text based gamesWe’ve mentioned it before, but when we were kids, we devoured Choose Your Own Adventure books—especially those released by Bantam Books. Bantam ended the series in the late 90s and we’re not embarrassed to admit that we shed a few tears over it.  

Thankfully, Choice of Games has picked up where Bantam left off and thrown in a few perks: First, all of their titles (or what they are calling “text-based games”) are free on the web. They’ve also produced mobile versions that can be played on iPhones, Android phones, and other smartphones.

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But there’s more.

Choice of Games has developed a simple scripting language for writing text-based games, ChoiceScript, which they make available for others to use. Readers are encouraged to use this technology to write their own text-based game; the company will then host submissions on their website.

Currently they have 12 text-based games, but there are also 18 other user-created books to choose from.

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I have never heard of this before, but I think it would be great to use in the classroom! Its just another source for the kids to learn and it seems like it would get them more excited about reading! 

I thought so, too! I just found out that the creator of Choose Your Own Adventure books has actually started republishing his old books and writing follow-ups with digital media.




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