CYOA Goes the Kickstarter Way to Build the First Choose Toons App

Vermont-based company Choose Your Own Adventure (CYOA) are well known publishers of the Choose Your Own Adventure series of interactive books where kids get to play their own hero and choose the ending to their adventures based on decisions they take during the course of the story.

The CYOA team of R.A. Montgomery and Shannon Gilligan are now planning to create a Choose Toons app that will feature interactive toons based on the best selling titles from the CYOA series. With over 260 interactive books in their publishing library, the Choose Toons project has a great potential to bring the well loved stories to life.

The first title that is expected to roll out is based on the story Your Very Own Robot. Kids will be required to put together a robot from the discarded parts in their parent’s lab and then keep him out of trouble. Your Very Own Robot is expected to run over 30 minutes and feature 20 branches of storyline with 11 possible endings.

Putting all this together is expected to cost a lot of money ($130,000) and therefore the Chooseco team are seeking your help in bringing the project to life through Kickstarter backing. The project has so far received over $7500 in pledges from just 88 backers and there’s plenty of time to show your support for this project. (Project closes Thursday Sep 12, 8:59am EDT.) Supporters can pick up cool rewards from one free iPad app to a lucky trip and awesome goodies.

The app will initially be launched on the iOS platform, but the team is positive about its prospects on Android as well, if the Kickstarter campaign does well. Check out Choose Your Own Adventure CHOOSE ‘TOONS kickstarter page and make the Choose Toons App a reality. The kids will surely love it and love you for it!

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