Paradigm City

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About this game

The Golden Age of heroes is over, but you're just beginning. Will you use your powers to help the world or help yourself? Set on a near-future Earth that has been irrevocably altered by the arrival of superhumans, the world has been dealing with a radical shift in the nature of humanity. For thirty years, those with world-altering powers - referred to as capes - have been at the forefront of the world's media. There has been heroes, there has been villains, and there has been world-shattering confrontations when those two groups came into contact. For a time, those individuals walked the world like modern deities. For a time, it was good.

But things change. Given time, all things resolve to entropy.

The Golden Age is over. The player, a member of the newest graduating class of an international academy for powered individuals, needs to find their place in this new world, and whether that place will be determined by their own hand - or by the machinations of others. Assigned to the troubled Paradigm City, it'll be up to the player to determine whether their name becomes a byword for fame or infamy, idealism or pragmatism, and loyalty or ambition.

"Paradigm City" is a 110,000 word interactive fantasy novel by James Rhoden, where 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.

• Play as male, female or non-binary, straight, gay or bi!
• Experience your life from youth to the end of your first big mission!
• Multiple endings, with differences both big and small! How will your actions affect the future of the world?
• Utilize the three precepts of epic heroism - brawn, bravado and brains - to solve challenges!
• Increase the potency of your electrokinetic superpower to overcome dangerous threats!
• Work with a team of elite heroes to solve a mystery - your relationships with them will determine their fates, and whether you'll learn their stories.
• Uncover and unveil a conspiracy, or work to use it for your own ends!
• Embrace the traditional values of the classical crusader, or embody the cutting-edge pragmatics of modern powered heroes!
• Sixty achievements!
• Three romance options to choose from - or don't, and keep things strictly professional!
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Mar 26, 2022

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567 reviews
Cesar Ramos
June 3, 2020
As much as I enjoyed the story, this isn't really a choice game...the stats given to you are essentially worthless since there is no real consequence to the choices you make. It's a linear story the results are the same regardless of what you choose. If they make it cheaper for future readers then sure it's ok but for the price of the full story nah.
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Jorge Ibarra
May 14, 2020
Of all its promises in the first arc (and in the app description), the game delivers few, or maybe none, of them. I won't disclose spoilers, but... the ending is sour. It doesn't change much and there's no way to "win" the game. The conspiracy is never explained, there are lots of loose ends everywhere. Romance is not fleshed out and has zero consequences in the story. The same linear events occurr no matter your actions. Your only choice is how you shape your character. I regret the purchase.
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kssbusybs uuushusuus
June 13, 2019
i liked the game but honestly i expected more like dont get me wrong it was fun and the world building was good but there was not enough character interactions that would have given it a higher rating also the fact that no matter what dawn/alan dies is a major let down hopefully there's another book planned that fixs it mistakes. also @ author take your time cuz you can feel the rush to get this book out it felt like a good chunk was missing. over all it was fun but i was disappointed
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