PRH's Black Crown project to go offline

Penguin Random House is to take its interactive narrative gaming experience Black Crown offline at the end of this week, with creator Rob Sherman conceding that "the economics do not stand up". The online narrative gaming project, with Sherman's story set in the shady Widsith Institute, launched in May 2013. In its first three months 6,000 people signed up to play the game, with around 5% of those paying money for in-game currency. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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