Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Choose Your Own Adventure (very carefully)

Choose Your Own Adventure books hold a special place in my heart, though I do remember that the most innocuous-seeming actions would sometimes lead to instant death. Of course, that death didn't count if you still had your finger on the page of the previous choice, but still.

Michael Niggel charted the outcomes of a specific Choose Your Own Adventure book, Under the Sea, and shared the resulting visualization with the internet.



As you can see, the unfavorable results far outnumber the happy endings, and most of the unfavorable endings are deaths.

See the full-sized PDF of the chart here, and read more about the visualization here.