In the fourth millennium, the Mandellian Empire of the Tau Ceti system is at war with the rebel army known as DWORF. And lucky you have been chosen for a dangerous solo mission to kill or capture the rebel leader, a mission through mind-bending loops of time and space. But wait a minute. Just who are you anyway? And how did you even get here? Such secrets you must uncover if you are to unlock your destiny ...
- The eighth title in the Gamebook Adventures series of digital gamebooks produced by Tin Man Games, Infinite Universe is an all new sci-fi epic and the largest Gamebook Adventures title yet at roughly 170,000 words spread over almost a 1000 sections!
- Infinite Universe includes all the interactive reading and gameplay features found in the previous Gamebook Adventures titles, including an authentic e-book experience, realistic 3D dice rolling, automatic character sheet management, bookmarks and achievements.
- Written and designed by Brewin’, editor of the first four Gamebook Adventures titles, and specifically designed to take advantage of the NEW Gamebook Adventures engine.
- Beautifully illustrated in colour by Joshua Wright, with cover, interface and menu art by Dan Maxwell.
- An exhilarating music score by Hanny Mohamed, world-renowned musician from Black Majesty.
- Read the story and be in charge of your destiny as you make the choices! Where to go? Who to trust? What to do? The choice is yours!
- Travel through times past, present and future, through far-flung worlds beyond your wildest imagination, to piece together a series of events that will amaze, amuse and entertain you!
- New battle mechanics such as ranged and vehicular combat.
- An innovative all new points-based skill system that is influenced by your own unique narrative. Choose the skills to suit your own playing style!
- Play as a male or female character!
- A detailed star map with extensive annotations.
- An expansive encyclopaedia to cover everything from stars, planets and moons, to important personalities and organisations, to technology, to tips for survival, and more!
- The first 250 odd sections of the gamebook is FREE! Buy each chapter separately thereafter or the whole book at once for a reduced price.
- Freeplay Awards 2012 Finalist for Best Writing in a Game.
Available through Humble Bundle for Windows, Mac, Linix and Android platforms.
This work has been assigned a 12+ age rating for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, Drug Use or References to these, Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes, Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes, Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence, Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence, Infrequent/Mild Simulated Gambling.
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"In terms of narrative, like the other Gamebook Adventure games, this one is well written. It’s also huge ... it’s hard not to appreciate a game where the simple things are done well; and with tight storytelling and effective gameplay mechanics, this game gets the basics done right." [ read the full article ]
Digitally Downloaded 28/2/2012
"Infinite Universe is a welcome addition to Tin Man Games’ portfolio. The change of theme is nice, and the new free-to-play model finally gives everyone a chance to see what all the fuss is about before parting with their finances. If the first chapter is any indication, it’s going to be an adventure well worth taking." [ read the full article ]
"Infinite Universe's whirlwind intro is a great show of how exciting the genre can get with a thoroughly fleshed out choice structure ... (It) begins on such a strong note that its intro sequence is liable to draw you in even if you’re not a gamebook buff just yet." [ read the full article ]
"Infinite Universe has a decent sci-fi story that, while intriguing, never takes itself too seriously ... The best part is that you can try out the first chapter for free before deciding if you want to buy the rest of the book, and at $0.99 per additional chapter or $3.99 for the whole book, this story is quite a steal." [ read the full article ]
Structure Gaming 4/3/2012
"Infinite Universe, the series' eighth outing, ends up being more gripping, interesting and playable than many of the triple-A titles on the store at the moment and it's one that will keep you coming back for more." [ read the full article ]
Trollish Delver 22/3/2012
"Infinite Universe is an innovative game that blends reading, colorful illustrations, moody music, and a deep, convincing story into a compelling experience." [ read the full article ]
Pixel Perfect Gaming 2/4/2012
"If you’ve been holding off on trying the Gamebook Adventure series because of price or you just aren’t into fantasy novels, then you’ve got no excuse not to try Infinite Universe. The story will hook you in right from the get go." [ read the full article ]
App Addict 5/4/2012
iPhone/iPad/Android Quality Index 1/6/2013
"Gamebook adventures would be nothing without killer illustrations and a truly captivating story line and to be honest the game truly held up both of those ends extraordinarily." [ read the full article ]
Android Junkies 21/6/2013
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"Wow. Really good u control your book if u want to kill a donkey u can choose to kill a donkey ( dosnt really kill a donkey ) u make your stats make your decisions and basically ( not trying to sound cheesy) u choose your fate"
App Store (USA) 29/2/2012
"Awesome! A really well written, enthralling adventure that will have you in suspense from start to finish. Traversing universes, multiverses and even outback Australia! With a rich cast of funny, witty and intriguing characters, seemingly many different ways to play this through, this is a must experience for any sci-fi and/or gamebook fans. Top marks!"
