Choice of Rebels: Uprising — Lead the revolt against a bloodthirsty empire!

We’re proud to announce that Choice of Rebels: Uprising, the latest in our popular “Choice of Games” line of multiple-choice interactive-fiction games, is now available for Steam, iOS, and Android. It’s 30% off until November 16th!

Lead the revolt against a bloodthirsty empire! You grew up under the iron fist of the Hegemony. Now is your chance to end their blood-fueled magic, as you forge a ragtag outlaw band into a rebel army.

Choice of Rebels: Uprising is a 637,000 word interactive fantasy novel by Joel Havenstone, 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.

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New Hosted Game! The Daily Blackmail by Mary Duffy

Hosted Games has a new game for you to play!

Something is rotten in City Hall—can you uncover it and…win a Pulitzer? When the mayor unexpectedly resigns, it’s up to you, the rookie reporter on the City Desk to find out the real story and get it into print. Right away you smell a rat. As you track down sources and information, your reporter’s instincts, brains, heart, or impeccable writing will lead you to the truth.

“The Daily Blackmail” is a 33,000 word interactive fantasy novella by Mary Duffy, 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.

In The Daily Blackmail, you’ll get all the news that is (and isn’t!) fit to

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New Hosted Game! Paradigm City by James Rhoden

Hosted Games has a new game for you to play!

The Golden Age of heroes is over, but you’re just beginning. Will you use your powers to help the world or help yourself? Set on a near-future Earth that has been irrevocably altered by the arrival of superhumans, the world has been dealing with a radical shift in the nature of humanity. For thirty years, those with world-altering powers – referred to as capes – have been at the forefront of the world’s media. There has been heroes, there has been villains, and there has been world-shattering confrontations when those two groups came into contact. For a time, those individuals walked the world like modern deities. For a time, it was good.

But things change. Given

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The Eagle’s Heir — Defend the heir of Napoleon’s steampunk France

We’re proud to announce that The Eagle’s Heir, the latest in our popular “Choice of Games” line of multiple-choice interactive-fiction games, is now available for Steam, iOS, and Android. It’s 20% off until April 6th!

Defend Napoleon’s heir in this steampunk alternate history game of political maneuvering, airship adventure, and romantic intrigue! Will you bring liberty to France, or plunge Europe into bloody war?

“The Eagle’s Heir” is a 200,000 word interactive novel by Amy Griswold and Jo Graham. It’s entirely text-based, without graphics, or sound effects, and fueled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.

Since Napoleon won the Battle of Waterloo in 1815, seventeen years ago, Europe has enjoyed an uneasy peace. While the great empires of Austria, Russia and England have … Read the rest

New Hosted Game! The Lost Heir 3: Demon War by Mike Walter

Hosted Games has a new game for you to play!

Defeat the rampaging demon horde, save the Kingdom of Daria, and avenge the death of your parents in the thrilling conclusion to this epic three part series! You’ll need all the power you can muster to finish building your legend, tapping into any of the dozen new prestige classes, including Druid of Decay, Dragon Knight, and even fighting the demons with their own fire by becoming a Demon Master!

The Lost Heir 3: Demon War is a 250,000-word interactive fantasy novel by Mike Walter—the conclusion to the trilogy—where your choices control the story. The game is entirely text-based—without graphics or sound effects—and fueled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination. It’s 20% off until March

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Hosted Games Life of a Wizard and Life of a Mobster Now on Steam

To celebrate the launch of The Lost Heir 3: Demon War, we’re also announcing that two of Mike’s other games in our Hosted Games program, Life of a Wizard and Life of a Mobster are out now on Steam! They’re both 25% off on Steam until March 24th!

Write an archmage’s autobiography in this 80-year 130,000-word interactive fiction. Play good or evil, man or woman, as you bring peace to the kingdom or take over the world with your sorcery. Brew potions, raise the dead, summon mythical beasts, control men’s minds, and blast away your enemies.

Life of a Wizard is an epic interactive novel by Mike Walter where you control the main character. In each chapter, your choices determine how the story proceeds.

Will

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Author Interview: Amy Griswold and Jo Wyrick – “The Eagle’s Heir”

Choice of Games’ latest release will be The Eagle’s Heir by Amy Griswold and Jo Wyrick. The Eagle’s Heir is a steampunk alternate history game of political maneuvering, airship adventure, and romantic intrigue. Will you bring liberty to France, or plunge Europe into bloody war? I sat down with the authors to learn more about their game and their experiences writing interactive fiction. Look for The Eagle’s Heir later this week, releasing on Thursday, March 30th.

Eagle’s Heir is an alternate history or uchronia, in which Napoleon actually won at Waterloo. There’s also a bit of a steampunk flavor to it, because in this world there are airships used in combat situations. It’s a very fun, very exciting world. Tell me what drew you to invent Read the rest

66 Square Feet


“What is 66 Square Feet About?

It’s about gardening in tight spaces. It’s about how to live in a tiny apartment with a tiny terrace. It’s about friends, and inspiration and blackspot on the roses. It’s about food and cooking over an open flame. It’s about wine. And water. And watering…And picnics. It’s about Brooklyn. And South Africa. It’s about seasons without and within. It’s about where I go and what I come back to: a terrace twelve-and-three quarters by five-and-a-quarter feet wide.”

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Markets of New York City


“This project started with a conversation with Human Resources and a ticket to Paris.

I had been working at American Express developing business in Europe. Lo and behold, my role moved to London, and I stayed in New York (hence the meeting with HR). It was a good thing though – I was excited about the possibilities ahead! But first my husband and I redeemed all our Membership Rewards points and headed straight to Paris with a beautiful guidebook in hand, Markets of Paris.

We explored that city in a brand new way, eating most of our meals at the wonderful Parisian farmers markets. As we wandered, we started to wonder what kinds of markets New York had to offer beyond our beloved greenmarket at Abingdon … Read the rest

Brooklyn Feed

“I’m a photographer living in Brooklyn, NY with my husband, daughter and 3 chickens. I’m learning as I go about gardening, composting and raising chickens for eggs in an urban environment. Living a more sustainable life in an environment where it is easy to be out-of-touch with nature is a challenge we are undertaking as a family.”

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The City Greens

“TheCityGreens.com is New York City’s daily local food gazette. New York food is tasting better, slowing down, and growing local. We cover urban agriculture with a focus on fresh, locally grown food, as well as the community of New York foodies who are changing how their communities eat. From urban farming, rooftop gardens and live-bird markets, to locally sourced restaurants, organic chocolatiers and home distilled liquor, New Yorkers have revolutionary food ideas. The City Greens is your source for daily news on its progress, setbacks and achievements.”

http://www.thecitygreens.com/
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Smitten Kitchen

“The Smitten Kitchen, in its latest physical incarnation is a 42 square foot (whimper) circa-1935 sort of half-galley kitchen with a 24 foot footprint, a single counter, tiny stove, checkered floor and a noisy window at the end to the avenue below.

What you’ll see here is: A lot of comfort foods stepped up a bit, things like bread and birthday cakes made entirely from scratch and tutorials on everything from how to poach an egg to how to make tart doughs that don’t shrink up on you, but also a favorite side dish (zucchini and almonds) that takes less than five minutes to make.”

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