This is something strangely Frankenstein about Inkle Studios rewriting of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein with this literary exploration carefully carving and restitching the original narrative. This interactive version, though more a likened to CYOA has received a perplexing array of reviews, what is in agreed is that Frankenstein is fantastically designed and illustrated piece of entertainment.
The existing storyline restrains the interactive or CYOA experience, and yet, it encourages the reader to play an active role in the narrative. It is this engagement with the text that attracts my interest as an educationalist. Do it grab yours? Resisting the temptation to full exploit the media capabilities of the iOS platform is a critical factor.
A number of articles suggested possible IF reworks, Wuthering Heights for example. One GCSE text that I would be interested in reworking IF would be ‘Of Mice and Men.’ Certainly the ending could be guided toward tragedy.