Battle demons and undead attorneys, and win souls to pay back your student loans! At the elite demonic-law firm of Varkath Nebuchadnezzar Stone, you'll depose a fallen god, find romance, and maybe even make partner, if you don't lose your own soul first.
User reviews: Very Positive (229 reviews)
Release Date: Dec 20, 2013
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"Although this is simply a 'choose your own adventure' text-based game, there are many choices throughout the story which lead to many consequences."

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Battle demons and undead attorneys, and win souls to pay back your student loans! At the elite demonic-law firm of Varkath Nebuchadnezzar Stone, you'll depose a fallen god, find romance, and maybe even make partner, if you don't lose your own soul first.

"Choice of the Deathless" is a necromantic legal thriller by Max Gladstone, Campbell Award-nominated author of Three Parts Dead and Two Serpents Rise. The game is entirely text-based--without graphics or sound effects--and fueled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.

  • Explore a fantasy realm with a rich and evolving backstory, based on the novels published by Tor Books.
  • Play as male or female, gay or straight, dead or alive (or both).
  • Build your career on carefully reasoned contracts, or party all night with the skeletal partners at your firm.
  • Navigate intrigue and mystery in a world of scheming magicians and devious monsters.
  • Look for love in at least some of the right places.
  • Balance student loans, sleep, daily commute, rent payments, and demonic litigation—hey, nobody said being a wizard was always fun.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.6
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
Helpful customer reviews
9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
Ok, I've played a lot of these 'Choice of Games', and I've really had fun with them all. I realized, though, that this one was extra special when I noticed I was replaying it for the 4th time in a row. While the others are a blast, I rarely replay them, and have never replayed one as much as this one(except Choice of Robots, go play it now if you haven't). This one is exceptionally written, and if your a book worm like me, and really 'get into' the story and 'transport' yourself there, you'll have a freaking blast. I even name my character my real life name just to add to the immersion, and I recommend this for any Interactive Novel, it really adds to the fun. Anyways though, without giving away spoilers this game/story is a lot of fun, you'll especailly enjoy it if your into lawyer, crime, and supernatural shows. 5 stars!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 12
One of the better-written games from Choice of Games. Seriously, the writing is gorgeous. Like a good book you can't put down, Choice of the Deathless is something you play until you've romanced everyone, beaten all the bad guys (or became one), deciphered all the manipulation around you, and lots more. There is always suspense and tension, and there is even someone who might love you even after you become a gross skeletal thing. 10/10, would eat the star again.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
44.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
If you love reading books & stories, especially in the fantasy genre, get this now. VERY fun interactive novel! I greatly enjoyed playing thru this storyline and was left wanting to read an actual book set in this universe.

As a game this works very well. The story is immersive and the options lead to different outcomes. It's short, but there is multiple replayability, and your actions will lead to completely different options and results.

Also there are dozens of other games like this (all with different themes and storylines of course) on their website. I think only a few of these other stories are available on Steam. Grab it here on sale, it's worth it.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 16
I had fun playing this game, but it's definitely an acquired taste. The story is nonsensical and most of your choices don't actually matter outside of getting achievements. The endings don't feel like endings. Other then that the writing is funny, though a bit hard to follow at times.

Get it on sale if you want to kill an hour.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 19
If you like Choose Your Own Adventure Books but really don't like the style of Visual Novels -- PLAY THIS GAME. If you like weird, occultish themes -- PLAY THIS GAME. It's all text though, so I'm not sure how that will go over with the majority of Steam users, but I think it's the bees knees. It also felt good to pay off student loans, even if they were just my virtual ones.
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