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iPad: Malevolence (Digital Gamebook)

07-24-2013, 01:01 PM
Joined: Mar 2013
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Malevolence (Digital Gamebook)

Reawakening a cherished genre of nostalgic gamebook adventures, Malevolence is an interactive digital Gamebook for iPad being created by Michael Boylan and Ruth Grogan, due to be release in December 2013. The idea was inspired by the well known Fighting Fantasy series and the recent digital reworks by Tin Man Games. There is a great deal of replayability in an app such as this due to the numerous plot branches and choices for players to make.

In the story you will play as the character of Kalem on his adventure into the darkness to rescue his brother from the clutches of Abaddon, the evil lord of the Underworld. Encountering both allies and enemies on your adventure, you will have to battle your way through numerous demons and monsters, collecting useful items and experience points on your journey. Both your strength and luck will be tested constantly, with negative outcomes resulting in your eternal torture and suffering in the underworld.

The final product will contain:
  • A completely original 30,000 word fantasy story.
  • “Choose Your Own Adventure” style of branching narrative.
  • Combat mechanic similar to Role-playing game adventures.
  • Dice roll feature for luck tests.
  • Customizable character statistics including stamina, attack, defense and luck.
  • Collectable Experience points for further character personalization.
  • Weapon and item inventory.
  • Head-Up Display showing players statistics and inventory.
  • Interactive puzzles and games provide a break from reading and test your luck and strength.
  • Smooth transitions and animations for page turning and choice making.
  • Unique soundtrack and rich sound effects.
  • Beautiful textures, illustrations and graphics.
  • Easy-to-use interface.
  • Full how-to-play, interactive tutorials.
  • Options to restart the book, turn audio on/off, change font size.
  • Bookmark features for saving progress with ‘load game’ option.
  • Interactive world map of Arcadia

For a preview of Chapter One visit our blog: http://malevolencegamebook.wordpress.com/
07-25-2013, 05:34 AM
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More prototypes coming soon!

Last edited by CYOAnerd; 07-31-2013 at 04:36 PM.
07-25-2013, 10:44 AM
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I am curious about how the Kalem was decided upon as the protagonist's name...
07-25-2013, 06:13 PM
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Originally Posted by iPadisGreat View Post
I am curious about how the Kalem was decided upon as the protagonist's name...
Just a random name that we decided on after doing research on lots of fantasy names!
07-31-2013, 04:37 PM
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Here is a full preview of chapter one


Last edited by CYOAnerd; 08-13-2013 at 07:16 AM.
08-14-2013, 06:54 PM
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We are halfway into production now and looking for some feedback. Please like us on facebook for regular updates and sneak peaks