Hunt down the killer who murdered the Wolf god! As Wolf's last avatar before his assassination, will you revive your god, take revenge on his killer, or destroy the pantheon and bring about a new order?

"Avatar of the Wolf" is a 135,000-word interactive fantasy novel by Bendi Barrett. It's entirely text-based, without graphics or sound effects, and fueled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.

In a savage land where the gods manipulate mortals like pawns on a chess board, Wolf's divine power controlled you and protected you. But since Wolf's death, the eyes of Hawk, Spider, Bear, Gazelle, and Eel are upon you. The embers of Wolf's power still burn within you; your remnants of divinity threaten to topple the pantheon.

Forsake the gods and join the Rising Sun, a heretical sect that defies divine rule. Embrace the anarchic, self-serving ethos of Spider and her seductive avatar. Obey Wolf's feral impulses and slaughter your enemies as head of the last Wolf enclave, or forge a lasting peace without spilling a drop of blood.

The gods are fading. Will you hasten their demise or harness their divine power?

• Play as male, female, or agender, straight, gay, bi, or asexual.
• Discover the secret behind the disappearance of Wolf, your patron god
• Take up the mantle of your savage missing god, or strike out on your own path
• Receive the blessings of the Spider, Bear, and Eel gods... by force, if necessary
• Ally with the followers of Wolf or join up with the god-hating Rising Sun
• Convince the head of the Wolf enclave to recognize your superior power or lead alongside them
• Choose to survive peaceably in this brutal world, without taking a single life
• Impress the pantheon of animal gods, reject their rule, or usurp them altogether

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Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5

16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Very Nice


This is a great interactive novel. Albeit a bit short. Would love to see more of this. Maybe a second will make an appearance?

Short but great


Great story, but comes and goes really fast.

A Compelling Text-Based Adventure


Avatar of the Wolf by Bendi Barrett is a text-based adventure game published by Choice of Games and using CoG’s ChoiceScript engine. The ChoiceScript engine is also used by all of Choice of Games’ games, as well as by all Hosted Games games (Hosted Games, despite being listed as a separate publisher in the store, is just a brand used by CoG). If you haven’t played any of the other ChoiceScript games, they play like a hybrid between RPGs and chose-your-own-adventure novels. At each page, you are presented with a multiple-choice question about what your character does. Unlike the paper CYOA books, you also have stats, which are altered based on your choices. Some choices may seem to have no immediate effect on the story, but they can alter your stats, which can unlock certain options much further down the road.
Okay, are they gone? Good, let’s get on to the game. Avatar of the Wolf is set in a dark fantasy world, which until recently was dominated by a pantheon of six gods: Bear, Eal, Gazelle, Hawk, Spider, and Wolf. The people of the world were also divided in to three tribes, called Clearwater, Highwalk, and Quietly Swimming (you get to choose your character’s tribe in the first chapter). Aside from your tribe, you will also quickly be prompted to decide on your character’s name, gender and sexual orientation.
Up until right before the story started, your character was the titular Avatar of Wolf: a mortal chosen as a vessel by the god to manifest in the world. But right as the story starts, Wolf has vanished completely. The pantheon of gods now has only five members, and no one knows what happened to Wolf or even if he still exists. Now, the remaining gods, and their followers, are squabbling over the remaining power. There’s also a faction of mortals called the Rising Sun, whose objective is to eliminate the gods altogether. You are caught in the middle of everything. Depending on your choices, you can team up with one of the existing factions, found your own, destroy the remaining gods or become a god yourself.
Now, on to your stats in this game. The stats page has your stats divided into four sections: Self, Skills, Disposition, and Favor. Self includes the basic information about your character: name, gender, tribe, and orientation, all of which you decide in the first chapter. Your tribe affects how some characters react to you. Your orientation only matters if you want your character to pursue romance in the game. I don’t think your name ever has any effect on the story or the choices you are presented, aside from being spoken in the dialogue many times.
Next up are your character’s Skills. Skills don’t affect what choices you are presented with, but they do alter the effects of those choices. Here’s where Avatar of the Wolf becomes less like a paper-bound choose-your-own-adventure novel and more like a game. Anyhow, the skills you get in this game are Survival, Combat, Ritual, Quick-Thinking, Sensitivity, Influence, and Restraint.
The next section of stats is your Dispositions. This section includes two pairs of linked stats. The first pair is Action/Deliberation. Each can range from 0 to 100, and the sum of your Action and Deliberation is always 100. You also have Selfishness/Equity, another pair of linked stats that always add up to 100. Unlike skills, disposition effects what choices you are given. For example, if your Action gets too high, you may be unable to take a choice that involves waiting.
Finally, your character has Favor. This section tracks your relation to various important NPCs and factions, including each of the remaining gods and the Rising Sun. Having a positive relation with important characters can open up options much later in the game, and can have a huge effect on the ending. This section of the stats page did occasionally shake my suspension of disbelief: the game tells you if certain NPCs have a positive or negative view of your character, even if your character wouldn’t know how they were perceived. Normally I don’t mind knowing information that my character doesn’t in a game, but in this game, Favor is the only think you learn that your character wouldn’t know. Everything else in the game is presented entirely from your character’s perspective, and this one exception through me off.
All in all, Avatar of the Wolf contains a richly detailed world and an intriguing variable storyline. The wide range of choices means that you could easily play this game more than a dozen times without things feeling repetitive. Or, at least, everything after chapter one wont’ seem repetitive, since you need the first chapter to set things up. You’ll need to play through many times if you want all the achievements, and the game offers enough to make it an enjoyable experience.


Choice of Games LLC
61.8 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
© 2017 Bendi Barrett


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