Choosatron
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The Choosatron Deluxe Adventure Matrix is a wi-fi–connected Choose Your Own Adventure–inspired story printer, blending digital and analogue storytelling. It is designed to be easily assembled by kids into a small interactive fiction game box, and to encourage social reading, learning, and play. As you play, you make decisions that affect the outcome of the story printing out on the thermal paper. This results in a paper scroll artifact, representing a linear, personal path through a much larger story. Unlike paper-bound books, but much like life, choices cannot be taken back (at least not on that play-through), giving them a weight that prompts critical thinking. Hidden inside the very analogue exterior is a wi-fi chip, making the Choosatron device both a source and destination for much greater possibilities. Stories will be sent to The Choosatron from cross-platform software and can be shared with others all over the world.

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Jerry Belich
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Jerry Belich, creator of the award-winning Choosatron, is an alternative game designer, using hardware, electronics, and software to create immersive interactive and storytelling experiences. He went independent in 2013 following a decade of professional software development, and in the summer of 2016, after touring the world exhibiting his work, giving talks, and putting on workshops, he joined Miami University as a Professor in Game Design. He hopes to use his experience in game design, narrative writing, and installation work to inspire a new generation in the field.