For the unfamiliar, Choice of Games is a platform for multiple-choice text-based games. Something like classic Choose Your Own Adventure books with added character stats. As someone coming to choice-based interactive fiction via Twine or visual novels, Choice of Games' no-frills text presentation can feel a bit stark, but there are positive sides to such a pure focus on story. Everything here rests on the writing quality and choice structure.
Felicity Banks' newly released Attack of the Clockwork Army, hosted on Choice of Games, is set in a steampunk version of colonial Australia. Which sounds pulpier than my usual tastes but I couldn't help but be curious what that would look like. I decided to go into this with my fun goggles on.