It's one of Steve Jackson's books in the Fighting Fantasy series. They were popular children's books in the 1980's and were a mix of role playing style game contained within a story book. Page 1 of the story would give you a scenario, and at the end of the paragraph you were given 3 options on how to continue the story based on your judgement. Each option would lead to a different page in the book. For example something like, "You are at the front of the house. To knock on the door go to page 12. To climb through the broken window turn to page 74. To shout up at the lighted window turn to page 41". You would then get a new scenario, a new set of options, and hence a new story whichever option you chose. I used to think they were brilliant, and looking back they were such an interesting experiment. They came out at roughly the same time as the first computer games, but for a while they were every bit a match. Infact I used to read these books whilst waiting the 45 minutes it would take to load up our BBC Micro games!
In the spirit of the Fighting Fantasy books, I present my week 3 #storymooc review in their style
You have reached week 3 of your storytelling MOOC. To find out more, continue reading below. If you are bored, open this dusty window. If you want to sign up yourself, turn to this page
You are learning about web series this week. A woman in a green and blue shirt tells you that they can be hugely liberating, creating, and subversive. But, due to the medium they need to have more instant and memorable hooks due to people's short attention spans. If you want to see an example of a web series, open this window. To write your own, sharpen your pencil and read these tips
You have been walking around the internet for some time. You pass by a group of people from Sweden talking about a woman who has gone missing on the internet. They are trying to find her. You are amazed at the creativity of this "transmedia project" where the viewer is involved in directing the story via social media. You are also a but sad that it didn't catch on because it required too much effort on the viewer's behalf. The Swedish people rush off to find another clue. When they go you see a row of #storymooc tweets flash up on the wall. You see this one below