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Crowded Fiction


What if eBooks and fiction were more like video games?

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Crowded Fiction


What if eBooks and fiction were more like video games?

Introducing Jackson's Choice

For young journalist Jackson, it was supposed to be a routine assignment: travel to Greece to interview a local museum curator. But when the interview ends with the curator lying dead in a pool of blood, Jackson finds himself fighting for his life…

Rescued by gorgeous INTERPOL agent Erika, Jackson is now on the run from an army of assassins that stalk his every move. It’s a race against time – and a race across the globe – as Jackson and Erika chase after an ancient, mysterious skull.

As they charge towards an explosive finale, the truth is slowly revealed – a truth more strange, more unbelievable, and more frightening than Jackson ever thought possible. It is a truth that will shatter Jackson to the core and force him to make an impossible choice -- a choice that will change him forever...

 

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PRESS COVERAGE


What the PRESS are saying... 

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PRESS COVERAGE


What the PRESS are saying... 

We are very proud to announce that Crowded Fiction was the #3 rated iPad of 2013... 

Quality Index reveals the top 10 critically acclaimed iPad games and apps of 2013
— http://www.qualityindex.com
With Crowded Fiction, Vidya Gamer (Hah!) showcases one of 2013’s top trends: marrying the worlds of fiction writing and video games. As a solid platform for a continual supply of interactive stories,
— http://www.gamasutra.com

Apps Magazine gives Crowded Fiction a perfect FIVE STAR REVIEW

This interactive story is crowdsourcing character development in a modern take on the ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ novel
— Apps Magazine, Issue 40
Joe Booth talks about his own childhood dyslexia influencing the creation of this interactive book
— Apps Magazine

More Press

 "Journalist hero Jackson encounters fist-fights and car chases while investigating a museum curator's murder. Worth investigating..."

 "Journalist hero Jackson encounters fist-fights and car chases while investigating a museum curator's murder. Worth investigating..."

 "Booth is dyslexic and struggled with reading as a teenager. That was part of his inspiration for creating Vidya as a way to bring his expertise with video games into the reading world."

 "Booth is dyslexic and struggled with reading as a teenager. That was part of his inspiration for creating Vidya as a way to bring his expertise with video games into the reading world."

 "The eBook app is aimed at getting kids nine years old and older excited about reading using storytelling ideas from video games. The app brings fiction to life by making it interactive, tactile, and social."

 "The eBook app is aimed at getting kids nine years old and older excited about reading using storytelling ideas from video games. The app brings fiction to life by making it interactive, tactile, and social."

 "as you read through the text you'll need to tap and swipe to move through the content "

 "as you read through the text you'll need to tap and swipe to move through the content "

 "Interactivity in games is great isn’t it? Why can’t you have that with a book? Crowded Fiction attempts to change that. Swipe your way through a fist fight, steer your way through a car chase. All through literature."

 "Interactivity in games is great isn’t it? Why can’t you have that with a book? Crowded Fiction attempts to change that. Swipe your way through a fist fight, steer your way through a car chase. All through literature."

 "It’s a choose your own adventure style book that allows you to deal with conflict within the book and shape the main character with the choices you make."

 "It’s a choose your own adventure style book that allows you to deal with conflict within the book and shape the main character with the choices you make."

TV

Q13 Fox News did a great feature on Crowded Fiction and Joe Booth's background with dyslexia and video games.

KOMO News came did a big feature on Crowded Fiction (it was still called Vidya Books back then) & Joe Booth. They also went to Queen Anne Elementry to record some local kids using the app!

Local (Seattle, WA)

Booth is dyslexic. School was tough, but video games came easy. He grew up to work on games like The Need for Speed, FIFA Soccer, and other popular titles , all without being able to read well.

Booth is dyslexic. School was tough, but video games came easy. He grew up to work on games like The Need for Speed, FIFA Soccer, and other popular titles , all without being able to read well.

LISTEN NOW — KIRO Radio: Linda Thomas "Seattle gamer introduces social competitive reading for kids"

LISTEN NOW — KIRO Radio: Linda Thomas "Seattle gamer introduces social competitive reading for kids"

SEATTLE TV NEWS - "Tablets and iPads have changed the way we read books, and now a guy from Queen Anne is changing the actual reading experience -- what it feels like to read on those devices."

SEATTLE TV NEWS - "Tablets and iPads have changed the way we read books, and now a guy from Queen Anne is changing the actual reading experience -- what it feels like to read on those devices."

 "Readers become an essential part of the storyline. A swipe of the screen at the end of a paragraph can take the main character down a different path in the story. A quick response is needed to help the main character fight villains along the way."

 "Readers become an essential part of the storyline. A swipe of the screen at the end of a paragraph can take the main character down a different path in the story. A quick response is needed to help the main character fight villains along the way."

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