Here's what people are saying about Nocked!

4.5/5 stars:  Gamebook News calls Nocked! “A magical game, interactive fiction with a heart, soul, and style.” (7/17/2017)

90/100Zonezter notes that after building a base in the trees, they were “inspired to start and draw a sketch of what I imagined the tree house would look like.” (7/8/17)

The SML Podcast says "the writing is fantastic, the story was incredibly engrossing" and "this is absolutely worth picking up and playing". (7/21/17) 

Emily Short reviews the game here, and notes the “...huge amount of narrative consequence for your choices. I played a good bit, but I haven’t talked much about the plot because I can’t be sure that your plot experience will be anything like mine." (7/8/17)

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Fast Facts

Publisher: Andrew Schneider

Release Date: July 8th, 2017

Platforms: iOS (iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch)

Software Versions: iOS 8 and up

Category: Games, Fantasy RPG, Interactive Fiction

Price: USD $5.99

Buy now from the App Store

 

 


Embark on a fantastical journey through Sherwood Forest and beyond.

You are Robin of Locksley. Hounded from your home by the Sheriff of Nottingham, take control of your fate in this extravagant illustrated role-playing game. Rob from the rich, rally the people, build a settlement, and battle the Sheriff of Nottingham for control of Sherwood Forest.

Disclaimer: There's no live-action in the game, but these spoof videos give a sense of the types of choices you can make on Robin's journey.

Gameplay

Rob from the rich and give to the poor, cross swords with the Sheriff of Nottingham, and above all, lead Sherwood through the turning of the seasons and into a new age.

By your actions, gain gold, renown, followers, and even a measure of grace. Then spend those resources to fortify your forest home, accomplish special missions, and change the course of Sherwood’s destiny. Will you save your plundered gold to rebuild the walls of your home, or send it to the poor and dispossessed to increase your renown and attract Merry Men to your cause? And what of the rising bounty on your head?

Consider your choices carefully, for the consequences of your actions are not always readily apparent. For better or ill, in ways both small and large, you will change the course of history.

Facts

  • 10+ hours of gameplay incorporating 400,000+ words of text and 4,500+ unique narrative actions (That’s over four novels worth of material). No single playthrough is the same; this is interactive fiction on an epic scale! Play as male or female Robin.
  • 9 romanceable characters, including both same and opposite-sex relationships.
  • 5 unique backstories that change the way the world responds to your actions.
  • 4 difficulty levels. Resource management can be an afterthought or a vital element in your decision-making.
  • 3 customizable bases, each with a unique look and play style. Build your base and see it reflected in the art and story. 
  • 127 pieces of hand-drawn art by Amanda Spaid.
  • 50 different endings. See the culmination of your choices and their effect upon the world.
  • Adjustable text size.
  • Share your achievements on Twitter.
  • Play for minutes or hours at a time. A robust autosave keeps track of your progress.
  • Built on Disbound, a powerful new engine created by Unmapped Path that transforms Twine stories into rich experiences for mobile platforms.

About Us

Andrew G. Schneider (Writer and Game Designer) Andrew always wanted to be a wizard when he grew up; now he makes magic with words. When not writing, he hunts the wild dust bunny and makes a mean pot of French onion soup. He lives in Washington, D.C., believes in unicorns, and is married to a wonderful woman who believes in him.

His work is available from iTunes, Amazon, and wherever e-books are sold:

Amanda Spaid (Artist) Amanda is a fine artist and freelance Illustrator in the DC Metro area. Her subjects and mediums are wide, ranging from traditional oil, acrylic and colored pencil portraits of people and animals, to digital paintings with Sci-fi/Fantasy themes. She's a Maryland native, has a degree in Fine Arts from the School of Art and Design at Montgomery College in Silver Spring and a Bachelor's in Illustration from Columbus College of Art and Design in Ohio. Check out her other work here.

Stephanie Martinez (Graphic Designer) Stephanie Martinez is a freelance graphic designer, with a Bachelor's from Drexel University. She's also a homemaker and proud mother of two infuriating children. Nocked is her first game.

Unmapped Path (Disbound game engine) Nocked is a collaboration with Unmapped Path, a Baltimore-based digital studio founded by Joel Haddock and Chris Klimas. Unmapped Path creates interactive narrative experiences on desktop and mobile devices with a focus on the use of the Twine platform.