Steam Whistle Alley: An Adventure in Augmented Reality

Steam Whistle Alley: An Adventure in Augmented Reality

by Joshua Mason

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Overview

A thrilling new entry into the skyrocketing LitRPG and GameLit genres, Steam Whistle Alley combines gaming mechanics with steampunk aesthetics through the magic of advanced augmented reality. The game turns Seattle into a steampunk wonderland, with the beautifully-described imagery becoming the setting for the adventure of a lifetime.

Everyone on the street that day saw a lunatic wearing strange brass goggles, swinging an invisible sword on the sidewalks of downtown Seattle. But Jacob recognizes what the man is really doing—playing a game in augmented reality. When the game’s creator offers him his own goggles, Jacob enters a city he thinks he knows. But towering monuments of Victorian architecture have replaced the skyscrapers. Airships float between the buildings. Fearsome enemies, from steam-powered death rabbits to clockwork werewolves lurk in every shadow.

But with the game comes a quest, and to the victors go the deed to Steam Whistle Alley, the social and financial heart of the game. Jacob, his mouthy, biosynthetic monkey Banjo, and the rest of the team must face off against foes who want the alley for themselves. Some of his adversaries, however, aren’t pplaying games. They don’t want the alley. They want the company, and the death they bring is not the kind Jacob can respawn from.

Debut author Joshua Mason knocks it out of the park in this GameLit adventure, perfect for fans of Ready Player One, steampunk, or video games in general. Packed with pop culture and nostalgia, Steam Whistle Alley transcends genres and delivers a tale to remember.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781732189201
Publisher: Bebuka Books
Publication date: 07/09/2018
Series: Steam Whistle Alley , #1
Pages: 470
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.05(d)

About the Author

Joshua Mason has done a little bit of a lot of things. He was a Nintendo game play counselor back in its pre-internet heyday. He got a degree in archaeology from the University of Washington, and has been on a few digs, from the round-the-clock daylight of a northern Alaska summer to the remote Spice Islands of Indonesia. He spent four years teaching English in Jakarta, where he met his wife. They now live in Seattle.

Table of Contents

CHAPTER ONE: THE NUTJOB

CHAPTER TWO: THE INVITATION

CHAPTER THREE: THE 88TH FLOOR

CHAPTER FOUR: THE DETAILS

CHAPTER FIVE: THE UNBOXING

CHAPTER SIX: CREATION

CHAPTER SEVEN: THE TRIP

CHAPTER EIGHT: THE ALLEY

CHAPTER NINE: THE BEGINNING

CHAPTER TEN: THE ANNOUNCEMENT

CHAPTER ELEVEN: THE PARTY

CHAPTER TWELVE: BLACK AND WHITE

CHAPTER THIRTEEN: THE GLITCH

CHAPTER FOURTEEN: THE FEAR

CHAPTER FIFTEEN: THE AMULET

CHAPTER SIXTEEN: THE GALILEO

CHAPTER SEVENTEEN: THE RABBITS

CHAPTER EIGHTEEN: JAMESON’S GIFT

CHAPTER NINETEEN: THE GUILD

CHAPTER TWENTY: GEARING UP

CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE: THE MESSAGE

CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO: THE UNKNOWN

CHAPTER TWENTY-THREE: THE KNOWN

CHAPTER TWENTY-FOUR: THE MENAGERIE

CHAPTER TWENTY-FIVE: THE BRIDGE

CHAPTER TWENTY-SIX: GASWORKS AVENUE

CHAPTER TWENTY-SEVEN: PERSUASION

CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHT: THE BIGGER STICK

CHAPTER TWENTY-NINE: UNDERGROUND

CHAPTER THIRTY: THE TROLL

CHAPTER THIRTY-ONE: JAMESON’S TRICK

CHAPTER THIRTY-TWO: FIRST GEAR

CHAPTER THIRTY-THREE: DEAR IGGY

Map of Steam Whistle Alley

Acknowledgements

About the Author

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