Choice of the Deathless is a text-only interactive fiction game that takes place in a post-cataclysmic world that is a mix between high fantasy and modern day Manhattan. The Gods have been slain, and demons are bound by magic to serve mortals, but they are always looking for ways to threaten the physical realm. There is a lot of awesome bits of lore like these that hint at a greater world. Your character is a member of a law firm that deals with demon contracts, so you are an interesting mix between lawyer and wizard.
You start off by just getting out of school and getting a junior position in the firm, shackled by crippling debt. Your goal is to earn money and power, while also dealing with interpersonal dilemmas. Each chapter ends in a personal conflict related to your case, which can be resolved in multiple ways. I chose to employ powerful magic and political backstabbing, but there are also options to deal with these by means of charm and friendship, sheer force of will, or trickery. The game keeps track of your stats depending on how you handle a situation, and you also develop reputation with certain characters.
There is a lot of great descriptions of the other lawyers, especially the more powerful ones, and ideas about magic that can only be expressed in text. I don't know how well the game will hold up on a second playthrough, but I suspect the scenarios will be the same, but with different side stories and reactions. I think there is more in depth characterization, even romances, if you specialize in charm, but I was a pretty ruthless guy who only had time for work. The ending was a satisfying conclusion. My bosses loved me.
It's cool to see Steam branch out into interactive fiction. It's a pretty underrated genre of video games. At the end, it's a well told story with a unique setting and an interesting take on demons, so I'd give this a full recommendation!