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The Choosatron is a Choose Your Own Adventure® inspired story printer. Wi-Fi connected and fully hackable!
The Choosatron is a Choose Your Own Adventure® inspired story printer. Wi-Fi connected and fully hackable!
The Choosatron is a Choose Your Own Adventure® inspired story printer. Wi-Fi connected and fully hackable!
570 backers pledged $75,080 to help bring this project to life.

Stretch Goal #3: $60,000 - "Choose this adventure!"

As I mentioned last week, Choose Your Own Adventure® themselves are going to write an original Choosatron story as part of the next goal, but that isn't all!

New Writing Features -or- "A picture is worth a thousand choices":

At this level we can guarantee adding image support to the software so you can illustrate your tales. Or only tell your story with pictures! We will also enhance the rendering engine to allow various typefaces, layouts, and advanced multi-lingual storytelling!

Choosatron Story Prequel to The Siege of the Necromancer:

Tin Man Games will be writing a new story as a prequel to one of their popular gamebook apps! It's called A Guard's Tale and will tell the story of one of the guards to meet near the end of The Siege of the Necromancer.

Tin Man Games are a Melbourne based independent games studio specializing in digital gamebooks for Apple and Android smartphones and tablets. To date they have released over 15 digital gamebook apps across a number of devices. They recently signed licenses for Judge Dredd and the Fighting Fantasy series. www.tinmangames.com.au and www.gamebookadventures.com

Original Choose Your Own Adventure® Story:

Choose Your Own Adventure® is delighted to contribute a story to the Choosatron library. We saw a great fit between our creative (and tinkering) ethos in the Choosatron. We're also working on a project to expand the brand into interactive tablet cartoons. Check out our Kickstarter for Choose 'Toons! After all, you can never get too much of an interactive thing.”

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    1. Jerry Belich Creator on August 23, 2013

      @Florian Cargoët: The printer has a horizontal resolution of 384 dots (with printable width of 48mm), which is 8 dots per mm given the width of the paper. This is actually pretty nice, ammounting to 203.2ppi (pixels per inch) if you think about it in terms of how devices are advertised.

      The point is, the resolution is high enough where simulating grayscale is easy using dithering. Here is an example (printing would look smoother than this, but you get the idea): http://www.vintagecomputing.com/wp-content/images/1bitcolor/monalisa_diff.png

    2. Florian Cargoët on August 23, 2013

      Pictures would be great! Would it be only pure black & white or grayscale?

    3. Jerry Belich Creator on August 21, 2013

      Glad you folk are excited! :)

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      Rodney N on August 20, 2013

      Pictures are great news. Bring on the $60k ! I'd love to be able to enhance my stories with simple B&W images.

    5. denise on August 20, 2013

      Amazingly my kid never heard of make your own adventure! @___@
      This will be a nice gift for sure ^^