Tag Archives: Choose Your Own Adventure

300+ Paths to the Sandwich

The times, they be exciting. The March 32nd site is up, we gathered plenty of footage at PAX, and episode one is camera ready. We’ve written, polished, and mapped out every possible route through the first episode. We know it backwards and forwards, sideways and widdershins. But one rather large thing we don’t know about […]

This Post Has 36 Possible Endings

We are not talking about an epiphany on the level of Proust’s madeleine, but reading Grady Hendrix’s Slate history of the Choose Your Own Adventure books rocketed me back to my 1980s childhood. I was the target audience for these page-turners, mainly because I lacked the key ingredients that Hendrix notes were essential to enjoy […]

Killing the Flytrap

I was eight years old when I got my hands on a copy of Infocom’s Leather Goddesses of Phobos. I had no idea what it was.  Luckily, neither did my parents.  It must have seemed like harmless fun to them (“A text-based adventure? Interactive fiction? Just like a Choose Your Own Adventure—he loves those!”).  Had […]

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