U, ROBOT is a 25,000-word interactive novela from Matt Youngmark. It’s an ebook exclusive, designed to be played on your phone, tablet or Kindle (with just a few sentences between choices, rather than the 1-3 pages you’re used to from the Chooseomatic Books series).
Take control of a giant worker robot, a humanoid replicant, or a sentient nanobot swarm and throw off the chains of robot oppression (or save humanity from the looming robocalypse, but seriously, where's the fun in that?)
68 possible endings! SO MANY WAYS to kill all humans!
YOU CAN BUY THIS GAME FOR JUST A BUCK FROM AMAZON RIGHT NOW.
We're pleased as all hell to announce the long-awaited release of the third Chooseomatic Book, TIME TRAVEL DINOSAUR.
You can order a signed paperback directly from me, or pay what you want for the digital version. That's right, NAME YOUR PRICE and download the TTD ebook as an epub, mobi (for kindle) and pdf. BOOM. Don't say I never did anything for you.
(If you roll with amazon, you can also get it from amazon.)
ABOUT THE BOOK:
You work for the Time Travel Investigation Agency, a job which, to be honest, is mind-meltingly dull. That is, until a raving lunatic in a lab coat breaks the laws of physics and drastically alters the space-time continuum (changing your memory right along with it). Set off on a wild adventure through the Mesozoic Era, the Middle Ages, the steampunk 1880s, and the distant future in an attempt to safeguard the true timeline.
The timeline where people evolved from dinosaurs.
Time Travel Dinosaur is a sci-fi/comedy reimagining of the choose-your-own-path stories you grew up with. Find one of 76 possible endings, or get stuck in a time loop and literally read this book forever.
I'M SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS BOOK, YOU GUYS!
It took more than two years to write, and I think it's the best thing I've ever done. Yeeheehee!
I'm getting ready to formally launch two new online stores for Chooseomatic Books, but since I've been telling people all day at Rose City Comic Con that my my ebooks are pay-what-you-want, I figured I'd better get a link up PRONTO.
CHOOSEOMATIC EBOOKS! You can now name your price for any ebook we sell -- whatever you think is a fair price is what you pay. For the Chooseomatics (or for Tiny Quest) you'll get three files: pdf, mobi (for kindle), and epub (for nook, kobo or really any other ereader). The Conspiracy friends webcomic collection is pdf only.
AUTOGRAPHED PAPERBACKS! We're also launching a separate store so you can order autographed paperbacks straight from the source. (And YES, Time Travel Dinosaur is available for order here, but we won't have actual copies in hand for a few more weeks, so they won't ship until some time in October).
The ZOMBOCALYSE NOW app is up in the Apple store! That's all the platforms it's going to arrive on (it appeared on Google Play and the Amazon App Store last week), So it's time to pop those champagne corks, my friends!
For the uninitiated, Zombocalypse Now is an epic, novel-length choose-your-own-adventure in which you play as a stuffed bunny in the zombie apocalypse. Find 112 possible endings (at least SEVEN in which you don't die).
The lovely folks over at Tin Man Games have done an amazing job here -- the upgraded app version includes music, achievements, and thirteen brand new illustrations by me! The bunny's little ears even SWAY BACK AND FORTH on the title screen, people. They were amazing to work with, and the finished app blew away all my wildest expectations (it's been something of a lifelong dream of mine to work on a video game, so the little part that I got to play in development was exciting enough already). Even the stuff I expected to get super nitpicky with — like the graphic design elements they pulled from my original book design — were gorgeous from the first implementation. Seriously, it's currently my favorite way to read this book.
Plus, it's only three bucks in the apple, google play or amazon app store.
YOU KNOW YOU WANT IT
The brand new app edition of Zombocalypse Now is available in the Google Play store! Yeeheehee! The lovely folks at Tin Man Games have been working on this for a while, and now you can play the first Chooseomatic on your phone or tablet. Upgrades include music, a (mildly) animated start screen, achievements, and THIRTEEN new illustrations by me! This is currently my favorite way to read this book (and yes, iOS and Kindle Fire versions are coming soon).
There's also a great review up over at droidgamer!
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The trade paperback and Kindle editions of Thrusts of Justice will go on sale at Amazon on April 11! There's no pre-order page up yet, and probably won't be until about a week before the release date -- I'll keep you posted (if you follow me on twitter, facebook or g+ you'll be the first to know).
Also, I'm going to organize an Amazon bomb for release day -- if everyone who wants a copy buys it on the same day, my sales rank skyrockets and amazon's internal sales machine kicks in, recommending the book to people who like that sort of thing, etc. Again, stay posted!
For those who prefer their ebooks Apple or Barnes & Noble flavored, the iBooks and Nook editions will be out in July. It sucks, I know, but amazon offers entrance to their lending program for prime members with exclusivity, so I'm giving them a 3 month exclusive as a test. (The truth is, my Kindle sales outnumber Nook and iBooks sales like 50 or 100 to one, so for now I have to go where the money is). And for those who prefer their ebooks untainted by any corporate overlord, I'll start selling digital downloads in July here as well.