World of Darkness and Choice of Games Enter Strategic Partnership for Interactive Novels Set Across Multiple Story Worlds
Werewolf: The Apocalypse – The Book of Hungry Names and Hunter: The Reckoning – The Beast of Glenkildove revealed as the first two projects
STOCKHOLM – May 11, 2023 – World of Darkness, the transmedia entertainment brand behind fantasy horror properties like Vampire: The Masquerade, Werewolf: The Apocalypse, and more, today announced a two-year partnership with Choice of Games for multiple interactive novels. The projects will span several World of Darkness story worlds, including Vampire: The Masquerade, Werewolf: The Apocalypse, and Hunter: The Reckoning, each with a gripping narrative that explores the franchise’s signature dark themes. Kicking off the partnership is Werewolf: The Apocalypse - The Book of Hungry Names and Hunter: The Reckoning - The Beast of Glenkildove, launching in 2023.
Choice of Games and World of Darkness have previously partnered, with the studio already releasing four fan-favorite titles in the Vampire: The Masquerade story world, including Night Road, Parliament of Knives, Out for Blood, and Nebula award nominee Sins of the Sires. Much like the intricate stories found in World of Darkness, Choice of Games’ cornerstone novelistic approach to narrative building enthralls readers from start to finish. In their next interactive novels, players meet distinctive characters, learn their backstories, and make meaningful decisions impacting how the story unfolds.
“Choice of Games is behind some of the most beloved World of Darkness stories that resonate with our fans, expanding our partnership is a natural fit,” Sean Greaney, Vice President of World of Darkness at Paradox Interactive, said. “World of Darkness thrives on immersion and meaningful choices, Choice of Games consistently delivers on this formula with riveting narratives that draw out our inner monsters. They have more World of Darkness stories to tell, expanding into additional story worlds that our community has been eager to explore.”
“Collaborating with World of Darkness has been a dream come true for Choice of Games. The World of Darkness community has welcomed us with open arms since we launched Vampire: The Masquerade – Night Road in 2020, and they have been eager to explore our stories ever since,” said Jason Steven Hill, COO and Cofounder of Choice of Games. “Expanding our partnership with World of Darkness empowers us to continue developing captivating interactive narratives for fans of their story worlds. We are bringing the deep narratives and choices fans expect from our Vampire: The Masquerade stories to more World of Darkness properties, allowing players to experience these worlds like never before.”
Werewolf: The Apocalypse – The Book of Hungry Names is the next interactive novel by Kyle Marquis, author of Vampire: The Masquerade – Night Road, the first World of Darkness title from Choice of Games. The studio’s first project set in Werewolf: The Apocalypse brings an in-depth exploration of the property’s key themes through an immersive and detailed story. Readers will experience the narrative through the lens of a Garou, the war-like shapeshifters torn between rage and spirit, as they come to terms with failing to save the Earth Mother.
Hunter: The Reckoning – The Beast of Glenkildove is an interactive novel by William Brown. The story casts players as a mortal hunter pursuing a deadly supernatural threat that murdered a close friend. Confronting this lonely truth – that the monsters are real and it is up to the player to deal with them, because nobody else will – is core to the Hunter: The Reckoning experience and the central theme of Brown’s story.
Trailer: Werewolf: The Apocalypse - The Book of Hungry Names
Trailer: Hunter: The Reckoning - The Beast of Glendkildove
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