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Dusk World (An Interactive Fiction Game)

by Amazon Digital Svcs.
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

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Dusk World is an interactive fiction game for Kindle devices that combines interactivity with a graphic novel. The story takes place in Dusk City and combines crime, mystery, superhero and classic noir elements to create a vivid landscape full of colorful characters for you to interact with.

As Agent Patriot - super-powered chameleon, reformed mob enforcer, war hero, convict framed for double murder - you must explore the gritty underworld of Dusk City in an effort to clear your name and find out who set you up. You must find the right path through the game in order to save Dusk City, the world, and yourself.

Experience and enjoy the captivating escapades of Agent Patriot firsthand in this thrilling initial installment of the Living Tales series.

Please note: Dusk World contains content that may be inappropriate for children.

Product Details

  • Version: 1.1
  • Release Date: March 4, 2011
  • File Size: 5.1 MB
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Amazon Digital Svcs.
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • ASIN: B004EP3040
  • Publisher License: Read
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #511,401 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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68 of 69 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Interactive Fiction + Comic Book + Kindle = Fun! December 14, 2010
By Rover
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This is perhaps the best-suited game for Kindle I have seen yet.

I expected this to be more of a straight up choose your own adventure type book, but it is more complex than that. It is like a mashup between a comic book, those old text interactive fiction games, and a choose your own adventure book. Not only can you choose what to do, you can make a lot of choices about who you talk to and what you say. There are even combat sequences (sort of)!

Dusk World begins with a small amount of back story, all presented with great-looking hand-drawn comic-style graphics. The story is set in a world where superheroes and supervillans are all over the place, and your character has a history with both. Quickly, you are dropped in a position of talking to other villains and heroes to work your way out of a prison, while trying to unravel a mystery about your past.

*The Good*
-Perfect fit for kindle. Mix of reading and game-playing feels like a modern choose your own adventure book.
-Dark, comic-style graphics look great!
-More complex choices than a choose your own adventure book. You can choose what to say to people, and fairly freely roam around an area and do things in not necessarily a prescribed linear order.
-"Combat" sequences that entail typing a series of characters (these can be skipped if necessary).
-Mysterious, comic-booky story. If you like comic-book stuff, you will like it. If not, you might still like it.
-Well designed, easy to use interface. Opening story helps you with how to play, no need to read instructions.
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
By Alex B.
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I thought that this was a clever concept for the monochromatic Kindle platform. It take a kind of Frank Miller a la "black and white" comic film noir design, and makes it into a "Choose Your Own Adventure" interactive graphic novel. The super hero characters and setting was very much in the same vein as "The Watchmen" if a bit less grim. The interactive game mechanics work fairly well in giving you a number of choices to make along to way to unraveling an albeit very light mystery, which brings me to it's weak points.

While I thought the concept was great and very fitting to the inherent limitations of the Kindle platform, the actual adventure took me less than a total of 3 hours to complete. It is only about 4 chapters long and seemed over before it began. The mystery itself was not much of one really in the end. Overall, it seemed that it should be much, much longer adventure. Furthermore, the "choose you path" style of play belies that your choices will impact the outcome. However, as far as I could tell, you could circle back in just about any conversation and try a different set of prompts. There seemed to be maybe 3 choices in the game that impacted the final outcome, but all in all, did not make much of a difference in the final story.

This is sad. At least with the classic "Choose Your Own Adventure" paperbacks of my childhood, you could read and re-read and experience wildly different outcomes. Indeed, getting to a satisfactory ending was quite a challenge in many of those storybook adventures. Not so with this too slim adventure.

So, I would have given this 5 stars if the story had been much longer and richer, and the choices actually led to various dead-ends providing a challenging mystery to unravel. Ultimately, this seems more of a proof of concept than a satisfactory interactive adventure.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible and innovative game! December 15, 2010
This game is now my favorite kindle game ever.
Though it is a bit too superhero like for my liking I have enjoyed this more than any other kindle game. However, this game is not without its flaws. There are many minor spelling errors and, occasionaly in some battle portions the pattern does not show up.
I also would not reccomend this book/game to anyone under the age of 11 becuase of some language and content that could be considered inaproppriate.
Overall I greatly enjoyed this book/game and hope many like it come, along with a lower price point and some more sword and sorcery type book/games.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars What were these other reviewers reading? February 9, 2011
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I bought this based on the great reviews it got. I was excited to try this sort of choose your own adventure story. What I found is this is NOT a choose you own adventure book. Let me repeat that THIS IS NOT a choose your own adventure book. The fun of Choose your own adventure type books is multiple story arcs that you get to choose. Yes you are given choices here, but they don't actually matter, there is only 1 story arc and the choices are just your "investigating" to figure out what that story arc is. If you interact with a character you are given the option of asking 2 or 3 different doesn't matter which you choose because you'll be forced to choose the other options as well to progress the story. Want to approach a situation differently? Nope only 1 way to do it. Want to do something really obvious that your character might do? Nope you can't only 1 way to do things.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book December 28, 2010
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This a really good book. It's about about a superhero who is locked up in jail for murder, but he doesn't remember doing anything so he exscapes and tries to find his memory and the person who framed him. i would say it is a good book if you like mystorys, greek mythology, and fictional superheros.
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5.0 out of 5 stars HE SEEMED TO LIKE IT, I CAN'T SWEAR TO
Published 8 months ago by BETTY
5.0 out of 5 stars great read
good story and nice graphics

i hope they make more game books with multie endings

hope there is a sequel maybe add an audio book option as well
Published 12 months ago by Elizabeth Dallaire
5.0 out of 5 stars Dusk World is Kick-butt
This is great. I have it on my normal b\w kindle. The story is fun, the way you can pick your way, but not only that, your a supper hero! It's great. The art is very nice too. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Daniell Mathews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Graphics... LOTS OF FUN
The fifties feel with a cross over to scifi was clever and made me want more. i wold definitely recommend this if you are somewhat new at the kidle game thing and not looking for... Read more
Published on February 21, 2012 by Star****60
2.0 out of 5 stars Dusk World
There is one fact I can't get over that made this game loose a star. I don't know any of these super heros. Read more
Published on August 21, 2011 by Nelco K. Cahill
3.0 out of 5 stars A great idea with a very flawed execution.
As other reviewers have said: The concept is great, but the execution is flawed.

I've enjoyed seeing the new examples of interactive fiction that have begun to flourish... Read more
Published on July 15, 2011 by Don
4.0 out of 5 stars entertaining
this is a great game. i will find myself playing it a lot even though i know the answers a little complicated but totally worth the $$ i would get it for anyone 9+. Read more
Published on June 21, 2011 by claireburst
5.0 out of 5 stars Not bought it (yet)
It sounds like a fun game to play. Especially the fighting stuff. But the reviewer saying "I'm going to sue amazon" is ridiculous.
Published on May 2, 2011 by Ryan D. Sarenpa
4.0 out of 5 stars My son finally read a whole book
The book it's self was ok, but it did grab the attention of my son. He hates to read and he read this book in 2 hours. He enjoyed the video game aspect to it. Read more
Published on February 9, 2011 by carrie logan
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good "game"
good book/game. you can either be a hero or a villian. i wish it was longer though. i figured out the first and third ending but i cant figure out the second ending. Read more
Published on February 9, 2011
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