Broadway: 1849 by Robert Davis has been released, and it’s huge. Coming in at 150, 000 words, it’s roughly the size and depth of a full novel and is played in the style of a text-based adventure game.
In the style of 1980’s choose-your-own-adventure books, players will play through a myriad of different story lines. You’ll be running a theatre in 19th century New York, competing for top spots and fighting to stay in business. How you do it is up to you.
What is particularly exciting about this title is that it also includes some really neat diversity options, allowing you to play an asexual character for starters, something you’d rarely ever see in gaming.
Considering the time period of the game, it would be interesting to see if choosing a non straight character will have a big impact on a player’s interactions and journey. Regardless, it’s really nice to see these kinds of options available there!
If you’re not entirely sold, you can play the first 3 chapters for free as a try before you buy.
You can read more and buy it on the Offical Website. The game is 25% off till November 29th.