A project that’s been some time in the work, I’m delighted to say Puzzle Tales is now live! It’s the brainchild of Jake Olefsky, and it’s an interactive fiction puzzle site, featuring an interactive choose-your-own-path SF story by me, called “Svalbard”! Designed especially for this project, the story allows you to skip and branch along the way as you solve fiendishly difficult puzzles between each chapter! And with some 40+ puzzles, it’s quite the experience!
illustration by Alejandro Lee for “Svalbard”, 2019
Here is the blurb:
You are about to embark on a unique puzzle solving experience with Svalbard, a sci-fi short story by Lavie Tidhar. Travel along with Mai as she explores a utopian post-apocalyptic world and discovers ancient time vaults, forgotten robot enclaves and slumbering super computers. Help her scavenge for old technology in the ruined cities and discover ancient secrets about previous civilizations. Between chapters of the story, you will encounter a variety of different puzzles that you must solve to unlock the next chapter. There are multiple paths through this non-linear story, and many secrets to discover as you play along.
Do you have the mental fortitude necessary to conquer all 40+ puzzles and unlock the entire story?