Where are the other Choose your own adventure games?
  • So I've recently come into the knowledge that Choice of Games aren't the only online source of Choose your own adventure type of games... question is, what are they? I've recently had an urge to play CoG, but seeing as they are still developing, that'll wait. I've just finished playing Kadael's Rogue Gone game, it's short but satisfying.
    Also, I played a while back some game about you growing up from baby --> Adult --> Senior. I can't remember that game, but it was excellent. Truly exceptional.
    Anyone else mind putting up some of their favorites? Or even just good ones?
  • (The Rogue Gone game isn't mine - it's roskelld's)

    That game might be Alter Ego - http://www.playalterego.com/
    Which is indeed excellent.

    I really like the Lone Wolf series of gamebooks - it's a bit different than CoG, since they're, well, books, but they're well written and engaging. You can play them here:

    don't take it personally, babe, it just ain't your story is also excellent, but not so heavy on the interactivity. At the very least, it's worth seeing all three endings.
  • Oops, well I must've read wrong o.O Soooooory roskelld
  • @Kadeal @MrYoungzman

    Digital! Don't forget Digital!

    It's the semi-prequel to don't take it personally, and I found far more entertaining. There's LESS choice involved, but it feels like you actually have an impact. It's kind of...odd actually. In the end, what's more important, the atmosphere or the way the story unfolds?
  • @Crayshen

    Oh, of course! I think Digital had more of an emotional impact on me, but I enjoyed don't take it personally more... Digital was more immersive, but don't take it personally had its own really great points.

    With Digital, I found myself getting mixed up because I would accidentally PM people out of order and get confused - like at the very end, I had to visit that certain place twice before I could finally trigger the ending. I loved the atmosphere, though.

    don't take it personally, of course, wasn't as emotionally personal, but I found myself more attached to, say, Charlotte and Isabella more than Emilia. I cared a lot more about what happened to the characters in don't take it personally.
  • Well, considering there's really only two characters to really get attached to Digital (That is Emilia and um...yourself) and the fact you have to fill in the blanks is mainly what drove it....

    I don't know, John just has this fantastic way of pissing me off with nearly everything he does. He starts out with some lofty ideals, sells them pretty quick depending on how you play, and his character arc is really one big downward spiral.

    That was the point though. Christina was being super-literal in the title. It AIN'T your story, and while I find it interesting to literally play as a side character, interesting doesn't always equal payoff.

    Vaugeish spoilers sandwiched the hyphens people! Hot surface, don't burn yourself!


    Really in all honesty, as much as I did care for the class, I REALLY wanted to punch them collectively after that stunt. It felt like a betryal of all that emotional investment, although it was stupidity on John's end too. If he actually TALKED with his students instead of being so concerned with their Amie personas maybe he could have figured things out, but every time he meets them face to face he just clams up.

    In fact, an option to play the game without checking the messages at all should really be a choice. Maybe as a new game + type of thing?


    Still, it's a fun game and I shouldn't sell it short, (Onomatopoeia!) It's by far the best Ren'py VN this year.
  • http://chooseyourstory.com has quite a few games on it.
    http://editthis.info/choose_your_own_adventure/ has a lot of incomplete stuff, most crap, some good.
    Academagia is a personal recommendation, but it is very complex.
  • @Crayshen , am I missing something? o.O Your link leads to the same site that Kada posted ._.
  • It's on the same site, but I swear that it said "/digital" when I posted it. o.O

    Must've not been paying attention. Apologies.
  • More interactive fiction:

    The King of Shreds and Patches is good for any Lovecraft fans who like puzzles: http://maher.filfre.net/King/

    I like a lot of Emily Short's work. I recommend Alabaster and Galatea: http://emshort.wordpress.com/my-work/

    Fate is dark, but an enjoyable game about complex morality: http://ifdb.tads.org/viewgame?id=az8jb9bddngurwr7
  • Alter ego was made by the very same dan fabulich who created CoG :D
  • I know, I simply loved it.
  • Err... Not written by Dan. It was written in the 80s by a psychologist. Dan reverse-engineered in so he could release it on mobile and web.
  • I thought I recognized his name! I'm so thankful for his work putting it on the web, or else I'd never have known about it.
  • I highly recommend Blue Lacuna by Aaron Reed. It's a wonderful IF game with a well-rendered world, an interesting premise, and a very reactive and strongly characterized NPC. It also allows you choice of gender and orientation for your character, like CoG games do.
    You won't have to fight with the text parser to play it -- it's newbie-friendly (but also accepts traditional commands) and has both story and puzzle modes.
    It's long and totally worth the time commitment.

