To Be Or Not To Be

4.5
221 reviews
5K+
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Content rating
Teen
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About this game

William Shakespeare's Hamlet has finally been restored to its original second-person non-linear branching narrative format. I know! What took so long, am I right? Now it's up to YOU to decide what happens next. Play as Hamlet and revenge your father's death. Play as Ophelia and make scientific discoveries. Play as King Hamlet, Sr. and die on the first page!

Discover sweet art as you play from some of the greatest and most attractive artists of Our Time, including Kate Beaton (Hark! A Vagrant), Anthony Clark (Nedroid), Mike Krahulik (Penny Arcade), Matthew Inman (The Oatmeal), Ethan Nicolle (Axe Cop), Andrew Hussie (MS Paint Adventures), Zach Weiner (Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal) and WAY more!

View the full list at:

http://qwantz.com/tobeornottobeartists.php

** REVIEWS **

"Literally slapped my thigh" funny. "Spat water all over my iPad" funny. "Woke my girlfriend in the middle of the night" funny. Riotously, unrelentingly, brilliantly funny. - Pocket Gamer - 9/10 - Gold Award!

"Yes, it’s Shakespeare and yes, it’s easily my favorite gamebook that Tin Man has ever done." - Pocket Tactics - 5/5 stars

"...an idea that is, by most conventional literary standards, terrible, but pushed so far past terrible that it wraps around like a comet slingshotting around the sun and comes back as utterly brilliant." - Time

"To Be Or Not To Be truly is one of the most purely-entertaining experiences of the year, because Ryan North manages to both live up to my expectations with his take on this literary classic, and also manage to go to places that I just did not expect." - Touch Arcade - 5/5 stars

** FEATURES **

• Tiny Yorick skulls mark the choices Shakespeare took in his play!
• Play as Hamlet, Ophelia, and Hamlet Sr., each with their own unique adventures.
• Learn things, like the meaning of the word ‘pernicious’ and the origin of the phrase ‘Till death us do part’!
• Sensibly bring evil King Claudius to justice in a court of law! Or, stuff him into a cannon and then fire him into a wall! IT’S UP TO YOU.
• Travel through TIME! Fight PIRATES! Kill a guy IN A CHURCH (it’s totally okay, he’s a jerk!)!
• View the HAML-O-METER at the end of each story to see how well you stuck to the Bard’s vision!

To Be or Not To Be has been created using Tin Man Games’ enhanced Gamebook Adventures Engine featuring:

• Dyslexic friendly font support, to aid readers with dyslexia.
• Hidden achievements to find throughout the gamebook.
• Art you discover is unlocked in the art gallery. Find all the full colour images as you play!
• Specially composed soundtrack and sound effects.
Updated on
Mar 17, 2015

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4.5
221 reviews
A Google user
August 24, 2019
This is an excellent game. Many possible endings which gives this great replayability. I literally became a ghost and found a pirate ship because I decided to walk across the ocean floor. Speaking of pirates there was an epic pirate battle. This book has so many different layers of complexity and you can pick from three different characters all in the same world. I picked the old guy first thinking I would get an easy playthrough and instead had quite the surprise. Highly recommend. Great Game.
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Paytyn Contreras
April 15, 2021
I love interactive fiction, and this hit the spot! I am immensely disappointed at the lack of other interactive singular story games by this developer, and I genuinely wish they would make more based on literary classics. Caesar would be a good one, or Henry VIII!
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Manuel Manolo
February 18, 2021
Not quite my humor(quirky and self referential) and too little check points. Nice animations(though not really necessary in a interactive novel) with music and nice art style(much appreciated). Well made and probably worth a buy if you are into the kind of humor
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