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Alter Ego (An Interactive Novel for Kindle)

by Choose Multiple
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews)

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What if you could live your life over again? In Alter Ego, you can find out. In this text-based interactive fiction, you choose what happens next. It's in the style of choose-a-path books, but with over a thousand multiple-choice questions, it's much longer and deeper than traditional gamebooks. Alter Ego starts at birth and ends at death, including two substantially different versions, depending on whether you choose to be male or female.

Will you grow up to be confident and happy? Will you fight with bullies, or befriend them? Will you find a date to the senior prom? Will you marry and have kids, or start your own business and become a millionaire? The choice is yours. If you enjoy interactive novels, you'll love Alter Ego. This game will change your life.

Note: Contains optional content that may not be appropriate for children.

Product Details

  • Version: 1.3 (What's new in version 1.3)
  • Release Date: October 16, 2012
  • File Size: 2.0 MB
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Choose Multiple
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • ASIN: B007MKSGB6
  • Publisher License: Read
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #245,105 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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"Alter Ego (An Interactive Novel for Kindle)"
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This is an AMAZING game! It simulates an entire life experience, beginning right in the womb, shortly PRE-BIRTH (!) and proceeds through DEATH from old age (or otherwise, as the case may be); along the way, through stages of INFANCY, CHILDHOOD, ADOLESCENCE, YOUNG ADULTHOOD, ADULTHOOD, and OLD AGE, you choose various secnarios where through "choose-your-own-adventure"-type selections, you build statistics that influence the outcomes of other scenarios and the progress of future stages. It is an engrossing game that easily consumes several hours at a stretch.

One word of warning -- quite apart from those occasional scenarios with references to drugs and sex (which are usually pre-warned and offer an option to decline them), there are still some scenarios that are definitely NOT "kid-friendly". In other words, this is NOT a game for young children.

Just as an ACTUAL EXAMPLE, in one game, during the CHILDHOOD stage, in one scenario I actually managed to get myself snuffed by getting myself snatched and killed by a sex predator! (Well, I *THOUGHT* I was being cautious enough -- apparently NOT!)

In another game, as a toddler, I had the chance to explore a pantry. I tasted liquid from a container. "Hmmm... Yummy poisonous chemicals!" (I'm quoting from Infocom's "Planetfall" here, folks!). I ended up poisoning myself into a premature... uh... er... game reset! :)

PROS:

VERY addictive. And very imaginative. Also extremely realistic. And quite challenging in some places, too -- as other reviewers have noted (and myself also, see above!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great way to kill time March 21, 2012
By Suzanne
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I played this game online years ago and found it incredibly addicting. There are SO many options, it is nearly impossible to play the same game twice. What kind of life will you choose? Will you take the wild road or stick to the safety of the sidewalk? You start making choices at birth and progress through each stage of life, with every decision changing influencing the path of your future. Your personality traits are determined by your choices, and play a large role in the options you will have later in the game. And, be forewarned! Just like in real life, rash decisions can cost you. Choose foolishly and you WILL die. Which will only make you want to try again. And since there are multiple options on each level, the game does not get as repetitive as many other "choose-your-own-adventure" type games. I had to take away a star however for a few technical glitches (for some reason, the game insisted on me naming my child but would not recognize that I'd done so), and a lack of instruction. FYI - the choice icons represent different experiences for you to choose from: social, family, emotional, health, work, intellectual, etc. They are somewhat easy to figure out, but a little explanation would have been nice for those unfamiliar with the game. All-in-all, a great diversion. Just be aware, it's somewhat time-consuming so you may not want to start a new game unless you've got a few hours to kill!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Can't find a "happy medium" April 28, 2013
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If there had been a better description of "Alter Ego", I would have given the so-called story a pass. The writing level is more appropriate for teens. Yet, while the content is slightly more adult the writing of the scenarios seems aimed for appealing to teens, thus I was continually questioning who the intended market might be with the "story" being simultaneously of two minds, one psychologically more mature than the other. I'm not sure how parents would feel about "Alter Ego" depending on the age of the kid (though there are "warnings" about adult content they are easily passed). Even if that kid were in high school, though, I'm not sure that the writing level in "Alter Ego" wouldn't be too simplistic.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very fun but slightly glitched. April 27, 2012
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I really enjoy playing this game and I love the fact that making the same choices can produce different outcomes. The fact you can't name your child is kind of annoying as it prevents you from having family experiences, I hope they fix this glitch soon. Even with the glitch; it's still very entertaining to play and the glitch doesn't effect gameplay too heavily.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Update seems to have worked... April 8, 2012
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1.2 Seems to have fixed the "freezing up" glitch. I got to old age with absolutely no freezing.

What is sad, though, is that my character had two miscarriages. :(

This game is very realistic in that sense. You can even get left at the altar although I don't know what factors are involved in that. Maybe his/her calmness?
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1.0 out of 5 stars game isnt downloading March 23, 2014
i bought the game and for reason it isnt downloading for me it says i have it but i do not im really annoyed because it was a waste
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4.0 out of 5 stars its ok December 28, 2013
could use mpre description but overall its a pretty good game. such as for dates it should tell you about them before you chose them.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Review title? December 12, 2013
I thought that Alter Ego was was fun and challenging. There are so many different choices to choose from. It also warns you ahead of time when something inappropriate is about to come up.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Fun game
Published 5 months ago by Pen Name
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome fun
Reminds me of "Choose your own Adventure" stories. Beware: addictive. Time passes before you know it. Fun, challenging, good way to pass time.
Published 5 months ago by Carole Arceneaux
3.0 out of 5 stars Can't always answer how you would like and you can't go back to change...
Doesn't always give the kind of choices that I would choose. So outcome isn't based on what I would really choose. Interested the first couple times, but then novelty wears off.
Published 13 months ago by Juli
5.0 out of 5 stars alter ego
i really loved alter ego even though there were some parts that were a litle inappropriate for a12 year old so yeh.
Published 15 months ago by JQ
4.0 out of 5 stars could be better
the game is awesome!!! I have afew complaints: 1. you never have a name!! 2. when I had kids (and it never let me have more than 2) I could never have boy. 3. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Elvinbeloved
4.0 out of 5 stars Good game
Five star game the first time you play it. After a few times through the playability suffers because reoccuring events. A fun interesting purchase.
Published 19 months ago by Roland Lytle
5.0 out of 5 stars alter ego
I love it! it is exciting and fun! Some sexual scenes so may not be good for youngsters but still good because even those scenes arent too graphic
Published 19 months ago by Julie Windsong
2.0 out of 5 stars Probably would have enjoyed it more if I were Christian...
It kills some time, but if it is meant to emulate real life, it fails miserably. Want a kid? You'll need to be married, first. Think you're gay? Not in this game. Read more
Published 20 months ago by kelly
3.0 out of 5 stars Good for killing time
I enjoyed playing this interactive game, especially when I was trying to kill time. I found each life stage to be too short for getting all the life accomplishments within a... Read more
Published 20 months ago by Katie fischette
5.0 out of 5 stars anybody remember this game from back in the day?
Doesn't anyone remember this game from when computers were using DOS screens, and floppy disks? in the 1990's i was an early teen and we played this on a floppy disk. Read more
Published 20 months ago by oceanforever7
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