Choices: Stories You Play is a mobile game designed and released by Pixelberry Studios. They have also created successful games such as Surviving High School, Magic School, High School Story, and Hollywood U.
~ Fall in love, solve crimes or embark on epic fantasy adventures in immersive visual stories where YOU control what happens next ! ~
- 1 Series
- 2 About The Books
- 2.1 The Freshman, Book 1
- 2.2 The Crown & The Flame, Book 1
- 2.3 Most Wanted, Book 1
- 2.4 Rules of Engagement, Book 1
- 2.5 Endless Summer, Book 1
- 2.6 LoveHacks, Book 1
- 2.7 The Haunting of Braidwood Manor
- 2.8 The Royal Romance, Book 1
- 2.9 The Sophomore, Book 1
- 2.10 Hero, Vol. 1
- 2.11 High School Story, Book 1
- 2.12 It Lives In The Woods
- 2.13 Home for the Holidays
- 2.14 Red Carpet Diaries, Book 1
- 2.15 Perfect Match, Book 1
- 2.16 Bloodbound, Book 1
- 2.17 The Junior, Book 1
- 2.18 Veil of Secrets
- 2.19 America's Most Eligible: Season 10
- 2.20 Desire & Decorum, Book 1
- 2.21 Across the Void
- 2.22 The Senior
- 2.23 Big Sky Country, Book 1
- 2.24 The Elementalists, Book 1
- 2.25 A Courtesan of Rome
- 2.26 The Heist: Monaco
- 2.27 Ride or Die: A Bad Boy Romance, Book 1
- 2.28 Open Heart, Book 1
- 2.29 Passport to Romance
- 2.30 Wishful Thinking
- 2.31 Nightbound
- 2.32 Platinum
- 2.33 Sunkissed
- 2.34 Bachelorette Party
- 2.35 Mother of the Year
- 2.36 Save the Date
- 2.37 The Royal Masquerade
- 2.38 Baby Bump, Book 1
- 2.39 Blades of Light and Shadow, Book 1
- 2.40 Witness: A Bodyguard Romance
- 2.41 Distant Shores
- 2.42 The Nanny Affair, Book 1
- 2.43 Queen B, Book 1
- 2.44 My Two First Loves
- 2.45 Rising Tides
- 2.46 Hot Couture
- 2.47 Foreign Affairs
- 2.48 With Every Heartbeat
- 3 Soundtracks
- 4 Pixelberry Seal of Approval
- 5 Gallery
- 6 Timeline
- 7 Simple Gameplay Features
- 8 Trivia
- 9 Websites
- 10 References
Originally, Choices: Stories You Play counted only three series, as well as three main genres, romance, fantasy and mystery. Since then, over two dozen more series have been released as the game has evolved and expanded.
The following are the current in-game series:
- The Freshman/Sophomore/Junior/Senior
- The Crown & The Flame
- Most Wanted
- Rules of Engagement
- Endless Summer
- The Haunting of Braidwood Manor
- The Royal Romance/The Royal Heir
- High School Story/HSS: Class Act
- It Lives
- Home for the Holidays
- Red Carpet Diaries
- Perfect Match
- Veil of Secrets
- America's Most Eligible
- Desire & Decorum
- Across the Void
- Big Sky Country
- The Elementalists
- A Courtesan of Rome
- The Heist: Monaco
- Ride or Die: A Bad Boy Romance
- Open Heart
- Passport to Romance
- Wishful Thinking
- Bachelorette Party
- Mother of the Year
- Save the Date
- The Royal Masquerade
- Baby Bump
- Blades of Light and Shadow
- Witness: A Bodyguard Romance
- Distant Shores
- The Nanny Affair
- Queen B
- My Two First Loves
- Rising Tides
- Hot Couture
- Foreign Affairs
- With Every Heartbeat
About The Books
The Freshman, Book 1
Welcome to Hartfeld University! You'll make friends for life, maybe even find true love. Will you date bookish James, party girl Kaitlyn, football hero Chris ... or all three at once?
- Dress to Impress with fashion forward outfits.
- Choose a date for the elegant and romantic Winter Formal.
- Support new friends as you tackle freshman adventures together!
The Crown & The Flame, Book 1
Your enemies stole your kingdom, but now the time has come for you to raise an army, master magic, and reclaim your crown!
- Form alliances to build your army.
- Master unique weapons.
- Choose between elegant ball gowns and powerful armor.
- Crush your enemies in an epic battle.
Most Wanted, Book 1
The heat is on when a no-nonsense Texas Marshal and a Hollywood detective are thrown together to stop a deranged hitman. Can you catch the killer?
- Play as Detective Dave Reyes and U.S. Marshal Sam Massey.
- Investigate a mystery with twists you won't see coming.
- Examine evidence at crime scenes.
- Stop the killer before he can claim another victim!
Rules of Engagement, Book 1
Your summer on a luxurious tour of Europe takes a wild turn when you learn you're in line for a multi-million dollar inheritance! There's only one catch... you need to get married by the end of the summer!
