Your first case as a detective is forcing you to open your eyes to a world bigger than you thought. But maybe it's better to keep them closed. Knowing too much doesn’t help anyone sleep at night! Seems the supernatural didn’t get the memo that nothing exciting ever happens in the little town of Wayhaven.
"The Wayhaven Chronicles: Book One" is a thrilling 440,000 word interactive fantasy novel by Mishka Jenkins, 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.
Experience the big and small moments with a host of characters throughout this exciting twist on the usual supernatural tale—a story which will take you through heart-pounding romance, smile-filled friendships, and shiver-inducing drama.
• Play as female, male, or non-binary—with options to be straight, gay, or bisexual.
• Discover the start of distinct and lasting romances with the vampires of Unit Bravo.
• Define and refine relationships with a variety of characters-from friends, family, exes, and enemies.
• Decide how you will fulfill the job of detective, through Deduction, Combat, Science, or People skills.
• Discover the truth of what awaits in Wayhaven in a playstyle that suits your personality.
• Indulge in true moments of romance, friendship, drama, and fun!
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Ratings and Reviews
Best COG Ever!
I’ve purchased 13 COG’s in total and out of all of them this is my favorite. I loved getting to know all of the characters and was drawn to all of their unique history. I would have to say my biggest complaint is having to wait for the next game! I’ve never been so addicted to a COG like this before! I have replayed this game 6 times and there’s always something new I find out! What makes this COG so unique from those in the same genre is that this one has replay value. Generally, games of this nature are boring after the first play-through, but not this one! I’ve been playing for hours and find myself still enjoying the game and becoming totally immersed in the story all over again.
I’d say my favorite thing about this game is the romance. It’s not a rushed experience. Your character is slowly building trust with your romantic partner. The main character has four romantic pursuits to choose from. All of the characters are unique and have something special to offer the main character. I’ve done multiple play-throughs making sure to choose a new partner each time. They are all very unique and interact differently. I never felt like the author copy and pasted the same generic dialog for the romantic partners. Every character is special and you learn something new through all of them. I would highly recommend this game to any COG fan.
I don’t normally write reviews, but I had to just for this book. I’ve been a big fan of the choice driven stories for a long time. I admit to having just about every book on their list. This book, which by the way I’m glad is part 1, I’m looking forward to multiple entries to this amazing story, is by far my favorite. The way the story engages you and puts you in the perspective of just about every character is really well thought out. Instead of just a one sided perspective throughout the book, you get different ones, allows the reader to get personal with each scene or character. The back and forth between scenes, how some were happening side by side, made every part of the story full. It was like watching a movie, and I didn’t want it to end. I highly recommend getting this book, well worth the price, and highly replay-able. Can’t wait for the next one!!
a great read with replayability!
i love interactive fiction and the number one factor in whether an IF story is actually good or not is its replayability. this one is definitely replayable, with modifications to different scenes based on your choices - sometimes much later in the book, so that you have reason to keep reading instead of just skimming and choosing the answers on your playthroughs.
however, this means there's much more time being spent with the writing as a reader and the reason i have to take a star off is because with these replays i've realized the writing isn't as polished as i'd expect it to be given that there is a copy editor listed in the credits. it doesn't take away from the overall game and i still loved the story and the worldbuilding within it, but as a writer and editor myself i would much rather see more sentence flow revision and proofreading for a paid and completed app. the proofreading errors are minimal, the sort i would expect from any published text, though! my issue stems primarily from the reading experience. some of the phrasing and the paragraph structure makes the writing lose clarity; or worse, it jolts you out of the story in confusion until you reread enough to understand what was happening in the scene.
these are very minor complaints about a great game though, and i want to emphasize that! i really did enjoy it, and i'm looking forward to future books in the series.
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- 21.3 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.
- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
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