Text-based game used to promote book

Kyle Orland
K. Orland|09.21.06

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Kyle Orland
September 21, 2006 11:00 AM
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Text-based game used to promote book

Using interactive games to promote products online is nothing new, as anyone whose ever had to "punch grandma to win a FREE PSP*" well knows. But Random House is taking a bit of a different tact, using an interactive fiction game to promote their new title The Glass Book of Dream Eaters.

The two text-based mysteries, coded using the INFORM engine, let players take control of either wealthy plantation heiress Celeste Temple or assassin Cardinal Chang. It may not be quite as thrilling as boxing grandma, but both games provide some engaging, super-old-school fun for a lazy Thursday afternoon.

* - Free PSP requires signing up for like a million free trials and promising us your first born child.

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