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[Echo Bazaar] Dark RPG + Alternate Victorian London + Twitter!? = Addictive
Ah, the Bazaar! Join us in our attractive and convenient location at the heart of Fallen London, a short boat-ride from Hell, for business and pleasure!
* Uncover the mysteries of the Bazaar! Who stole London?
* Thieve, murder, connive, seduce!
* Engage in commerce! Jade, souls, secrets, trained bats. Echoes!
* Enjoy refreshing, tangy mushroom wines!
A synopsis by Susan Arendt @ The Escapist
It's hard to know just how to describe Echo Bazaar. Set in the world of Fallen London, it combines elements of tabletop gaming, Victorian England, RPGs, and social networking. Sporting a cheeky sense of humor and a Lovecraftian vibe, the game combines the addictiveness of grinding with an unusual and compelling story elements. While its browser-based gameplay is certainly quite entertaining, Echo Bazaar's real appeal lies in its robust mythology and surprisingly deep backstory, which you discover bit by tiny bit as you play. The world of Fallen London is a joy to explore, a weird and wonderful playground where clay men wrestle in pubs and you pay for your lodgings with cryptic secrets.
After defiantly refusing to create a Twitter account, I broke down and did so to see what the fuss was about. Echo Bazaar is really a unique, surprisingly deep experience, with the added benefit of being browser based and designed to be played in bite-sized chunks.
Give it a try and be sure to post your information so we can join in your adventures. There are many extras that are brought by interacting with other players, even some PvP for those so inclined.