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Gamebook: Secret of the Catacombs | Interactive Fiction


a Solo Gamebook Adventure

a short, mysterious and fun interactive novel.

The Secret of the Catacombs is a 81-section, 116 paged, fully illustrated interactive piece of mystery to be solved by YOU! Is works as an introduction to gamebooks, or as a fun, short game for the experienced gamebook nerd. Either way - this is a fun book for any reader of interactive fiction.

  • 81 Sections, 116 pages

  • 40 Full page illustrations, and many more smaller throughout the book! Most in color!

  • Creative comic-book look and vintage 1920s feel to the storyline.

  • Dice-free rule system! You only need something to take notes on!

  • Several different paths to follow - insta-deaths and moral dilemmas. Can be played through several times.

Ellen Wittgrave, a renowned historian known for her relentless pursuit of ancient mysteries, had suddenly vanished. Just days before her disappearance, she had spoken excitedly about a groundbreaking discovery related to the town's ancient catacombs. Many believed the catacombs hid a deadly trap, a creation of a deranged engineer from centuries ago, which threatened to annihilate the town.

Your journey begins at the edge of the local cemetery, where the first clue awaits...

The digital version contains THREE files: one High Resolution SPREADS version (recommended for most play), one High Resolution PAGES version and one low-resolution PAGES version.
All of the PDF-files are INTERACTIVE - you can click on the SECTION NUMBER and the PDF-reader (if it supports Interactive PDF-files) will take you to the correct section.

Please note: the book's interior numbers go from 1 to 82; however section 30 is missing. This is because of a numbering error and does not affect the gameplay.

Disclaimer: This product contains assets that were procedurally generated with the aid of creative software(s) powered by machine learning.

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Tom R October 26, 2023 5:35 pm UTC
Is there a plan to release this as a print or Print On Demand title?
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Jesper Pingo L October 26, 2023 5:40 pm UTC
Hi Tom!
Thanks for your question.

YES! The POD-title will be released within a few weeks. I am preparing the files for this right now.
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Tom R October 27, 2023 5:18 am UTC
Thanks for that speedy response.
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October 26, 2023
This title was added to our catalog on October 26, 2023.