In an 18th century symphony of intrigue, your supernatural virtuoso performance begins an overture to war!
"Cannonfire Concerto" is a 190,000-word interactive novel by Caleb Wilson, where your choices control the story. It's entirely text-based--without graphics or sound effects--and fueled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.
You are the finest musician of the 18th century. Behind fans and opera glasses, audiences whisper that you are a bearer of Genius, a mysterious supernatural power to master your chosen instrument. At the brink of war, spies, generals, and royalty vie for control of the continent. Will you play them all like a fiddle? Who truly holds the strings?
Play as male, female or non-binary; gay, straight, bi, or asexual. For some, romance is a means to an end. For some, it's a sonata duet of love and sex. Perhaps both.
Will you and your Genius achieve immortality, or will the poisoned pens of critics slaughter your career? Will you overthrow the church, bringing forth a new era of enlightenment, or defend your kingdom from a secular invasion?
The concert hall is silent. The Cannonfire Concerto is about to begin.
• Play as male, female or non-binary; gay, straight, bi, or asexual.
• Confound the competition with your musical talent on the violin, guitar, or zither.
• Do you give a private concert, or are you really there to gather intelligence?
• Join Bonaventure Fox on his conquest for Meropa, or fight him on the side of Rienzi.
• Romance royalty, or rekindle your relationship with a childhood sweetheart.
• Rebuild the nation, or leave it behind to begin anew.
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Ratings and Reviews
Varied types of role play; great sense of place
Loved the character customization. Setting is rich, fun. Would love more in this vein but it’s a niche sell, isn’t it? This is a fun game to role play espionage, romance, the arts. The major downside has been pointed out in other reviews; subsequent replays aren’t as rewarding simply because the types of endings don’t change much. It’s great fun to play around with the flavor, though. Helps when the writer knows how to set a scene. Great mix of grandiose and down-to-earth, so it’s not too somber (and therefore pretentious) or silly (there’s still a nice sense of purpose). Should capitalize more on the music—just go full ham on the theme next time and don’t be afraid to iron out a greater number of endings, even if they’re short!
Beautiful story with some inaccessible options
Fantastic story. Very well written and gorgeous descriptions that made you feel like you were actually there. I will say that the replay ability is a little weaker since it always seems to come back to the same sort of ending. Plus it feels like there are times when options are put there that are impossible to access because of where you are in the story which is frustrating (romancing a character is VERY difficult and so far I've only been able to do it with one of them after a few replays). Still, it's a really engaging storyline and hope to see more different stuff like this from Choice of Games soon!
Possible bug, but fun.
Over all I enjoyed the game. I enjoyed the different characters and had no issue romancing anyone. As someone who loves clothing; I loved the challenge of the outfits. There wasn't much leeway in the storyline, so the replay wasn't enjoyed as much for me. Small choices did change a line or two in the epilogue, but nothing drastic. It feels like this is a new, first time thing for the author.
There might be a possible bug in the game because when I attempted to play as a straight-female (I like to try all the options); the main female romance was always an option for me. I actually ended up with her (and lived happily ever after) without trying during one run- which surprised me.
- Choice of Games LLC
- 41.3 MB
- Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- © 2016 Caleb Wilson
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