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Android alert!

Sorcery! coming to Android

Since the release of Steve Jackson's Sorcery! in May we've been a little quiet on this blog. Partly we've been reading all the reviews - and partly we've been working hard at Book 2, mapping out the twists and turns of the city of Kharé, and cooking up ways to bring its inhabitants, traps and puzzles to vibrant life.

And partly we've been trying to crack the multi-platform problem. So far, all of our games have been iOS-only, but these days everyone knows there are a lot of Android users out there (and if we didn't know, they email us quite often to remind us!)

So: for all you Droiders who have stuck with us over the last year and a half, your moment has come. This week we're announcing not one Android release, but two.

For those of you playing Sorcery!..

A quick note to all Sorcery! players - if you've finished already and are thinking of replaying, but are worried about your save game, we want to reassure you: in Part 2, you'll be able to choose which of your save-games to continue, but you only need one cloud save spell to reference those saves (so there's less to remember!)

Sorcery! at PAX East

The Main Hall before PAX

Two weeks since PAX already? Seems like only yesterday when we were stepping into the main hall of the Convention Centre bleary-eyed and jet-lagged, with a hundred printed Sorcery! maps, and a build with a 3D version of the same, ready to let some journalists play.

Nerve-wracking stuff: our first big games convention - arguably our first game, unless you count Poems By Heart - but also the first time anyone outside of inkle had played the game. Would they get it? Would they like it? Would they get destroyed by the first Bandit and never see the Hills?

Sorcery screenshots!

We're busy getting ready for our appearance at PAX East next week (yikes!) and as part of that, we've put up the first screenshots from Sorcery! The shots show the main game interface, along with the spell-casting, combat and map in action.

inklewriter updated!

To celebrate the release of Future Voices, our anthology of inklewritten stories, we've released a raft of new features for inklewriter. I know, for a moment there we were in danger of coming out of beta...


There are updates to the way stories can be read and played, as well as new ways to vary the text that gets written. But possibly the most important update in this whole package won't make any difference to the story itself, but to the writer...