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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 #4: $66,000 - 300% Funding, "THIS IS SPARTA!"

To celebrate 300% funding, we have a lot of great stuff! A quick summary, then the details!

STRETCH REWARDS SUMMARY:

  • A COMPLETE redesign of the Choosatron Writing Platform! Cross-platform, web based, manage your Choosatron stories, easy to write them, and even easier to share! 
  • A CUSTOM tabletop game developed to run on the Choosatron, with 9th Level Games! (Remember, you can write your own custom games too!)
  • TWO professionally designed Choosatron housings to be done by Tim Bachman! Have them made yourself, or order your own. These will look GOOD.
  • Another free gamebook adventure download from Tin Man Games for all reward levels! Find out which below!
  • An official Choosatron T-Shirt will become available to purchase! Sneak a peak a the design so far below...

GROUND UP CHOOSATRON PLATFORM

    • The Choosatron platform will be browser based, so will easily work on any operating system that supports major browsers, and it will be much simpler to get tablets/smart phones in on the mix!
    • Writing will be easy and not require any software install.
    • Images, variables, and randomization will all be supported!
    • Sharing will be a snap, as well as finding more stories to play!
    • Managing your Choosatron, and the stories on your device will be simple. Remember! You don't need Wi-Fi to play!

CUSTOM CHOOSATRON TABLETOP GAME

The Choosatron can be more than just a Choose Your Own Adventure machine – with its portable nature, wifi, and open-source platform – it could be a central part of a Tabletop Game experience. Game designer Chris O’Neill and Lawful Evil (game design collective) will collaborate to develop a game (a new Choosatron operating system!) specifically to be played on a Choosatron, creating a unique experience that leverages the Choosatron to do things you never could do on a tabletop before. We don't know what kind of game it will be, but we're excited to show off what is truly possible with the platform!

HIGH QUALITY CHOOSATRON HOUSINGS

For anyone that wants their Choosatron to be worthy of an art gallery, a brilliant product designer has donated his services to create TWO unique designs! All design files will be free and open sourced. Who is this amazing fellow?

Tim Bachman is a Principal at Bachmann Engineering Werks, LLC, a product development company in lowertown Saint Paul. Tim’s passion is to bring concepts to market through the creative arsenal at BEWerks. Tim brings 24 years of product development wisdom and knowledge along with 15 years of business ownership to the table. Tim graduated from Colorado State University with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 1990.

What he's going to do for us:

  • 2 housing designs to beautifully encapsulate the Choosatron components.
  • Both housings will be available for purchase to make your Choosatron extra pretty!
  • Design files will be available to create them yourself!
  • The housings can be made from any rapid prototyping process.

ANOTHER FREE GAMEBOOK ADVENTURE!

Tin Man Games kicks it up a notch with a free download (PC/Mac) for all reward levels. This time it's An Assassin in Orlandes.

OFFICIAL CHOOSATRON T-SHIRT

The talented designer Pierre Nguyen is donating his time to create an awesome Choosatron shirt! Here is a preview of the design (not finalized, t-shirt color is temporary).

Thanks everyone! We are nearing the end of our Kickstarter journey, and the beginning of the real fun. I can't WAIT to get back into development, and all of you have made this possible. I'll be announcing one last stretch goal VERY soon so you know what we are shooting for!

-Jerry Belich

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    1. Jerry Belich Creator on August 29, 2013

      We made it! Thanks everyone! People have asked about how the t-shirt will be sold. After the Kickstarter ends, everything will shift over to Shopstarter where I will be managing all the pledges and add-ons (like t-shirts). We have an awesome design, but I admit, I've never dealt with t-shirt logistics before and need a chance to decide the best route to go. Either I need to hit a threshold of orders so I can get them at a reasonable price (and get all the proper sizes), or I need to switch to a place that allows one off orders. In either case, there is no rush, and orders/adjustments will be able to continue after the Kickstarter is over. Yay!

    2. Jerry Belich Creator on August 27, 2013

      @Florian Cargoët: Currently I'm using a heavily modified version of Twine, using its source as a base.

    3. Florian Cargoët on August 27, 2013

      What will be the writing platform if this goal is not met?

    4. Mátthíás Łíght on August 25, 2013

      So happy Wooden cases will be a thing. I can't wait to up my pledge to include one!!

    5. Jerry Belich Creator on August 24, 2013

      @Chris Morris: I am awaiting the estimate for wooden cases. My distributor has sourced the wood, tested cutting, so it's just getting the price! The cases will allow for sliding printing out faces through it. Title listings and other options for printout text will be available. Thanks!

    6. Kuri Mori
      Superbacker
      on August 24, 2013

      Very excited to hear about the case options. Are you still looking into the wood case as shown on the front page? I like its design just as it is. I love having the open area to place a 1. face 2. title listing 3. illustration 4. Classroom name, etc. Please have an option for that exact design, it's great!

    7. Jerry Belich Creator on August 23, 2013

      @Cameron McEwen: We are figuring out the costs with the vendor we have chosen, and I will be adding it as an add-on option. I like quality shirts, so we're going for better materials, and this design is 4 colors front, 2 colors back (looks great, a few bucks more). My goal is $25 (seems to be the sweet spot for t-shirt pricing). I'll update soon!

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      Cameron McEwen on August 23, 2013

      I'm already a backer what do I need to do to get a T-Shirt?