Can You Put Your Shoes on Without Burning Down Your House

It’s just you, your feet and a pair of ornate loafers. What could possibly go wrong?

I wanted to know more about conversational design and chatbots, so with my collaborator Luke Ryan I created a Choose Your Own Adventure game for Facebook Messenger.

The project was inspired by the CYOA novels I was addicted to as a kid, along with interactive fiction and Clickhole’s Clickventures. From a writing session, we constructed a conversation tree, and then created the bot using Chatfuel and deployed it to Facebook Messenger. There are six possible endings: five blazing infernos and one satisfying shoe experience.