) has deployed her impressive hacking skillz to circumvent copy protection and made available an edutainment game from times past: Ultra Business Tycoon III
) [content warning for suicide, violence] [more inside]
"In 1987, an anonymous team of computer scientists from the Kyrgyz Soviet Socialist Republic wrote a series of children's books based on the popular Choose Your Own Adventure
series. The books were hastily translated into English and a small number were exported to America, but the CIA, fearing a possible Soviet mind control scheme, confiscated them all before they could be sold. Now declassified, the books have been lovingly converted to a digital hypertext format and put online
for the English-speaking world to enjoy."
"You are a cat.
You don’t know your name, or where you are, or how you got there. You are sitting on a pile of clothes that smell familiar, and the room around you is quiet and dark." So begins A Stray In The Woods
, an online collaborate comic/illustrated interactive fiction about being an amnesic cat. Take control of the story by suggesting things for the cat to do
. [via mefi projects
allows you to create and share branching, interactive stories online; complete with a light smattering of conditionals, counters and other tools to keep it interesting.
Toiling away in the obscure backwaters of Google+
, mefi's own Shakespeherian
has been engaged in a compelling serial storytelling experiment: three THRILLING TALES of MYSTERY and ADVENTURE in a Choose Your Own Adventure By Committee
[via mefi projects
] [more inside]
Click Your Way Through the Impossibly Average World of the Workplace! Choose Your Own Adventure: Office Edition [via]
A couple years ago, we had our Choice of Dragons
and of Broadsides
. Since then, the authors have released Choice of the Vampire
, in which your newly made vampire (potentially a Lestat type, but just as likely a Creole watchmaker or an illiterate backwoodsman) navigates the 19th Century American South; the fantasy diptych Choice of Romances
and Choice of Intrigues
, in which your initial choices determine the gender normativity of the game world as well as the temperament of your hero; and, most recently, Choice of Zombies
, a fleet game that concentrates on action, relationships, and high-stakes decisions.
The new video
from the band Chairlift
) doubles as a game of Choose Your Own Adventure and a meditation on the nature of choice.
is a choose-your-own-MUSICAL
-youtube-adventure. It is awesome
Meet the bastard lovechild of Zork, Choose Your Own Adventure, Silent Hill, and World of Warcraft: You awaken in Razor Hill
. [more inside]
A Heavy's 2fort Adventure
. A Team Fortress 2 Choose-your-own-adventure SLYT thing.
Choice of the Dragon
is a web-based cyoa
/adventure gamebook thingy by choiceofgames
, including links to their free ChoiceScript
Beautiful data visualisations
of the original Choose Your Own Adventure stories. A project by Christian Swinehart
"In a text with only six favorable outcomes amid some thirty-eight possible conclusions, indeed the reader seems intensely vulnerable – even doomed perhaps – if he were to travel only a single path. The odds, quite simply, are against him."
to investigate the unforgiving plot of The Third Planet from Altair
, by Edward Packard.
for the definitive database of information about Choose Your Own Adventure
to write your own CYOA
A crazy Halloween "Choose Your Own Adventure" story,
only it's not quite as "tame" as the original CYOA books by Edward Packard
. In fact, every choice you make in this on-line book could lead to your death. Good Luck!