Pon Para and the Great Southern Labyrinth — War against dark gods to save reality!

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We’re proud to announce that Pon Para and the Great Southern Labyrinth, 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 Omnibus app. It’s 30% off until May 16th!

Chosen by the gods, you must battle savage monsters, corrupt priests, and mad philosophers to save reality from the dark god of destruction!

Pon Para and the Great Southern Labyrinth is an interactive Bronze Age fantasy novel by Kyle Marquis, the first game in the Pon Para trilogy, where your choices control the story. It’s entirely text-based–430,000 words, without graphics or sound effects–and fueled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.

Years ago, in the Behemoth War, the forces of evil tried to destroy the world with Raun, the dark axe of destruction. Your parents united with King Hyras to win the Behemoth War and save the kingdom, becoming legendary heroes.

You have been raised far from the intrigues and corruption of the great cities–and from the plots of the gods. But after twenty years of peace, the pirate king Lord Vankred has found Raun. Under the threat of war, the gods grant you their powers. You must find the mad King Hyras and defeat Vankred before he can assassinate the King and shatter the Three Nations.

But the gods have their own plans for you, and so does the secret master of the Great Southern Labyrinth.

• Play as male, female, or non-binary; gay, straight, bi, or ace.
• Defeat enemies with sword and spell, or make allies with diplomacy, deception, and the miracles of your god.
• Train your companions in alchemy, infiltration, diplomacy, or the arts of war
• Explore haunted forests, corrupt cities, and jungles littered with the remains of a fallen civilization.
• Find friendship, romance, or rivalry with an immortal nymph, a desert thief, or an ambitious monarch.
• Unlock secret magic techniques forgotten for centuries.
• Survive the wrath of the Emissary Beasts to open the labyrinth’s final door.

The labyrinth holds the key to untold mysteries. Once you know the truth, whose side will you take?

We hope you enjoy playing Pon Para and the Great Southern Labyrinth. 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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Is Kyle gonna keep his method to being so outlandishly prolific a secret forever, or?

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Maybe it’s coffee

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#4

My money’s on a deal with the devil.

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#5

How is it possible for one man to write such consistently good stuff? It’s unnatural

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#6

Got it on Amazons app store and the in app purchase os giving a error code

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#7

It is much easier for the staff to see bug reporting if you email them directly since most staff don’t go to the forums to check if there are concerns.

Better email them at support-ponpara-gps(at)choiceofgames(dot)com

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Maybe someone can help me here. I am trying to play an innovative scholar/physician but it seems like no matter how hard I try I keep gettinf pushed further back into tradition despite picking options that would be seen as innovative. I have just met the nymph lady and my tradition is at 60%. What can I do to be innovative instead? I feel like the reason is because so many of the choices for smart characters so far were related to religion and the gods somehow and I’m not sure how to progress as a scholar without being traditional

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Chu~

I have already sent a message to the support team, but I would also like to share my problem here, just in case it will be useful for somebody later. (Personally, I always check this forum if I have any problems with my games or just need tips for the walkthrough)

I have purchased both the game and its DLC via Steam, but for some reason the DLC does not activate within the game and I cannot select Amiria as the patron goddess.

UPDATE: The problem has been fixed just about an hour ago. Now everything is working perfectly. Thank you very much!:smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

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#10

Does anyone know how to save my man Barec? I’m sad cause I failed to save him in 2 playthroughs.

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#11

I just got this game, not decided exactly what I am going to be yet but like the sound of hunter and fasition maybe.

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Is there a way to save him? I figured he’s meant to die

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Unfortunately, Barec can’t be saved

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#14

So how exactly do you unlock “secret magic techniques” if you can’t cast spells? is it for the next book?

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#15

Instead of being a priest, I believe being an artisan is more likely to get the result you want

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I was a artisan level 3 but couldnt do it

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#17

Hello all, the author here! I just wanted to say thank you for enjoying my games and giving me a place where I can share my ideas. I don’t normally have time to post here (too busy writing!), but all my projects are out to editors right now, so I wanted to drop in and answer any questions people have.

Ah, and I think I’ve figured out how to work the spoilers tags, so:

Improving Innovation: Phrases like “new” or “clever” often hint at an innovation increase. So does skeptical, cynical, or scornful behavior (“My father wasted his time wandering these woods!”), which automatically moves you away from Tradition.

Secret Magic Techniques: Chapter 8, once Tamur gives you the scrolls for your religion, and again in Chapter 12, in the Library of Mithi. Some events, like being badly maimed, may result in you patching up your permanent injuries instead of unlocking a special technique.

Barec: There’s no saving poor Barec. I spent quite a bit of time with editors and playtesters trying to emphasize the inevitability of his doom! One of the trickier parts of any choice-game, I’ve found, is telegraphing what your choices can affect and what’s built into the narrative. I don’t always get it just right!

Again, thank you for playing my games!

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#18

Do you know the ros and thanks btw

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#19

Melaxu, Tamur and I guess Empress Zoriza.
Will the Stormraider general will be a ro?

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Man i hope so

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