    It's here: http://www.lacunastory.com/
  • oh, ok then my mistake :)
  • ...Did I just use 'onomatopoeia' in place of 'alliteration'?

    My English geek cred! NOOOOO!

    Anyway, that reminds me. I may have suggested it before, but Nord and Bert Couldn't Make Head or Tail of It is a great way to kill some time. It's essentially one long wordplay game and good for a few laughs.
  • Link? :3 I've been playing a bunchload of games from the site chooseyourstory, I tend to like the ones that make you type in the keyword a lot less, can't even get through the intro ._.
  • It's in Z-machine format as it's one of the old Infocom games, but really probably their least..er...traditional. (Aside from Bureaucracy of course, but I'm not going to talk about that.)

    -5 minutes of Googling later...-

    Ah, raspberries, I was certain it was in the IF Archive, but the only thing I'm pulling up is Abandonware sites. I don't know if our kind benefactors would approve of me posting such a link, so I'm simply going to mention you should probably look in a site similar to the name of a badly animated cartoon from the 60's.

    EDIT- Should probably mention you're going to need a Z-machine interpreter as well.
  • What's abandonware? o.O & ehh, I'll stay in chooseyourstory, some genius work in there~
  • Help with Fate I can not figure out what to do it is so confusing..... I cannot figure out what to do after first vision of you dieing because of snake help
  • @cool74

    You should be able to type 'hints,' 'help,' or 'about' if you're stuck.
  • @Kadael
    I did that and i already kenw to look in the bed/ pull up the covers but i can not find the correct wording
  • Bro's, this isn't a helping for the game Fate, take it somewhere else please? :D
  • OK got it. Just thought it would not hurt to ask. You guys have been great at giving me things to do over my school break. Thanks
  • Now I seem like a party pooper ._. Just sayin, bring it over to PM's or whatnot xD & This forum post has given me hours of entertainment.
  • @MrYoungzman Only hours I have got days because my reading site Wattpads been down. So can I pm you about my problem. :)
  • Ask someone else xD I don't play Fate.
  • To anyone having trouble with an IF parser, a guide can be found in PDF format here: http://emshort.wordpress.com/how-to-play/

    I return with more games:

    Gregory Weir does some lovely 'art games,' some of them with great stories where your actions have significant consequences. Check out The Majesty of Colors (http://armorgames.com/play/3314/the-majesty-of-colors), How to Raise a Dragon (http://armorgames.com/play/4046/how-to-raise-a-dragon), and The Mold Fairy (http://armorgames.com/play/4615/the-mold-fairy).

    Thousand Dollar Soul has an intricate storyline with lots of different endings. The more you play, the more things make sense: http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/550497

    One Chance is dark, and some may not like how there is no 'replay' button (you can find it on other sites, so all hope is not lost), but I enjoyed it: http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/555181
    (note: extremely depressing)
  • I've played How To Raise a Dragon, and its very short.
  • Going back through my catalog of Extremely Old Things, I realized I forgot to mention King of Chicago. It's halfway inbetween a choose-your-own adventure type thing peppered with arcade style action and each game is randomized with different scenarios.

    Best part? Underdogs has permission from Cinemaware to post it, so I CAN post the link this time.


    Remember, you're going to need DOSBox to get this to work thanks to Microsoft abandoning one of the best products it's ever created.

