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 (95 reviews)
Release Date: Dec 20, 2013
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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.

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    • OS: Windows XP
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    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
Helpful customer reviews
83 of 88 people (94%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Nice "Choose your own adventure" type of game. Liked the books, when i was a kid, so i have no problems with the absence of pictures and sound (though both couldn´t hurt, if they were included at least sometimes).
Writing and story is quite good, you have some decisions, which will change the game a bit also you can build up your skills as well as your relationships with important persons, all which have impacts on your ending of the story.

For the price i had two hours of fun and am looking forward to other games of the developer :)
Posted: August 31
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63 of 77 people (82%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
FINALLY, A GAME ABOUT SKELETON POLITICS ON STEAM
TOOK YOU LONG ENOUGH VALVE
Posted: September 3
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36 of 38 people (95%) found this review helpful
11.6 hrs on record
I had never played a text based game before but with such an amusing description I knew I had to try this game, and I do not regret it. With a clever story, interesting world, and a good cast of characters Choice of the Deathless is a solid buy.
Posted: August 30
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36 of 41 people (88%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
I read the description and knew instantly that I couldn't live in a world anymore with this not in my Steam library. I knew I would love this and after playing for around ten minutes it is exactly what I wanted it to be.This game is pretty much a brilliant modernization of interactive fiction games of the past.Think Zork if it was multiple choice instead of parser (type words) interface. This creates a friendly modernization of the genre that is all too welcome.

The game itself is awesome. It is old school and self aware of its own absurdity. You work at the demonic law firm of Varkath Nebuchadnezzar Stone, you will try to stay ontop of your student debt, and even manage your love life!

If you're on the fence just check it out! It is a great adventure that is also reasonably priced. It reminded me today just how great the imagination is.
Posted: August 29
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21 of 23 people (91%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
In a game like this, the strength of the writing is the ultimate criteria by which to judge. And it delivers with stunning success.

Everything about how this game is written is fantastic. There is rapier wit to spare in the clever dialogue, narrative and general premise, the characters are written exceptionally well, and the descriptive writing makes the absense of visuals a moot point; your imagination, from the visual cues indicated, is the most effective tool.

The story is quickly paced and never stagnates. Exposition is kept to a minimum and you make decisions frequently and often. Speaking of decisions, the choices you make in this game DO influence so much about the story and the characters and how everything ends. It feels like this could be your story, though the protagonist is probably a good deal more clever than you.

It's just an absolute riot, a delight to read, and you're guaranteed at minimum 2 hours on a single playthrough, and if you see those achievements you can tell there are MANY directions you can take the game. I'm gonna go for a replay soon enough!

For this pricepoint? It's an absolute steal. Highest recommendations.
Posted: August 31
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