The Mysteries of Baroque — Rise from the dead to take revenge on your killers!

We’re proud to announce that The Mysteries of Baroque, 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 35% off until September 27th!

Mad science raised you from the dead! Pursue justice or vengeance, love or secrets, as you save or destroy the world with forbidden eldritch power.

The Mysteries of Baroque is a 200,000-word interactive Gothic horror novel by William Brown, 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.

One dark and stormy night in a remote castle in the mountains, you awake anew, resurrected by the brilliant Dr. Holofernes. But even a mad scientist can’t keep you alive forever. As the procedure reverses itself over time, you will begin to die again. You must fight to stay alive long enough hunt down your killers, avenge yourself, and protect the ones you love.

Operating out of the mysterious Grand Guignol Theater, your quest will take you through the darkest shadows of the city of Baroque, the City of Dreadful Night, from its vast subterranean slums to the opulent mansions of its jaded, debauched aristocracy. Will you lose yourself in the distractions of romance, assure your own survival through the Holofernes Procedure, or sacrifice everything to take your revenge?

• Play as male, female, or non-binary; gay, straight, or ace.
• Fight to reclaim your old life and identity – or make a new home for yourself in the Grand Guignol Theater
• Trade your soul to a dark god in return for vengeance – or reject its help and fight alone.
• Stalk your killers through the glittering demimonde, mansions, and the slums.
• Learn the sanity-blasting secrets of the occult and risk your mind by unleashing them on your enemies.
• Use the power of science to devise and build bizarre inventions: death rays, gliders, and hallucinogenic grenades.
• Augment your regenerating body with clockwork technology like wings, a camera eye, or steel claws.
• Uphold the forces of law and order, the revolutionary Worker’s Council, or the enigmatic Vendetta faction in the battle for Baroque’s soul.
• Embark on dream quests and night visions to learn new skills and uncover ancestral memories.
• Bring comfort and hope to the suffering citizens of Baroque, or drive them further into darkness in pursuit of vengeance.

You died betrayed. You died in pain. And your troubles are just beginning.

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WOOT! It’s out!

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cries in bisexual

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Pretty sure it’s actually just player-sexual.

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You had me with ‘Gothic horror novel’, bought it instantly, now all i need to do is find the time to read it. Hallelujah, the weekend is near.

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Since the game doesn’t asks for a sexual preference I’m pretty sure you can romance any RO regardless of gender. So… That makes the MC canonicaly bisexual?

@L_M I envy you. For me the weekend will be the busiest time on this week :frowning:

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You have my sympathies. I will think of you, brave human being. Please survive, so that you too can enjoy this interactive novel.

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Any game that allows me to create Cybernetic Zombie Oscar Wilde gets my seal of approval.

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:tada::tada::tada: Let’s check this game out!

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I have played this twice and this game. This game is BATSHIT INSANE. It is also every single power fantasy I have ever had. The writing isn’t that good, everyone could stand to be developed, but SCREW THAT, YOU’RE THE PHANTOM OF THE GRAND GUIGNOL! YOU GET TO DO A MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH THING! CARMILLA SHOWS UP! It is the best thing I have ever played.

How do you romance Doctor Holofernes, by the way? She’s really pretty and I want to romance her super badly, but I haven’t been able to.

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YES It´s finally here now i just have to survive all the day at work to play it…

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Thanks. This and the chance of playing this game will keep me motivated while I’ll work 12 hours on each day of the weekend.

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Yes, it’s finally here! Well, now I have to decide between studying or playing… Anyway, nobody said life was easy :laughing:

When you infiltrate the asylum, make sure to save Holofernes immediately by going into the basement without visiting any of the other rooms. You’ll have the option to select “I missed you” when you defeat Dr. Tusk. After that, options to romance her will pop up at Mr. Merritt’s funeral and later during the interludes.

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holofernes

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tfw you get friendzoned by Frankenstein

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That’s the only way to romance her? Bc my MC isn’t the kinda person who would say something like that out loud also she doesn’t even know Holofernes well enough by that point of the game to develop romantic feelings for her.

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Yes, I believe so. I don’t think any other options give you a large enough opinion boost, if any at all.

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Perhaps that is the personality for Holofernes, in which she will only feel “attached” to someone who is willing to express their feeling that way :slight_smile:

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Then I guess Holofernes and I are both shy. For the sake of trying this romance I guess I’ll have to pick some OOC choices. But that will come later. Now I’m playing my first playthrough and I’m interested in Chloe atm.

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