App Store (AUS) 29/2/2012
"Adventure 8. Good game book, more please."
App Store (GBR) 1/3/2012
"Great Gamebook. This game was amazing. I couldn't put it down I just had to know what happened. In fact I managed to get the best ending my first time through and was sad because I was looking forward to going though the game again!? But guess what I still can (and am doing so)! Love everything about it: Story, Characters, Humor, and Skills. Lots of choices and lots of laughs. I must recommend to any that like Gamebooks or even games and books in general. It was so good in fact I think this is the first review I have written because I just had to share. Look forward to a sequel or at least some more science fiction from Tin Man Games."
App Store (USA) 1/3/2012
"Excellent. Just What I Wanted. This is an extremely well done and polished app. A must have for anyone who enjoys choose your own adventure or gamebooks. I would love to see more scifi like this added to the collection."
App Store (CAN) 2/3/2012
"Great fighting fantasy style adventure. Exciting action, intriguing story, slightly overlong narrative in places, but well worth a read/play. First 300 paragraphs are free which is good because the $5.49 price for the full game may put app store shoppers off, but really, compares to the $19.99 I paid for each fighting fantasy book I bought as a child, it's really good value. And you don't even need to supply your own dice!"
App Store (AUS) 3/3/2012
"Fine Thing. Fans of the whole of the old role play books like "Lone Wolf", the solo adventures DSA or the works of Livingstone and Jackson will become surely happy. In comparison to regular books the texts are written a little bit simple-naively, but all in all, the story goes to order, it is long, offers all kinds of alternatives and convenience functions plus umpteen Achievements and a flawless play scaffolding. Only the info flood rather early in the game could be a little lower." (translation)
App Store (DEU) 3/3/2012
"Bigger. Better. Bolder. Having previously purchased all other Gamebook adventures I jumped on the chance to get this one. It comes as a breath of fresh air. Though not to say the others are, it simply changes from the medieval high fantasy of the others to take a bold step into Sci-Fi and space. This allows for a completely different story which I am completely engrossed in and cannot seem to put down. I have yet to finish it but have found it to be an excellent addition to my collection. Highly recommended. I would advise to buy the full book in one go as it will save you money."
App Store (GBR) 4/3/2012
"Excellence. Not free as you have to buy anything after chapter 1, which I promptly did. The game is not only well designed, it has an in depth development system which integrates into the game perfectly. The story itself is beautifully written, and has kept me hooked for hours. No shortage of humor either. Definite buy."
App Store (CAN) 6/3/2012
"Best Yet. One of the best written titles in the Gamebook Adventure series, Infinite Universe takes you on a wild ride through time and space."
App Store (AUS) 8/3/2012
"Good. I like this company's gamebooks, this one wasn't different either, it was indeed good. However what i felt bad about is that this episode lacked a lot of combat options and it had few places where you could really decide on something important... The other episodes had much more of these. I want a gamebook to branch more than this one did, like the first 6 or so.."
App Store (USA) 11/3/2012
"Thanks. I've been looking for these kind of books for ages thanks."
App Store (SGP) 19/3/2012
"High-quality story and suitable length. The first part of the book has more in comparison with the content and the plot is more complex. I like the story's self-ironic style. Sign in the game is straightforward, and action and battles could have also be more. In fact the book is almost a thousand scenes, not a game for one sitting read. Too bad that I got to the end of the game first attempt. I recommend if the sci-fi literature is to mind one bit." (translation)
App Store (FIN) 24/3/2012
"Nice improvements on the style. As far as 'Choose your own adventure' style of book goes, Tin Man Games made a wonderful job in integrating technology in it with the Gamebook Adventure series! This new sci-fi book improves the rules with skills, which is great! The price, at 4.99$, may be a bit steep compared to many other apps out there, but to see this genre revive in such a nice way makes me want to spend that 5$ without remorse."
App Store (CAN) 29/3/2012
"Great! I really enjoyed this choose your own adventure book. I own all of the tin man books. This was pretty cool and worth it."
App Store (USA) 2/4/2012
"Good story. Liked this one too. Was entertaining and let you get 1 new bookmark at each chapter. Though I found a glitch that lets you get as many as u want on classic lol. Cant wait for the sequel."
App Store (USA) 4/4/2012
"Absolutely fantastic. Gamebooks are wonderful!!!"
