CKS Studio, a relatively new mobile video game company, has released its latest game Hyper Rift, Asia’s first English interactive gamebook. Hyper Rift is a sci-fi gamebook based around a “choose your own adventure” style. The player controls the protagonist from a birds-eye-view while they traverse the rooms of a space shuttle. Upon entering a room the user is met with a small passage describing their surroundings. The player then has the ability to interact with various objects in the room.
The interface is minimalistic and shows a health and prospective party system, something that would have been nearly impossible in a plain paper book. In addition, the game also features interactive puzzles and mini-games, another idea that would have been hard to pull off in the past. It does however stay true to the old gamebook genre with detailed text and over a dozen different endings.
Hyper Rift is a free game that can be downloaded here.