I'm super excited to tell you about a secret project I've been working on for some time now.
I was approached by a game developer about creating a choose-your-own-adventure game based on The Gatekeeper's Saga. We've been busy ironing out the details.
Rather than use an existing novel from the series, I created a choose-your-own-adventure story set in the world of The Gatekeeper's Saga and loosely based on The Gatekeeper's Challenge with "you" as the main character. It's already available for preorder on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Kobo and will soon be at Apple Books and Google Play.
Here's the blurb:
The sound of nearby footsteps in the grass startles you awake. You blink rapidly as your eyes adjust to the sunlight and you become aware of a formidable figure standing over you. He is wearing golden armor—a breast plate and knee guards, along with a sword sheathed at his hip. Beside the figure is a golden chariot and horses that seem plucked right out of a fairy tale. You blink again, but the formidable figure and his exotic chariot remain.
“Hello,” the figure says. “My name is [choose one] Zeus.” Poseidon.” Hades.”
You are the main character in this encounter with the Olympians. Throughout the narrative, you make choices that change the course of the story. Which god or goddess will Cupid make your love interest? You decide. Then, to prove you're worthy to become immortal, so that you can remain with your love interest, will you face Cerberus or the Hydra? Will you offer cakes or strike with the sword loaned to you by Athena? How will you steal a golden apple from the garden of the Hesperides, and who will help you through the Minotaur's labyrinth, and which god or goddess will comfort you if you fail?
Enjoy dozens of adventures in a single book!
Although this interactive adventure story shares the world of The Gatekeeper's Saga, it can be enjoyed before, after, or without reading the saga.
The ebook releases at Amazon and Google Play on June 12th and everywhere else on June 17th. There will not be hardcover, paperback, or audiobook editions because of the nature of the story. To be interactive, the narrative contains hyperlinks, which only work in ebook form.
The web-based version of the game will also release in June with the app-based version coming out by the end of the summer. I couldn't be more excited!