Hope you’ve packed your virtual bags because Wanderlust Travel Stories is going to take you on a trip around the globe… and you won’t be back home anytime soon. Heck, chances are you won’t want to stop traveling once you embark on what is bound to be a wondrous journey; or one of several, I should say, as the game does feature a multitude of different tales, each experienced through a mix of interactive fiction and time/character management. Groovy.
If the above sounds slightly familiar, it is likely because you have played inkle’s 80 Days. It does feature a similar theme and is also structured like a massive piece of interactive fiction, although unlike that game, Wanderlust Travel Stories doesn’t limit you to, well, eighty days. You’re also not on a quest to traverse the globe, free to take your time instead, enjoying every step of the journey. That said, much like in the real world, not everyone you meet has good intentions. Just saying -- you won’t be able to trust everyone you meet, even if they seem to be the kindest, most gentle souls.
Lead your characters through life-changing travels to Africa, Asia, Antarctica, both Americas, Oceania and Europe. Make choices that will change your perception of the world, because it’s about your inner journey as well.
But this is not about kicking you-know-what and taking names, so much as experiencing a globetrotting choose-your-own-adventure in which the path is built as you go along from one destination to the next across the six continents and twenty-one countries. Yes, that is a lot, and to give you an even greater sense of scale: the entire thing consists of over 300,000 words! Going on a digital journey of exploration and discovery is rarely this vast, and I don’t know about you, but I genuinely can’t wait to find out what is contained within Wanderlust Travel Stories‘ many different stories (4 novels and 5 short stories, to be exact).