Interactive fiction writing is a pretty niche market, but it’s one that we can’t seem to get enough of. Imagine how many more hours of Choose Your Own Adventure-style entertainment our kids could get lost in, if we could just build robots to write these stories. Guess what? We can.
If you loved the Choose Your Own Adventure books (and dying over and over again between their pages), here's some good news: you can play a chooseable path game right now through the magic of Twitter. The bad news: you're going to die. A lot.
I'm admittedly terrible at "choose your own adventure" stories. Flipping through them as a kid, I'd always peek at whatever page the story directed me to, read the first couple sentences, and if I liked where things were going, I'd stick with it. Turns out not much has changed in 20 years.
Few book series celebrated narrative possibility and experimented with branching storytelling in as unique a way as the Choose Your Own Adventure novels. They were largely the work of R.A. Montgomery, who died aged 78 on Nov. 8.
Trapped aboard a huge alien spaceship, you wander the corridors and meet weird aliens for all eternity, endlessly seeking a utopia you can never reach. Kind of heavy stuff for a 1980s Choose Your Own Adventure book. But it was real — and you could only win by cheating!
This little dino-shaped lamp is filled with bioluminscent critters and is looking for a home—and some funds. Also seeking financial aid are a series of Choose Your Own Adventure interactive cartoons and a shared-world, all-ages fantasy comic book series.
Fox has nabbed the media rights to the classic 1980s book series that had children picking out their violent, imaginary deaths, over and over again. Don't get us wrong: Choose Your Own Adventure is great but if we had a choice in the matter, we would say "No thanks" to reviving this brand in a movie.
When the big two introduced motion comics a few years back, everyone had a good laugh at how terrible they were. They were difficult to read, watch and, generally, sucked all-around. Tonight in New York, DC is fixing all that and taking it a step further with DC2 (aka Dynamic Content) and DC2 Multiverse technology…
If Choose Your Own Adventure books weren't your go-to in fourth grade there's something seriously wrong with you. But you're going to have another chance to dictate the creative process thanks to a movie that chooses its ending based on sensor data from the audience.
We love ourselves some old-school pick-a-path novels around these parts, mostly for the litany of confusing deaths that were foisted upon the barely literate reader. The proprietors of the Tumblr "You Chose Wrong" also remember these many horrendous demises fondly and have thus devoted an entire blog to them. My…
Nostalgia is on the menu for this week's crowdfunding projects, with a documentary about the influence of Calvin & Hobbes, and not one but two reading games inspired by the Choose Your Own Adventure books. There's also a video game packed with retro scifi pulp and a psychedelic daredevil comic.
I think we can all agree that if Shakespeare had been alive in the late-80s, he would've written Choose Your Own Adventure books. So thank you, Amazon, for bringing one of mankind's greatest literary genre achievements to Kindle.
It's no secret that we here at Gizmodo love the Choose Your Own Adventure series of books. This is why we got excited when we heard about, Turbulence, an interactive, feature-length film designed for touchscreen devices, like tablets or smartphones.
Edward Packard's Choose Your Own Adventure book series was a heady mix of genre conventions, RPG identity-swapping, and dying for no apparent reason. These novels weren't high art, but their innovative structure has prompted analysis decades later.
There are two ways to look at the legendary Choose Your Own Adventure books. As reading experiences and childhood memories, they're vital. But as data sets for visualizations, they're weirdly spectacular. Observe!
A choose-your-own-adventure style book is a natural addition to the zombie genre, but Zombocalypse Now is a surprisingly zany entry. Starring a snarky, chainsmoking stuffed bunny, the book pits you against mobsters, toothpaste executives, and zombified zoo animals.
Future, Cupertino — After a long and fruitful tenure as CEO, Steve Jobs steps down in early 2009 to fanfare and industry fawning. Apple needs a new leader. It's time to choose your own adventure.
Good news everyone! Those Choose Your Own Adventure books you loved to read while stuffed into a locker as a kid are finally making their way to the iPod. The CYOA titles come in two forms, e-book and audio book.
For those of you still having a hard time deciding which HDTV to buy, Joel's got a spectacular guide to help you out. And if Joel Johnson's one thing, it's hairy. If he's two things, then he's hairy and clever. Clever enough to put on his pants in the morning and churn out this brilliant Choose Your Own Adventure.