Aug 19, 2013 @ 5:02:00 pm
A still from "Black Crown."
Three months after releasing Black Crown—a book-cum-video game that “puts you in the role of a clerk working for the Widsith Institute, a mysterious organisation undergoing a digitization project”—Random House says that nearly six thousand people have signed up to play Rob Sherman’s interactive novel. The book is free, but users can pay small amounts to get early access to story branches—Random House releases new content every week, and about 65% of it has already been made available. At the Atlantic Wire, Alexander Abad-Santos says that although the book has not ”gone viral, it is being embraced by a large enough audience to make experiential online novels viable for the publishing industry.” The book is scheduled to be “completed” in September.
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