Windhammer 2014 last day for voting

We’re at the end of our Windhammer 2014 reviews, and today is the last day for voting! Make sure you register your votes here: http://www.arborell.com/windhammer_prize.html. Well done to all of the authors this year. There were some brilliant and creative entries and you should be proud. Looking forward to hearing who the winners are, and…

Windhammer 2014 Review – The Sacrifice

The Sacrifice by Paul Struth Download The Sacrifice Warning! Review may contain spoilers! Paul Struth is back after last year’s Windhammer entry – the brilliant Out of Time. This year, we have The Sacrifice, a wartime gamebook set amongst the upper classes. With zombies. You play Peter Joyce, a young man tasked to see his…

Windhammer 2014 Review – Path of Heresy

Path of Heresy by Ivailo Daskalov Download Path of Heresy Warning! Review may contain spoilers! Path of Heresy is an entry in the 2014 Windhammer competition. It is a fantasy adventure in which you play a priest of the Light looking to solve a ghoul mystery. There’s also a girl to wiggle our best bits…

Windhammer 2014 Review – Castle of Spirits

Castle of Spirits by Tammy Badowski Download Castle of Spirits Warning! Review may contain spoilers! Castle of Spirits by Tammy Badowski is a Windhammer 2014 competition entry. The village is cursed and people are turning into zombies! It’s a grass roots gamebook in which the player explores a haunted castle looking for the lord of…

Windhammer 2014 Review – The Empire’s Edge

The Empire’s Edge by Chan Sing Goh Download The Empire’s Edge Warning! Review may contain spoilers! Chan Sing Goh entered the Windhammer competition last year, with his historical trading simulation, Merchants of the Spice Islands. It was complex and lacked a little bit of life but overall it was quite fun. He is back this…

The City of Thieves is a beautiful place

Some people are saying gamebooks are dead. Some people are saying real physical books are dead. Luckily, there are people like Daielyn Bertelli (@nitchan) who don’t say this at all. Instead, she has created an illustrated, interactive and absolutely beautiful version of the Fighting Fantasy classic, City of Thieves. Port Blacksand has never looked so…

Windhammer 2014 Review – The Archipelago of Omens

The Archipelago of Omens by Richard Penwarden Download The Archipelago of Omens Warning! Review may contain spoilers! The Archipelago of Omens is a highly ambitious Windhammer 2014 entry. It’s a complex, system heavy gamebook with a well developed universe. You play one of three characters in one of three time periods, bouncing between misty dangerous…