In honour of the International Year of Reading a small group of young Adelaide writers bring you the world's first Choose Your Own Adventure event. Rather than reading the Adventure in printed book form, our project will place QR codes around Adelaide city that you can scan with your smart phone. The code links you to the next part of the adventure where you can choose from several options to continue the story. Each new part of the story takes place in the location of the QR code, showcasing Adelaide city landmarks in a whole new way!
The adventure will start from a single point in Rundle Mall at the Dymocks store front during Adelaide Writers' Week (3rd - 9th of March) and then branch off into three separate stories. Take part in the comedic alien invasion of Victoria Square, accidentally find yourself involved in a Sherlock Holmes style mystery, or step into a dark thriller and avoid the city as it comes to life around you.
To help you make it to the end, there are discounts to local stores for each person who finishes a branch as well as the chance to win the grand prize which includes Dymocks vouchers, iTunes store vouchers and more!
At the end of 2011 Emily Craven approached if:book Australia about creating a treasure hunt around Adelaide city during Writers’ Week as part of the 2012 Adelaide Festival (March 3rd-8th 2012). The choose-your-own-adventure stories were envisioned to be accessed through QR codes printed on posters.
A QR code is a 2D barcode, generally square in shape that can be read by barcode apps on smart phones. You may have seen them on various promotional posters, on the side of Pepsi cans or on ads in the subway. When someone scans the barcode with their phone it takes them to a website. For this project, the website contains the stories for each step of the Adventure.
Readers in Adelaide can start adventuring from tomorrow, 3rd March at Dymocks, Rundle Mall.