Deathless: The City's Thirst

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About this game

Negotiate water rights from scorpion gods in this necromantic legal thriller! Discredit your boss, solve murders, and reanimate your own corpse to keep your city from drying out.

“Deathless: The City’s Thirst" is a 150,000-word interactive novel by Max Gladstone, author of “Choice of the Deathless” and the "Craft Sequence" novels, nominated for the John W Campbell Best New Writer Award, the XYZZY award, and the Lambda Award. 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 won the God Wars, killing the rain god and taking over his desert city. But now the city needs water, and it’s your job to make it rain. As a rising associate at a god-killing public service conglomerate, you can monopolize your city’s public utilities, or fight to keep water affordable for everyone. Build alliances with powerful necromancers, or help local farmers hold onto their land. Find love, or betray your friends. Overcome the trauma you suffered in the God Wars. Prevent murders, or commit them.

Just keep the water flowing.
Updated on
Sep 10, 2023

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Location, App activity and 2 others
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Location, Personal info and 4 others
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Ratings and reviews

182 reviews
A Google user
March 29, 2020
I actually purchased this book. The story is excellent. The writing is top-notch. Exceptional replayability. So many different directions to go in this, support tyrants or fight tyrants, be evil or good. Tons of romance options. This particular story has so much possibility contained in such a small package. Some of the writing was downright poetic. Lets just say I really appreciate the effort the author put into this book. Highly recommend.
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Kevin C-note
July 14, 2020
Great game. Very good storytelling. Has good replay value as well. The only thing that kept it a 4 of 5 instead of 5 of 5 was the ending. I didn't like the way it ended. Feels like there was no conclusion. Still, it is definitely worth it in my opinion. But definitely play the 1st "Deathless" before purchasing this one. It is 100% free! And just as good!
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June 5, 2021
Max Gladstone has a way with prose that isn't quite like anyone else I've ever read. It treats the mind like a very fine cheese treats the tongue: smooth, and delightful, and when you look a little deeper you find there's more there.
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