Re: [gamebooks] Re: New Interactive Thingy
- Jason Arnopp - writer of one or two Friday 13th novels. Enough said!
"Leigh L." <leighlo@...>
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01/07/2008 09:54 PM
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[gamebooks] Re: New Interactive Thingy
> While flicking through the current issue of Doctor Who MagazineIt's actually pretty well done, too - certainly better than I'd
> (397) in WHSmiths I discovered that it contains a behind-the-scenes
> feature on a recent episode in the format of an interactive
> adventure. May be of interest to some here.
expected. Not familiar with the author (Jason Arnopp) but he seems to
be comfortable enough with the setup. I did find a post on his blog
about it here...
The feature is based on the episode Turn Left, which, for those not
versed in contemporary Who, revolves around the creation of a
parallel universe based on a single small but ultimately devastating
decision made by the Doctor's companion before she meets him (which
determines whether or not she DOES meet him). Hence the tenuous
justification for the 'you decide' format.
It's basically just a location/set report with the usual handful of
quotes and anecdotes chucked in, but livened up by the addition of
collectible Journo Points (tallied and rated at the end) and the fact
that most of the decisions require a bit of consideration and common
sense to proceed. Already a cut above Ian Livingstone, then. Very
basic knowledge of the TV location shooting process also appears to
be helpful, but probably no more than could be acquired from scanning
through these features in previous issues.
All round, 50 paragraphs of surprisingly decent quality despite its
throwaway nature. Maybe they're trying to groom their readers onto
the DW Decide Your Destiny books, which seem to be up to about a
dozen now despite being slightly wank.
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