiceBeat’s own Andi Hagen’s latest game, and a review of Escape from Norwood for those who like plenty of inventory puzzles in their IF.

Plus, there’s a flowchart. Flowcharts are cool.