This year’s Bandersnatch did a lot of great things for entertainment. It opened the door to new possibilities for streaming TV. It told a great and genuinely unnerving story. But perhaps one of the best things it did was remind us of just how fun choose-your-own adventure storytelling was. Well, we’re about to get another similar reminder, because the text-based choose-your-own adventure thriller Stories Untold will be free to play starting May 16th.
The psychological horror game has already received rave reviews for its use of classic text-based and point-and-click storytelling. It’s a nostalgic, frightening experience that has fans of both 80s gaming and experimental storytelling calling it “one of the most fascinating and unique tales you can play this year.” You can check out what the Stories Untold website has to say for more info about the game, but this quote from their homepage sums it up pretty well.
Stories Untold is a narrative-driven experimental adventure game, that bends the genre into something completely unique. Combining a mix of classic text-adventure, point-and-click and more, 4 short stories are packaged together into a single mysterious anthology that has been described as “a fantastic, fascinating example of interactive visual storytelling” and earning widespread critical acclaim since release.
Up until now, Stories Untold has been going for $10 on Steam. For such immersive and inventive gameplay, that’s really not a bad price, but it’s still nice to see that it will temporarily be available to anyone, no matter their budget. Here’s hoping that it gets even more fans interested in text-based horror, so that developer No Code can produce even more quality games like this one.
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