I have a bad habit of spontaneously starting new projects, but that’s okay, because the wheel of progress is always turning and things do, eventually, get finished. My latest project is a little bit of an experiment in game book design. Do you remember those “Choose Your Own Adventure” books, or the green backed “Fighting Fantasy” books? I loved those books, I still do, as my huge collection will testify.
I’ve been wanting to write my own game book for some time, and finally have an idea. But I don’t want to write it alone, I want readers to drive the story as it’s written. I think that’ll be really neat. Welcome then, to The Book of Faces, a quest staring YOU as the hero.
How does it work? Well, YOU make the choices that drive the story. Each post will include a couple of choices for you to make. Read the passage and make a choice by leaving a comment. When there are 10 or so comments, the choice with the most votes is chosen and the story continues.
Part one of the adventure is below.