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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.