Writing a Choose Your Own Adventure (With a Demo!)


Check out this great post from Steve Boseley’s blog on the topic of Writing a Choose Your Own Adventure (With a Demo!)

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If any of you are as old as me, you might remember the ‘choose your destiny’-type books from the 80s and 90s. In particular I remember the Stephen Jackson and Ian Livingstone ‘Fighting Fantasy’ books. Anyone remember Deathtrap Dungeon or The Warlock of Firetop Mountain?

It started out as a game for children where the narrative was not linear, in that at the end of each page, the reader is given a choice to make to progress the story. The decisions that the reader makes influence the outcomes of the story, ending up in an overall ‘completion’ or usually several different ‘failures’. In essence, what we are talking about, is an interactive story. How cool is that??

So How Do You Write One?

The first thing that I thought about when thinking about this post, was ‘how on earth am I going to keep all the…

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