Two New Hosted GameS! "Relics of the Lost Age" By James Shaw and "The Brothers' War" By Fionn Graham

Hosted Games has two new games for you to play!

Relics of the Lost Age by James Shaw

Relics of the Lost Age

The Nazis are on the trail of six ancient magical artifacts powerful enough to crush all opposition and conquer the world. But they didn’t take one thing into account: you.

Relics of the Lost Age is a swashbuckling 350,000 word interactive adventure novel written by James Shaw, 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.

It started out as a routine dig in Palestine. But soon you find yourself racing across the desert on a quest to track down a fabled ancient relic before the Nazis can get their hands on it. And that’s just the beginning. The Third Reich are mobilizing right across the globe, on the hunt for mysterious ancient Relics of Power, objects which could put unimaginable supernatural forces into the hands of the armies of darkness. And the only thing standing in their way is you.

Step into the weathered boots of a swashbuckling 1930s archaeologist and strap in for a wild ride around the globe, finding adventure, romance, and mystery at every turn. Do you have what it takes to locate the Relics, vanquish your foes and save the world from a thousand years of darkness?

  • Play as male, female, or non-binary; gay, straight, bi, poly, or asexual.
  • Find romance with a fearless explorer, an exiled prince, a passionate archaeologist, or a tormented spy.
  • Take on a rogue’s gallery of memorable and despicable villains, including the Nazis, the mafia, Triads, Klansmen, renegade soldiers, and ruthless treasure-hunters.
  • Travel widely in a lovingly recreated 1930s world, exploring the deserts of Palestine, the high passes of Tibet, the noxious politics of Louisiana, the jungles of Congo, London’s cut-throat art-crime scene, and Hong Kong’s deadly Triad underworld.
  • Experience epic gunfights, visceral brawls, and wild stunts in vintage vehicles.
  • Uncover a sinister secret lost for millennia.
Archaeology just got a whole lot more exciting.

Clans of Éire: The Brothers' War by Fionn Graham

The Brothers' War

In pre-Christian Ireland, where family bonds and the honour of one’s tribe are worth dying for, and where the old gods are forever watching, you must be as guarded as the hound, as cunning as the fox, or as brutal as the boar to survive. You have fallen out of your father’s favor and are being sent along with a dispatch of hardened warriors to help your uncle quell the ever-frequent viking raids to the east. You must impress your father to reinstate your right to the throne of the Boar Clan… or you can seize it for yourself. Your father’s numerous enemies are conspiring against him, the peasants are rising in revolt, his own guard outposts are deserting him and even his most trusted may be tempted to rip his throne from under him. 

The Brothers’ War, a Clans of Éire Saga, is a 60,000 word historical-fantasy interactive fiction written by Fionn Graham, where your choices and decisions control the world around you, including characters you meet, your possible romances as well as the enemies you make. It is text-based without sound or special effects, supported by occasional celtic la-Tène style art and fuelled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination. The people of Éire whisper of a time when your father’s time on land has ended, and when, or whether, you will take his place. Through politics, persuasion, battles and knowledge, you must secure your future throne… or die trying. 

  • Play as male, female or transgender, gay, bisexual, straight, aromantic or asexual.
  • Explore a unique land rich in culture, religion and tradition
  • Take part in military plannings, court cases and more.
  • Fight and negotiate with Bandit hoards, Peasant rebels, Viking settlers and more.
  • Discover the lighter -and darker- sides of your clan's traditions and policies.
  • Select a variety of distinctive physical traits, as well as starting skills and abilities.
  • Conspire for or against the chieftain of the Boar Clan, your father.
  • Learn and improve your skills through teachers, instructors and elders.
  • Hire mercenaries and buy better combat equipment to gain the upper hand.
As your father’s influence trickles through his fingers, which side shall you choose?
James and Fionn developed their games 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.
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I can’t wait to play both of this. Both sound really interesting. Congratulations to both the authors .

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Congrats, Prof! This is amazing :grin:

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It’s here! I’m so happy to meet Spilane again!

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I can vouch for Relics. It’s a triple-A game: Archaeological Action-Adventure. :joy:

Top-notch, seriously. :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

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Oooo congratulations both! Both look awesome!

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Thanks everybody: this has been an exciting day for me! Plus, The Brothers’ War looks like a great read for a poor Irish resident currently trapped indefinitely on the British side of the Irish Sea and missing home! So two pieces of good news this afternoon.

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Congratulations @Fionn and @Schliemannsghost on joining the HG author ranks! Hope both stories do well!

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These both sound really interesting. Does anyone know if they cost money? Just asking so I can start saving up.

Yes, they both cost money. “The Brothers’ War” costs $2.99, and “Relics” costs $4.99 (though there’s a launch-week discount, at least on Steam).

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I just finished war of brothers and I have 1 big critic point the only skill that really matters is the fighting skill the others don’t change that much in then end of the story you can’t really yuse smarts or Your silver tounge

Still its a fine story and I like it but I hope choices and skills matter a But more in the next book

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Congratulations again @Schliemannsghost

:smirk_cat::smirk_cat::joy_cat: So damn happy for this…

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And Congratulations to you too Fionn Graham

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I bought brothers war and it seems like it could be a great game but it seriously needs some edits and coding fixed it kept bringing me back to chapter 3 and wouldn’t let me finish the game and other things had problems too ( characters names glitching ect…) but if it’s able to get fixed I’m sure it would be great! (Edit) The problem was fixed! Thanks! And the game was good so yay!

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If you had technical difficulties, be sure to send them in to support@choiceofgames.com

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That chapter 3 loop problem is fixed now

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A massive congrats to @Schliemannsghost on the release! So excited to play the game (again)!!

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Thats fixed now, cheers

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Big congrats on relics! Just started it and really enjoying it🙂

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Really excited for Relics! Also, I live in Hong Kong, so the start relates to me so much XD

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