Sunday, November 30, 2014

Daily Thoughts 11/30/2014

Daily Thoughts 11/30/2014

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I finished reading Cibola Burn by James S. Corey last night.  It had an unexpected ending which united the opposing human factions and made them work together to create a colony.  I liked the descriptions of space combat.

I spent some time playing a gamebook which is a combination of game and book.  It is a basically a choose your own adventure book with a game built in.  This one was called Destinyquest Infinite published by Adventure Cow.  The difference between this and the older game book is that the only versions are less cumbersome with built in game mechanics.  An older example of this is Project Aon with the Lone Wolf series  

I have noticed there is renewed interest in choose your own adventure type books.  Recently a book called Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography was on the New York Times bestseller list. Because I was interested, I took a look around there are some Kindle Choose Your Own Adventure e-books.

I also see that a number of computer Gamebooks have been released through a company called Tin Man Games in Australia.   What I am seeing is mainly in the United Kingdom and Australia.

I have written about this before when I spent some time reading a Visual Novel from Hanako Games.
Part of why this is interesting is that it shows what you can do with an e-book graphically, with music, and with branching content that is not being done that much by mainstream publishers.

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