Gamebooks are a form of self-contained interactive fiction; you play the part of the hero and make his-her decisions by turning to different pages and reading different sections of the book. The genre includes Choose-Your-Own-Adventure, Lone Wolf, Fighting Fantasy, and other series. Gamebooks are not just rule books, hints, cheats or descriptions of game systems; they are the games themselves. Gamebooks Roleplaying Games.
In all gamebooks, the story is presented as a series of sections of printed text. Branching-plot novel sections often run to several pages in length, whereas RPG and adventure gamebook sections are usually no longer than a paragraph or two. (wikipedia)
- Wikipedia: A gamebook is a work of printed fiction that allows the reader to participate in the story by making choices. The narrative branches along various paths, typically through the use of numbered paragraphs or pages. Gamebooks are sometimes called choose your own adventure books or CYOA after the influential Choose Your Own Adventure series originally published by US company Bantam Books. Gamebooks influenced hypertext fiction.
- Adventure game - An adventure game is a video game in which the player assumes the role of a protagonist in an interactive story driven by exploration and puzzle-solving.
- Interactive novel - The interactive novel is a form of interactive web fiction. In an interactive novel, the reader chooses where to go next in the novel by clicking on a piece of hyperlinked text, such as a page number, a character, or a direction.
- Interactive movie - An interactive movie, also known as a movie game, is a video game that presents the gameplay in a cinematic, scripted manner, often through the use of full-motion video of either animated or live-action footage.
- Visual novel - A visual novel is an interactive game genre, which originated in Japan in the early 1990s, featuring mostly static graphics, most often using anime-style art or occasionally live-action stills. As the name might suggest, they resemble mixed-media novels.
- Narrative forms
- Demian's Gamebook www
A list of titles on the web, Gamebook, with reviews and descriptions of many different series.
- Fantasy Chronicles of Arborell www
Fantasy adventures set in the world of Arborell. Arborell. Features interactive gamebooks, companion novels, web serial fiction and an atlas. Chronicles of Arborell.
- Discussion Yahoo Groups: Gamebooks www
Discussion list devoted to all forms of printed interactive fiction. Yahoo Groups: Gamebooks.
- The Herbie Brennan's Bookshelf www
The homepage of the creator of the Grailquest and Fire*Wolf series. Herbie Brennan's Bookshelf.
- An The Gamebook Engine www
An open source multi-platform engine for reading and writing gamebooks. Gamebook Engine. Also features Lone Wolf: Flight From the Dark. The Gamebook Engine.
- Reviews Den of Gamebook Reviews www
Reviews for various gamebooks. Den of Gamebook Reviews.
- A Lairs.com Gamebooks www
A shopping site with descriptions of all the titles on sale. Lairs.com Gamebooks.
- Features Moloch's On-Line Gamebook www
Features Tomb Time by JH Brennan, On-Line Gamebook, and Doom and Gloom by Green Knight. Moloch's On-Line Gamebook.
- A Ring of Thieves www
A free solo adventure in PDF form by S. Thieves. John Ross, using Risus: The Anything RPG for its simple resolution system. Ring of Thieves.
- A Yahoo! Groups: Moloch's Gamebook Garden www
A forum for discussion of gamebooks in general. Yahoo! Groups: Moloch's Gamebook Garden.
- About Adventure Classic Gaming www
About classic adventure games and interactive fiction. Classic Gaming. Offers news, reviews, cheats, galleries, and a forum. Adventure Classic Gaming.
- Includes GameBoomers www
Includes PC game walkthroughs, GameBoomers, hints and cheats, discussion forums, list of game publishers and official sites, game reviews and previews. GameBoomers.
- A The Nameless Forest www
A fantasy "choose your own adventure"/adoption site. The Nameless Forest.
- Stories Free Online Adventure Games www
Stories and interactive text adventure games. Free Online Adventure Games.
- Newsgroup's D&D FAQ www
Newsgroup's Frequently Asked Questions list. D&D FAQ.
- Descriptions The Acaeum www
Descriptions and estimated values for gaming collectibles. The Acaeum.
- Includes Fang's Finest Emporium www
Includes a complete listing of the books together with background information on the world of Titan. Fang's Finest Emporium.
- Contains FightingFantasy.Com www
Contains detailed book reviews and solutions, FightingFantasy.Com, reader ratings, a FAQ and half a dozen on-line amateur FF stories. FightingFantasy.Com.
- Includes Kai Lords Home Page www
Includes lists, Lords Home Page, chat, and a bulletin board. Kai Lords Home Page.
- The The Aon Project www
The only officially sanctioned website for download of the English versions Joe Dever's books. The Aon Project.
- Features Lost Worlds Roleplaying Game Center www
Features rules extensions to help players, Worlds Roleplaying Game Center, including new character previews. Lost Worlds Roleplaying Game Center.
- Flying Lost Worlds www
Flying Buffalo publishes under license several of this series, Worlds, including books based on the Knights of the Dinner Table (KODT). Lost Worlds.
- Reviews RPG Wiz www
Reviews of roleplaying games. RPG Wiz.
- Popular RPG.net www
Popular roleplaying game industry focused independent site, RPG.net, includes directory, regular columns, news, interviews, reviews, links, and large archives of gaming reference, art, and humor material. RPG.net.
- Alexa: Gamebooks Roleplaying
Alexa Directory Top Sites: Gamebooks Roleplaying
- DMOZ: Gamebooks Roleplaying
dmoz.org Directory: Gamebooks Roleplaying