Adventures in Storytelling

Our coverage of interactive experiences that heavily prioritize narrative over gameplay.

Adventures in Storytelling: Unrest, The Shopkeeper feature

From ancient India to Victorian England, you couldn't buy a puzzle in these experimental narrative experiences.

1 | Jan 9, 2015

The Old City: Leviathan review

Submerged beneath the gorgeous visuals of this surreal exploration is an abstract story that never really grips.

0 | Dec 3, 2014

A Bird Story review

Far more story than game, this short but sweet tale from the developer of To the Moon really soars in its poignant simplicity.

0 | Nov 21, 2014

Adventures in Storytelling: The Maker’s Eden, 80 Days feature

Light on gameplay, heavy on reading, adventures like these are turning the page to a newer breed of visual fiction.

0 | Sep 17, 2014

Adventure Hour: Stranded, The Moon Sliver feature

For some short but sweet adventuring all in one sitting, these two solitary exploration games should be just the right speed.

3 | Jul 25, 2014

The Novelist review

This haunting family drama offers a different type of Choose Your Own Adventure in between its stealth-based gameplay.

0 | Jan 8, 2014

The Stanley Parable review

You can choose to do differently, but you'll surely want to buy this outstanding storytelling experiment that turns videogame control on its head.

8 | Dec 13, 2013

Sorcery! review

Part one of Steve Jackson's acclaimed Fighting Fantasy series comes to iOS in a superb interactive Choose Your Own RPG adventure.

4 | Jun 10, 2013

Home review

This haunting interactive story is light on gameplay, dark in setting, but earns a resounding "yes" as to whether it's worth experiencing.

4 | Jul 12, 2012

Adventures in Storytelling: Home and The Thirty Nine Steps feature

Two unique interactive experiences were on display at the Games Developers Conference, and our first-look tells the story.

2 | Apr 25, 2012

Dear Esther review

It may not even be a game, but this beautifully surreal story-driven exploration offers plenty to write home about.

15 | Mar 9, 2012

Lux-Pain review

This unique interactive novel is in a class of its own, but it’s far too anti-Silent for its own good.

4 | Apr 13, 2009

The Path review

Tale of Tales' artistic, experimental new offering may be worth exploring, but anyone seeking a traditional adventure should keep on walking.

11 | Mar 30, 2009

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