Last week, I finished my EPUB3, interactive, choose-your-own-adventure version of A Scandal in Bohemia. Cool things I did include:
-Several choices throughout the story – which choices you make determine which ending you reach. I wrote new portions of the story to facilitate these choices.
-The option to see how Holmes did it, where each choice that makes up the original text is highlighted as you go through the story.
-A plain text version, if you just want to read it straight through.
-An interactive cluepad at the end of many sections, which utilizes drag-and-drop jQuery. You’re presented with four possible clues and can drag each of them onto the cluepad. If the clue is true, it’ll stick. If not, it’ll bounce back.
-The use of media queries for the cluepad so that it looks great on both iPads and iPhones in landscape and portrait.
-An embedded font for handwritten notes
-It validates as EPUB3
I spent all semester working on this and am hoping to have it for sale on my website soon, as soon as I figure out pricing. I’ll be doing more specialized blog posts soon on the technical aspects (especially how I got drag-and-drop to work), so be on the lookout for those!