Adventures in Storytelling

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

Sunset review

All's fair in love and war, but reactions will run both warm and cool to Tale of Tales' latest interactive story.

1 | Jul 1, 2015

Drizzlepath review

This exploratory journey has plenty of gorgeous environments, but no puzzles and only a sprinkling of obscure storytelling along the way.

6 | May 27, 2015

Adventures in Storytelling: The Detail, Grail to the Thief feature

They may not be everyone's cuppa, but two very different quests await for the puzzle- and even visually-impaired.

2 | Jan 27, 2015

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

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