Thursday, 1 October 2015

Bon voyage, Passepartout! Bestselling story game "80 Days" embarks on PC and Mac today

Released last year on mobile, 80 Days is a four-time BAFTA nominee, an IGF winner for Excellence in Narrative, and has an 88% Metacritic score. Today the celebrated narrative game from inkle hits a new milestone: PC and Mac gamers can finally embark on this round-the-world adventure!
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What is 80 Days?
A reimagining of Around the World in Eighty Days, 80 Days is a narrative game that mixes old-school text adventures with strategic board games and RPGs to create a massive, adaptive interactive story that writes itself around the thousands of choices you make during your journey.
You are Passepartout, long-suffering valet of Phileas Fogg, who has wagered he can circle the globe in a mere eighty days. What route will you take: across Europe, down the coast of Africa, over the North Pole, around the equator? Travel by Orient Express, steamer, hot-air balloon, camel, submarine, and many many more. With 169 distinct cities to visit and numerous side quests, subplots, and supporting characters to encounter along the way, each 80 Days playthrough is unique and unexpected. But don't delay, because the clock is always ticking in this real-time race -- how fast can you get back to London?

Penned by celebrated interactive fiction author Meg Jayanth, this steampunk portrayal of the Victorian era tops out at nearly 750k words -- that's 12 times longer than Jules Verne's original, but on any one playthrough players will only see around 3% of the content, making the game endlessly replayable.
The PC and Mac versions of 80 Days sell for $9.99 USD from Steam, GOG, and the Humble Store. In addition, the game is also out for iPhone, iPad, and Android phones and tablets. More game info:
New adventures await!
Today's release contains a vast amount of new content not yet available in the mobile versions, spanning 30 new cities in the United States, Canada, and South America. Find the lost city of Atlantis, go over Niagara Falls, team up with notorious jewel thief the Black Rose, and even journey to the moon! On October 1, the new content will be added to 80 Days' iOS and Android versions as a free update.

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