Saturday, 24 November 2012

PSA: Arcana Agency: The Thief of Memories

I would like to call everyone's attention to a particularly interesting Kickstarter Project which I have just been  made aware of. Arcana Agency: The Thief of Memories is a new 549-paragraph gamebook designed by Megara Entertainment, written by Paul Gresty.
Now what makes Arcana Agency stand out from the crowd is that it will be a 200 page book in FULL COLOR! As a gamebook collector I can vouch for the fact that there are very few full color gamebooks on my bookshelf, and none of which are 200 pages of such. I've always love the extra touch that illustrations have added to gamebooks; especially by incorporating clues that aren't in the text into the images, which helps put the "game" in "gamebook". Not only that but it is going to be printed in hardcover! There are few gamebooks out there of such fine quality.
Arcana Agency will contain a "expansive non-linear plot", an item system, character attributes, codewords, etc. In fact your choices in the first book can also affect you in future Arcana Agency books, meaning your choices have an extremely strong impact on the plot. I look forwards to reading the book, and exploring the American depression-era world the author has created inside The Thief of Memories
On Arcana Agency's Kickstarter page you can see images of the art that will be included in the book, and read more on just how wonderful it is. There you can read a sample of the rules, information about the creation of the book and more. Oh, and did I mention that the forward is written by the legendary gamebook guru Dave Morris?
I encourage everyone who has an interest in gamebooks to help pledge towards making this amazing book possible. Cheers!


  1. The free short adventure they provide to introduce people to the Arcana Agency world is pretty good, too.

  2. I am looking forward to this one.