If you decide to explore the ledge where the seeker has come to rest, turn to page 6.
January 6, 2012 8:26 PM Subscribe
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"There's no way we could have programmed a moral ending for every story line . . . Life isn't that way. Choose Your Own Adventure is not that way. Choose Your Own Adventure is a simulation that approximates the choices that we face in our lives." Choose Your Own Adventure:
How The Cave of Time taught us to love interactive entertainment. (previously)
On the origins
of Choose Your Own Adventure: "According to Packard, the core idea for the series emerged from bedtime stories that he told to his daughters every night, revolving around a character named Pete and his adventures. Packard stated, "I had a character named Pete and I usually had him encountering all these different adventures on an isolated island. But that night I was running out of things for Pete to do, so I just asked what they would do." His two daughters came up with different paths for the story to take and Packard thought up an ending for each of the paths. "What really struck me was the natural enthusiasm they had for the idea. And I thought: 'Could I write this down?'"
Demian Katz has collected many Choose Your Own Adventure books and catalogued them here
, with pictures and general book information. Some of the stories could be a bit grim back in the day.