(BBC) - Walk into any British playground in 1982 and you'd have found a small cluster of children - probably boys - huddled over a handheld device, playing games together.
But this was no early digital forerunner of the Gameboy. This was a book. A Fighting Fantasy book.
It was a completely new genre: you didn't start at the beginning, read through to the middle and proceed to the end. The story prompted you to make choices and navigate your own way through the plot ("If you want to go right, turn to page 32. If you go left, turn to page 230") .
This month sees the 30th anniversary of the series that helped pave the way for the computer games explosion that followed.
"It was the pre-digital format for the interactive game," says Ian Livingstone, who alongside his friend Steve Jackson founded the series... Source/Origin >> Read More