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.

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.

What’s New

Version 1.1.2

Added support for iPhone X. If you enjoy playing "A Wise Use of Time," please leave us a written review. It really helps!

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Brandon000614 ,

I loved it

I read this book and was so sad to see the end. It had me hooked and it's something that really kept me reading. My conclusion on this is it is a great book I would recommend to everyone.

Bluebird2commenter ,

Ending feels rushed, but ample gameplay

This game is fun. Hands down. It's one of the longer choice games, but the story is more streamlined than some of the other games. The ending feels rushed and you can't really invest your time into decisions you would prefer, but it is still good and a game that is worth your time.

M60OE4 ,

I’d love a sequel

I frankly love this Choice of Game. It has everything I want and it delivers surprisingly well. I can’t quite describe why but it’s left me with a need for more of this character you play as.


Choice of Games LLC
25.2 MB

Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
© 2015 Jim Dattilo


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