The Shadow Society

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About this game

"There exists a world parallel to ours; alike in many aspects, yet different where it matters most. The only thing we know for sure is that certain people of that world have found a way to get to ours. Don’t trust them. And, whatever you do, look out for your own shadow."

One night, you are faced with a dream that alters something within you, forcing you to return to your now abandoned childhood home to search for answers.

Little do you know that the abnormalities of the house are tied to another realm, and it appears your ancestors have a mysterious connection to it. But although their stories ended, yours remains to be written. Will you trust what you see, or search for a different truth? Will you put faith in those who claim to be your friends and shun the enemy, or turn the tables around? You may find your best friend, your nemesis or even fall in love during your journey. The outcome is up to you.

“The Shadow Society” is a 675,000-word interactive modern fantasy novel by Cara Palmer, where your choices control the story. It's entirely text-based—without graphics or sound effects—and fuelled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.

* Shape your main character according to a variety of choices.
* Play as male, female or non-binary; gay, bi, straight, aromantic or asexual.
* Discover a hidden world and take the first step in changing its future.
* Experience romance with one of five love interests along with two secret ones, become entangled in a triangle between two siblings or remain single.
* Determine who to trust and who to shun, who to befriend and who to antagonize, among a cast of characters with differing secrets and motivations.
* Choose a side – if any – in the conflict brewing between two worlds.
Updated on
Apr 28, 2023

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Location, App activity and 2 others
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Location, Personal info and 4 others
Data is encrypted in transit
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Ratings and reviews

779 reviews
A Google user
February 17, 2020
So overall I liked it, BUT I think hosted games could have/should have been clearer that this is the first installment of a series particularly because, despite the impressive word count, there really is no resolution, the story just kind of ends. Additionally despite the impressive number of stats, they don't seem to really DO anything (other than let you keep track of your character) and it's unclear if the relationship stats are for the book or the series so it's hard to tell what's "good."
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A Google user
March 3, 2020
Good game, not sure if it's worth the $7 but I did enjoy playing the game and waiting for part 2. There are some small errors like when Gwen is female, sometimes the character refers to her as a he which got me confuse for a while and for Michael, the relationship state for him says unknown. I wish there was more interactions and improving your own stats and using them since you really don't use them at all. I love the characters and the plot, and how you have the option to be with any side.
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A Google user
April 7, 2020
Absolutely fantastic, but misleading. The story stopped suddenly at the end. I purchased the story due to the fact that the wording made it seem like this was the only installment. The word count is phenomenal, but the advertisment... not so much. The story climaxes and then, *BOOM!*, epilouge. Being upfront from the start and saying this is a part one would have been better than making it seem like a single installment. I really feel like I was swindled. The story is great, 10-stars!
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