Thaumistry: In Charm's Way

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Former Infocom and Legend Entertainment Author Bob Bates today announced a new text adventure game, Thaumistry: In Charm’s Way, scheduled for release in July 2017.

“With the resurgence of interest in text games sparked by the success of Twine and the Choose Your Own Adventure format, now is a great time to bring out a classic parser-driven adventure,” said Bates. “Thaumistry is a comic fantasy that takes the player through a hilarious day of problems and puzzles in present-day New York City. I’m excited to give the players an open-ended world where they can try pretty much anything they can think of.”

Thaumistry is being developed for PC, Mac, and Linux, as well as for mobile phones and tablets. “Players are no longer tied to their desktops,” Bates said. “They can play on the go and save their progress across their devices.”

Bob Bates is an award-winning developer who has worked on more than 45 games that have sold over 6 million units and won over 70 industry awards, including two Adventure Game of the Year Awards.

For more information, visit and Bates’ personal website

January 16. 2017
Centreville, Virginia