Remember “Choose Your Own Adventure” books? That’s the format that
has chosen for its new iPod-based adventure game, “The Rise of the Lost.”
That’s right, iPod. Newer iPods already include a few simple arcade-style games, but this is a text-based game that’s played using the “Notes” section of your iPod. The game puts you in the role of Sir Jacob Zavior, a knight in the Kingdom of Valance. The evil wizard Sazque controls armies and dragons and desires to take over the kingdom for himself. King Gavin has called upon you to put an end to this rebellion.
Much like those adventure books, each page of text ends in a number of options that you can choose from. Each decision you make determines whether or not you can continue or fail in your mission.
The Rise of the Lost costs US$9.99. More details are available from the Web site.