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What other choose your adventure type games are there?

03-29-2009, 03:45 PM
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What other choose your adventure type games are there?

You know you move through, at certain points you choose what to do, like Hotel Dusk or Day of the Tentacle. Only one I can think of offhand is 1112.


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03-29-2009, 03:51 PM
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Alternate Endings
The Odyssey
2 Minute Mysteries
The Final Battle - Adventure
Zeus Quest - Adventure

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03-29-2009, 03:55 PM
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Would oregon trail be one?

That's really fun.

what.
03-29-2009, 04:00 PM
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Would oregon trail be one?

That's really fun.
Actualy that kinda works, except that the choices relate more to whether you live or not. You're still trying to get to Oregon, the only goal and ending.
03-29-2009, 04:01 PM
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^^

Mhm, but you are choosing your adventures, with the different mpaths you can take.

what.
03-29-2009, 11:54 PM
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I'm too lazy to search right now, but there's actually a thread that covers this, and in fact has App Store links to almost every game mentioned in this thread (I know, because I actually looked most of them up to post the links). In truth, though, while this is a good list of adventure games, most of them don't really qualify as "choose your own adventure". This is really a specific sub-genre of the adventure game where you're presented with a bunch of storyline, and then presented with a couple of specific paths that you can take. There aren't really concepts like "exploring" or "inventory" in a true CYOA. Technicalities aside, though, you really can't go wrong with a well written adventure game.

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03-30-2009, 12:05 AM
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Definitely a lack of this genre for our devices.

Couple of games are coming soon, though:
-1112 ep02
-The Return to Mysterious Island
-Syberia
-(new project from RealTime Audio - Soul Trapper dev)
-Myst
06-02-2017, 02:47 PM
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For a high quality interactive movie experience, search no further than TellTale's games, e.g.
- The Wolf Among Us. Top quality stuff!

If you want a combination of interactive fiction and Quest / RPG, go for Inkle's games
- Sorcery! series (fantasy)
- 80 Days (Victorian / steampunk)

As for simpler "choose your own adventure" apps, can definitely recommend these ones:
- Tin Star - Wild West setting, a lot of text, a lot of non-linearity. Also top reviews (I guess the average score is a crazy 4.9 stars!)
- The Choice of Robots - A game about robots written by an actual robotics scientist. Loads of meaningful choices and philosophical questions.
- Study in Steampunk - Steampunk setting, good writing.
- Heavy Metal Thunder - Decent but very lightweight writing, kind of a sci-fi pulp fiction with much fighting. But! A rare case when it actually feels like an action game, even a first-person shooter I'd say. Great resource management mechanics (super limited inventory, super limited skill slots), UI, music and illustrations are great, too.
- Crusader Kings: Chronicles by Paradox Interactive (companion game to their PC strategy with the same name) - Medieval setting. Quite short, but very good writing and enriching. Nice visuals and fight mechanics, too.

Hope this helps!
06-02-2017, 03:00 PM
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+ for Sorcery series.Also Lone Wolf.

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06-02-2017, 03:08 PM
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Lone Wolf looks like fun, will check it out - Thanks!