Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Turn to page 34, if you dare...

Ah, the "Choose Your Own Adventure" novel. The cornerstone of my love of fantasy and adventure stories. I can't say it helped foster any sense of commitment though. I rarely made a choice without keeping my finger at the proverbial fork in the road, just in case I had to back-track. Sort of went against the point of the medium, but I couldn't have anyone falling off a cliff or being vaporized by an alien death ray. Not on my watch.

Further proof that everything that was old is new again, CYOA is trying out downloads of their classic series designed specifically for iPods. The first title , The Abominable Snowman, is currently available for free (until Jan. 25th). It looks like they want to get some feedback during beta testing, and what better way is there than using the word "free"? The downloads include full color illustrations and sound effects, in addition to the author's own voice telling the story.

So, anyone up for a little retro reading?

Choose your own iPod adventure [Via Crave]

7 comments:

frenchie said...

That is cool as hell. Not that the simile makes any sense, but you get the jist of it. Why couldn't they make one of these for the Palm?

Dupa Jasia said...

Is it for evista sale? It sartin is! replied Uncle Billy.. ; republished by the fioricet author's permission.. This vine, however, bore leaves, and these, on that pleasant summer morning, shielded ultram from us two persons who were in earnest conversation in the straggling, half-dead flower-garden at the side of the house.. Let wealth come in by comely thrift, And not by any norco foolish shift: 'Tis haste Makes waste: Who gripes too hard the dry and slippery sand Holds none at all, or little, in his hand.. The great house was flexeril relinquished...

frenchie said...

Either Dupa Jasia is a retard, or he's trying to help us with erectile dysfunction.

Where you at lately?

Alex said...

Nothing to do with ED. You see, he's a very wealthy man in Nigeria who just needs some help moving some money around . . .

frenchie said...

Geek hasn't happened in a long time. What's going on? As if taking care of a child takes up so much time... ha!

Alex said...

Um, uh, I was just about to post something. I swear . . .

JP said...

When are you going to udate the website.