App Store (ITA) 11/4/2012
"Really fun. Begins to feel less like a choose your own adventure and more like a real text based RPG
App Store (CAN) 11/4/2012
"Awesome. Great app, good story. Worth the 5$? Hell yeah!"
App Store (CAN) 23/4/2012
"Sharp! Great story, lovingly made. Up to the end full of suspense."(translation)
App Store (DEU) 24/4/2012
"Spirit of the game books of yore? Some of my most vivid and enjoyable childhood memories involve books with green spines and covers adorned with serviceable artwork. Sound familiar? You probably grew up playing Fighting Fantasy books too. The Gamebook Adventure series has gone from strength to strength which each successive release, and Infinite Universe, the latest addition to the line, is no exception. Some of this success can be attributed to editor of the last few, and author of this entry, Brewin. In Infinite Universe, Brewin presents the framework of a story in which you travel through space and time. What you do is up to you. Brewin channels the spirit of the classics of the genre. There are great swathes of self awareness, unique humour, action and adventure, described with an attention to detail that immerses you in the world. Recommended."
App Store (AUS) 2/5/2012
"A very well written and entertaining gamebook. Getting the first part for free is a great idea and allows you to get a feel for the story. If you like a good sci-fi story you will probably enjoy this.
App Store (AUS) 2/5/2012
"Madestever Universe. Not one to usually write a review, upon completion of Infinite Universe I felt compelled to share my thoughts on what is one of the most entertaining Sci-Fi adventure games I have come across. Infinite Universe takes you on a ride through time and space and is a refreshing take on the genre, one that is original in content and thrilling to any fan of science fiction. Now, I'm not an expert on these types of games or entertainment. I lean towards a good console title or movie to grab my attention for more than 10 minutes. However with my limited experience in this style, the gameplay itself still plays out in a familiar fashion to other gamebook/role playing games with the "roll the dice and see how it goes" mentality. What makes this work so well compared to other stories is the "choose your own adventure" style that is as much a part of the gameplay as the realistic dice mechanics and brilliant musical score that sets the tone for the game itself. Further to this, the artistic style of the game paints a clear picture of the world and the type of "feel" the writer and artists were going for. Purely from an artistic stand point, it reminds me of 70's classic movies such as Saturn 3, Soilent Green and 2001: A Space Odyssey. Another standout in the game, which happens to be my personal favorite aspect, is the star chart and it's detailed footnotes. For any gamers familiar with the Mass Effect series, you will no doubt be as excited as I was to see the universe you're apart of available as you progress through the story. It really shows how much effort the creators have put into painting a picture of the world you're in. When you start the gamebook, you are given a limited number of save points or "bookmarks" for use. These come in handy for when you inevitably die or make a poor decision (which I did plenty of times) without starting over. The only criticism, if you could even call it one, is that it feels like gameplay mechanics were an after thought to the main show, which in this case is the story. That's not to say they are not well done, I just knew what direction I wanted to head and was usually keen to get the battles over with so I could continue reading. Infinite Universe, if anything, is like no other Sci-Fi story I have read or came across in a title before. Being as lazy as I am, I wish it was a movie I could sit back and watch, however it's not often I find myself excited to play on in this genre, which is testament to how well done this game has been put together. Awesome. 5 stars."
App Store (AUS) 3/5/2012
"An Exciting and Deep Sci-Fi Adventure! I don't usually write many reviews but with Infinite Universe I felt I just had to share my thoughts with everyone. The world of IU is so immersive and exciting I found myself playing multiple playthroughs so just I could experience more. Danger lurks around every corner, and you must carefully decide who to trust to survive. I'm probably younger than the target audience, and I never got into gamebooks the first time round but even as a modern console gamer, a fan of Mass Effect and the Bourne Identity books/movies I found this book right down my alley. The first part is free so you really don't have much to lose having a read through. Highly recommended!"
App Store (AUS) 13/5/2012
"Engrossing! An engaging tale that is generally well written. It's decently hard to complete and satisfying. Recommended! Nice art as well!"
App Store (SWE) 13/5/2012
"Great Game!! Another fabulous game from gamebook adventures! I really hope they continue with more games because I've run out and I would really love to play more. Pros: great story, wonderful music, and will leave you wanting more. I am definitely not a futuristic type of person, but I have to say that they still made the game enjoyable! Cons: for the players/readers of the previous books(like myself), it's a futuristic setting, and thus no tie in with the previous world All in all, great game, highly recommend it, replayed it several times."
