Author/Developer: Ben Clark
Studio: Beat the Book Studios
Location: Melbourne, Australia.
Platforms: iOS, Android and PC
Key Game Features
1-4 Player Co-op
Explore 20 lively fairy tale locations
Build your strength, magic and charisma to bash, blast and bluff your way through wacky fairy tale situations.
Earn gold to buy weapons and potions
Experience a unique narrative system that uses hundreds of illustrations and interactive stories to create a new adventure every time you play
Unlock stories and discover over a hundred hilarious endings
It’s F.E.D.U.P. Day in the kingdom and parents everywhere are thrilled that they can Finally Evict their Useless Deadweight Progeny. That’s you. But don’t feel too bad. You might have all the strength, magic and charisma of a soggy sandwich, but you know something that no one else knows: the kingdom is destined for disaster. Witnessing this daily countdown to your tragic demise is the only dampener on what is otherwise a delightful week in a picturesque fairy tale kingdom. Do you go adventuring on a pirate ship, explore twisting caves, or brave the Darker Scarier Woods? Or if that’s too fun, you could head over to the library to brush up on your spells. But look out! No matter what you choose, some weird and wacky adventure awaits. How will you react? And after a week of facing unpredictable predicaments in dozens of destinations, will you be ready to save the kingdom from catastrophe?
Probably not. But with over 100 hilarious endings and a unique narrative system that changes the story every time you play, you will be sure to enjoy trying again and again.
Quick Author Bio
Ben is an award-winning writer and the founder of Beat the Book Studios. He holds a Masters in Writing, Editing and Publishing from the University of Melbourne. His mission is to make gamebooks that are fun for all ages, believing that this is the best way to engage young people to develop a love of reading. Ben works closely with Australian teachers and parent groups to ensure his gamebooks are as engaging as possible.
Explore a doomed fairy tale kingdom that changes every time you play.
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