Interactive fiction developers StoryFix Media (creators of THE PULSE) have released the first ever choose-your-path adaptation of HG. Wells’ seminal alien invasion novel The War of the Worlds later this summer. The free-to-play mobile text adventure is available now on Google Play for Android devices.
The War of the Worlds catalogs a catastrophic conflict between humans and extraterrestrial Martians who arrive on earth with a mysterious and deathly agenda. It was first published serially by Pearson’s Magazine in the U.K. and by The Cosmopolitan magazine in the U.S. in 1897.
The original work, which is now in the public domain, is considered a landmark of science fiction and has inspired numerous adaptations in film, TV and games since it’s original publication.
“Ingeniously, The War of the Worlds is told from the perspective of an unnamed protagonist. This seamlessly allowed us to put any player front and center and give them control over the classic adventure,” said Christopher Webster, co-founder and lead writer on the project. “Being fans of Wells’ original book, we decided to stay as true to the spirit of the original work as we could. It was a dream to be a small part of its long history with our own release.”
In the new adaptation, readers will have hands-on control over the direction of the story and even be able to learn more about the Martians than Wells originally allowed. Imagine entering the impact crater on the common, saving townsfolk or even finding yourself driving a tripod into battle! Anything is possible when you make a story interactive.
The War of the Worlds marks the second interactive mobile release from StoryFix Media following The Pulse, an interactive sci-fi story released in 2019.
StoryFix Media also publishes traditional novels. The survival adventure, and first part in The Enrollment Trilogy, “New Horizons” was published in 2018 followed by the science fiction romance “The Blue Moon”. The second park in The Enrollment Trilogy releases fall, 2020.
Visit TheStoryFix.blog for details about this project and others.