Posts Tagged ‘choose your own adventure!’

This ClickHole Text Adventure Will Terrify And Inspire You

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Last time I wrote about a free miniature Choose Your Own Adventure game the response was a little muted, but hopefully this time around y’all will enjoy the recommendation a bit more. Because! This one is funnier.

The Mysterious Shadows of Skullshadow Island is featured on ClickHole, which is apparently a spin-off of classic satirical organ The Onion. I’m clearly out of the loop as I’d no idea they’d done this, but ClickHole’s mission statement of parodying sites like Buzzfeed and Upworthy is one I can get behind. The listicle is the bane of my Facebook feed.

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Choose Hamlet’s Own Adventure: To Be Or Not To Be

Heck yeah I'll play as Ophelia! That brook looks lush, man.

You know the problem with Shakespeare’s Hamlet? It doesn’t have any dinosaurs, for starters. Or time travel, now that I think about it. Those pirates are barely mentioned. Ophelia doesn’t kill anyone (else) either. And only one ending! To Be or Not To Be [official site] rectifies the lot.

Dinosaur Comics writer Ryan North turned Hamlet into a zany adventure-choosing game book with the help of $580,905 in Kickstarter funding in 2013, and now it’s become a virtual narrative choose ‘em up you can play on your personal computer.

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Choose Your Own Just Cause 2

I could play a whole game this way.

There’s a lot of games to look forward to this year. Jim’s been writing about some of them today, in fact. (Parts one and two.) Amongst them is Just Cause 2, which has to be up there with Mafia 2 and The Old Republic in peak levels on my crazed antic-o-meter. Every video of the game makes it look like the most awesome fun toy (with that constant caveat: just so long as they don’t let the game get in the way). Their latest video(s) is a cute idea to show off how many different approaches you can take to a mission, with a choose-your-own YouTube adventure. The first part of it is below.

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