Thursday, August 19, 2010

Choose Your Own Horrible Death

NPR ran a bit about the return of Choose Your Own Adventure books, called U-Ventures, in an iPhone/Pad app. They will be updated with sounds, lights, and special effects.

I have plenty of fond memories of reading those books. Sometimes they were a pain, though - I kept my fingers tucked between pages with decisions, sometimes two or three steps back, just in case I got a horrible death. There were a lot of horrible deaths, usually with no warning. Take sled dogs across the lake! The ice breaks, you are dead. Climb down through the crevice! You fall and die. It was all very random.


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