Endless Summer, Book 1
Adventure and romance await in the tropical paradise of La Huerta. Can you solve the island's mysteries?
LoveHacks, Book 1
New city, new job, new friends... Can you navigate the hilarious ups and downs of dating in the modern world?
The Haunting of Braidwood Manor
Do you dare spend the night in Braidwood Manor?
The Royal Romance, Book 1
Love awaits in the royal court of Cordonia. Travel to the beautiful kingdom of Cordonia with the Crown Prince. Will you accept his royal proposal, or will another suitor command your affections?
The Sophomore, Book 1
You return to Hartfeld for your sophomore year, but things get off to a rocky start when you meet your new roommate.
Hero, Vol. 1
Take to the skies! Make friends, find love, and save your city in this action-packed adventure!
High School Story, Book 1
Welcome to high school! Will you study hard, or hardly study? Don't get too busy... Homecoming is right around the corner!
It Lives In The Woods
Something old and powerful lives in the woods surrounding the small town of Westchester... something that knows your name.
Home for the Holidays
Welcome to Winter Haven! Who will you kiss under the mistletoe... your workaholic boss, your high school sweetheart, or your childhood friend?
Red Carpet Diaries, Book 1
You've just arrived in Hollywood. Fame, fortune, and romance await! And... is that superstar Chris Winters over by the pool?
Perfect Match, Book 1
An exclusive matchmaking service guarantees that they can find your perfect match. But is true love too good to be true?
Bloodbound, Book 1
You're applying for a job with brilliant CEO billionaire Adrian Raines... but there's more to him than it seems. Urban fantasy meets romance in this sexy vampire thriller.
The Junior, Book 1
While dealing with the events of last spring, you prepare to begin your junior year.
Veil of Secrets
Your best friend vanished without a trace on the day of her wedding! Search the town of Birchport to solve the mysteries, but be careful... everyone has a secret.
America's Most Eligible: Season 10
Battle it out in a reality TV show to determine who is most eligible! Create allies, make enemies, even fall in love... the choice is up to you!
Desire & Decorum, Book 1
It's court or be courted when you learn you're one of the most eligible heiresses in England! Does true love await you at the grand Edgewater Estate?
Across the Void
You're the new captain of a luxury space liner, and it's your job to make sure your passengers cross the galaxy safely -- in the middle of a galactic civil war! This romantic space opera is like nothing you've experienced.
Your future awaits as you begin your final year at Hartfeld! Will you and your friends be ready?
Big Sky Country, Book 1
When your car breaks down in rural Montana, you're stranded on the roadside... until a certain cowboy comes riding up.
The Elementalists, Book 1
Magick. Mystery. Mayhem. Your adventure at Pendarghast College is about to begin.
A Courtesan of Rome
Make your debut as a courtesan in Ancient Rome and plot your vengeance against Julius Caesar for his conquest of your homeland.
The Heist: Monaco
As the leader of a crew of thieves, your next job may get you the payday of a lifetime, payback on your enemies... and the crown jewels of Monaco!
Ride or Die: A Bad Boy Romance, Book 1
Logan isn't the type of boy you can bring home to Dad... not when Dad's the detective tasked with taking down Logan's illegal street racing crew.
Open Heart, Book 1
You're the newest medical resident at Edenbrook Hospital, working under the brilliant and demanding Dr. Ethan Ramsey. Can you make the cut?
Passport to Romance
You just landed an opportunity to travel to Europe! Now's your chance to find love, meet new friends, and live life to the fullest!
You're an aspiring reporter, struggling to get ahead... until a shocking turn of events changes your life!
In the world of night, nothing is as it seems. Step into the shadows of New Orleans in this thrilling Bloodbound spin-off..
Sing your heart out on your path to fame! When pop superstar Avery Wilshere discovers your singing talent, you're catapulted to instant fame! Are you ready to share your voice with the world?
When you return to your dad's old beach town with your family, can you hope to find summer love?
Live your best life in Vegas with your girl crew in Bachelorette Party! Things are about to heat up...
Mother of the Year
When your daughter gets a scholarship to attend an elite private school, it looks like the perfect chance to start a new life...
Save the Date
Make wedding dreams come true as the ultimate wedding planner! Just don't forget to choose your plus one...
The Royal Masquerade
It's the night of the Royal Masquerade, but will a lowly scribe like you get to attend? Choose your House, change your fate, and pursue love in this romantic epic!
Baby Bump, Book 1
You're hunting for your dream job when you get some unexpected news... you're pregnant! Chase your dreams, find love, and experience all the highs and lows of pregnancy in Baby Bump.
Blades of Light and Shadow, Book 1
Create your character and rally your party in this truly epic adventure! The forces of darkness are rising... will you be the light that defeats them?
Witness: A Bodyguard Romance
After witnessing a murder, you're sent to Nantucket with a U.S. Marshal sworn to protect you at all costs... Will you survive the summer without risking your life or your heart?
When you're swept back to the 18th century, you embark on a swashbuckling adventure led by a sexy pirate captain. But will you ever make it home?
