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The Magic of Choose Your Own Adventure Books, Beautifully Visualized

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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!

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Designer Christian Swinehart has parsed piles upon piles of Choose Your Own Adventure titles, and rendered them as a series of visualizations, from charts documenting how frequent "catastrophic" endings occur as opposed to "favorable" ones to animated representations of every single permutation of a given book to a digital copy of Zork: The Cavern of Doom, which tracks your every move on a visual graph.

Illustration for article titled The Magic of Choose Your Own Adventure Books, Beautifully Visualized
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frankurd
Arggh! there goes a...snake a snake!

I was secretly also hoping for a digital version of Choose Your Own Story and to waste about an hour doing that. #chooseyourownadventure