  • Hey Jason buddy.. Moua here.. and I was wondering if you could check these two choose your own adventure story and tell me what you think...http://chooseyourstory.com/Story/Snow.aspx

    I was hoping you could make a CoG with similar plot... Especially Snow..
    I suggest you Try em Atleast 3 Time on both Choose your own adventure story... To see all the endings.. :)

    Lol... Off topic here but once you read em.. yourll probably think the same thing my family thinks... How could a 5'10 195 lbs football player/wrestler like such mushy lovey dovey story... Haha what can I say... I'm a emotional guy... Even dudes could enjoi a good love story...
  • @MouaThug I have read Snow and no matter what you do the ending is still the same and it is very depressive.
  • @cool74 Haha there's two ending but yes... Both sad.. very depressing.. the writer did a good job on the books atmosphere...
  • I need to check out some of these others, but I just spent a couple of days playing alter ego and it is very addicting!
  • is this link dead
  • Here's all the other ones I know about.

    Two sites dedicated to a ton of CYOAs and forums to post on.



    A site dedicated to sex CYOAs (Possibly NSFW, but there aren't any pics, it's just text)


    A really weird and long CYOA with many different endings.


    An equally odd CYOA. (Possibly NSFW, but despite the name, it doesn't have any lewd pics)


    If you want stuff for your ipod/iphone/ipad and aren't familiar with them already there's a whole series of Gamebooks called "Gamebook Adventures" by Tin Man Games. They got 8 of them out so far and I think they're done well overall.


    There's also a series called Fabled Lands out for the ipod. If you're not familiar with it, it was a game book series that originally came out in the 90s that allowed you to move back and forth through the various books. Basically it was the "Oblivion" or "Skyrim" in book form back in the day. They planned 12, but only ever made 6. Don't think they ever came out in the US either. Anyway they're trying to revive the series and actually do all of the books this time. So far they've remade 4 of the books in physical format and the first 2 for the ipod.

  • :D thank you so much
  • Thanks for the infinite- story theres tons of IF there!
  • I recommend the alter ego one posted on the second comment.
  • Hey all, I just found a great new CYOS (choose your own story) website! It is called the Never Ending Tale and is user submitted, but there are also pro editors. You can even go and add a few pages yourself. This web is exciting and contains a wide variety of topics/themes; you're sure to find something you love. The link is: http://www.coder.com/creations/tale/ Happy adventuring!
  • *Whistles*
    These comments sure go back, don't they?
    Anyone know if Alter Ego was made using the same basics as ChoiceScript? I want to know if it's possible to do icons like that in CS, and make it go to another scene after a certain number of icons were clicked, etc. etc. etc.
  • No, it was prior to CS. It's actually a port of a game from the mid 80s.
  • @therealtree how do i use the site? i went there and i got really confused.
  • @QondasDyablo It seems complicated at first, but as you get to know it it becomes simple. First read the front page, then "You have one page left!" Link, and then find a link to the Stacks, which is the CYOS part. Or you don't have to read any of it; just go straight to the stacks. I read it all but found it didn't make much difference. Once you are at the stacks, click on a tale, enter it, and start reading/playing! Feel free to post if you have any more questions. :)
  • "Don't take it personally, babe" was the only visual novel where I wanted to be cruel to my admirer. Arianna is an annoying, entitled, manipulative brat, and I hated seeing my character getting instantly interested in her.
  • Are any of these games available on Kindle Paperwhite?
  • @Hildigard Amazon is moving away from publishing games for the e-ink Kindles. If you want to game they want you to buy a kindle fire instead. (Which is backlit, and so not great for reading, and there may be better tablets out there.)

    If you want your kindle for playing games on, and bought your kindle extremely recently, I'd see about getting it returned and getting a Kindle Fire. (Assuming you don't have issues with the backlight.)
  • Great one about a guy who runs away from home & you guide him as he braves the streets of LA...
  • I wouldn't have even noticed if you hadn't linked to that.

    Someone in the comments section mentioned that the story was plagiarized from over here:

  • I don't know if anyone has mentioned this yet, but Alter Ego is actually by Dan Fabulich.

    EDIT: Nevermind xD I thought it was.