Antiquarian Productions

The Madness Spreads...

The King of Shreds and Patches is now available for purchase from the Amazon Kindle Store in versions for the Kindle Keyboard as well as the Kindle Touch. You can also purchase a version for the Kindle Fire and other Android tablets from the Amazon App Store or from Google Play. And you can buy version for the Nook from the Barnes and Noble store.

When you receive a note from your old acquaintance John Croft, you expect nothing but an evening of good food and drink and tall tales. Instead, you quickly find yourself plunged into a conspiracy of black magic that involves not only Croft but some of the most powerful and important men in London – and possibly even someone else, someone much closer to your own heart.

The King of Shreds and Patches is truly an interactive novel. Set in a meticulously recreated Elizabethan London, its story and writing can stand proudly beside conventional mysteries and historical thrillers in both length and quality, with one crucial difference: YOU play the protagonist.

A brand new approach to interactive fiction on the Kindle, this experience is deeper and richer than anything you have seen before. Rather than choosing from a few limited options, you will use a natural-language parser to choose from a universe of possibility every step of the way. Simply tell the story what you want to do using simple English, and it will respond with rich prose of its own.

In the process of playing, you will write your very own novel; no two players will have the same experience. And after you have finished your adventure, a process that will likely absorb many hours, your story will remain on your Kindle, to reread and share and compare with others.

Lovers of historical fiction, mysteries, or horror can now experience a story from the inside, while fans of puzzles and adventure games will also find much to enjoy here. Will you be able to thwart the darkness that threatens London?


10 Responses to Antiquarian Productions

  1. Sergiu

    November 6, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    Hello Jimmy,
    I wanted to buy “The King” for my Kindle and the Amazon store doesn’t seem to want to let me buy it…no price or buy option.
    What do you know about this?
    Thank you,

    • Jimmy Maher

      November 6, 2011 at 9:13 pm

      Hmm, I don’t know. I see the game listed properly on the Amazon store right now. You do have to have a Kindle registered through the US store. You may also need to be signed into Amazon to see the price and buy option.

  2. Ray

    December 27, 2011 at 2:30 am

    I too had this issue. I then realized the game does not work on the kindle touch. I would love to purchasethis. I hope the developers will fix it so it can run on the kindle touch (please) Thanks.

    • Jimmy Maher

      December 27, 2011 at 11:18 am

      I am indeed working on it. The Touch version should be available relatively soon.

      • Ray

        December 28, 2011 at 6:28 am

        I will keep an eye out for it.

  3. Chris Grainger

    March 20, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    Hi Jimmy,

    I live in Canada and as you know, we are restricted from buying Kings of Shreds and Patches… surprised you can buy it in Norway. Any chance you are able to make it available here for sideloading?



    • Chris Grainger

      March 20, 2012 at 7:15 pm

      Ooops… forgot to add…. Willing to pay for it, of course.



    • Jimmy Maher

      March 21, 2012 at 2:41 pm

      I’m afraid the non-Fire Kindle models don’t support any form of sideloading for apps. Each one has to be uniquely signed from Amazon to run on the Kindle (and only that Kindle).

      As far as Android: that’s… complicated. I’d have to set up a whole alternate payments system, and of course it does raise concerns about piracy — and my profits-per-unit are already not exactly mind-blowing. I do plan to get it into the Google Play store soon, which sells worldwide I believe.

  4. Ibrahim Gucukoglu

    October 14, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    Hi Jimmy. I am an IPhone user, I also use the voice over element of the IPhone as I am totally blind. Is this game going to be available on the Apple app store and more importantly, if it is will it be accessible? If not, is there any way i can play it on my computer or IPhone if i buy it directly from you?

    • Jimmy Maher

      October 15, 2012 at 7:21 am

      I have no plans right now to port the game to iOS. However, you can download the version for computer for free: There are some graphics in this version, but none are essential for playing.

      I know that some of the interpreters you can use to play the game do work with screen-readers, but I’m not knowledgeable enough to make a recommendation beyond that. And of course it also depends on what platform you’re using. I know that Audyssey (sp?) at least has a small but active cadre of blind IF players. I’d check there if you aren’t sure how to get an interpreter set up and working with a screen reader.


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