NOTE: Remember to visit my Gamebook Academy for free lessons on how to write your own gamebooks! Click here.
What a lovely surprise, there's actually an International Gamebook Day for us gamebook geeks. It's on 27 August. Yay!
My kids really love playing games together: computer games, board games, card games, everything. So back in 2017 I was inspired to turn our story ideas into interactive fiction, aka gamebooks, to see if we could create something special together. And it's been a real adventure.
Our first title was The Secret of the Chatter Blocks. We released a simple ebook edition. It's for younger readers, 7 to 10 years old. Read about it here.
This year we published the paperback edition, which is now sold all over the world. It has really cool pixel art illustrations inside, very much like a fun computer game. Details and sample pages here.
I'm currently working on my Last Kid Running science fiction gamebook series. It's published by Penguin random House, and it's for middle grade readers, 10 to 12 years old. Book 2 will be out later this year. See photos from my book launch party here.
I'm also creating a series of free online lessons to share our gamebook writing technique. It's called DON BOSCO'S GAMEBOOK ACADEMY, and you can read all the articles here. I hope you try to write your own gamebooks too. It's a lot of fun!
To mark this very special day, I'm giving out a free digital edition of The Secret of the Chatter Blocks, you can download your copy here (Google Drive, PDF). Have fun solving the mystery! Do share this gamebook with your friends too.
Happy gamebooking, everyone! :)
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DON BOSCO’S GAMEBOOK ACADEMY