Choice of Games announced today that “A Wise Use of Time,” the latest in their popular line of multiple-choice interactive-fiction games, is now available on Steam, iOS, and Android.
With the power to freeze time, you can ransack a casino, rescue a celebrity, or cheat death itself!
“A Wise Use of Time” is a thrilling 260,000-word interactive sci-fi novel by Jim Dattilo, author of “Zombie Exodus,” winner of the 2011 XYZZY “Special Recognition” award for interactive fiction. Your choices control the story. It’s entirely text-based-without graphics or sound effects-and fueled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.
When you freeze time, no one can see you, hear you, or stop you, except, perhaps, a handful of mysterious time controllers like yourself. Every second you steal puts more stress on your body and mind.
For example, when a more powerful rival time controller threatens to kill you, what will you do?
A) Appeal to his hunger for power and convince him that I can help him if left alive
B) Persuade him I am no threat and try to befriend him
C) Tell him I know of a way to lose my power, so I will no longer be competition
D) Outsmart him, saying I am more powerful than he realizes and I could kill him
E) Offer to work with him to find other time controllers
F) Keep talking to him and wait for an opening to strike or to flee
G) Talk about my family and friends to evoke empathy
Will you bring justice to the mobsters who run rampant in your city? Will you steal from them to provide for those in need? Will you share your power with friends and family? Will you destroy your own powers, or will your powers destroy you first?
• Play as male or female; gay, straight, or bisexual.
• Develop relationships with one of four main romantic options (or a secret one). Track your relationships and moral stats as they change.
• Level up your time-control powers, or nullify them to protect yourself and others.