Overview

Circuit Python Your Own Adventure

Interactive fiction is a popular game style for computers, the game presents a situation and you, the player, must decide which path to take. Historically, games like ADVENT or Zork did this with text only. A modern implementation is the Bandersnatch episode of Netflix's Black Mirror series.

The basic idea is that at various points in the story, the reader is given a choice about how to proceed. Those choices take the reader down different paths, eventually leading to alternative endings.

This guide is an introduction to the PYOA application that lets you write and run your own adventures on the PyPortal complete with images, sounds, text, and choices.

Hypercard

The system described in this guide is strikingly similar in many ways to an Apple product from the late 80s: Hypercard.

The Adafruit blog as had posts about hypercard that are worth checking out:

Products

Adafruit PyPortal - CircuitPython Powered Internet Display

PRODUCT ID: 4116
PyPortal, our easy-to-use IoT device that allows you to create all the things for the “Internet of Things” in minutes. Make custom touch screen interface...
OUT OF STOCK

Adafruit PyPortal Desktop Stand Enclosure Kit

PRODUCT ID: 4146
PyPortal is our easy-to-use IoT device that allows you to create all the things for the “Internet of Things” in minutes. Create little pocket...
$9.95
IN STOCK

USB A/Micro Cable - 2m

PRODUCT ID: 2185
This is your standard USB A-Plug to Micro-USB cable. It's 2 meters long so you'll have plenty of cord to work with for those longer extensions.
$4.95
IN STOCK
This guide was first published on Jun 22, 2019. It was last updated on Jun 22, 2019. This page (Overview) was last updated on Aug 23, 2019.