Cubus Games launches Deadman Diaries
An innovative gamebook thriller in the form of a personal diary
Cubus Games has announced that their latest innovative gamebook thriller, Deadman Diaries, will be launching on mobile devices July 7, 2016. This is their 5th title, while work continues on The Frankenstein Wars.
In Deadman Diaries,, readers can choose between trying to save the character or sending him to the largest imaginable number of deaths. The game is an introduction to Gamebook genre (an evolution of popularly known Chooseyourownadventure), so it has been designed to be quick and easy to read. Likewise, its creators tell us that “this story is staged away from the typical worlds of Sci-Fi and fantasy to present a contemporary ‘black’ and neonoir thriller drawing from referents like the cinema of Scorsese and the Coen Brothers, and TV series such as The Sopranos, without ignoring the influence of the most classical cinema ‘noir’ and the thrillers of James M.Cain and Patricia Highsmith.”
Great care has, therefore, been taken over the presentation and the graphic appearance with classical style illustrations by Gerard Freixes, which stage the different endings, its own soundtrack with airs of free jazz composed by Quim Garreta and Alex Almirall, and views of “Round About Midnight” by Miles Davis.
Using the form of a personal diary, something new in the gamebooks world, readers are immersed in the life of John Riggs, a bank worker who has to pay off a gambling debt that will lead him to different illegal, and often lethal, situations.
“Readers are given different options and can choose between trying to save the character or killing him off in as many ways as possible.”
About Cubus Games
Cubus Games is a creative studio based in Barcelona. It is formed by a team of gamebook crafters and developers of interactive experiences around art & culture. Cubus’ gamebook apps are a new evolution in the world of chooseyourownadventure books that offers huge replay value and an exciting literary experience.