“Deadman Diaries” is an introduction to Gamebook genre (an evolution of popularly known “Chooseyourownadventure”), so the game has been designed to be quick and easy to read. Likewise, its creators tell us that “this story is staged away from the typical worlds of scifi and fantasy to present a contemporary ‘black’ and neonoir thriller drawing from referents like the cinema of Scorsese and the Coen Brothers, and TV series such as The Sopranos, without ignoring the influence of the most classical cinema ‘noir’ and the thrillers of James M.Cain and Patricia Highsmith
Great care has therefore been taken over the presentation and the graphic appearance with classical style illustrations by Gerard Freixes, which stage the different endings,its own soundtrack with airs of free jazz composed by Quim Garreta and Alex Almirall, and views of “Round About Midnight” by Miles Davis.
Using the form of a personal diary, something new in the gamebooks world, readers are immersed in the life of John Riggs, a bank worker who has to pay off a gambling debt that will lead him to different illegal, and often lethal, situations.
“Readers are given different options and can choose between trying to save the character or killing him off in as many ways as possible.”
“Deadman Diaries” is available in English, Spanish and Catalan for iOS and Android mobile devices. The special launch price is $0.99 / €0.99 / £0.99 both on AppStore and GooglePlay.