What Lies Beneath the Clock Tower: steampunk choose-your-own-adventure


12 Responses to “What Lies Beneath the Clock Tower: steampunk choose-your-own-adventure”

  1. Cokelid says:

    I see there’s a Kindle version and figure it might be fun to have on my phone. Has anyone tried the Kindle version? Does it work for this kind of book?

  2. Razors says:

    Just found out about steam punk two weeks ago, it’s wicked.

  3. Anonymous says:

    This exists in game form as EchoBazaar. Not quite steampunk, exactly, but it’s certainly… well, something along those lines.

  4. Misty Fowler says:

    Does anyone have an opinion on what age this might be appropriate for?

    • magpiekilljoy says:

      It’s not actually aimed at children, as it includes opium, absinthe, and the ability to commit fairly immoral actions.

  5. ravage382 says:

    Margaret Killjoy is a he, not a she.

  6. Anonymous says:

    The correct URL of Think Galacticon is http://tgcon3.thinkgalactic.org/ Also, I believe Killjoy may be genderqueer or have different personas with different genders?

  7. Anonymous says:

    I got to work with Mag on this incredible book as the illustrator and it was a fun and creative experience and can’t wait for the next one. It’s amazing whats coming out of Mag’s head….

  8. Anonymous says:

    Magpie prefers the pronoun “he” for those who are wondering. And the book is awesome; I got a copy from him at Steampunk World’s Fair. ~ Ay-leen

  9. Felton / Moderator says:

    I used to love the D&D Endless Quest books when I was a kid. I’ll definitely be picking this up.

  10. absimiliard says:

    This might be spammy, but it’s totally relevant. If you like steampunk choose-your-own-adventure things one of my friends wrote an iPhone game called Verdigris that does exactly that. It’s got (I think) 10 or 12 mysteries that you get to work on solving, and he tells me they all link together to tell a larger story.

    I haven’t played it myself, but when I ask him about it he says it gets good ratings from the folks who try it.

    Alas I don’t have a link to offer. But if you go to whatever the iPhone equivalent of Google’s “Market” is (I think it’s the “app-store” or somesuch) some searching for Verdigris should find it.

    -abs wishes to apologize for his unfamiliarity with iPhone conventions but he’s really NOT an Apple-Guy, if his friend put the game out for Android he’d totally be able to give you more details.

  11. trouserles says:

    Think Galacticon [http://tgcon3.thinkgalacticon.org], which is in Chicago July 8-10, will have a programming slot with Margaret where he will lead the audience on a live interactive jaunt through this, with a chalkboard to note particular forks and paths.

    N.B. I’m on the TGcon3 concom, but saw this and needed to share! It should be awesome.

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