A Ghost Island choose your own adventure?

Courtesy of Bright Stupid Confetti (alternately remembered by me as “Big dumb confetti,”) we can look at this amazing link of an archive of choose-your-own-adventure books.

Choose your own adventure map

Choose your own adventure map

My question: is this something we could do? An online choose your own adventure, maybe? Something with music, or films, or what-have-you? What are the defining characteristics of a story like this?

There must be a lot of interesting things that could be done with the form by people such as ourselves. Would it be possible to curate a choose-your-adventure by laying out an absolute minimum plot points and then soliciting for contributions? A zine choose your own adventure, if you will? It could be like a game of exquisite corpse. Coherence not necessarily required.

What can we do with this? It seems like something that would be super fun to play with, and I see a lot of possibility. A ghost island choose your own would be pretty rad.

Ghost Hunter!

Ghost Hunter!


10 Responses to “A Ghost Island choose your own adventure?”

  1. 1 Luckycloud
    March 6, 2009 at 11:24 am

    Another idea: Posting a single part, and letting people then letting someone define a few decisions from that part. We then split it up and everyone writes a result.

    There must be some working method to writing a dynamic group choose your own adventure. Maybe even something we could keep specifically within the blog.

  2. 2 johuat
    March 6, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    I think we should design the map first and fill in the pages later.

  3. 3 Luckycloud
    March 6, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    Maybe we should just that map from above? Or maybe one with more unhappy endings. There are bound to be a lot of maps on the site.

  4. 4 johuat
    March 7, 2009 at 12:24 am

    I think we should design the map.

  5. 5 butttub
    March 7, 2009 at 2:06 am

    i think the map should be of ghost island. like the various paths of reading will correspond with our homeland’s roads and landmarks

    and also it should be drawn in ms paint.

  6. 6 Luckycloud
    March 7, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    This is getting pretty serious. Who among us is capable of such map-making?

  7. 7 briandutremble
    March 7, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    i agree with the map being of ghost island itself. the story can then be a record of important events in the island’s past and whatnot. i say we write a bunch of pieces and then link them together later (and write additional parts, to fill in any gaps in plot arcs).

  8. March 7, 2009 at 8:16 pm



    srsly rad

  9. 9 Luckycloud
    March 9, 2009 at 4:11 am

    how exactly would we write a choose your own adventure that is a record of important events in the past? I mean, unless they all happened in one day, that would just make this a history.

  10. 10 johuat
    March 10, 2009 at 1:51 am

    Why can’t we have sections that are months or years apart instead of sections that are seconds or minutes apart?

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