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About the StoryThree months ago, the sun went out.
After three hours it came back, but the effects of its absence are global. You are a Private Investigator hired to research this phenomenon. Moti is the AI worn on your wrist.
CHOICES is an interactive-fiction app magazine that updates once per week. Subscribe monthly, quarterly or half-yearly and receive a weekly update to the story.
NEWS: "Choices: And The Sun Went Out" is now also available on Android (and players can "earn" story tokens through ads if they wish).
From September 2016, there is a second "Choices" adventure, "Choices: And Their Souls Were Eaten", a steampunk fantasy adventure by Felicity Banks.
Apple subscribers automatically gain access to both stories. (Players with an Apple watch can also choose to have one of the characters speak to them through their watch.)
Android subscribers buy or earn (through ads) Story Passes, which can be used for either story.
There will be more "Choices" stories in future.
Section Count: 2400+
Word Count: 600,000+
The second story in the same app, "Choices: And Their Souls Were Eaten" is still ongoing, with new updates roughly every week.
There will be more stories in the app in future.
The Beginning of an Interesting Experiment
"For reasons nobody can quite explain, the sun went out for several hours. It came back soon, but such a major event obviously has a lot of people asking questions. Worse yet, many scientists around the world are being murdered or kidnapped by an unknown party. You quickly get pulled into these bizarre circumstances, kicking you off on a global adventure that has you investigating who is behind the disappearances and murders, what exactly happened to the sun, and what it all means to the world. While you'll meet and team up with a variety of characters along the way, your primary companion is Moti, an artificial intelligence whose personality is shaped by your decisions. Your character wears Moti like a wristwatch, and if you happen to own an Apple Watch, you can do the same. Choices supports that device, but since I don't have one, I can't tell you exactly how that works."
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