My coworkers and I were just talking about Choose Your Own Adventure books the other day. I hated them, but most people liked them a lot. Now, someone has created a version of CYOA on Twitter.
As one author points out,
“I am pleased to see interesting uses of Twitter to tell a narrative in a way I might actually consume.”
These are a little more dark than the kid’s versions, but still interesting.
Eden notes that he’s not by any means the first person to try and conduct a CYOA story via Twitter, but he’s the first person we’ve seen try and do it in a fully self-contained way – most use tweets to link to external URLs to continue the story or make choices. The downside of this is that each link cuts down on the amount of the story that can be told in a single tweet. It also ends up with users being redirected all over the place, so the chances of finishing it are probably slimmer.
We’re not going to ruin the story for you, but if you have a few minutes to spare and fancy trying to get through the story without meeting a grisly ending, then you can do so at the starting point above.
try it out via Play ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ On Twitter.
I agree this is a great use of the platform to tell stories in an interactive, fun way, and play of people’s nostalgia for the book series.