In an 18th century symphony of intrigue, your supernatural virtuoso performance begins an overture to war!
"Cannonfire Concerto" is a 190,000-word interactive novel by Caleb Wilson, where 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.
You are the finest musician of the 18th century. Behind fans and opera glasses, audiences whisper that you are a bearer of Genius, a mysterious supernatural power to master your chosen instrument. At the brink of war, spies, generals, and royalty vie for control of the continent. Will you play them all like a fiddle? Who truly holds the strings?
Play as male, female or non-binary; gay, straight, bi, or asexual. For some, romance is a means to an end. For some, it's a sonata duet of love and sex. Perhaps both.
Will you and your Genius achieve immortality, or will the poisoned pens of critics slaughter your career? Will you overthrow the church, bringing forth a new era of enlightenment, or defend your kingdom from a secular invasion?
The concert hall is silent. The Cannonfire Concerto is about to begin.
• Play as male, female or non-binary; gay, straight, bi, or asexual.
• Confound the competition with your musical talent on the violin, guitar, or zither.
• Do you give a private concert, or are you really there to gather intelligence?
• Join Bonaventure Fox on his conquest for Meropa, or fight him on the side of Rienzi.
• Romance royalty, or rekindle your relationship with a childhood sweetheart.
• Rebuild the nation, or leave it behind to begin anew.
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Ratings and Reviews
I Can Hear My Genius!!!
The detail in the writing of this choice game is absolutely enthralling. I replayed this story multiple times and depending on how i stated my genius and my instrument I had melodies running around in my Own head! Try it and you will be wrapped in this story. Totally unique and unlike any other choice story I've read ever! Nicely done. 😁
Varied types of role play; great sense of place
Loved the character customization. Setting is rich, fun. Would love more in this vein but it’s a niche sell, isn’t it? This is a fun game to role play espionage, romance, the arts. The major downside has been pointed out in other reviews; subsequent replays aren’t as rewarding simply because the types of endings don’t change much. It’s great fun to play around with the flavor, though. Helps when the writer knows how to set a scene. Great mix of grandiose and down-to-earth, so it’s not too somber (and therefore pretentious) or silly (there’s still a nice sense of purpose). Should capitalize more on the music—just go full ham on the theme next time and don’t be afraid to iron out a greater number of endings, even if they’re short!
Beautiful story with some inaccessible options
Fantastic story. Very well written and gorgeous descriptions that made you feel like you were actually there. I will say that the replay ability is a little weaker since it always seems to come back to the same sort of ending. Plus it feels like there are times when options are put there that are impossible to access because of where you are in the story which is frustrating (romancing a character is VERY difficult and so far I've only been able to do it with one of them after a few replays). Still, it's a really engaging storyline and hope to see more different stuff like this from Choice of Games soon!
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- Choice of Games LLC
- 21 MB
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 11.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- © 2016 Caleb Wilson
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