Books that would make great interactive games

Interactive games are games that allow you to make a choice that influences the rest of the story. I think all plots can work for games, so this list looks at which book plots I would want to play.

Vicious – V.E Schwab

Vicious is my first V.E Schwab book, and I was not disappointed. The plot follows Victor, a brilliant man who breaks out of prison to catch his old friend-turned-foe, Eli.

Vicious talks about good vs. evil and the concept of the anti-hero theme. The characters are also witty, and it’s a battle to see who’s victorious in the end based on intelligence and allegiance.

It would be fun to play as Victor and making decisions on what to do next. There’s no romance between Victor and any of the characters, so this would strictly be a plot to catch the bad guy.

As a side note, I hope this gets picked up for a movie. I would love to see it!

Battle Royale – Koushun Takami

Before Hunger Games, there was Battle Royale. This book blew me away, and I loved it more than Hunger Games. A few years back, I did a post on why these Battle Royale can’t be compared to The Hunger Games.

Battle Royale talks about a class thrown into chaos where they have to kill each other to survive. Only one comes out victorious. Battle Royale has political themes involved, but it’s more in-depth than just an evil government.

If this is a game, you will play as Nanahara Shuya. The game would have everything: friendships, romance, and action… but it all depends on how you play Shuya.

Similar to Vicious, it would also be a witty game on who you can trust. While I don’t remember Shuya killing anyone directly, you can choose to turn Shuya into a ruthless killer or keep his calm and collected personality like in the book.

However, you probably wouldn’t learn as much about his classmates as you did in the book since the game would be played entirely from his perspective rather than jumping to different perspectives of the classmates.

A Little Bit Witchy – A. A. Albright

A Little Bit Witchy is the first book of the Riddler’s Edge Cozy Mystery series.

Aisling Smith takes a reporter job for a newspaper in a town she’s never heard of. On the way there, a passenger dies on the train, and Aisling is determined to discover the real story. The challenge is difficult as the town’s inhabitants are hiding some big secrets.

I really enjoyed this book. It’s a fun and light-hearted mystery. In the book, Aisling is very determined, and I would enjoy playing as her in a game.

I can see this turning into a dating sim game like Voltage since she develops a friendship with a shape-shifting male and gets suspicious of the town’s cute detective.

These Violent Delights – Chloe Gong

These Violent Delights is a debut book, and it blew me away. These Violent Delights talk about a mysterious plague that sweeps through 1926 Shanghai. It was inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.

The female protagonist, Juliette Cai, is strong-willed with a good head on her shoulders. She stubbornly works with her first love and first betrayal, Roma Montagov, as the plague knows no boundaries. If the mayhem can’t be stopped, there will be no city left to rule.

Juliette and Roma are the heirs to their respective clans. Playing as Juliette would definitely involve making some hard decisions where your choices won’t influence just her but the future of her clan.

I also imagine the beautiful backdrop this game would have. I love Asian architecture, and I would love to see 1926 Shanghai in full colour.


Are there any books that you would be interested to see turn into a game? Let me know in the comments.

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