Dust and Salt: Battle for Murk

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About this game

"Dust and Salt: The Battle for Murk Gamebook" is an interactive adventure and narrative - a gamebook (in the traditions of "Choose Your Own Adventure" and "Fighting Fantasy" series). It tells YOUR story in which you are the HERO!

From the creator of Dust and Salt comes the next tale from its world – The Battle for Murk – an interactive narrative set in a low-powered, gritty medieval world. Play as Corporal Mandrake from the City Watch in a fantasy adventure game. Collect evidence and uncover the truth in time to save your hometown from falling into the enemy’s hands.

The city of Murk is under siege by a cruel barbaric leader. On his night patrol, Corporal Mandrake from the City Watch stumbles upon a treacherous conspiracy that seeks to open the city gates for the usurper. Mandrake and his patrol partner have until dawn to uncover the truth and prevent the conspirators’ plan.

Explore temple dungeons, rowdy taverns, shady allies, and more. Obtain information from suspects or catch their lies by using your wits. Uncover the truth in a plot full of deception.

The game consists of a story text and a city map. On the map you can choose to travel to different locations while the story text builds around the constant choices you have to make. Enjoy the vivid writings of the author Sycamore Bright.


* A short game (about 1.5 hours) focused on a story.

* Although the plot is related to Dust and Salt, this can be played as a stand-alone game.

* For fans of Sorcery!, Fighting Fantasy and Choose Your Own Adventure.

* Story is king. Rich, non-linear story, reminiscent of D&D.

* Decisions matter. Your actions define and shape the world you experience.

* Memorable personalities. Engage with other characters and potential suspects in the city of Murk in well-written interactive dialogues.

* Art that brings the story to life. Zoom-in on the world map to enjoy the detailed artwork.

* Immersive soundtrack. Featuring the gorgeous Nordic music by acclaimed artist Mike Olsen, a.k.a. Danheim.

Story Flavor:

The first sunrays were crawling hesitantly on the serrated city walls. The dark shroud of night was slowly withdrawing. The catapults had been shooting all night. Murk had managed to ward off two assaults from Wayward’s troops – one at the main gate and one by water, near Icewind Quay. Only when the morning light scattered the darkness did we see the price we had paid to survive that night: new cracks and holes in the thick city wall, a destroyed defensive tower, more homes reduced to rubble, and new fires throughout the city. At least a few dozen dead bodies laid scattered in the ashes, debris, and dust.

At nightfall, Wayward’s war drums began their rumble once again. The catapults were still silent, but they would undoubtedly start singing their deathly song soon. For nine days, Wayward’s hordes had sieged Murk, and every night the city walls groaned under the volleys of stones and fire hurled at them.
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Jan 6, 2019

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25 reviews
A Google user
September 21, 2019
Very short story. Poor replayability, be careful with this developer's games. They charge money for what should be a tutorial.
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Prime Games Bulgaria
September 22, 2019
Tom, I am sorry that you feel that way but I've written plain and simple in the description of the game that it's a short, hour and a half game if you manage to beat it end to end. Those are adapted gamebooks, works in print that are digitized. I am not a big studio that makes 100 hours grinding games, I am a solo indie dev focused on story games.
A Google user
May 23, 2019
Always can be better, the first one felt like it had a better story, I like the second one more though because there's more action packed stories.
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Prime Games Bulgaria
May 24, 2019
Thank you for the feedback! I am happy you enjoyed both!
A Google user
October 4, 2018
Very interesting game. I am enjoying it so far. The characters and story are very well done. Good job.
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Prime Games Bulgaria
October 7, 2018
Thank you very much!

What's new

Migrated Unity to latest stable release.
Fixed adaptive icon missing for Android 8+ devices.
Fixed camera pinch zoom sensitivity issue.
Fixed camera pan and zoom bug while story text is opened.
Internet permission is now required due to Unity migration.