As such, I read one a week or so ago after hearing the topic of Choose Your Own Adventure style stories on a podcast. One of the panelists said Choose Your own Adventure #71: Space Vampire, was the single greatest entry into the market ever made for those type of books.
So I purchased. I read. I reviewed (Read that review by clicking here).
I won't rehash, I went back and checked every option in the 118 pages of story and figured out that there were 25 possible endings to the story.
Of those, I counted 10 endings where the Vampire(s) was defeated.
|"I vant to suck your Space Blood!"|
12 where the hero (YOU) died, some of which overlapped with the Vampire's death.
And a smattering of no confrontation with the vampire(s), but instead a court-martial, or banishment or even accidentally loosing a vampire on earth.
All in all, it was great fun. I can see why those were so popular when they were new.
LITTLE DID I KNOW before a few weeks ago that there was a kickstarter campaign, a successful one, that was to take Shakespeare's Hamlet and turn it into one of these tales.
Did I mention it was successful? Like, of an initial goal of $20k, they managed to squeak by with $580,000 dollars! Yeah, that happened.
It ended a long time ago, but the actual video was so amazing that I had to share. Yes, it is a choose our own path story for adults!
It did sort of bum me out that after raising nearly $600k, that the the price point for the kindle edition is still $9.99... maybe has something to do with not owning the copyright and he needs that price point to make something he feels is reasonable per sale. Anyway, it's too much for me to make as an impulse buy, but I'll be watching for possible sales in the future.