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.
The Carp and The Seagull isn't what you might normally call a "film" despite having many of those characteristics. Instead, it blurs the lines between "film," "game," and "experience" by taking your input and morphing itself accordingly.
Looking to kill time with an old-school point-and-click adventure? Kieron Gillen, the comics writer behind Phonogram and the upcoming X-series Generation Hope, has penned a free interactive fiction game, The Curfew, which is set in an authoritarian Britain circa 2027.