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Choice of the Star Captain (An Interactive Novel Game for Kindle)

by Choice of Games
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

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Choice of the Star Captain is the hilarious interactive science-fiction novel where you control the main character. In each chapter, your choices determine how the story proceeds.

Fight on the front lines of the war between humanity and the Blobs, an alien race that must be hideous, but no one's ever gotten a good look at one. (Come on, they're Blobs. They have tentacles. Of course they're hideous!) Go on bombing runs, blockades, and stealth missions, "aided" by Lloyd, your insufferably obnoxious shipboard computer.

If you like gamebooks, you'll love Choice of the Star Captain. Its unique approach to interactive fiction allows larger, deeper, and richer stories than traditional gamebooks. There are many different endings; good luck finding them all.

Humanity needs you, star captain! Will you defeat the Blobs and come home as a war hero? Will you uncover the secret that sparked the Blob invasion? Will you act as ambassador, surrendering humanity to the Blobs? The choice is yours.

Product Details

  • Version: 1.1 (What's new in version 1.1)
  • Release Date: October 10, 2012
  • File Size: 1.1 MB
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Choice of Games
  • Sold by: Choice of Games
  • ASIN: B009G8QUS8
  • Publisher License: Read
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #470,458 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Step Up In 'Choose Your Own Adventure' Games October 31, 2012
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E-Readers are a natural environment for 'Choose Your Own Adventure' games. Paperback books were clunky & cumbersome, but e-readers allow effortless branching; and so this type of format is continuing to evolve & improve - and everyone is a winner. Choice of the Star Captain is an example of this evolution. Earlier types of these games offered choices that primarily affected the 'flavor' and the 'direction' of the story, and your choices usually moved you towards one or more goals.

With 'Choice of the Star Captain' you will find yourself making some hard choices about the morality of your captain. Not only will your choices affect the success of your missions, but they will also effect the lives of other people in the story. This is a multi-layered story where things (and people) are not always what they seem. I also liked the fact that there were multiple missions for the star captain to go on. Not enough by a longshot for my liking, but that in itself demonstrates how successful this story is. It leaves you wanting more.

One of the non-mission elements of the story is the relationship between your captain and the ship's computer. I would have liked to see more flexibility in the relationship that would have allowed more growth between both entities - not just the captain. Most of the information that we get about the officers in the fleet organization are first-person perspectives and, thus, are rather short & shallow. It would have been nice to see these characters 'fleshed-out' a little more, especially if there is going to be a sequel to this story.

The company that published this game, Choice of Games, has published many of the best games in this format, including 'Choice of Broadsides' and 'Affairs of the Court.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun choose your own adventure November 3, 2012
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Choice of Games has done a great job again. Your a starship pilot working for the military in a war against an alien race. You and the ships computer, Lloyd, who I swear is HAL 9000's cousin, have many adventures. Or should I say misadventures. Heroes Rise is better, but this one is fun.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Laugh-out loud funny September 26, 2012
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You'll find yourself trying out all of the different options for each scenario of this choose-your-own adventure book just so you can enjoy all of the laugh-out-loud funny writing by author Dorian Hart! A fun, light read!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Choice of Games title ever! October 14, 2012
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I've never had so much fun with an interactive fiction! Great story, plot, and yet, dispite the fate of (potentially) two races in the palm of your hand, not over-wrought with the doom and gloom. Love the bursts of humor and while symultaniously wanting to throtle him for it, you just have to admire and adore Lloyd's snarkiness. I only reveiw on the things I feel most strongly for, and this makes my highest marks. Easily.

All that aside, I'd like to note that I only died once, intentionally, on my first playthrough to spend a satisfying 90 seconds bashing my A.I.'s fake brians in.
So worth it.
I managed to become the hero of Earth, and the Tenticle of Humanity. Yay me! And though it was hard (so hard) I managed to become a "meatloaf with vocal cords" to be proud of and made myself an artificially intelligent (unlike my own wit that comes naturally) best friend in Lloyd.
I couldn't be happier nor prouder.
And to conclude, two of my favorite quotes from the adventure.

"What? are you telling me I'm getting payed based on palm spider attacks and my personal identification with the periodic table?"

"Er... yes, in a manner of speaking."
"Salazar, in a manner of speaking, this is so outlandishly unlikely, the laws of probability are probably sobbing in a basement writing a suicide note. But hey, it's not like I have any other dates lined up."
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Harder than past games, but still fun. November 23, 2012
I liked the deeper plot to the story (the true reason for the war). Yes there are funny moments, and yes you can do what we've all wanted to do by hammering on an annoying computer until it explodes (its your choice after all), but what makes this game book shine is the storyline that literally made me say "That actually makes sense."

I woul give it a full five stars if there was a way to improve your persnal stats (like why not make it an option to hit the gym or practice your diplomacy skills while your ship is being upgraded?). Still a fun game anyway. Would recommend.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Do you foment war or struggle for peace? December 19, 2012
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You're the pilot of a tiny cargo ship with a computer with an attitude when you find yourself drafted into fighting a war that previously was none of your business. Immediately, you have to start calling the shots - is this a war you're willing to fight in until the death, or a war you'd rather have no part of? Once you figure out who your enemy is, you, and you alone, have the capability to save the Earth once and for all, or start helping the enemy in a potentially vain attempt to bring peace to the galaxy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Space Opera, anyone? October 8, 2012
This game has a great deal of replayability. So far, I've blown myself up, died a hero, been put in the brig , etc. I have also laughed frequently! Some of the questions on the "recruiting exam" are really funny, and of couse so are the answers. So, if you like humor in an adventure,have an opinion on what gravity smells like!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Kindle took these books to a new level!
If your a fan of the old "Choose Your Own Adventure" books, then you'll like this story. Easy format to use on the Kindle!
Published 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Intelligent fun
An amusing, engaging, and evolving little sci-fi adventure in the spirit of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Mike Lewis
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Published on November 28, 2013 by SF Soldier
5.0 out of 5 stars great for star trek fans
i love it and i personaly think that this is their best one yet.
if anything i would give it 7 stars for outstanding story though there are no pictures
Published on May 1, 2013 by Sunshine4us
5.0 out of 5 stars choice of the star captain game
choice of the star captain is a very challenging role modeling,as well as an interactive game.
the more you play the better your choices or demands of the captain becomes all... Read more
Published on April 24, 2013 by Robert Rudin
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 Stars... Easy.
This interactive fiction may be the best I have ever played. Lloyd is epic, and I ended with 117/100 Lloyd mpoints. An amazing story with many different endings. Read more
Published on April 19, 2013 by Camden Murray
5.0 out of 5 stars Lots of space adventure fun
make sure you run this may times with different options. it's quite fun to choose things outside your comfort zone
Published on March 30, 2013 by Patricia
5.0 out of 5 stars #1!
this book is#1!it takes place in a starship and you choose what todo.blowing up aliens ,getting money or exploding ,it's awesome!
Published on March 15, 2013 by Eric C Scott
5.0 out of 5 stars My first choose your own adventure e-book/game!
I was amazed when I started reading this thing. There are some really strange parts to read as far as grammar goes, but the choices and game-like setting make it worth it. Read more
Published on February 20, 2013 by jubeibob
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny
This is one of the better interactive novels I've read; it was comical, interesting, and well written. Would strongly recommend it for fans of humorous sci-fi.
Published on February 2, 2013 by Random Awesomeness
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