Love at Elevation is a 325,000-word interactive romance novel. It's entirely text-based, without graphics or sound effects, and allows you to imagine yourself as the protagonist you want to be.
The situation is this: You've just escaped a toxic relationship and moved to Boulder: neo-hippie mecca (and home of the University of Colorado) a mere forty minutes north of Denver, at the edge of the majestic Rocky Mountains' Front Range. And while you want to take in everything your new town has to offer (the outdoors, hip cafes, political activism, and New Age healing) looking for love is foremost in your mind.
Will you fall for the local activist? The trail-running athlete? Or the hippie healer? Or why not all three? Your ex, meanwhile, keeps wedging their way back into your life, even from a thousand miles away. Can you juggle all these lovers, or will you break a few hearts? Will you go back to the person who used to be "the one" or even settled deeper into Boulder and yourself?
This project started years ago as a traditional novel, but I thought of too many ways to write it. Thus its setting became a storyworld and the many narrative possibilities became player choices, and it evolved into Love at Elevation. I'll be writing about this process, so stay tuned!
Love at Elevation is available on Steam, the Apple App Store, Google Play, and Amazon. You can buy it direct from Choice of Games, and it's on sale until November 15.