Publisher Chooseco seeks $130k on Kickstarter to ‘disrupt the world of cartoons the same way we disrupted your childhood’2013 is clearly the year for popular 1980s children’s brands to make digital comebacks. British TV show Knightmare returned for a one-off YouTube episode, Fraggle Rock was revived as an app, and now Choose Your Own Adventure is set to return.Well, that’s if publisher Chooseco can raise more than $130,000 on crowdfunding website Kickstarter to reboot the famous fiction franchise as a series of iOS apps.”We want to disrupt the world of cartoons the same way we disrupted your childhood,” explains the Kickstarter campaign, which is being led by Chooseco chief executive Ray Montgomery, one of the original Choose Your Own Adventure authors.The series of nonlinear fiction books, which prompted children to make choices at key plot points to take different paths through the storylines, has seen more than 260m copies printed since its debut in 1976.Chooseco has already republished a number of the books as ebooks through Amazon’s Kindle store and Apple’s iBookstore. Its proposed series of iPad apps – called Choose ‘Toons – will take a different angle, as the Kickstarter listing explains:”Choose ‘Toons are interactive cartoons based on the best-selling titles …read more

Via: The Guardian | Books