The Nanny Affair, Book 1
You were just hired as a live-in nanny, but you're growing dangerously close to your new boss. Can you handle the consequences of a forbidden romance?
Queen B, Book 1
Welcome to Belvoire, New Girl. Do you have what it takes to steal Queen Bee’s crown? Let the games begin <3?
My Two First Loves
Your senior year of high school starts tomorrow. Can you work up the courage to tell your best friend you’re in love with him?
When a natural disaster hits your town, your sister insists it's related to climate change. But will the town listen?
You're modeling for NYC's hottest fashion house! Can you design the clothing line of your dreams and find romance on the runway?
Welcome to the Vancross Institute, where the next generation of political leaders go to study politics, diplomacy... and how to avoid scandal.
With Every Heartbeat
The average heart beats a hundred thousand times a day. That's how long it took Dakota Winchester to fall for you. A hundred thousand heartbeats...
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Pixelberry Seal of Approval
On June 13, 2019, JESSIEJJD13, an admin here on the wikia messaged Pixelberry via the Choices App, and to summarize, they responded that they had not problems with our existence. For more information read the screenshot above.
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Simple Gameplay Features
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- The majority of playable characters' ages range from their late teens to their early thirties.
- There is at least one premium choice per chapter, although the most common rate is 2. Each scene ranges from 5 to 75 diamonds.
- Once a premium choice is bought, it will be free any subsequent time you replay the chapter.
- Colored choices are important.
- Completing a chapter for the first time will earn the player two diamonds and possibly a third via watching an ad.
- Books can be restarted at any time by clicking on the "restart arrow" once on the book's cover.
- After completing a chapter, it can be immediately replayed for one key, returning you to the beginning of the chapter. There is no other way to replay an earlier chapter short of resetting the book to the beginning.
- Occasionally, some series will give the player the ability to play different characters, introducing differing point of views to a book.
- Occasionally, the choices proposed to you will be based on previous scenes, actions and conversations you had.
- Some choices have a timer. This timer is typically about ten seconds, but can be faster or shorter.
- Many series have spanned for a total of three books to create trilogies, including The Crown & The Flame and Endless Summer. Other series span for more than three books, including The Freshman, and Rules of Engagement (including Newlyweds).
- Despite the above fact, some series do not receive trilogies, and instead are confined to two books, such as the #LoveHacks and Perfect Match series. However, there are some stories that are contained within a single book, such as The Haunting of Braidwood Manor, Home for the Holidays, Veil of Secrets, A Courtesan of Rome, The Heist: Monaco. Across the Void, and Passport to Romance, Wishful Thinking, and Nightbound. Most Wanted isn't listed as it is set to have a sequel but is on an indefinite hiatus, as is Hero.
- Some books allow the player to make their character either male or female. The first instance of this was Endless Summer, Book 1. During the process of creating one's character, the game suggests gender neutral names such as Jordan, Alex, and Taylor.
- The game is noted for its frequent inclusion of LGBT+ characters. Currently, not counting characters on miscellaneous character pages, of the 1,266 total characters seen throughout the game so far, 318 characters are members of the LGBT+ community. With some games letting your character be male or female, some are unconfirmed. The first character to be revealed as gay was Zack. The first character revealed to be lesbian was Kaitlyn. The first character revealed to be bisexual depends on player choices, and can range from Your Character in The Freshman to Kenna Rys. The first character currently revealed as transgender was Andy and the first non-binary character was Cameron. The first asexual/aromantic character is Zeph.
- Pixelberry maintains Choices at a PG-14 rating. Besides expressions like "b*tch and b**tard, more explicit language such as "a**" is used in several series, such as LoveHacks, The Royal Romance, Big Sky Country, and Bloodbound. The first series to make use of strong language is Most Wanted, while others, Rules of Engagement for instance, censor the use of explicit language.
- The chapter titles of several books follow specific themes such as The Sophomore books naming their titles after popular songs, the #LoveHacks series mimicking typical "Buzzfeed" clickbait article titles, and the Endless Summer series naming their titles after specific quotes in the respective chapters.
- The idea that all of Choices' series take place in one common universe is strengthened many times in the series through locations / characters appearing in different series than their own, as well as confirmed family bonds between characters of different series and eras. Examples are Kaitlyn appearing in The Haunting of Braidwood Manor, Ryan Summers from Most Wanted appearing frequently in other series, and Zenobia Nevrakis from The Crown & The Flame being the ancestor of Olivia Nevrakis from The Royal Romance.
- The genre titles have been updated to Choose Romance, Choose Mystery, Choose Reality, Choose Fantasy and Choose Horror.
- As of April 9, 2018, books are now updated three days a week: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
- Prior to this back in June 2017, was when the Choices App first began updating more than once a week by updating bi-weekly, on Wednesdays and Fridays.
- Partnering with Nexon will hope to add new ways for players to earn diamonds and add new genres to Choices.
- In Pixelberry's "What's Next" blog, a statement that several genres such as "Sci-Fi", "Fantasy", "Historical Fiction" and "Horror" and many other genres will be expanded in the future was issued.
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