Challenger of Tomorrow

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About this game

Punch out Fascists and unravel conspiracies in this explosive pulp adventure set in a retro-futuristic 1930s world of airships, fast cars, and two-fisted action!

Cliffhanger: Challenger of Tomorrow is a 300,000-word interactive novel by William Brown, author of The Mysteries of Baroque. It's entirely text-based, without graphics or sound effects, and fueled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.

Here, masked and caped adventurers with ray guns and rocket boots blast down the gleaming Art Deco streets of Manhattan. Sinister criminal masterminds scheme from tropical island lairs. Dinosaurs stamp and bellow in fog-shrouded jungle plateaus. Fearless archaeologists discover incredible secrets and terrible curses under the desert sands. Master thieves plot daring heists among the glittering casinos of Monaco.

And you? You're Challenger, the most famous adventurer in the world--or, if you like, the most infamous scoundrel. You were raised as an orphan by Dr. Cosmos Zeta at his Tomorrow Institute, where he and his crack team of scientists have developed "zeta rays," providing free energy for the whole world, and granting mysterious powers to a lucky few.

But now, Dr. Zeta has been assassinated before your very eyes, and replaced by a doppelganger, who accuses you of attempted murder. To clear your name and avenge Zeta's death, you'll have to chase the assassin around the world--and beyond!

Will you defend Earth against a sinister mastermind? Will you crush the axis of Fascism that rages across Europe? Will you uncover the shocking truth about the zeta rays?

There's only one way to find out! Play "Cliffhanger: Challenger of Tomorrow" today!

• Play as male, female, or non-binary; gay, straight, or bi
• Protect the Earth from interstellar and extradimensional invaders!
• Find friendship, love, rivalry, and enmity among a colourful cast of stalwart heroes, brooding warrior princes, shy scholars, charming rogues, ruthless gangsters, enigmatic spies, inscrutable mystics, fast-talking reporters, and brilliant scientists!
• Travel across a huge, gloriously strange world, from the sky-high speakeasies of New York City to the whispering bamboo groves of Taiwan, from the dark streets of Fascist London to the raucous nightclubs and casinos of the Shanghai Bund!
• Blaze across the skies on a jetpack of your own invention, learn the secrets of invisibility and mind-reading, or swing from building to building using the incredible slingshot grappling hook!
• Conquer the Mansions of the Moon, the last great stronghold of a decadent empire, or attain enlightenment amongst the snowy peaks and ageless monasteries of Shangri-La!
• Build a network of spies, contacts, and allies across the world!
• Play guitar with Django Reinhardt and Duke Ellington, party with Texas Guinan and the Aga Khan, drink whiskey with Al Capone, swap ideas with Hedy Lamarr, and shoot Hitler in the face!
Updated on
Sep 10, 2023

Data safety

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This app may share these data types with third parties
Location, App activity and 2 others
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 4 others
Data is encrypted in transit
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Ratings and reviews

49 reviews
noel woel
June 29, 2022
It's fun! Very reminiscent of old school fast paced pulp fiction. Lots of options to get varied endings, lots of replayabilty. A very unique setting, I guess you could call it decopunk? Underexplored genremash imo. Best thing I can compare it to is it's got the feel of an old timey Saturday morning cartoon, in a really nostalgic and fun way. Hope there's a sequel!
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S. Morgan
November 26, 2021
Definitely an easy, light-hearted way to pass the day. Its stats/choice impact are pretty standard CYOA fodder, but the world building gives it a leg up. The cast of characters is unnecessarily huge; biggest annoyance was that they rarely seem to respond to what is said, so there's no sense of real "presence" in the dialog. If romance is your technically checks the box? Technically. Give it a go if you want a well written, old school CYOA rather than a character driven one.
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December 2, 2021
Not a bad story. A bit fast-paced. But there are at least twelve endings I've found so far and a lot of paths in between. The politics are pretty minimal and you can play apolitically from beginning to end. The stats are simple a straightforward. The only major negative is that characters are very straightforward and minimally fleshed out. Don't expect much from them. Also some of the locales are really good but again underdeveloped. And there is pretty much no romance. Still good though.
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