App Store (USA) 22/5/2012
"Better than Mass Effect :) Very playable game, addictive plot, lots of action. Sparks imagination." (translation)
App Store (POL) 3/6/2012
"Good fun, and very ambitious. The first three chapters were really exciting. There seem to be so many choices you can make, which take you down seemingly totally different stories. The pace is fast, with a build up of tension as you search for the main villain, with lots of twists. I also like the humorous winks and nods to popular sci fi that pop up often. The skill system is a nice touch, allowing you to overcome hurdles with out having to make a dice role, and are well used. After the third chapter they are abandoned though, which is a real shame. The later chapters are certainly different in tone and pace. There are longer passages to read, which sometimes made me feel i was reading a book, and less battles. Whilst not as good as the previous chapters, there was still enough to keep me entertained with enough twists, and good moments. You won't be able to guess where the plot is going. But yes, I would rather have stayed in the universe that had been set out earlier. I will definitely buy the sequel as this was great fun, and really imaginative. Highly recommended."
App Store (GBR) 15/7/2012
"Very good, but very strange. I don't want to give away any spoilers, but it's a great premise (although also quite complicated). Like all of the Tin Man interactive books it is well designed and high quality - but the approach is far more adventurous that in previous apps. The episodes / chapters are very different in style, and that's both a challenge and a delight. I enjoyed it - but it took me a little while to wrap my brain around it."
App Store (GBR) 17/7/2012
"I really like this. The story is great - and the use of time travel is clever and refreshing to see the way it twists. I will be getting more of these books, highly recommended. 10/10"
App Store (GBR) 19/7/2012
"Amazing. If there is a new gamebook coming out soon I will get it. The best thing I find about this series is cheat mode. I got 2010 vitality, full ranged offence, melee offence, defence and the best armour AND the plasma torch the best melee weapon and captain carnage, the best ranged weapon. Good storyline, lots of action and amazing graphics, not forgetting that the creators of this gamebook and their hard work creating this gamebook."
App Store (GBR) 22/7/2012
"Worth the Buy. Bought the full book. Its hours of fun. Id like to see more decisions though. Also might be worth trying to get under the 50mb cap. I wanted to buy this a fair bit ago and had to wait until I was near wifi."
App Store (USA) 14/8/2012
"I couldnt put it down. It wasnt a classic work of fiction. It wasnt a quick arcade game. It was a game book, a book that pulled me along, eager to successfully/interestingly complete all of its chapters. The writing could be better and the mechanics still feel rough, but I just bought all the rest of Tin Man Games apps because theyve got the core down."
App Store (USA) 25/11/2012
"Excellent gamebook. This is an interactive book, in the style of those little books "its choice ventures". The game is long and offers a good number of choices to the long one of a crazy and interesting story. Recomended for who likes RPG." (translation)
App Store (BRA) 6/12/2012
"Awesome. Another great work by TMG. If you like gamebooks, you will enjoy it."
App Store (ESP) 5/1/2013
"A great read, but not a great game. It starts really well, with a good gaming system generally. However, after reading through all the various skills and carefully choosing which ones I wanted, it was very disappointing to find that they only get used about once each. Moreover (spoiler alert) you lose them all later one, with no way to get them back. Makes sense in the context of the story but as a game its slightly annoying. Chapters 4 onwards have very little combat, few real choices, and lots and lots of reading. That said, its very enjoyable to read, but I dont feel much need to replay the last few chapters. Overall, very imaginative and original but it didnt feel like much of a game."
App Store (GBR) 9/2/2013
"Good but a bit short. Suprisingly good on the first playthrough. On the second playthrough it kind of felt like it went too fast. A longer adventure would have been great."
App Store (FIN) 5/3/2013
"Grease. Great game, but it may well be a little tired of the constant (as well as the fighting) is the same music that run. However could have been a little longer :)" (translation)
App Store (DEN) 5/3/2013
"Great game. Well written, addictive and lots of fun. Highly recommended"
App Store (AUS) 5/3/2013
"I love this app. This brings a new experience to the Gamebook Adventure series! Its great!"
App Store (AUS) 16/3/2013
"Entertaining. Fine story."
App Store (DEN) 29/3/2013
"Excellent... Thank you for making awesome gamebooks!"
Android App Store 9/7/2013
"A good evenings entertainment. I enjoyed this very much. Pretty, entertaining, suspenseful, great combat system. Keep up the good work."
App Store (GBR) 13/7/2013
"I love it"
Android App Store 15/7/2013
"If you are a newcomer to Tin Man storybook games, this still remains as the best flagship title to try out first before you play any other Game Book Adventure: the tight story paths, interesting main characters and cunning action challenges are an excellent introduction to the series."
App Store (AUS) 24/8/2013
"Great book! A little short I found for the price. Keep making them and maybe lower the price if possible!"
