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App description: William Shakespeare's Hamlet has finally been restored to its original second-person non-linear branching narrative format. I know! What took so long, am I right? Now it's up to YOU to decide what happens next. Play as Hamlet and revenge your father's death. Play as Ophelia and make scientific discoveries. Play as King Hamlet, Sr. and die on the first page!

Discover sweet art as you play from some of the greatest and most attractive artists of Our Time, including Kate Beaton (Hark! A Vagrant), Anthony Clark (Nedroid), Mike Krahulik (Penny Arcade), Matthew Inman (The Oatmeal), Ethan Nicolle (Axe Cop), Andrew Hussie (MS Paint Adventures), Zach Weiner (Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal) and WAY more!

View the full list at:

http://qwantz.com/tobeornottobeartists.php

** REVIEWS **

"Literally slapped my thigh" funny. "Spat water all over my iPad" funny. "Woke my girlfriend in the middle of the night" funny. Riotously, unrelentingly, brilliantly funny. - Pocket Gamer - 9/10 - Gold Award!

"Yes, its Shakespeare and yes, its easily my favorite gamebook that Tin Man has ever done." - Pocket Tactics - 5/5 stars

"...an idea that is, by most conventional literary standards, terrible, but pushed so far past terrible that it wraps around like a comet slingshotting around the sun and comes back as utterly brilliant." - Time

"To Be Or Not To Be truly is one of the most purely-entertaining experiences of the year, because Ryan North manages to both live up to my expectations with his take on this literary classic, and also manage to go to places that I just did not expect." - Touch Arcade - 5/5 stars

** FEATURES **

Tiny Yorick skulls mark the choices Shakespeare took in his play!
Play as Hamlet, Ophelia, and Hamlet Sr., each with their own unique adventures.
Learn things, like the meaning of the word pernicious and the origin of the phrase Till death us do part!
Sensibly bring evil King Claudius to justice in a court of law! Or, stuff him into a cannon and then fire him into a wall! ITS UP TO YOU.
Travel through TIME! Fight PIRATES! Kill a guy IN A CHURCH (its totally okay, hes a jerk!)!
View the HAML-O-METER at the end of each story to see how well you stuck to the Bards vision!

To Be or Not To Be has been created using Tin Man Games enhanced Gamebook Adventures Engine featuring:

Dyslexic friendly font support, to aid readers with dyslexia.
Hidden achievements to find throughout the gamebook.
Art you discover is unlocked in the art gallery. Find all the full colour images as you play!
Specially composed soundtrack and sound effects.
03-18-2015, 04:12 AM
#2
Joined: Oct 2013
Location: Norwich, England
Posts: 4,596
I've been waiting for this for some time now, it looks fantastic - barmy, irreverent and genuinely funny. With Tin Man Games at the helm, this should be epic!

03-18-2015, 04:15 AM
#3
Joined: Apr 2012
Posts: 3,511
Looks like that the developer is a fan of William Shakespeare . But with the screenshots, I don't understand more about the gameplay, so I'll have a try with this game.

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03-18-2015, 07:22 AM
#4
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: Germany
Posts: 6,396
Quote:
Originally Posted by Andre View Post
Looks like that the developer is a fan of William Shakespeare . But with the screenshots, I don't understand more about the gameplay, so I'll have a try with this game.

It's like all Tin Man Games, basically a game book. Like the Jackson/Livingstone books / Choose You Own Adventure stuff. But this time, you play the Hamlet story and choose yourself what happens.

ATTENTION ATTENTION!!: SHAUN MUSGRAVE is CONSTANTLY (well, o.k., 3 times today) posting on Twitter, urging all people to buy it. Like, TOTALLY buy it.
He also said stuff like: "definately", "Do it. Do it." and "Trust me". He is up to something.

Hi, you seemed to be lost on the Internets.
This is TouchArcade, where 2$ for a game is too much, 5$ is an outrage, and 10$ or more is putting sugar in their car tanks whilst killing puppies.

Last edited by Vovin; 03-18-2015 at 07:52 AM.
03-18-2015, 09:12 AM
#5
Joined: Jul 2012
Location: NYC
Posts: 321
Yes!!! Something for us literature nerds!!
03-18-2015, 09:23 AM
#6
Who is Ryan NOrth and why should I care?
03-18-2015, 09:29 AM
#7
Joined: Jul 2013
Location: Ibaraki, Japan
Posts: 801
Quote:
Originally Posted by EvilUrgency View Post
Who is Ryan NOrth and why should I care?
He's a really funny guy. He makes Dinosaur Comics at qwantz.com and writes the latest Squirrel Girl series at Marvel.
03-18-2015, 09:35 AM
#8
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: Germany
Posts: 6,396
*sees Shaun enter, puts on tinfoil hat*

Hi, you seemed to be lost on the Internets.
This is TouchArcade, where 2$ for a game is too much, 5$ is an outrage, and 10$ or more is putting sugar in their car tanks whilst killing puppies.
03-18-2015, 10:20 AM
#9
Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 598
Love Hamlet, and all Shakspearian plays, love tin man works, love role playing games, easiest decision of my week
03-18-2015, 10:24 AM
#10
Joined: Apr 2011
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 3,478
I don't ever get into this type of game, but I gotta say, this looks really great!

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