Twenty classic Choose Your Own Adventure books have arrived in a tablet edition, available to download in the iBookstore and Amazon Kindle. AppNewser reminds us that these books were also adapted for the Atari in the 1980s.
What was your favorite Choose Your Own Adventure? This GalleyCat editor fondly remembers reading a few of these new eBooks as a kid, including Secret of the Ninja, Space and Beyond, and Island of Time. Series founder R. A. Montgomery introduced the new eBooks:
[We tried] to duplicate that sense of moving through a story. That comes in the paper format by jumping around. We finally settled on some icons that required swiping and that seemed to help emphasize moving around the story. We also added a map feature, which I find neat. You can hop anywhere in the book from the map, or return to the branch you are on … Choose Your Own Adventure is the eternal challenge of making choices. It is the same whether it’s in a paper book, the iPad, or in a game with lots of text. Its power remains the same. Don’t forget that books, movies, television and now computers have never destroyed the excitement of ideas.