App Store (AUS) 25/8/2013
"Great. I loved this i was engrosed just finished my first playthrough and im going to start a second cause there are so many different choices and i want to see what happens if i play differently"
App Store (GBR) 19/11/2013
"A nice offering by Tin Man. Most of Tin mans books are in the fantasy genre this is the first sci-fi Ive seen and I really enjoyed it. The story was fast paced and very original. The action started right away in this story and will keep you interested to the end. I highly recommend this app for those who enjoy sci-fi and those who enjoy gamebooks."
App Store (USA) 24/11/2013
"Favorite. The best gamebook and its long so it lasts for a long time."
App Store (USA) 9/1/2014
"Long and enjoyable. This is the the second GA game I have played and it is by far the better of the two. I would say that I have gotten about 5 hours of gameplay out of this with one play through. There is a ton of reading and not as much action, but the story is awesome and it was hard to put down. I would recommend this game to anybody who grew up reading goosebumps choose your own adventure!"
App Store (USA) 2/2/2014
"Game for all ages. If you grew up on choose your on story books, then you'll love this app. Brought back so many fond memories as a kid."
Android App Store 18/2/2014
"Awsome read. My first of these.. A+ One of the most amazing interactive read that I have ever seen. It was just as good as the choose your own adventure books that I read when I was a child."
Android App Store 7/3/2014
"Fantastic. I have been wanting a true scenario of SF as we love coupled with a fantastic series of books where you are the hero, I highly recommend it!" (translation)
App Store (FRA) 21/4/2014
"Surprisingly Deep. As a longtime gamebook fan, I was especially surprised by how intricate and enjoyable this book was. Its plot is deceptively deep, and there were a number of interesting sci-fi ideas to wrap my mind around. It was a bit lighter on action than other gamebooks, and it was difficult to get a handle on the pacing ("Am I almost done, or do I have another couple hours?"), but its a long, satisfying story that Im happy to have in my (virtual) collection."
App Store (USA) 11/7/2014
"Great adventure. An amazing amount of story and text is here, and the plot is interesting. Technical issues hindered enjoyability a bit, as an inability to start the app at times made playing it a bit difficult."
Android App Store 3/10/2014
"Great Book! Loved this game book, a large story with a lot of choices in parts. A lot of effort has been put into this story and I enjoyed every moment. A lot of text to read, but any book has this. Do not stop making more game books, I'll be buying them."
App Store (UK) 15/1/2015
"There is no IAP! Yea! Thank you devs! Contrary to what apple says, the Dev removed all IAP in favor of the premium model. Great choice! So buy this with confidence. You get the whole thing."
App Store (USA) 27/1/2015
"I leaned towards the story side with the four stars. I don't want to say too much about the science fiction themes used in the gamebook because I think not knowing about it on the first playthrough is makes it nice. Suffice to say, I really liked how the plotline tie into gamebook gameplay, which ties into the gamebook's name, which ties back to the plot. Gamebook aside, it's a nice casual read. The humorous tone and style of the writing reminds of the Trial of of the Clone gamebok (same developer/publisher) but much less exaggerated. Gamebook-wise, it's very linear. The plot is divided into several parts, so there's really only so much the branches can take you. Many of them are superfiical, serving primarily to tie in to the overarching idea of what this gamebook represents. It's one of those gamebooks that's nicer to read through than play through."
Goodreads review 14/8/2015
"Ambitious. You get your money's-worth on the sheer length of this alone at 900-plus sections! An entertaining time travel romp with an elaborate plot. Travel from alien future worlds to present day Earth and even a medieval fantasy episode as you try to fathom out how you fit into it all. There are some moments of awkward humour and it's written in Aussie speak but overall this is a fun gamebook."
Android App Store 25/10/2015
"I agree with other reviews - this game has an incredible depth to it. I've played nearly all the Gamebooks by Tin Man Games and this is my favorite."
App Store (USA) 27/12/2015
"Is there a part two??? Ik it set it up like there would be lol!"
Android App Store 2/3/2016
"Great gamebook playing. This title blends suspenseful, funny, and generally clever storytelling with great gamebook playing. It's a lot of fun and well worth the small price. I have already enjoyed several classic Fighting Fantasy titles from Tin Man Games, but now I am looking forward to reading some of their other non - Fighting Fantasy titles!
Android App Store 1/8/2016
"Good diversion. Last of all gamebooks I downloaded from the guys of Tin Man. Wasn't attracted by the Sci-Fi theme but I'm glad I changed my mind. Probably one of the most interesting and funny story they wrote after Revenant Rising. One weak point to mention is the somehow useless skills and items you can gather. But I still had a lot of fun."